Dr. Ivor John has a background in meteorology and climate change with degrees from the University of Reading and the University of Wales. For more than 30 years, he has worked as a consultant on a wide range of environmental, safety and risk management issues, providing services to a broad range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power generation, utilities, and municipalities. In recent years, Ivor has focused on climate change and greenhouse gases (GHGs). He was one of the first verifiers of GHG emissions in California and the United States, and his work has been primarily with energy companies and utilities (including Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and GE Corporation). Board President at CEC from 2007 to 2009, he is currently chair of the ECOFaith Coalition of Santa Barbara County.