The Team

CEO & Trustees

Philip Sellwood

Philip Sellwood


Role at the Foundation

Philip Sellwood was Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust between 2003 and 2020. Prior to this, he had extensive commercial experience in the retail, food and private equity markets. He spent twenty years with Marks and Spencer. Philip has demonstrated a real commitment to the public sector: During the past twenty years he has undertaken work with BEIS, Defra, DfT at Westminster, and with significant parts of the Scottish and Welsh Governments. He has served as a ministerial advisor at the Home Office.

Currently, Philip is a Board member of the LGA’s Innovation and Improvement body working closely with all tiers of local government. In addition, he is a Director on the Boards of the Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd, and is Senior Independent Director of the Tevva, a low carbon mobility business.

Previously a member of several influential Government Task Forces including the 2016 Zero Carbon Housing Group, Philip is now an advisor to the UK Energy Research Centre, a Council Member of the NHBC and from April 2020, was appointed Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a joint Government/Industry body.

A fellow of the British Institute of Management, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Philip was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen’s Honours List for services to energy efficiency policy.

He graduated from Nottingham University with a B.Ed (Hons) and has an MBA (Dist) from the University of Westminster.

Philip was a founder Trustee of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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