Dr Colin Coulson-Thomas, who graduated from the Film Studies MA course in 1981, has been awarded the 2019 Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy from the Energy and Environment Foundation for his work in the energy sector.
Dr Coulson-Thomas was nominated by the Chairman of the Foundation, President of the Indian Energy Forum and Former Power Secretary of the Indian government, Anil Razdan. He received the award for his “vision, leadership and outstanding contribution and for demonstrating excellence in the Renewable Energy Sector”.
The award was presented in New Delhi at the combined inaugural ceremony of the 10th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress and 3rd World Water Summit. While in New Delhi, Dr Coulson-Thomas also spoke at the 2019 Directors Conclave and 29th Annual Day of India’s Institute of Directors on navigating crises in a volatile world.
Dr Coulson-Thomas’s involvement with the power sector started with his role as Deputy Chairman and twice Acting Chairman of the London Electricity Consultative Council. He is currently the President of the Institute of Management Services, where energy efficiency is a deep concern.
He has spoken at and provided theme papers for international conventions and congresses concerned with climate change, environmental management, governance, sustainability, corporate ethics, risk management, innovation, leadership and corporate social responsibility.
Dr Coulson-Thomas said about his time at the University: "Completing an MA in Film Studies at the University of Westminster (PCL) showed me how technologies and visual images can engage, enhance our awareness and increase our understanding.
They are the foundation of performance support tools that I have championed for many years and which have won awards for innovation at national and international level. Our challenge is to build mutually beneficial and capability enhancing relationships between people and renewable energy and other technologies to the advantage of both and our planet."