Mr Alan R Kell BSc MSc OBE is a renowned leader of world-class projects, consultancy and research programmes focused on delivering smart sustainable innovation in cities, communities and buildings.
He operates as a governmental advisor, programme director and international consultant, and has been actively supporting the development of international activities in this area since 1999.
For six years (2007-2012) he was the industry co-chair of the UK-China Eco-cities and Green Building Group, and he continues to development and promote Britain’s international business interests in these fields.
He is actively involved in the implementation of the UK’s Smart Cities Programme, and in the establishment of international relationships to capitalize this programme.
In October 2013 he organised and chaired UK Trade & Investment’s first international business event on Smart Cities, and in September 2014 established the Cambridge Cleantech Smart Cities Group which is leading the UK’s commercial implementation of smart city solutions. During 2014 he was appointment as an Independent Advisor to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities.
Since February 2015 he has been leading the project to establish the UK Smart Solutions Platform (SmartLink) to promote the UK’s commercial capabilities in this area.
In 2013 he was appointed as an Officer of the Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth the Second for his services to UK-China collaboration in the development and delivery of sustainable buildings and cities.