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Hywel is a former IPPR Associate Director where he focused on the future arrangements all infrastructure sectors will need to thrive in a low carbon, digital world, post Brexit.

He has a particular interest in decentralised systems, for example for energy, and democratic institutions. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Decentralised energy 
  • Place based Industrial strategy
  • Sustainability and low carbon futures

Prior to joining IPPR, Hywel worked for Facilitating the Future, providing sustainable and systemic solutions to public policy challenges.  

He has also worked as a Specialist Policy Advisor to Ministers in both DCLG and Defra, overseeing policy on the low carbon built environment, energy, planning, land use, and waste and resources.  

Hywel has a BSc in Chemistry and Certificate in Education both from the University of Bath, and a Diploma is Systems Practice from the Open University.

Recent work