Green Taskforce Celebration Event
By coming together for this inspirational and informative event, we believe we can make the taskforce’s actions and recommendations a reality and create a brighter and greener future.Download the report here
Date: 21 February 2024
Location: ITV Studios UK (Leeds). Television House, 106 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JS
3.30pm – Arrival/networking (15 minutes)
3.45pm – ITV – Intro from Phil Holdgate (5 Minutes)
3.50pm – Mayor's welcome (10 minutes)
4.00pm – Panel
4.30pm – Networking (with canapes) & Close
Meet the speakers
Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire
Tracy Brabin was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire, and the first ever woman Metro Mayor in England, in May 2021.
As Mayor, Tracy has secured over 1,000 skilled jobs for young people, introduced an £11m ‘Creative New Deal’ for the region, as well as reforming our bus network and delivering a £3m cost of living fund for the most vulnerable people in West Yorkshire.
Phil Holdgate Head of Production Sustainability - ITV Studios
Yorkshire born Phil Holdgate has worked in the TV industry for more than 25 years in a variety of roles, from Production Finance to Project Management, but now focuses solely on reducing the impact that producing ITV Studios' shows has on the planet.
As Head of Production Sustainability, Phil has a global remit to implement ITV's Climate Action strategy across all of its 60 production labels spanning 13 countries, as they transition towards becoming a Net Zero business by 2030.
Nikki Davis, Principal & Chief Executive Officer of Leeds College of Building
Nikki Davis is the Principal & CEO of Leeds College of Building - the first female to be appointed to the role in the College’s history. Nikki has been with the College since 2019, serving first as Vice Principal and then taking up the role of Principal in August 2022.
Tom White, Chief Executive Officer of C-Capture
Tom is CEO of C-Capture, developers of next generation carbon capture technology. His breadth of experience extends internationally across the energy, defence, infrastructure, and industrial sectors. This includes a technical, early-career foundation in carbon dioxide capture, utilisation, and storage.
Jane Atkinson Chief Operations Officer for Enfinium
Jane Atkinson is Chief Operations Officer for Enfinium Ltd. As a Company Director, Jane is accountable for all operational activities at Enfinium and provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight and support to Enfinium’s four operational assets.
Students from Brighouse High School – West Yorkshire Green Skills Youth Programme
In Summer 22, The West Yorkshire Green Skills Youth Programme in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Ahead Partnership engaged with 174 young people from across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale, aged 4 to 17 years old. The schedule of activity permitted young people to learn about what we mean by green skills and give a platform to voice their ideas through youth consultation activities.