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Jonathan Holyoak

Jonathan Holyoak

Global Engineering Net Zero Programme Director, AtkinsRéalis
Jonathan is the Policy and Net Zero Programme Director at Atkins, the global engineering consultancy, part of the SNC Lavalin Group.  He leads the development of Atkins’ global services to reduce carbon and support clients on their paths towards net zero emissions.  He is also responsible for Atkins’ government relations, including as a strategic supplier to the UK Government. Atkins works across all aspects of the built environment, transport, energy and defence sectors.

Prior to Atkins Jonathan worked for 17 years as a UK civil servant holding a range of policy roles with a strong specialism in energy and climate policy.  His last role in the civil service was as the Director responsible for EU Exit negotiations on energy and climate policy.  Before that he held a range of roles leading significant aspects of the UK Government low carbon policy development and major programme delivery.  He has also led the UK trade policy team in the UK Representation to the EU.