Sustainable Energy Association appoints Jade Lewis as Chief Executive

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The SEA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Jade Lewis who will take up her role in March 2020.

Jade is already a familiar face to many in the sustainable energy sector having represented leading construction products firm Saint-Gobain in a policy and regulatory affairs capacity for over a decade, most recently as Advocacy Director.

Having been at the heart of some of the biggest challenges facing the sustainable energy sector throughout her career, she brings extensive experience working with Government, Parliament and industry; she has engaged with the development of a range of policies for the sector, including domestic energy efficiency and heating retrofit in the early 2010s, and more recently with the future of construction and healthy homes and buildings.

This experience combined with her clear vision for the future makes Jade the ideal person to take the SEA forward at this critical juncture in the international, national and increasingly local debate over how to achieve a fundamental shift in the energy efficiency of buildings alongside the decarbonisation of heat.

Both the secretariat team and membership are delighted to welcome Jade and look forward to working with her to deliver on the SEA’s mission to help create living and working spaces fit for future generations.

On being appointed, Jade Lewis commented:

“Having experience the good and bad of political interventions over the past decade whilst the climate emergency has worsened, it has never been more important for industry and policymakers to come together and design policy that works. The public expects it and the climate crisis demands it.

I feel hugely privileged to be taking on the role of Chief Executive of the SEA at this critical time and look forward to working collaboratively with all those seeking to decarbonise and improve the built environment.”

Jade Lewis Biographical Information:

Jade has 25 years of experience working in various roles in the construction product sector spanning technical sales, operations, quality management, R&D, project leadership.

For the last ten years, she has been working in Advocacy for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland. As Director of Advocacy, she has built collaboration with the industry and government organisations to help to inform the policymaking process. Jade’s efforts in engaging with policymakers has been dedicated to driving improvement in the performance of buildings to enhance the wellbeing of occupants and minimise the long term impact of our built environment on the planet.

Jade is also active in the Construction Leadership Council’s Innovation in Buildings workstream where she has supported Saint-Gobain’s work to help to drive the uptake of smart construction in the house building industry.