Motor Transport has revealed its top 25 Decarbonisation Power Players in association with Optimize.


Sam Clarke, chief vehicle officer at GRIDSERVE, pictured, was named the no 1 Power Player, with Chris Welch, director of Welch’s Transport, Bob Moran, deputy director, decarbonisation strategy at the DfT, Carlo Rodrigues, MD of Renault Trucks UK and Dr Nicholas Head, environmental and sustainability lead at XPO Logistics rounding out the top 5.

The other top 20 Power Players are:

Michael Boxwell, CEO, Voltempo

Ben Garner, senior manager, logistics development, Tarmac

Nicholas Beatty, founder, Zenobè

Tom Parker, head of EU on road, Amazon

Katharina Tomoff, senior VP, environment, social and governance, DHL Supply Chain

Geoff Tomlinson, MD, FSEW

Karen Geekie, project lead, Zero Emission Truck Taskforce, Transport Scotland

Mark Collins, e-mobility and bodybuilder product manager, Volvo Trucks

Ian Johnston, chairman, Charge UK

Tanya Neech, head of sustainability, Scania UK

Isabella Panovic, programme manager, zero-emission road freight, Innovate UK

Russell Fowler, grid connections and strategy manager, National Highways

Gloria Esposito, head of sustainability, Zemo Partnership

Rob King, co-founder and CEO, Zedify

Jawad Khursheed, CEO, HVS

Andrew Scott, product director, TVS Interfleet

Adam Bennett, EV and sustainability manager, DAF Trucks

Philip Fjeld, CEO, CNG Fuels

James Venables, head of future sustainability, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK

Steve Gill, CEO, head of automotive, First Hydrogen

The Decarbonisation Power Players are the industry trailblazers who are leading the drive towards a carbon-free transportation future

The top 25 were selected from a long list of over 50 nominations by an expert panel of judges: Catherine Bowen, senior policy adviser, BVRLA; Olly Craughan, head of sustainability, DPD UK and last year’s no 1 Power Player; Colin Smith, programme manager, freight and clean vehicle retrofit, Energy Saving Trust; and Andy Salter, MD, DVV Media International and Freight Carbon Zero.

A live webinar took place today to reveal this year’s rankings, which you can still view on demand. The 2024 Power Players will also be listed in a special supplement printed in Motor Transport’s 6 May issue and now available online.