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Chris McEwan

Chris is a chartered civil engineer and has spent his working life in construction in the UK and Africa. Until last year he was the MD of a regional contractor that he set up in 2004 and has worked with many housing providers including most of the local Housing Associations. He was previously deputy chair of the Construction Confederation and on a Government “Quango” on Health and Safety.

Although Chris became “partially retired” in 2016, he remains a non-executive director at Gipping Construction, is advising a company that designs and manufactures LED lights, and is a Trustee on a charity for the Homeless in Ipswich, iHAG.

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Chris Tuppen

Chris is a physical scientist by training and spent his early career in R&D at BT, Martlesham. In 1990 he moved to BT’s HQ in London and worked on corporate responsibility matters, ending his time there as BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer. He has sat on, and at times chaired, a number of international business led NGO Boards. On leaving BT he established a sustainability consultancy specialising in smart cities, climate change and the circular economy. He is the Visiting Professor of Smart Technology at the University of Suffolk.

Chris has lived in East Bergholt for 31 years with his wife and family. For many years he chaired the East Bergholt Sports Council and is currently a member of East Bergholt Futures. He wrote the sustainability section of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Linda James

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