Chair of Chapter Zero, Julie Baddeley has served on the boards of major organisations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. She is a director of FTSE 250 automotive supplier TI Fluid Systems plc, which is leading the transition to electric vehicles, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and non-executive director of AIM-listed Ebiquity plc. She was previously Senior Independent Director of Greggs plc and Yorkshire Building Society, and Chair of global recruitment company Harvey Nash.
Julie leads a series of initiatives to help chairs and non-executive directors recognise the challenge of climate change to their businesses, and sees delivering a zero-carbon economy as the biggest challenge for business in her lifetime. She also chairs the board of the Climate Governance Initiative, which has Chapters focused on climate action in business in 56 countries, and is a By-Fellow at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.
“As business leaders we have a responsibility to help the world move towards a net-zero carbon economy, and to manage that transition for our companies. We formed Chapter Zero to support UK non-executives in their roles in this journey. We recognise that the UK cannot solve this problem alone. Chapter Zero is part of a global initiative under the World Economic Forum and members are leading boardroom conversations around the world.”