Shirley Rodrigues announced recently that she will take over the esteemed position of Chair of Hydrogen London.
Shirley is currently the Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, prior to this she was Acting Executive Director for Climate Change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), an independent philanthropic organisation that works to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, where she oversees a £155million global strategy and portfolio.
Shirley has an impressive track record of developing and implementing new environmental policies in London. She is no stranger to City Hall, having worked in senior environmental policy roles from 2005 to 2009, helping to implement the London Low Emission Zone and programmes to retrofit London’s residential and commercial buildings.
She helped establish CIFF’s cities and climate strategy and represents CIFF on the board of the C40 Large Cities Leadership Group – a network of global cities committed to addressing climate change. Whilst at C40, Shirley worked on the barriers to ULEV implementation in cities and how cities could learn from each other, in particular London’s hydrogen / EV, congestion charge and ULEZ plans and achievements.