Dr Gary Kendall, Executive Director, SustainAbility. Gary joined SustainAbility in 2008 as Director of Climate Change programs and was appointed an Executive Director in January 2010.
In addition to supporting SustainAbility's consulting activities, Gary leads the think tank and convening function which generates ideas and thought leadership designed to advance the sustainable development agenda. He regularly contributes articles – in particular relating to energy security and climate change – and presents SustainAbility's perspectives at international conferences and through the media.
Prior to joining SustainAbility, Gary spent two years working in WWF's (World Wide Fund for Nature's) Global Climate & Energy program. His main interests were the causes of – and solutions to – the series of major environmental threats posed by the development of unconventional oil substitutes and the potential role of international oil companies in tackling climate change.
This followed nine years in the oil industry with ExxonMobil, spanning a diversity of roles from Research and Product Development to Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Working across Europe, the US and developing Asia gave Gary first-hand insight to the strategic and day-to-day challenges faced by one of the world’s most problematic sectors from a sustainability perspective.
Gary Kendall is a member of the Board of Directors of Going-Electric.