Bios for Air Pollution Event

Brent Connects Kilburn

Air Pollution

21 September 2016, 7-9pm, London Interfaith Centre, Salusbury Road


Aaron Kiely

Aaron is a national campaigner at Friends of the Earth, the environment charity.

He currently coordinates Friends of the Earth’s air pollution work. Previous to this he was a lead organiser of the largest climate demonstration in Britain last November and campaigned against fracking in the north-west.

He has expertise in equalities, higher and further education. Prior to working for Friends of the Earth, he was the Black Students’ Officer at the National Union of Students.

Oliver Lord

Oliver is Deputy Air Quality Manager at the Greater London Authority. He leads on a number of the Mayor’s initiatives to cut transport emissions in the Capital, including electric vehicle infrastructure, taxi licensing and road user charging schemes.

Before this he worked at Transport for London, where he delivered several projects and initiatives to encourage sustainable travel. Most recently, he was responsible for developing transport strategy and policy, with a particular focus on the environment, including the Ultra -Low Emission Zone. He previously specialised in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Jennifer Barrett

Jennifer is currently managing teams responsible for Environmental Protection, namely nuisance control, contaminated land and air quality. This includes ensuring the council is compliant with current legislation and controlling activities which could be harmful to residents and/or the environment.

Jennifer is lead officer for the provision of the council’s Air Quality Action Plan.

Tony Kennedy

Tony is Brent’s Head of Highways and Infrastructure. He is responsible for the planning, design, consultation and construction/maintenance of the boroughs Highways and Infrastructure. This includes optimisation of modal transport share, improving road safety and minimising congestion, managing the highway network on a daily basis and maintaining the highway infrastructure through planned and reactive maintenance programmes.