Professor of Sustainability,
CBE Bsc (Hons) MIET CEng FRSA
Godfrey Bevan has over 45 years of experience in industry, academia, government and consultancy. He originally qualified as an electrical engineer and worked in the power sector, planning, constructing and operating electrical power systems. He also spent a period as an academic at the former Cranfield Institute, lecturing, mostly on technology, environment and economic assessment to MSc, MBA and short course students and managing a research programme. He subsequently spent 20 years, much of it in the role of Director of Energy Technology in the former UK Government Departments of Energy and Trade and Industry advising ministers on energy policy and climate change, and managing development programmes with industry and commerce, primarily on energy efficiency, electricity, coal technology and renewable energy. In that role he served on numerous national and international committees relating to energy policy. A further decade was then spent as an energy policy consultant advising governments and industry. In private life he pursues hobbies of wood carving/cabinet making and scuba diving, and has recently taken up learning to play the piano.