- Vice-Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies; Project Director at Arcus Global, Cambridge, UK
Tim Lancaster was Operations Director, Director in China and Transition Director at The Carbon Trust between 2005 and 2012. As Operations Director, he was responsible for doubling the implementation of low carbon projects through the Trust’s work with businesses and for growing the SME low carbon loan scheme to £100m. As Director in China, he created Carbon Trust’s first overseas office, developed a joint venture with a Chinese state-owned company to invest in low carbon technologies and ran demonstration projects for the Foreign Office. As Transition Director, he helped the Carbon Trust to handle a funding reduction of £40m, cutting central costs by 50%.
He now works as consultant in the public sector, helping local authorities to reduce costs and improve services through the use of cloud services. Prior to Carbon Trust, his career was in IT consultancy including five years at Accenture and nine years at BBC Worldwide Ltd where he was Head of Technology. His role at Climate Strategies is to balance academic input with practical experience of running businesses and implementing programmes.