Ellen Macarthur Foundation



Chair of Trustees:
Ellen MacArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur first hit the headlines in 2001 when she single-handedly raced non-stop around the world in the Vendee Globe when only 24 years old. In February 2005 she set a new world record aboard her 75ft trimaran of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds.

She is a founder of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, set up in 2003, a charity which takes young people aged between 8-13 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious injuries.

Ellen founded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2009 following three years of research into ways of communicating sustainability and having spent time working with local and national government and in industry on both BT and E.ON’s Corporate Social Responsibility boards.

Philip Sellwood

Philip has been the Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust since 2003.

Prior to this Philip has had an extensive commercial career in the Retail, Food and Private Equity markets. He spent twenty years with Marks & Spencer, joining as a graduate in 1977.

In addition to strong private sector experience, Philip has demonstrated a real commitment to the public sector. During the last 15 years he has undertaken work with the DTI/Defra, for an educational charity and as Ministerial Advisor at the Home Office. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Improvement and Development Agency - which works closely with the Department for Community and Local Government.

Philip also sits on the Editorial Board of Sustain magazine, is a member of the UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre) and sits on the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Board. He is a member of several influential Government Task Forces, including the Government & Industry 2016 Zero Carbon Housing Force, and as an Independent Commissioner to sit on the LGA Climate Change Commission.

Philip has three children. He graduated from Nottingham University with BEd (Hons) and has an MBA (Dist) from the University of Westminster. In addition he is a Fellow of the British Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan is Director, Corporate Affairs for Rolls-Royce with responsibility for the Group’s internal and external communications and for Government Relations on a global basis.

Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Peter was Group Director of Communications for BT (British Telecom), prior to this he worked in the media team in BT as Head of Group Media Relations.

Between 2001 and 2004 Peter worked for the Weber Shandwick PR Agency. He was Joint Managing Director of their UK Media practice.

The first twenty years of Peter’s career was spent in the BBC as a reporter and correspondent. He reported from all around the world, specialising in international business, and was the Berlin Correspondent from 1998 – 2000.

He is married to Caroline and they have three children. Peter graduated from Southampton University in modern history and politics, then completed a postgrad journalism course at the London College of Printing


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