Our team

Peers for the Planet has over 130 supporters from across the House of Lords, including prominent environment experts and peers bringing expertise from subjects including energy, science & technology, health, transport, housing, food, defense & security, education, business & skills, international relations, international development, governance, democracy & justice and much more.

 

Our Co-Chairs and Directors are responsible for the formal oversight and governance of the Group’s mission.

Baroness Hayman,
Co-chair
Baroness Hayman,
Co-chair

Helene is a Crossbench peer and former Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. She was MP for Welwyn and Hatfield in 1974. After losing her seat in 1979 Helene founded a charity, Maternity Alliance, and was an adviser and trustee for a range of national and international organisations working on global health and development. She entered the House of Lords in 1996 and, following the 1997 General Election, held Ministerial posts in the Transport, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Health Departments, and was made a Privy Counsellor. Helene has previously served as a trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and is currently Chair of Malaria No More.

Helene Hayman portrait
Baroness Worthington,
Co-chair
Bryony Worthington portrait
Baroness Worthington,
Co-chair

Bryony was the lead author of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 and brings over 20 years of environment expertise from her work on climate, energy and wildlife conservation policy in the NGO and public sectors, as well as in the private sector for Scottish and Southern Energy. Bryony has been the Founding Director of Sandbag, a non-profit campaign group focused on the EU’s Emissions Trading Schemes; Executive Director for Europe at the Environmental Defense Fund, and a trustee of UNICEF. She was created a life peer in 2011 and sits on the Crossbenches.

Baroness Lane Fox,
Director
Martha Lane Fox

Baroness Lane Fox,Director

Martha is globally recognised a businesswomen, philanthropist and public servant. She co-founded lastminute.com and karaoke company Lucky Voice and is Founder and Executive Chair of Doteveryone.org.uk. Martha was previously Digital Champion for the UK, helping to create the Government Digital Service. She was on the Board of Channel 4 Television and M&S and Chaired the board of the digital skills charity, Go ON UK. Martha is a NED at Queens Commonwealth Trust, Chanel and Twitter. She is Chancellor of The Open University and a Member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy. She entered the House of Lords in 2013 as a Crossbench peer.

Lord Ravensdale,
Director
Lord Ravensdale
Lord Ravensdale,
Director

Daniel is a project director and chartered engineer, and leads the design, engineering and technology business of a leading engineering consultancy firm. He has been working within the energy industry for over a decade, primarily on nuclear reactor design programmes. His technical specialisms are in pressurised water reactor fluid system design, nuclear safety and systems engineering. Daniel is a Crossbench peer and, since entering the House of Lords in 2019, has taken an interest in environment, energy, science and technology issues. As well as his work with Peers for the Planet, he is the co-chair of the Midlands Engine All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and also a Vice Chair of the APPG for Nuclear Energy. . 

Lynette Huntley,
Director
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Lynette Huntley,
Director

Lynette brings over 20 years experience in public policy, advocacy, business operations and governance. Prior to joining P4P, Lynette was Chief of Staff at Channel 4 Television, where she was also C4’s founding Executive Sponsor for the Environment. Lynette was previously Director for Government & Regulatory Affairs at Ofcom and has held a variety of roles in the public and private sectors, working in the UK and Brussels, including in consultancy, at the European Commission and the UNHCR. She started her working life at the UK Home Office.