Who GPC is
There are five directors of the Green Purposes Company (GPC) referred to as trustees who were appointed by an independent process as reported
to Parliament. They were appointed on 31st October 2016.
Their initial term of appointment will last for five years, although succession plans will maintain long term continuity of the trustees and the GPC.
James Curran was previously Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and, in that role, served on several Scottish Ministerial task groups including zero waste, hydronation, air quality, green growth, and biodiversity. He acted as a UK Government reviewer of the IPCC 4th climate change assessment report, and recently prepared a climate change plan for the Isle of Man Government. He was co-author of an expert panel report on fracking for the Chief Scientist Scotland and also a report on environmental governance in Scotland. He is chair of Climate Ready Clyde and was, until recently, chair of the James Hutton Institute. James is an Honorary Fellow of Scottish Environment LINK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University.
Trevor Hutchings is Director of Strategy at Gemserv, an energy markets and environmental services company. He joined Gemserv from
WWF, the global conservation charity, where he was Director of Advocacy, working to improve public policy on the environment. Before
WWF, Trevor served in a number of government departments and with the European Commission. His last role was with the
then DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) where he was responsible for major government programmes on energy efficiency.
He is the current chair of the board of Trustees of the Green Purposes Company.
Tushita Ranchan is an internationally experienced financier, investor and executive with broad experience of serving on private and non-profit sector boards as executive and non-executive in the UK and overseas. She has deep knowledge of investing in large scale green energy projects and managing a technology manufacturing business. Previously, as a banker, she raised several billion dollars for leading infrastructure and energy projects globally. She has negotiated and advised on strategic deals and led complex operations with diverse teams. She also founded a non-profit organisation for youth volunteering. Tushita now teaches an elective course at select universities and invests in early stage start-ups based out of London.
Robin (Lord) Teverson
Robin Teverson is a Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords. He has been a front bench spokesperson on energy and climate change and broader environmental issues. He chaired over a period of five years the House of Lords EU select sub-committee on Environment. Previously Robin has been a member of the European Parliament where he spoke on fisheries and marine issues. He is chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership. He lives in Cornwall.
Peter Young spent many years working with businesses and governments on green issues. He is chair of the International Standards
Organisation Committee on Sustainable Finance (ISO/TC322) and the Strategic Advisory Group for the BSI programme of sustainable
finance standards. He is co-founder of two third sector organisations promoting the case for the environment and sustainability
- the Aldersgate Group and the Broadway Initiative. Peter is also a member of the Our Natural World Advisory Panel to Esmee
Fairbairn, the advisory board of Queen Mary College’s School of Business and Management, and was the first independent trustee
of The Wildlife Trusts 2014-2020.