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Chair, Energy Capital West Midlands

Matthew Rhodes is Chair of Energy Capital West Midlands. Energy Capital is a public-private partnership responsible to the Mayor of the West Midlands for delivering the West Midlands Regional Energy Strategy.

Matthew’s career spans energy and manufacturing. From 2003 to 2017 he founded and led an engineering and building physics consultancy specialising in low carbon innovation, developing and delivering collaborative projects at the leading edge of the energy system transition, particularly in housing and community contexts. He’s a Board member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership.

Matthew trained in engineering, economics and management at Oxford University. He’s a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an Honorary Research Fellow in Energy Policy at Exeter University.