James Streeter

Chairman of InterClimate Network

James is an environmental and social performance manager in the energy sector. He is one of the first generation to actively pursue a career in environmental management selecting his school and universi-ty studies to meet this goal.

Upon graduating with his MSc in Environmental Management in 1992 he has seen this sector grow enormously. His work has taken him to many countries and some incredible environments including the Arctic, the Amazon rainforest and the deserts of the Middle East and North Africa. He has taken long term as-signments in Peru and Egypt, the later being brought to an abrupt end by revolution!

James is keen to help others to enter this field, including creating opportunities for young people to get work experience and speaks at school careers events.

Dale Williams

Dale is a solicitor with esteemed firm Lodders and is a partner in their Business Group department.

Dale was born in North Wales and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. He joined Lodders in November 2007 having previously worked at Harvey Ingram and Cobbetts in Birmingham. Before that he worked in Cheltenham where he still lives.

Dale specialises in Corporate and Commercial work and has acted for a wide range of both private and public sector clients. Dale enjoys marketing and is a business mentor for the Prince's Trust.

Simon Trapnell

After graduation Simon worked in industry before resigning to be involved in the establishment of ‘Nature in Art’, the world’s first museum dedicated to art inspired by nature. As director of the museum (which opened in 1988), he has overseen the development of an unrivalled collection that has twice been specially commended in the National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards.

Simon sits on a number of museum and arts committees and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Outside this work, since 1996 he has been involved in school and community linking between the UK and Kenya. He also is an ambassador for ‘Send a Cow’ and is involved in supporting a variety of conservation and environmental initiatives. These interests have led him to travel quite widely - South and Central America, Africa, Oman and India plus other adventures in places as diverse as Siberia and the Yemen.

Before joining the Board of Interclimate Network in 2013 Simon was a Trustee of Global Dimension Trust since it was established in 2001. He enjoys DIY, travel, photography and driving his electric car.

Damian Ryan

Damian is a Senior Policy Manager at The Climate Group, an international non-profit headquartered in London that works on practical solutions for climate change with leaders from business and government. Damian is responsible for managing much of The Climate Group’s international policy work, including tracking and reporting on the UN climate negotiations. Damian has also covered climate policy issues in the US, China and India, working with colleagues in these countries.

Prior to joining The Climate Group, Damian worked for New Zealand’s foreign ministry as a policy analyst, covering both the international climate negotiations and the World Trade Organisation ‘Doha’ talks. Damian has an honours degree in applied science and Master’s degree in international relations.

Tamara Inkster-Draper

Tamara works for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) as a project manager in the Climate and Policy team. Her work primarily supports CISL’s international partnerships and initiatives including the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action, the Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platform, and the We Mean Business Coalition.
 
Prior to joining CISL, Tamara worked at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture on Climate Change Mitigation Policy, and International Trade and Market Access. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from James Cook University, Australia and has recently completed a PhD investigating the impacts of climate change on tropical biodiversity. Tamara has a passion for driving action, particularly around sustainability and climate change mitigation, and is committed to working to resolve the global challenges we collectively face.
 

Bob Gower

Bob spent most of his working life as General Manager for a succession of subsidiary businesses for the Midlands Automotive Group Lucas Industries PLC.  After working in 5 different countries over 25 years he took early retirement in 2001.

Since retiring he has been very active as a mentor with the Princes Trust and as District Environment Officer for Rotary D1100. He has been associated with a number of environmental projects including solar cookers in South African townships, alternative fuels to reduce deforestation in Kenya, flood relief in Gloucestershire and Carbon Reduction Action Groups. 

Bob has a particular interest in the Your Green Future event which he has been associated with from its inception.

Bob is married with a grown up family and 3 grandsons. His hobbies are landscape painting, hiking and the Greek Islands.

bob.gower@interclimate.org