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COP26, how was it for them?

A panel event with people who participated in COP26, chaired by Tony Langham

17:00, 8 December 2021

In this follow up event to COP26, we hear from a broad range of those who participated, what their "COP" experience was and how it is shaping their industry and perspectives. Have a question for the panel? Great, you can submit questions when you register below, as well as during the event using the questions tab on your screen.

  • The Comms Leader: Sarah Boon, Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, UK Finance
  • The Politician: Daphne Caine, Member of the House of Keys for Garff, Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys and Chair of Isle of Man Climate Change Transformation Board
  • The Eco Sportsman: Joe Cooke, Professional cricketer and sustainability champion at Glamorgan Cricket Club
  • The Technology Entrepreneur: Chris van der Kuyl CBE, Chairman, Chroma Ventures
  • Chaired by Tony Langham, Chief Executive, Lansons

A recording of this event is now available on-demand.

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Tony Langham

Executive Chair and Co-Founder

Tony co-founded Lansons in 1989 and has advised Governments, organisations and companies on their image and reputation for over 35 years. He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading reputation management and public relations advisers and has been named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. His first book Reputation Management : The Future of Corporate Communications and Public Relations was published by Emerald Publishing in December 2018. Outside Lansons he has an active non-executive career in horseracing, fintech and market research.

Sarah Boon

Sarah Boon

Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, UK Finance

Sarah is Managing Director of Corporate Affairs and is responsible for the overall strategy and delivery of UK Finance’s press and campaigns, UK and international public affairs, content, design and marketing. Prior to joining UK Finance, Sarah was Director of Media Relations at London Stock Exchange Group and has worked across a range of communications disciplines at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Bank of England and the Association of British Insurers.

Daphne Caine MHK for Garff

Daphne Caine MHK

Member of the House of Keys for Garff, Deputy Speaker of the House of Keys and Chair of Isle of Man Climate Change Transformation Board

Daphne Caine, MHK, is Chair of the Isle of Man Climate Change Transformation Team. She has recently been re-elected to the House of Keys representing the constituency of Garff. Daphne is a climate change advocate and originally brought the climate emergency to the attention of the Manx parliament, Tynwald, moving a motion which eventually led to a Climate Emergency Consultative Transformation Team being established. Daphne originally trained as a newspaper journalist in her home city of Sheffield before moving to the Island in 1989 to work for Isle of Man Newspapers. She then worked within the civil service in public relations most notably at the Department of Tourism and Leisure promoting the Isle of Man as a place to visit. Daphne has represented the people of Garff in Tynwald since 2016 and was latterly the political lead for the Digital Agency within the Department for Enterprise. As well as her role as Chair for the Climate Change Transformation Team, she is Deputy Speaker for the House of Keys, and serves as the presiding officer to Chair sittings of the House of Keys in the absence of the Speaker.

Joe Cooke

Joe Cooke

Professional cricketer and sustainability champion at Glamorgan Cricket Club

Joe is a cricketer at Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Whilst at University Joe studied the climate crisis and completed a dissertation on how cricket is affected by the climate. Since being a professional cricketer he has developed further knowledge on the Climate and ecological crises, running campaigns with Friends of the Earth Cymru, and an internship advising on sustainability at Admiral Insurance - which led to his role helping with sustainability at Glamorgan. At COP26 Joe spoke on a panel titled "How sport can kick Carbon" as well as being involved in other events there.

Chris van der Kuyl CBE

Chris van der Kuyl CBE

Chairman, Chroma Ventures

Chris van der Kuyl is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment sectors. Chris is most notably co-founder and chairman of multiple award-winning games developer 4J Studios, best known for developing Minecraft for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo games consoles. He and fellow co-founder Paddy Burns launched Chroma Ventures, the investment arm of 4J Studios, in 2021. Chris is chairman of; Puny Astronaut, TVSquared, Stormcloud Games and Parsley Box and sits on the boards of; Blippar, Ace Aquatec, and ADV Holdings. He is also a non-executive director of the Ballie Gifford US Growth Trust. Alongside his commercial roles, he was the founding chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland and is currently a member of multiple advisory and local charity boards. Elected as one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, Chris was also formally recognised for his contribution to technology in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, becoming a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).