Matthew Rhodes is a Board member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and Chair of Energy Capital in the West Midlands. He’s worked in the energy industry for over 20 years, initially with international companies including RWE and BP. Prior to this he worked in manufacturing and management consultancy. From 2003 to 2017 he founded and ran an independent engineering and building physics consultancy specialising in low-carbon innovation, developing and delivering collaborative projects at the leading edge of the energy system transition.

Matthew has an MA in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. He’s a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Trustee of the National Energy Foundation and an Honorary Research Fellow in Energy Policy at Exeter University. Matthew received the Sir Thomas Atwood Award from the City of Birmingham in 2011 for his collaborative work to address fuel poverty in the city.