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News 26 March 2019

Energy Saving Trust announces new Chair of Board

Neil Sachdev MBE will assume the role of Chair of Energy Saving Trust with effect from Monday 1 April 2019 taking over from Ted Brown who is stepping down from this role on 31 March 2019, having successfully held the position since February 2012.

Mr Sachdev is an experienced chair with a strong track record of corporate governance, strategy and change management. Mr Sachdev is also the current chair of BonhillGroup PLC and CakeBox Holdings PLC as well as governor at Nuffield Health.

Previous chair positions include Martin’s Properties Limited, Sirius Real Estate Limited and Market Tech Holdings Limited until 2017, a non-executive director of Intu Properties plc (formerly Capital Shopping Centres) until 2016, after ten years’ service, and a member of The Green Construction Board.

Prior to this Mr Sachdev held the post of Group Property Director of J Sainsbury and served for 28 years with Tesco, where he rose to be Stores Board Director, responsible for property and operations for the entire UK business.

Mr Sachdev was awarded an MBE in 2016 for his work in relation to energy efficiency and sustainability in the retail sector and holds a number of public sector positions. He received an MBA from the University of Stirling and is currently the chair of the Advisory Board of Warwick Business School where he is a member of Anniversary Council.

Commenting, Mr Sachdev said: “I believe there are huge opportunities for the specialist capabilities of Energy Saving Trust and I look forward to working with the Board, Management Team and staff to deliver even more impact towards building a sustainable future.”

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Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an organisation providing evidence-based advice and ground-breaking research that helps people save energy, every day.

Trusted by consumers, businesses and organisations for our expertise and independence, our goal is to find new and better ways to drive change and reduce energy and fuel consumption. www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

If you would like to know more about our Board, please go to the leadership page.

Last updated: 9 May 2022