Who we are

CEO & Trustees

Philip Sellwood

Philip Sellwood

Trustee & Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust

Role at the Foundation

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 anMBA (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.