Dr John Murlis
John Murlis is an environmental scientist with over 35 years of experience of the practical application of evidence-based policy, with particular expertise in the fields of environmental sustainability, air quality and climate change. Trained in engineer and atmospheric science, he has held posts in the public services including Chief Scientist and Director of Strategy, Environment Agency for England and Wales, Director of the Institute for Environmental Policy at University College London, Head of Research and Assessments at the UK Inspectorate of Pollution, Head of Technology Assessment in the UK Department of the Environment Air Quality Division. He is now an independent environment strategy consultant with a wide range of public and private sector clients. Recent commissions have included contributions to UK government policy on air management and climate adaptation, reviews of environmental policy, national research programmes and technology assessments for governments, international bodies and public companies.
Alistair McGlone is an international environmental law consultant and a director of Alistair McGlone and Associates Limited. He is a specialist on compliance and international environmental governance, and was formerly a Legal Director at the UK government department Defra. He has a particular interest in climate change, having worked with the Venezuelan national assembly on national legislation and the Secretariat of the UN Climate Change Convention on compliance. He has been hired by a number of organisations including United Nations Environment; the EU; the International Maritime Organisation; the Westminster Foundation for Democracy; and the secretariats of a number of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes, the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances and the Framework Convention on Climate Change). He was until recently a member of the Aarhus Compliance Committee. He led the UK delegation that negotiated the Aarhus Convention, and led EU lawyers in the first Kyoto Protocol Meeting of the Parties and attended the 1992 Earth Summit, where he was a lead negotiator on the Rio Declaration.
Mike Lewis is a Director of Lewis Risk Consulting Ltd. Mike is an accomplished senior manager and leader, and a Chartered Engineer providing expert advice on the safe design and operation of nuclear reactors and associated facilities.
His experience covers civil and defence nuclear reactor technologies for new build, existing and legacy plants, with a focus on hazard/ risk analysis and engineering/ management systems for their effective control.
He is also currently Head of Nuclear Technology, Design Authority, Horizon Nuclear Power responsible to Head of DA for technical direction, management and performance of the section. Section covers: Nuclear Fuel and Core; Fault Studies; Probabilistic Safety Analysis; Radiation Protection; and, Operational Support.
From 1985 to 2015 Mike was Head of Safety Engineering and Management Group, Pöyry Energy Ltd, responsible to Managing Director for technical direction, administrative management and performance of Safety Engineering & Management Group. Responsible for the resourcing and delivery of technical and consultancy projects, ensuring that work undertaken fulfils client contract requirements with respect to technical content, quality, cost and timescales. Member of Pöyry’s Nuclear Management Team, with special reference to Nuclear New Build activities.
Before that, Mike held senior posts at Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ontario; CEGB, Dungeness ‘A’ NPS, Romney Marsh, Kent; and Rolls-Royce and Associates Ltd, Derby. He has published widely in the nuclear field.
Ray is a lawyer with over 20 year’s experience specialising in international, European and national environmental law and policy. He has held academic positions at three universities: Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and University College London. He is currently a part-time Senior Fellow at the Faculty of Laws, University of Oxford. He has developed a substantial research profile of international standing on a wide variety of environmental, energy and technology law related topics. He has undertaken projects for bodies including the European Commission, European Committee of the Regions, World Bank, UNEP, International Energy Agency, International Emissions Trading Association, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, blue-chip companies, NGOs, and numerous Research Councils and Governments. A key area of interest is the use of satellite technologies to monitor and enforce laws, and he is the Managing Director of an award-winning space start-up company, Air & Space Evidence – www.space-evidence.net