Zemo Partnership is set to usher in a new era of leadership with Claire Haigh taking the reins from long-standing CEO Andy Eastlake.


The organisation, active for over two decades in collaboration with government and stakeholders, has been pivotal in advancing policies and initiatives to drive the decarbonisation of the UK’s road transport sector.

Andy Eastlake, who led the Partnership for over a decade, is stepping down, leaving behind a legacy marked by significant progress in transport decarbonisation. As the transport sector transitions from the ‘fossil era,’ Claire Haigh, Founder and CEO of Greener Vision (formerly Greener Transport Solutions), will assume the leadership role from January 2024.

Claire Haigh brings a wealth of experience, having served as CEO of Greener Journeys, an evidence-based campaign organisation funded by major public transport companies. She also holds the position of Executive Director of the Transport Knowledge Hub and currently chairs the Delivery and Impacts Independent Review Panel for the Joint Air Quality Unit (Defra/DfT).

Claire Haigh_Zemo

Claire Haigh, CEO, Zemo Partnership

Having closely collaborated with Zemo/LowCVP as the Partnership’s Vice Chair, Claire Haigh conducted a comprehensive survey of senior stakeholders’ views in early 2023. The survey informed a strategic review commissioned for the Partnership’s 20th anniversary, emphasising the need for a shift in focus toward the delivery of Net Zero targets. Claire’s leadership will prioritise this goal, supported by the establishment of a Zero Emission Mobility Taskforce.

Under Andy Eastlake’s tenure, the transport landscape witnessed a transformation, with zero-emission vehicles evolving from a rarity to a significant presence. Annual registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars now approach 500,000, constituting almost a quarter of the UK’s new car market.

Zemo’s notable work in bus decarbonisation has positioned the UK as a leader in zero-emission bus (ZEB) uptake in Europe. The organisation aims to replicate this success for longer-range trucks and coaches. Additionally, Zemo has focused on renewable fuels, introducing the Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme to enhance confidence in the sustainability performance of fuels like HVO and biomethane.