Our People and Partners

Green Ventures' directors offer an extraordinary breadth of experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Our close relationships with both large and small partners gives Green Ventures a national and international reach whilst also providing access to leading thinking and specialist expertise in our markets.

Each director has a proven track record in senior leadership roles across more than one sector. This range of experience, expansive networks and partnerships with major organisations enables us to operate with confidence across the environmental, technology and partnerships spectrums.

Phil Newby - Director

Phil co-founded Green Ventures in 2006. Phil’s background is in the property industry and travel sector. He moved from a board role at Thomas Cook to join English Nature in December 2003 as Executive Director and had close involvement in the setting-up of Natural England with Defra. Phil advises major organisations in the low carbon, renewables, waste and green infrastructure sectors. He is also Independent Environmental Advisor to the Aurum Group, Associate Director of the UK Centre for Environmental and Economic Development and a board member of a national sustainability charity. 

Jonathan Selwyn - Director

Jonathan was the Chief Executive of the UK Centre of Environmental and Economic Development. He co-founded Green Ventures with Phil Newby in 2006. Jonathan became Managing Director of Lark Energy in 2008 but retains a keen interest in Green Ventures providing specialist advice on renewable energy, project finance and construction. Jonathan is also the Chair of a school academy trust.

Trevor Gibson - Associate Director

Trevor has held environmental roles at Director and Executive Director level for Local Authorities. He advises public authorities in the UK and abroad on environmental and external funding projects as well as supporting major companies in building long tem relationships with the Local Authorities. He is also a board member of a city environmental trust.

Dave Stark - Non Executive Director

Dave provides Green Ventures with an international perspective on the delivery of our consultancy and technology services. Dave is a specialist in building consultancy and technology companies. He has led numerous company builds and enjoyed success across a variety of solution, geographical and vertical markets in both corporate and SME environments. He is also director of a national children’s charity.

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