Sandy Ruthven MBE

Chair Executive Officer
Severn Wye Energy

Sandy Hore-Ruthven MBE is the CEO of Severn Wye Energy – one of the UK’s largest charities tackling fuel poverty and Climate Change through our energy system.  It works to support those struggling with fuel poverty through advice and retrofitting their homes. Each year Severn Wye supports 12000 households, saving over £1.5m in energy bills.  Severn Wye also invests in cutting edge technology to capture carbon and generate renewable energy saving over 20,000 tonnes of Carbon each year.   Sandy has been a charity CEO since 2006 managing large charities supporting young people and disadvantaged communities across the UK and is a Director of Friends of the Earth in the UK.

He is has been Chair of Children in Need in the South West and has held a number board positions including the Chair of Youth Action Network and VOSCUR and has been a board member of the Quartet Community Foundation.  He was a founder member of the Bristol Mayor’s ‘One City’ board where he initiated the plans to reach Net Zero by 2030 and worked with business, charities, communities and local authorities to tackle a range of other environmental issues.

Sandy has cycled in many places across the globe including the Andes, the Tibetan Plateau, Himalayas and central Africa.  He has two adopted children who are now grown up and making their way in the world.

Sandy Ruthven MBE :

Decarbonising housing: taking stock of the green home retrofits

Thursday 9 May 2024 11:10 - 12:15

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