Sir Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon is Founder Director of Forum for the Future. Established in 1996, the forum is the UK’s leading sustainable development charity comprised of 70 staff and more than 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies.

He has been a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency since December 1999, and is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Environment Programme that runs Senior Executives’ Seminars in Cambridge, Salzburg, South Africa and the USA. In 2005, he became a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water and a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.

He has served as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, the Government’s principal source of independent advice across the whole sustainable development agenda and was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90); co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83) of which he is still a member; chairman of UNED-UK (1993-96); chairman of Sustainability South West, the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development (1999-2001); a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005).

These CCA Awards are very special indeed – stimulating a mixture of commitment and creativity that is extraordinary.