Faraday Institution at Future Cities Forum
We are delighted that Stephen Gifford, Head of Economics and Market Insights at The Faraday Institution will be speaking at our September forum on place-making and mobility.
The Faraday Institution is the UK's independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research and skills development. It brings together scientists and industry partners on research projects to reduce battery cost, weight and volume, to improve performance and reliability and to develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.
Stephen joined the Faraday Institution in March this year and his focus is on making the organisation the go-to place for insights into the technological, economic and social benefits of batteries and electrical storage. He is developing techno-economic models of supply, demand and cost, covering both global and the UK markets.
He has over 25 years of economics experience, including roles as the Chief Economist of Grant Thornton, the Director of Economics at the CBI and as a senior economist at KPMG, Oxford Economics and the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit.
Prior to joining the Faraday Institution, Stephen was Head of Economic Regulation at the Civil Aviation Authority, where he focused on the regulation of Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the development of the new runway at Heathrow. Stephen is currently a Commissioner in the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales.
At our forum in September (to be held at Ravensbourne University London by the O2 Arena), he joins the Head of Smart Mobility, Kim Smith at Greenwich Council's company DG Cities and Robin North, CEO of Immense Simulations, for a discussion on the future of smart transport and mobilities in cities.