Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, thanked the staff, directors and members of the Aldersgate Group in a farewell speech at law firm Hogan Lovells.
He said: "The biggest achievement over the last seven years, beyond any specific policy campaign, is the group's ability to bring together some of the most influential actors in the UK to demonstrate real leadership on the environmental agenda. We have not been bogged down by the lowest common denominator, where so many business coalitions get stuck, but have continuously strived to be the highest common denominator. We owe this track record to a committed and progressive membership that is the key to everything that we do.
"My successor, Nick Molho, is absolutely the right man to take the organisation to the next level. He has repeatedly brought together business coalitions for change and will ensure that the AG is a driving force for a sustainable economy in the run up to the next election and beyond."
At the event, the winner of the "Dragons' Den", Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business at M&S, said: "This is Andrew's last gig at the Aldersgate Group and he has done a phenomenal job. The reason why we are all here today is because he has led this organisation and made it very special."