Faye McAnulla is the Programme Director for the Energy Research Accelerator, ERA, which is a £180m collaboration of 8 Midlands based research intensive universities and the British Geological Survey. She is responsible for the day to day running of the partnership, liaising with the large number of industrial partners and academics involved, liaising with funding bodies and central government, managing the current research programme and developing future research programmes. She has over 20 years’ experience in the low carbon and cities space and the core technical focus of her career has been in the areas of sustainable energy, environment and the low carbon transition. In addition to working in academia she has worked in industry, where she was the UK Environment Manager for E.ON UK as they underwent a significant low carbon transition from 2000-07 and also in international climate consultancy which has given her a broad range of experience. She has an MBA from the University of Warwick, a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial and a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. During her career she has been involved in projects and government or industry engagement in Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In her current role she made a significant contribution to the Midlands’ Green Growth Action Plan.