Kleanbus appoints former-TfL air quality specialist
UK-based bus decarbonisation company Kleanbus has appointed former TfL and GLA (Greater London Authority) air quality specialist Lucy Parkin as its first Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
Lucy joins Kleanbus following 12 years advising TfL and the GLA on air quality, focusing on policy development, analysis and assessment. During this time, she led the development and implementation of the Mayor’s Air Quality Strategy, published in 2010, and undertook air quality analysis to support TfL’s role in delivering the London Olympics.
Specialising in air quality for more than 20 years, Lucy is a chartered environmentalist with an MSc in environmental technology and a BSc in environmental physics.
Lucy joins the main board of Kleanbus to lead the company’s relationships with bus operators, TfL, government and local authorities; and as an active part of the development team is working to quantify the impact of the move to a zero-emission bus fleet on the public and organisations, such as the NHS and social care bodies. Lucy will also guide councils in formulating plans to meet clean air and climate goals through decarbonising their bus fleets.
Founded early last year, Kleanbus repowers older diesel buses by replacing the engine with a zero-emission electric powertrain. It says its solution is a fifth of the cost and takes a fraction of the time of buying a new electric bus.
“Kleanbus offers a unique solution which could play a vital role in helping authorities and operators meet their clean air targets faster and more cost-effectively than buying new electric models” – Lucy Parkin
Lucy comments: “Kleanbus offers a unique solution which could play a vital role in helping authorities and operators meet their clean air targets faster and more cost-effectively than buying new electric models, and I look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders to guide and educate them on the many benefits of our solution. Every diesel bus repowered by Kleanbus is a polluter removed from the road forever, and another step towards a zero-emission bus fleet.”