Kathryn Dapré is Head of Energy and Sustainability within NHS Scotland. Kathryn’s team provides professional support to NHS Scotland Boards, Scottish Government and other stakeholders in relation to all aspects of climate change resilience, energy management and sustainability for the NHS Scotland estate.
She has been involved in sustainability and climate change work for over 20 years. Following a period in energy consultancy, where she worked with a range of public and private sector clients, Kathryn joined the NHS in 2012. She has overseen the implementation of the first Energy Performance Contracts on the NHS Scotland estate and more recently, has overseen the development of the NHS Scotland Sustainability Action campaign to encourage sustainability behaviour change across the service.
She is now leading on the development of a new NHS Scotland Sustainability Strategy which will include a commitment for a ‘net-zero’ NHS Scotland estate by 2045. In addition to her NHS role, Kathryn is Chair of the Sustainable Scotland Network – a Scottish Government backed body that represents the Scottish public sector’s interests in all aspects of sustainability and climate change policy development and implementation. She is also a non-executive director of Energy for Edinburgh – an ESCO that is wholly owned by City of Edinburgh Council.