The Team

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 is a member of the UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre) and is the Vice Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Board. He has been 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 was appointed as Senior Ind. Director of Tewa Ltd in June 2018. A company in the Sust. Mobility Sector.

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, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Energy Institute.

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