The GREENSTEEL Council was created in early 2017 to champion a more sustainable future for heavy industry through implementation of low-carbon solutions for the steel and other metals industries.

The Council promotes sustainable production methods and a revitalisation of engineering and the economy across our locations through sustainable industry.

Its main objectives are:

  • Easing the recycled and upcycled steel arising from the abundance of scrap steel across the world
  • Supporting the investment in green energy that drives industrial revival
  • Championing local engineering and the rebuilding of downstream industries using our steel
  • Delivering economic growth and powering the nation’s Industrial strategy through the revitalisation of steel and manufacturing

Members of the Council include senior figures from the worlds of industry, science and politics, as well as key business leaders from the GFG Alliance.

Edwina Hart MBE 

GREENSTEEL Council Chair 

Edwina Hart served as a minister in the Welsh Government from its inception in 1999 until 2016, handling a range of portfolios including finance, regeneration, local government and finally business, enterprise and technology, a post she held between 2011 and 2016. 



Martin Lawrence 

GREENSTEEL Council Member 

Martin Lawrence served as Managing Director of Energy Sourcing & Customers Supply at EDF Energy, responsible for all UK fossil generation, renewables and trading activities as well as all commercial operations. 

Julian Allwood

Julian Allwood 

GREENSTEEL Council Member 

Julian Allwood is Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge. He worked for 10 years for Alcoa, prior to developing an academic career, initially at Imperial College, and from 2000 in Cambridge. 

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Chris McDonald 

GREENSTEEL Council Member 

Chris McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of the Materials Processing Institute. The Institute carries out industrial research and innovation in advanced materials, low carbon energy and the circular economy, and has been supporting the materials, processing and energy sectors for over 70 years.