Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra, Rebecca Pow MP
Rebecca Pow is the Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. She formerly held the roles of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, PPS to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and PPS to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2018, she was awarded a Green Heart Hero Award by The Climate Coalition, a coalition of over 100 charities and community groups across the UK, for being the "Greenest New MP" for her environmental work. She was instrumental in gaining extra protection for ancient woodland and veteran trees; bringing forward the ban on microbeads and for getting soil health on the agenda.
A scientist by training, a former BBC, ITV and C4 reporter, specialising in the environment, farming and gardening, Rebecca has also worked for the National Farmers Union.
She previously sat on the Environmental Audit Committee and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, was an active a member of many environment All Party Parliamentary Groups, including the APPG Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees; the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group and the animal welfare APPG. She is a former member of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee and was also given a ‘Giving Voice’ Award by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in 2018.
EfW Consulting Ltd; Session chair
Jeff worked for Ernst & Young for over fifteen years helping to close more than ten waste projects in that period. Last year he established his own consultancy practise focusing on providing commercial and financial advice to developers, local authorities and investors in the energy from waste sector.