Colin Herron, Managing Director, Zero Carbon Futures
Colin Herron has worked in the automotive industry for over 46 years including 16 years at Nissan in Sunderland. Colin launched Zero Carbon Futures (ZCF) as a not-for-profit, electric vehicle consultancy, with a principle focus of advising towns, cities and governments on all aspects of how best to adapt to the introduction of low carbon vehicles. He recently facilitated the Mayor of London’s EV taskforce to shape London’s EV infrastructure requirements to 2025.
Colin works closely with the Car industry, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Faraday institution, Catapults, NELEP, NEAA, BEIS and professional institutions to understand and translate future technology into an adoption strategy. Recognised speaker at national and international level.
A long history of identifying projects and successfully leading a team who, have bid for, and delivered multi-million pound projects.
Colin has a PhD, is a Visiting Professor (Newcastle), and sits on the IET’s manufacturing policy panel. Awarded a CBE (2018) for services to business and renewable energy.
Mike Durham, Chief Technical Officer, Hybrid Air Vehicles
Mike has over 30 years’ experience developing lighter-than-air technologies. Having graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Mike started his career with British Aerospace and during the following years became involved with structural design for the Hubble Space Telescope and SkyNet4, and fatigue analysis on the Tornado ADV and Harrier aircraft. Following a brief period on helicopter and rocket motor systems design, he joined Roger Munk’s (the inventor and former Technical Director) team in 1988, where his talent and passion for LTA were quickly recognised. Under Roger’s leadership, Mike took on the responsibilities of lead designer for multiple military and civil projects, later becoming a CAA and EASA Approved Signatory and Company Design Authority. Mike became chief engineer of HAV at its inception and Technical Director in 2010. He leads the technical development of all of HAV’s products.
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