27th International Input-Output Association Conference
9th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
30th June to 5th July 2019, Glasgow, Scotland


Panel Session Speakers


Another innovation at the 2019 IIOA Conference will be the introduction of a Panel Session, which will be held on the Thursday, 4th July 2019.

There will be three Panel Session Members as well as a facilitator covering the topic:

"Sustainability, Input-Output and the Low (or zero) carbon transition".

The structure of the one-hour Panel Session will be:

  • Five minutes each
  • Two-three minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Two-three minutes
  • Five minutes each
  • Two-three minutes
  • One minute each
  • Two-three minutes
  • Each Panel Session Member covers key issues and links to I-O from their perspective.
  • Facilitator summarises together with some key issues for the audience.
  • Questions / points from the audience to the Panel Members.
  • Facilitator draws some themes and points for the Panel Session Members to address.
  • Responses from each Panel Member.
  • Last burning issue(s) from the audience.
  • Final words from each Panel Session Member.
  • Facilitator concludes.

The 2019 IIOA Panel Session Members will be:

  • Ivo Havinga (United Nations Statistics Division);
  • Glenn Everett (Office for National Statistics); and
  • Professor Karen Turner (University of Strathclyde).

The Panel Session Facilitator will be Graeme Sweeney, who Chairs the Main Board of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and the Advisory Council of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Zero Emission Plants.

Background to the Panel Members and facilitator

It is the honour of the IIOA, the LOC Chair and the SPC Chair to welcome all Panel Session Speakers and the facilitator to the 27th IIOA Conference. Brief details on their career and topic interest are provided below.

Ivo Havinga (United Nations Statistics Division)

Ivo Havinga is the Assistant Director, Chief of Economic Statistics Branch at the United Nations Statistics Division and Department of Economic and Social Affairs since 2003.

Ivo is responsible for the domains of National Accounts (System of National Accounts, SNA), business statistics and international trade. These domains cover the economy and its link with the environment and the society, and the thematic areas of globalization, digitisation, well-being and sustainability that inform the broader measures of economic progress of the SDG indicator framework.

Ivo is closely involved in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data as the global statistical response. Ivo maintains an active and user centred dialogue with partners in the national statistical systems, United Nations bodies and the public and private sector. In line with the 2030 Agenda, Ivo is a strong advocate for a coordinated and integrated policy and statistical approach for the transformation and modernisation of the national and international institutional and operational mechanisms. Ivo promotes the use of new data and technologies while ensuring that robust and standards based policy and statistical frameworks are incorporated from the outset in implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Glenn Everett (Office for National Statistics)

Glenn Everett is the Director Sustainability and Inequalities at the Office for National Statistics.

Glenn is a career statistician starting the Australian Bureau of Statistics covering social and economic statistics before moving to the UK in the early 1990s, joining the UK Government Statistical Service. Glenn has held key statistical posts in policy departments (Department for Employment, Education, Trade and Industry, etc).

At the Office for National Statistics, Glenn led the Regional Statistical Service, served as the Head of National Accounts before becoming Programme Director for Measuring National Well-being. This work has focused on the ‘Beyond GDP’ agenda and evolved to now include the Sustainable Development Goals, Well-being and Quality of Life, Environmental statistics, and Centre for Equalities.

Professor Karen Turner (University of Strathclyde)

Karen Turner is Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute.

Karen has previously held academic posts at in the Economics Departments at Heriot-Watt, Stirling and Strathclyde Universities. Karen was one of six ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellows and her main research interests in modelling the economy-wide impacts of energy and climate policy. Karen is also Principle Investigator on the EPSRC ‘Working with the [EUED] Centres project titled ‘Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-wide Rebound Effects’.

Graeme Sweeney (Chair of the Main Board of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and the Advisory Council of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Zero Emission Plants)

Dr Graeme Sweeney is a leading authority on energy, fuels and climate change, drawing on extensive international experience across all aspects of the oil, gas and renewable industries.

Graeme is Trustee, since 2014, and Chair, since 2016, of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation.

Graeme chairs the Programme Investment Committee for Climate Change.

Graeme is currently Chairman of the Advisory Council of the European Technology and Innovation Platform of Zero Emission Plants (ZEP). ZEP's unique coalition of stakeholders have been instrumental in developing the EU Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Programme, which provides expert advice to the European Commission on all technical, technology, policy, commercial and other related issues.

Graeme has held various roles in his illustrious career:

  • Chair of the renewable fuel and energy storage start up Eneus Energy Ltd.
  • Chair of The Scottish CCS Advisory Board.
  • Co-chair of the European Union's CCS Project Network Advisory Forum.
  • Co-chair of the Implementation Working Group on CCUS.
  • Member of the EU Expert Group on the Innovation Fund.
  • Founding Member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
  • Advisor to the Scottish Government in his positions as Chair of the Industrial Leadership Group on Thermal Power and CCS and Member of Scottish First Minister's Energy Advisory Board.
  • Served on the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Advisory Board from 2008 to 2012.
  • Currently Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Energy Policy under the International Public Policy Institute.
  • Various senior roles across a variety of functions working at Royal Dutch Shell from 1976 to 2012.