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Expert: Mr. Alex Minshull

EGCA Expert for Governance

EGLA Expert for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Alex Minshull is based in Bristol, United Kingdom, where he leads Bristol City Council’s Innovation and Sustainability Service. His responsibilities include the City Council’s smart city, climate change and air quality programmes.

He studied for his environmental science degree at Southampton University and for his master’s degree in the energy and environmental aspects of Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Alex has worked as a sustainability professional for over 20 years, in the private and public sectors, as well as volunteering with environmental NGOs.

At the Environment Agency (England) he produced integrated river catchment management plans and advised on urban development to achieve environmental protection within the Midlands region of England. In later years at the Environment Agency, and then at Bristol City Council, he implemented new environmental management systems, secured ISO14001 and Eco Management and Audit Scheme accreditation, and delivered significant improvements in environmental performance of these organisations.

Since 2006 his role has focused on the sustainable development of the city of Bristol and he has managed professionals working on a range of sustainability issues including, urban development, water, food, energy, electric mobility, climate change and air quality. He has worked to create effective partnerships between the city council and other organisations, including universities, businesses and environmental NGO’s, bringing together their different capabilities to create a more sustainable city.