Tom Hayes is Oxford City Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford.
In this role, he has helped to develop Oxford’s Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change, a £19m budget to implement its recommendations, measures to create Britain’s first net zero carbon council, the Zero Emission Zone to restrict polluting vehicles, and Connecting Oxford to reduce traffic. Tom has responsibility for the development of partnerships to achieve a Zero Carbon Oxford.
First elected to the City Council in 2014, then re-elected in 2018, Tom lives in the ward that he represents and is a Governor at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Away from the Council, Tom is Chief Executive of Elmore Community Services, an Oxfordshire mental health, complex needs, and domestic abuse charity.
He holds degrees from the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge and was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University.
With the Government bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol/diesel cars and vans to 2030, and hybrids in 2035, the need for companies to start introducing electric vehicles onto their fleets has become even more urgent. This year will see lots of new EVs come to market giving more choice than ever before, but there are many learnings for businesses when it comes to choosing the right vehicles, understanding the range of technologies and, perhaps most challenging, establishing an effective workplace charging infrastructure. The Electric Fleet conference will draw on the knowledge of the UK’s top EV experts who will provide best practice advice to ensure you have a pain-free journey to electric.