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Dr Gao Chun Ping, Senior Executive Development Officer
Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
Dr Gao Chun Ping is a Senior Executive Development Officer with Green Mark Department, BCA. He is a lead assessor working on Singapore’s own Green Building rating system: BCA Green Mark, conducting green building evaluation and energy simulation audit for high rating Green Mark projects. He is the author of the Green Mark District standard and several technical papers, conducting research on green building technologies, and lecturing regularly in BCA academy and international conferences.

Dr Gao is a key member of Singapore’s team providing support to Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city’s Green Building development, sitting in the drafting committee for the Green Building Evaluation Standards (GBES) for Tianjin Eco-city. He has provided consultancy for many overseas Green Mark projects in China and Middle East.

Mr Howard Shaw, Executive Director
Singapore Environment Council
Howard Shaw is Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council (EMS). Mr Shaw graduated from Oxford Brookes University, UK, in 1995, majoring in environmental biology and business administration.

Since returning to Singapore he has become actively involved in driving the environmental movement through the numerous projects of the SEC, green groups, as well as on a personal level. As one of the representatives of Singapore's NGO community Mr Shaw has contributed towards shaping Singapore's environmental policies, strategies, as well as action plans.

Currently Mr Shaw overseeing all programmes organised by the Council, which reach out to educational bodies, businesses and the community. Through constant consultation with public, private, and community bodies, Mr Shaw, working under the guidance of the Council's board of directors, ensures that the Council's programmes and campaigns are carried out effectively and remain relevant with outcomes that are in line with the national environmental strategy, and contribute towards attainment of Singapore's environmental goals.

Mr Shaw represented the SEC on various national committees and groups including the Singapore Accreditation Council's Project Team for Environmental Management Systems Accreditation and a Council Committee member for management systems; Focus Group member for the National Preparatory Process leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002; US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement's Environmental Review Committee; Action Plan Committees for the Singapore Green Plan 2012 (Waste Minimisation, Clean Air, Nature Conservation, Clean Water, and International Environmental Relations); Singapore Manufacturers Federation's Environment Health & Security Committee; PUB's Water Network; Governing Board of National Packaging Agreement.

Mr Shaw's other interests are in cooking, pottery, photography, scuba diving, fishing and animal husbandry. He is also a supporter of animal rights / ethics.

Dr John Buchanan, Director
Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney
Since joining the WRC John has lead a large number of research teams that have examined a wide range of issues concerned with the changing nature of work. His major research interests are the demise of the classical wage earner model of employment and the role of the state in nurturing new forms of multi-employer co-ordination to promote both efficiency and fairness in the labour market. Recently the Workplace Research Centre was commissioned by the International Labour Organisation to prepare a report called Skills for Green Jobs in Australia. The report’s principal purpose is to set the scene in terms of the key challenges and priorities for climate change mitigation and adaptation for the Australian economy. The report also focuses on the imminent skills development issues, and the current education and training responses.

Mr John Pearson, Head of the UK Regional Climate Change Network in Southeast Asia
John Pearson is Head of the British Government’s network on climate change in South East Asia. Based at the British High Commission in Singapore, he has held the position since September 2008.

John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1990. He has held a variety of positions in London, including working in the FCO’s Non-Proliferation Department, United Nations Department and Environment Policy Department.

His first posting was to Madrid, from 1992-94. From 1996-2000 he worked at the British Embassy in Brasilia, where he covered human rights and environmental issues. From 2005-2008 he was Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay. Before arriving in Singapore he worked on climate change issues at the British Embassy in Jakarta.

His first degree was a BSc in Geography from the University of Nottingham, where he specialised in coastal environments and air pollutants. He also has an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London, where he wrote his dissertation on ‘Climate Change and the Implications for International Peace and Security’.

Mr Ken Hickson
Author of The ABC of Carbon and Director of ABC Carbon
A journalist by training, working in newspapers, magazines, radio & television in New Zealand, before he succumbed to the wider world of communications, including public relations for airlines and a host of businesses throughout the Asia Pacific.

He has been an enthusiast for the environment well before it became popular, supporting the World Wide Fund for Nature, acting as their honorary representative in Singapore for 4 years and now serving as a Governor of WWF Australia, also providing business, communications and fund-raising support.

Er Lee Chuan Seng
Founding President, Singapore Green Building Council
Chairman, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner
Mr Lee is Chairman of Beca Asia, a leading engineering consultancy based in Singapore, and an Executive Director of the Beca Group, New Zealand.

He has lived and worked in New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. In the 1990s, Mr Lee led the expansion of the Beca Asia business into Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia, and in the 2000s, into China. His international work experience also includes projects in Vietnam, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

He was a Vice President of the Institution of Engineers Singapore for a number of years.

He is currently a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority as well as the Professional Engineers Board. He has served several terms on these statutory bodies which regulate the construction industry and the engineering profession in Singapore.

In addition he currently chairs a number of industry committees in Singapore, including the BCA Green Mark Advisory Committee which oversees the benchmarks for green building awards in Singapore, and the Technical Evaluation Panel for the Ministry of National Development’s S$50m R&D fund for applied research into environmentally sustainable technologies in construction. He also co-chairs the BCA International Panel of Experts for Sustainability in the Built Environment. He is a member of the Committee for Environmental Sustainability of the Housing and Development Board.

He is also currently a Member of the SPRING Singapore Standards Council and the Deputy Chairman of the Building and Construction Standards Committee.
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Ms Ivy Liang Siu Ching, Vice-President, Marketing
Imaging & Printing Group, Asia Pacific & Japan
Ivy is Vice President, Marketing for HP’s Imaging & Printing (IPG) in the Asia Pacific including Japan (APJ). She is responsible for marketing functions in support of IPG’s business objectives. These include Market Intelligence & Customer Insights, Interactive Strateg Strategy and Operations, Marketing Processes & Operations, Integrated Marketing Programs, Communications, Press and Analyst Relations and Environmental Marketing.

Mr Mann Young, Head of Sustainability
Lend Lease Asia
Mann has 18 years of property industry experience and has worked across the various spectrum of the property sector including a number of high profile strategic projects across Asia Pacific. He has strong operational skills and expertise of incorporating a personal and professional sustainability approach across all parts of the property lifecycle from construction to property & asset management to real estate investments and fund strategies.

As Head of Sustainability for Lend Lease in Asia, Mann is responsible for driving Lend Lease’s sustainability philosophy of “Every Action Adds Up” and embraces the challenge in optimizing multi-disciplinary project outcomes that is not only sustainable but also meets the required commercial and business aspirations of all key stakeholders be they owners, investors, developers, managers, services and/or business partners. Mann is also responsible for driving the commercialization of sustainability as part of Lend Lease new business growth strategy across Asia.

Mr Nicholas Wyman, Chief Executive
WPC Group Limited
After winning Gold for Australia as Apprentice , Nicholas has over 20 years involvement in the promotion and development of vocational skills that meet the needs of business and government agencies. As an advocate of skilled careers, Nick's focus is management by mentoring. His company developed Australia's first sustainable employment program dedicated to Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Greenskills. He brings knowledge and insights from Harvard Business School on developing the next generation of skilled workers.
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Ms Rani Virdee, Managing Director
Asia Pacific, Carbon Neutral Company
Rani joined The CarbonNeutral Company in 2004 as a senior member of the commercial team, and now heads the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. Rani works with leading companies and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint through internal efficiencies and carbon offset, and also supports existing global customers who have local offices in the region.

Rani has a LLB Hons and more than 25 yrs experience in business development, global sales, and marketing, gained within the legal, pharmaceuticals and medical sector, working with corporates including IMS Health and ConvaTec.
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Mr Rob Moult, Vice President
Service for Johnson Controls - Asia
Rob Moult has thirty years of industry experience and has been based in Asia for 22 years. Rob is currently the Vice President, Service for Johnson Controls - Asia. He has been a frequent speaker on topics ranging from energy management, communication protocols, intelligent buildings, green buildings and sustainability.

Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Associate Professor
NUS Law Faculty and LKYSPP
Simon SC Tay LL.B Hons (National University of Singapore) LL.M (Harvard) is a public intellectual and adviser on in political and economic issues. He teaches international law and public policy at the National University of Singapore and is concurrently chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), an independent think tank. The SIIA is one of the top 15 think tanks in Asia according to a 2009 University of Pennsylvania study, and it also represents Singapore in the influential ASEAN-ISIS network of regional think tanks. For 2009, he is with the Asia Society in New York, as Schwartz Fellow, directing a Task Force report on US-Asia relations under the Obama administration.

Dr Song Bin
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
Song Bin is a senior scientist in the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). He is presently the Director of the Sustainable Manufacturing Centre and the Head of the Sustainability and Technology Assessment Section. His current research interest is on life cycle assessment and optimization for minimization of emissions and wastes in manufacturing. He is leading the development of methodology and tools for the Singapore Carbon Label, as well as initiatives in the development and implementation of new technologies for reduction of environmental burdens in manufacturing. He graduated with B.Eng (Mechanical) from the Northeast University, China and obtained his Ph.D (Mechanical) from University of London, UK.

Ms Teo Lay Lim
Managing Director for Accenture Sustainability Services – Asia Pacific & Country Managing Director, Singapore
Teo Lay Lim is the Country Managing Director for Singapore, and concurrently leads two portfolios for Accenture’s Global Markets business in the Asia Pacific Region – she is the Managing Director of Accenture Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, and the Managing Director of Accenture Analytics Asia Pacific. Both these roles have geographic coverage spanning Japan, Greater China, Korea, Australia, ASEAN and India.

As the Managing Director for Accenture’s Sustainability Services portfolio, Ms Teo has responsibility for a portfolio of services which support our clients from Strategy to Execution, to position their organisations to maintain market leadership positions through embedding Sustainability into their operating models, value chains and the culture of their organizations, hence moving effectively from issues to outcomes.

Teo Lay Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985. She joined Accenture’s Singapore office in 1988. In her career with the firm she has held various leadership roles, including that of Managing Director for the CRM portfolio within Accenture Management Consulting from 1999 to mid-2010.
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