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.
The role of trustee is unremunerated.
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, green growth, and biodiversity. He acted as a UK Government
reviewer of the IPCC 4th climate change assessment report, was a co-author of an expert panel report on fracking for the Chief
Scientist Scotland and also a recent report on environmental governance in Scotland. He is currently the Chair of the James
Hutton Institute and of Climate Ready Clyde. He currently serves on a Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy review group. James
is an Honorary Fellow of Scottish Environment LINK and an Honorary Professor of Stirling 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.
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 currently chairs the House of Lords EU select sub-committee on Energy and the Environment.
Previously Robin has been a member of the European Parliament where he spoke on fisheries and marine issues. 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. Peter chairs the Business Interest Group for the Valuing Nature Programme, and sits on the Programme Advisory
Board. He also sits on the UK climate change risk assessment (CCRA3) expert advisory panel. He is an individual member of Aldersgate
Group. He is a Trustee and Council member of The Wildlife Trusts. He is the current chair of the board of Trustees of the Green