The Carbon Trust has approximately 180 staff with over 30 nationalities, based in the UK, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the US. Our experts come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including engineering, policy, academia, and business management. A selection of our experts are below.
DIRECTOR, POLICY & INNOVATION
Tom leads the delivery of policy studies, evaluations and programme design at the Carbon Trust. He has over a decade’s experience providing advice to governments on low carbon energy. Tom delivered the Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) on behalf of the UK Government and has advised the following governments on innovation policy: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, China and Norway as well as international bodies such as the IEA. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Tom worked internationally with Booz & Company (now PwC’s Strategy&), focusing on corporate strategy and organisational transformation. Tom holds an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD, and a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVICE
Tom is an experienced consultant helping businesses to tackle diverse sustainability issues across a range of sectors such as agriculture, FMCG, financial services and luxury goods. His advice enables clients to realise low carbon investment opportunities across their value chains, conduct product footprinting projects and supply chain engagement and financing solutions. He has also developed guidance for the GHG Protocol’s Scope 3 Standard on behalf of the World Resources Institute. Prior to working in the Business Advice Team, Tom managed the Carbon Trust’s Public Sector Programmes.
DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMES & INNOVATION
Stefania has over twelve years’ experience in the Climate Change Mitigation Sector. Since she joined the Carbon Trust, she has worked on and led a wide range of projects, from market development and policy advice work in energy efficiency and low carbon innovation to climate change related opportunity and risk analysis for corporates. She has also been central to the development and implementation of the group’s strategy and new product development. Stefania is now Director in the Programmes and Innovation team, leading the team’s Business Development activities and passionate about maximising the positive impact we generate for our clients and our mission across our wide variety of projects. Stefania has a Master in Chemistry from Oxford University and prior to the Carbon Trust worked for a global strategic marketing and sales consulting firm in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.
DIRECTOR, CARBON TRUST MEXICO
Soffia leads our work with governments and businesses in Mexico, and provides support to our initiatives across Latin America. She is currently leading the expansion of the Low Carbon States programme following successful pilots working with the state governments of Jalisco and Tabasco. Soffia was previously Director for Climate Change Mitigation at Mexico’s Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), where she was responsible for the design and implementation of the National Emissions Register and other public policy and planning instruments related to carbon pricing, MRV and climate change. Soffia has a master’s degree in Public Administration and Environmental Policy from Columbia University in New York and a degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México. She is a member of the programme in Advanced Studies on Environment and Sustainable Development (LEAD-Mexico) at El Colegio de México.
DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA
Simon Retallack has 18 years’ experience of leading initiatives addressing environmental issues in a variety of roles. He is currently Director for Latin America at the Carbon Trust, overseeing the Carbon Trust’s offices in Mexico and Brazil, and managing projects and the development of new business across the region, including Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Cuba and Peru. At the Carbon Trust, Simon has led a number of high profile engagements for government clients on the development of low carbon strategy, policy and delivery programmes. Previously he was head of an award-winning team working on climate policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research, working at a senior level with Ministers and CEOs. Simon has extensive project experience in the UK and across Latin America. He is a member of the board of Carbon Trust Mexico and a trustee of the New Economics Foundation.
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES
Silvana has a strong background in sustainability, project management and international business. Silvana leads our business development of the Carbon Trust’s international footprinting business working with corporates around the world on environmental footprinting, certification and eco-labelling strategies. She has helped businesses to identify operational improvements, reduce costs and enhance their brand reputation. Fluent in Spanish and English, Silvana holds a degree in Communication Science from Universidad de Lima, an MBA from Birmingham University and a Diploma on Climate Change Science, Impact and Responses from Imperial College.
Rory is a qualified Energy Systems Engineer and a key member of the Carbon Trust’s energy efficiency team in Scotland. He has worked extensively with a range of public and private sector organisations across the UK, Ireland, and Mexico. This has included completing site energy surveys, carbon footprinting, delivering technical training and providing detailed evaluations of the potential energy saving and renewable energy generation opportunities specific to each site. Rory is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification professional (CMVP).
Rory is also the project manager of the Electrical Systems research area for the Offshore Wind Accelerator, a ground-breaking collaborative RD&D project between the Carbon Trust and nine leading offshore wind developers.
Rob supports our technical services and is extensively involved with carbon and energy management advice. Working with our public sector clients in the UK and abroad, Rob has delivered an array of technical advice and effective carbon management strategies. Rob is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Measurement and Verification professional (CMVP) who routinely deliver energy reviews and low carbon technology feasibility studies. As an independent energy consultant, Rob has been extensively involved with building retrofit, monitoring and targeting services, lighting and boiler replacement programmes and renewable technology installations.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMES & INNOVATION
Richard Rugg is Managing Director, Programmes & Innovation. He leads the Carbon Trust’s delivery of policy design, low carbon consulting and joint-industry programmes designed to help governments, donors, industry, cities and regions to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency, the implementation of renewable energy and the tackling of key challenges related to our evolving energy systems. Richard is founder of the Carbon Trust's Public Sector Carbon Management Programmes & Low Carbon Cities Programme which support strategic carbon reduction across cities, states and regions around the world. Richard has worked at the Carbon Trust for over 14 years.
SENIOR CONSULTANT, BUSINESS ADVICE
Rachel is a carbon and sustainability professional specialising in Greenhouse Gas reporting and verification. She works across all sectors and has been an Accredited Assessor for the Carbon Trust Standard since 2009. Rachel is a lead auditor for ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems and draws on her broad environmental management experience. Rachel trained as a Chemical Engineer and worked in the oil and gas sector with BP Exploration prior to completing an MSc in Business Strategy and Environmental Management. She is an experienced project manager, having worked as an environmental consultant since 1996.
As an Energy Consultant, Poppy’s main role is to advise on housing projects, focusing on retrofitting and building fabric energy efficiency. She also advises public and private sector clients on energy efficiency and renewable energy, through the Resource Efficient Wales programme. Poppy has worked in the low carbon buildings sector since 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a first class Master’s degree in Environmental Management, specialising in climate change adaptation in housing. Poppy has been a board director for the National Communities Resource Centre, home of the Housing Plus Academy, since 2013. Poppy has also undertaken practical and theoretical training in the restoration of traditional and historic buildings, which she regularly puts into practice in her spare time.
CONSULTANT, BUSINESS ADVICE
Philippe specialises in bespoke solutions for clients’ product and value chain footprinting requirements. He has worked with clients from a wide range of sectors, but has a particular focus on manufacturing, construction, events and catering. He holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia.
CLIENT EXECUTIVE, BUSINESS SERVICES
Pauline is responsible for the Carbon Trust’s work with the fashion, retail and manufacturing sectors across the UK and Europe. She provides advice that enables companies to benefit from sustainable opportunities at both an organisational level and across their value chains, as well as supporting the recognition of their environmental achievements through assurance services. Pauline is also the Carbon Trust’s lead on sustainable fashion, helping the industry overcome multiple challenges including resource constraints, supply chain transparency and their need to adopt business model innovation. Pauline has an MA in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc with distinction in Environmental Policy and Regulations from the London School of Economics.
GENERAL MANAGER, CARBON TRUST SCOTLAND
In Scotland Paul has led the development and delivery of multi-faceted programmes, providing independent, impartial advice on carbon management, energy and resource efficiency, and renewable energy, supporting hundreds of organisations in the business, public and third sectors to saves costs and carbon emissions. Paul is also programme manager for energy efficiency and carbon management work with State and Municipal governments in Mexico.
SENIOR MANAGER, TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES
Paul is an experienced programme and project manager, with over 20 years’ experience in the low carbon arena. He is an expert in energy efficient products and led the technical and market research programme for the Energy Technology List for the last five years, advising UK Government on the criteria for the 60 technologies supported by the scheme. Paul is also a communications specialist, and managed the creation of an extensive library of energy efficiency and carbon reduction publications and advice. His work has ranged from best practice advice for SMEs to energy efficiency policy for energy intensive industry.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMES
Paul leads the expansion of our technology and market transformation policy design and implementation activities across the globe. He directs a number of government programmes, including the UK's world leading Energy Technology List, and regional or municipal government low carbon enterprise and economic growth projects in the UK and Asia. He heads up our international market accelerator work with UN Environment's United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative and our technical activities with the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme. Paul sits on the Management Team of the Carbon Trust’s Programmes practice. Earlier roles include scaling up the Carbon Trust Loans scheme from £30m to £100m and over a decade in operational or leadership positions at BHP Billiton, BP and Shell. Paul holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, and degree in Applied Geology and Computer Science.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES
Myles McCarthy is Director of Implementation at Carbon Trust, leading our energy efficiency services in the UK and internationally, enabling the implementation of cost effective energy saving initiatives across industrial and commercial sectors. These services include energy efficiency financing (including a £550M fund delivered with Siemens Financial Services), implementation advice and equipment supplier accreditation. A Chartered Accountant, Myles’ early career was spent at KPMG in London where he worked with early stage technology businesses on their establishment, development, fund raising and growth. Myles studied for his first degree in Applied Physics at the University of Durham.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CERTIFICATION
Morgan has over a decade of work experience in carbon and environmental issues. He has extensive knowledge of environmental footprinting, climate finance and green bonds, corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment. He is currently responsible for assurance and certification at Carbon Trust Certification, including working on green bonds, environmental footprints, carbon neutrality and reduction. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust in 2009, Morgan worked as senior research analyst at Trucost PLC, a leading environmental research organisation, as well as The Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS) where he advised clients on socially responsible investment strategy.
MANAGER, OFFSHORE WIND
Martin is responsible for leading the certification work against ISO 50001, including launching the service to market, managing auditor resources and overseeing project delivery. He has over nine years’ experience in energy and environmental management systems, holds a degree in Environmental Management and is a qualified ISO 50001 Lead Auditor. He has audit experience in a wide range of sectors, taking him from railway depots to a royal palace, but has particular expertise in auditing the higher education sector, having worked with over ten per cent of all UK universities.
DIRECTOR OF FOOTPRINTING, BUSINESS ADVICE
Martin is one of the world’s leading authorities on product and value chain footprinting. He was instrumental in the development of the PAS 2050 footprinting standard, developing the guidance for the GHG Protocol’s Scope 3 Standard, and creating/advising on international footprinting schemes. Over the last 10 years he has overseen a wide range of projects to help companies derive business benefit from understanding and optimising their products and value-chains. Prior to this he spent 20 years in the automotive sector, managing $100m+ projects in manufacturing, design, commercial, IT and business re-engineering.
CHINA COUNTRY MANAGER
Lijian manages the Carbon Trust’s China office and oversees all of its activities in China, including energy efficiency, green finance, off-shore wind, corporate advisory services, and product carbon footprinting. Lijian joined the Carbon Trust from the Energy Foundation China, where he was the Director of the Environmental Management Program. Prior to this, he was a Program Officer for Environment at The Asia Foundation and Consultant/Auditor at Sinosphere. Lijian holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University (Sweden), University of Manchester (UK), and Central European University (Hungary). He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Peking University. He is a visiting scholar at China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015), and a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Fellow (2006).
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVICE
Laura works within the Business Advice team delivering consultancy services across a broad range of topics. She has worked extensively with UK Trade & Investment trade teams both in the UK and internationally as a business specialist advising on Low Carbon opportunities for the global High Value Opportunities programme. More recently Laura has been supporting the National Business Initiative with the delivery of their Private Sector Energy Efficiency programme, an £8.6m UK funded initiative in South Africa. Currently, Laura leads the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund and also sits on the BBC’s Sustainability Advisory Group, providing external input into the sustainability strategy for the corporation.
John leads on Assurance Services at the Carbon Trust, and since 2008 he has helped organisations gain recognition of their environmental achievements through independent endorsement. He also engages organisations to enable them to drive sustainability agendas within their own operations as well as across their value chains to enable sustainable growth, with a focus on themes such as circular economy, science based target setting, supply chains innovation, and resource efficiency. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, John brought almost 20 years of business strategy experience gained mainly in the ICT sector. John holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
CARBON FOOTPRINT CERTIFICATION MANAGER
John is responsible for managing certification projects and has audited product carbon footprints of over 200 individual products. His main areas of expertise in product carbon footprinting and sustainability are agriculture and food processing. He has additional experience of analysing water, land, trade, distribution, packaging and economic aspects of footprinting. He is the technical author of the carbon footprint assessment methodology for the UK dairy industry
CONSULTANT, BUSINESS ADVICE
John is an expert in sustainability data analytics, reporting and software solutions. He helps companies achieve their sustainability needs and objectives through the power of data and insightful analysis. His specialities are organisational and product footprinting (carbon, water and waste), cost v carbon optimisation, sustainable supply chain modelling, sustainability reporting frameworks and strategy (CDP, GRI, Mandatory Carbon Reporting) and sustainability software solutions. John has advised and built data models for companies and public bodies such as GSK, Samsung, British Sugar, Taylor Wimpey and SERMANAT. John is also an accredited assessor of the Carbon Trust Carbon, Water and Waste Standards.
SENIOR MANAGER, BRAZIL
João is Senior Manager at the Carbon Trust in Brazil, drawing from over 10 years of experience to advise government agencies and the private sector on low carbon programmes and policy strategies across multiple domains. Recent activities include: Designing a resource efficiency programme for Brazil´s beef supply chain; a global assessment of energy efficiency obligation schemes; advise on energy efficiency finance mechanisms; designing and setting-up Brazil’s first product carbon footprinting scheme; and a detailed assessment of grid resilience strategies for Rio’s Olympic Games. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust João was an analyst at the International Energy Agency, and a project manager at Petrobras. João holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Energy Planning from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and University of Aalborg.
Jo is a Manager based in the Cardiff office and is the housing sector lead at the Carbon Trust. Jo is a building fabric expert and has a PhD based on research evaluating domestic energy efficiency retrofit and holds a first class degree in Architectural Technology. Jo works across all sectors, including the Welsh government, local authorities, housing associations, and commercial suppliers and installers providing technical advice and support for housing retrofit schemes. Jo assesses the suitability of buildings, occupants, designs, specifications, as well as installations during and after completion using a combination of desk-based and on-site methods, including thermographic, environmental, moisture and occupant surveys. Jo also supports the delivery of the Welsh Government’s Resource Efficient Wales Client Manager service for the public sector in Wales.
DIRECTOR, POLICY & INNOVATION
Jan Matthiesen is passionate about wind energy. He started in the onshore sector but has got his feet wet managing all offshore wind activities at the Carbon Trust, such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, UK’s leading RD&D programme for offshore wind. He combines a good awareness of management techniques and a high level of business comprehension with good understanding of engineering principles and the ability to grasp complex technical problems. He joined the Carbon Trust in 2010, to work on the Offshore Wind Accelerator, a ground-breaking collaborative RD&D project between the Carbon Trust and nine leading offshore wind developers. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Jan was Head of Onshore at RenewableUK, the wind energy industry association and accountable for all issues affecting the deployment of onshore wind energy development.
SENIOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Jamie is responsible for communicating the Carbon Trust’s international work and research across traditional and digital media, as well as providing practical and strategic sustainability communications advice to large businesses and the public sector. Qualified as a Barrister, Jamie was Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and holds Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.
SENIOR ENGINEER, BUSINESS SERVICES - IMPLEMENTATION
James has over 15 years engineering experience with over 10 years’ experience delivering energy efficiency solutions to commercial and public sector clients. He is a Chartered Engineer with an honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Queen’s University of Belfast. James supports the delivery of the Carbon Trust’s Implementation Services to a range of clients, from SMEs to large corporates, identifying and advocating practical energy efficiency opportunities. James delivers procurement support to enable organisations to specify and competitively tender for best in class solutions and provides financial and technical due diligence for the Carbon Trust’s financial support mechanisms.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ADVISORY
Hugh is an experienced commercial director whose team helps business solve problems around sustainability, resource efficiency, supply chain risk and technology implementation. He has led projects in UK and internationally, and has overseen the development of propositions in numerous sectors and disciplines, including (most recently) supply chain sustainability and science-based targets for businesses. Previously as Director of Solutions his department enabled private and public sector customers to save 15 million tCO2 and £1.5bn over three years. He has an MA from Cambridge University and an environmental MSc from Imperial College, and has over 15 years of business experience prior to joining the Carbon Trust.
SENIOR MANAGER, CITIES & REGIONS
An expert in strategic communications and stakeholder management with 15 years’ experience in the public and private sector, Helen works in the Carbon Trust Cities and Regions team. She has a particular focus on decentralised energy and heat, with a strong track-record on strategic, technical and financial issues, ensuring planning and strategic policy effectively supports project development. Helen specialises in complex stakeholder management, behaviour change and communications, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Having worked in the European Parliament and in advocacy and programme development in Brussels, Helen also advises the Carbon Trust on European policy and funding.
SENIOR CONSULTANT, BUSINESS ADVICE
Guy leads our work in corporate footprinting and target setting. He has delivered projects for a number of companies, including AXA Group and Stagecoach, to set targets for carbon, water and waste and define the business case for reductions. He sits on the Technical Advisory Group for the Science Based Targets initiative led by CDP, WRI, and WWF, and has led projects to set science-based targets in a range of sectors such as retail, financial, manufacturing and commercial property. Guy has over 15 years of corporate and consulting experience, and prior to joining the Carbon Trust worked in a range of management roles at Mars. He holds an MEng in Engineering from the University of Durham and an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable development.
Gina V Hall manages the Carbon Trust’s wide-ranging portfolio of investments, from joint ventures such as Partnerships for Renewables and the Low Carbon Workplace to minority stakes in early stage cleantech companies. Based in Washington DC, she is also responsible for developing the Carbon Trust’s activities with multilateral organisations and US-based philanthropies. Gina has entrepreneurial experience, having founded and floated her own business on AIM, as well as a background in banking and finance. Gina has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SERVICES - IMPLEMENTATION
Geoff has over 30 years engineering experience with over 23 years’ experience in delivering successful energy and carbon management programmes across both public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. He is a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor and a Chartered Engineer, with a first class honours degree in engineering from the University of Ulster. Geoff leads a team of Chartered Engineers providing a wide range of technical services to Carbon Trust clients across the globe including the provision of: energy audits, technical due diligence of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and best value procurement of energy saving solutions.
Eric Lounsbury is Director, Ventures at the Carbon Trust. He manages the company's venture capital investments and leads efforts to identify, incubate, and grow new ventures within the Carbon Trust. He is currently a non-executive director or board observer for six portfolio companies, which range from low-carbon infrastructure developers to early-stage technology start-ups. He holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. He grew up in the Chicago area and is an avid alpine skier and dedicated jazz fan.
MANAGER, CITIES AND REGIONS
Emma has over 7 years’ experience supporting cities and public sector bodies to develop and implement strategies which facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy. She provides technical, commercial and stakeholder management support to projects which focus on decentralised energy and heat, energy management and energy efficiency. Emma leads the Carbon Trust’s support to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership on a wide range of energy projects and our participation in the global district energy in cities initiative, convened by UN Environment. She is qualified as a CIBSE Heat Network Consultant, ISO 50001 lead auditor and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Emma worked as Public Sector Manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand and as Project Manager for a residential energy efficiency charity, Energy Projects Plus. She holds a first class Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Liverpool, specialising in climate science.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVICE
Dominic has over 15 years’ experience working in business management and strategy, low carbon, resource efficiency and renewable energy consulting. He is on the Management Team of the Carbon Trust’s Business Services practice with responsibility for project leadership, business development and client management. His sector experience spans construction, building materials, hospitality & leisure, catering equipment and retail. He holds a BEng Hons in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon.
DIRECTOR, CITIES & REGIONS
David is a Chartered Engineer with 15 years’ experience of delivering projects in the areas of energy efficiency and carbon management, sustainable building design, sustainable planning / master-planning and renewable energy. As Director of Cities & Regions at the Carbon Trust, David leads our strategic carbon reduction improvement services to public sector bodies and cities, with a key focus on energy and resource efficiency, and decentralised and low carbon energy generation.
David is based in Cardiff, and currently works on the Welsh Governments Resource Efficient Wales and Re:fit Cymru support programmes for the public sector. David also works businesses both as an ESOS Lead Assessor and as a consultant Energy Manager. David has a Masters Degree in Sustainable Energy, is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). His experience provides a breadth of skills and knowledge across the fields of strategic energy management, performance benchmarking, feasibility studies, project management and post project monitoring. David has specialist knowledge in the implementation of metering & monitoring systems to deliver data driven energy management and behaviour change.
HEAD OF INCUBATION
David leads the Carbon Trust’s incubation support to clean tech ventures. He has advised more than 50 clean tech ventures on how to grow. He also provides strategic advice to climate innovation centres internationally. David has over a decade of technology commercialisation and infrastructure project experience for clients including the UK Government, GE, and World Bank. Before joining the Carbon Trust, David worked in a start-up venture developing clean tech projects in developing countries. He has Law and Arts degrees from Canterbury University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, LATIN AMERICA
Daniel has over 13 years of international experience working with public and private institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations, and the Insurance Deposit of Colombia. In the private sector Daniel worked at KPMG and as an entrepreneur. Since joining the Carbon Trust in London, he has worked on projects in Colombia, Chile, Panamá, and Cuba. Daniel’s areas of expertise are energy finance and energy policy. He received a BSc in Industrial Engineering in Bogotá, a Master’s degree in Public Administration in New York, and an Executive MBA in London.
MANAGER, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Christelle is a dedicated sustainability professional and technical specialist, with experience in corporate sustainability assurance and reporting, response to the carbon regulatory landscape, asset retirement obligations in mining and renewables sector, environmental strategy and reporting systems development, emissions inventorying and impact reporting, green bonds assurance and environmental due diligence. Based in the Carbon Trust’s Southern African office in Pretoria, South Africa, Christelle joined Carbon Trust with eight years’ experience providing sustainability and environmental consulting services, and started her career as a production engineer for a vanadium mining and beneficiation operation. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree, with Honours in Environmental Engineering and Management of Technology from the University of Pretoria, and has passed CFA Level 1.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Chris has over a decade of experience in supporting low-carbon development in the land use and energy sectors of developing countries. He leads the Carbon Trust's activities in South East Asia and oversees our engagement with various international climate funds, including the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Global Environment Facility (GEF). Before joining the Carbon Trust in 2015, Chris lived in Jakarta where he helped establish and manage the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)'s Indonesia programme. Prior to this he directed international parliamentary commissions on global environmental challenges (GLOBE International) and developed a risk analysis tool and rating methodology for emission reduction projects in developing countries (IDEAcarbon). Chris holds a first class Masters' degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Benjamin heads up the Carbon Trust’s Southern African office in Pretoria, South Africa. He is responsible for establishing, and growing the Carbon Trust’s operations in Southern Africa, in charge of business development, and delivery.
Prior to this, Benjamin was providing technical and strategic assistance to the NBI (National Business Initiative) as it implemented the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) Programme in South Africa. This programme aimed to improve energy efficiency in commercial and industrial companies in South Africa through the provision of services to assist companies in identifying and implementing energy saving measures.
Benjamin joined the Carbon Trust from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked as a consultant within their strategy group. He holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering with French from Bath University.
SENIOR MANAGER, CARBON TRUST MEXICO
Arturo has more than nine years of experience in technology management, financial infrastructure and sustainability and has worked in the business, development banking, and academic sectors while interacting with non-profit and public sector organisations. At the Carbon Trust’s office in Mexico Arturo focuses on green finance, clean tech and innovation initiatives. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, he worked at the Mexican Stock Exchange, and collaborated with international institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the German Development Bank KfW, where he participated in the design, planning, and implementation of sustainable housing programs. He also collaborated in the development of methodologies and software tools for assessing sustainability criteria in housing projects. Arturo holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Policy with a specialization in Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, and an honours degree in Industrial Engineering from ITAM.
ANALYST, SOUTHERN AFRICA
Antoinette is an Analyst in the Carbon Trust Africa team. She is responsible for the delivery of projects that range from small scale advisory to large scale implementation programmes. Before this role, she worked for PwC in the Sustainability and Climate Change department where she gained experience in sustainability assurance, asset retirement obligations, environmental due diligence, climate change adaptation and mitigation and compliance audits. She has worked with clients both locally and in other Southern African countries. She holds a BSc Hons in Environmental Management from the University of Pretoria.
DIRECTOR, POLICY AND INNOVATION
Andrew Lever has nineteen years’ experience in the energy industry. At the Carbon Trust Andrew leads the Energy Systems and Marine Innovation teams working with both public and private sector clients providing strategic, technical and commercial support. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Andrew worked internationally with E.ON SE, the world’s largest investor owned utility. Andrew held a number of roles including, Head of Innovation Europe Retail, Head of UK Retail Strategy, Head of UK Energy Services Strategy and Head of UK Generation Strategy. Andrew holds an MBA from Warwick, a Masters in Energy and Environmental Systems for Glasgow Caledonian University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Strathclyde University.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVICE
Andie leads our work with ICT companies advising on carbon measurement and reduction programs. He has worked with CWW, EE, O2, Samsung, Vodafone, and helped develop the methodology for BT’s innovative Net Good programme. He initiated the development of the ICT Sector Guidance for the GHG Protocol Product Standard. He is an expert in carbon measurement, having contributed to various international standards and European Commission ICT initiatives. He previously spent 20 years as an international consultant in software and manufacturing. He has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS ADVICE
Aleyn has over 15 years’ international experience working in business management and strategy. At the Carbon Trust, Aleyn focuses on helping clients develop low-carbon, environmentally sustainable business models and strategies to drive operational efficiency, innovation, growth, and impact. His sector experience spans FMCG, ICT, telco, financial services, retail, energy, and public sector. Prior to Carbon Trust, Aleyn worked for strategy consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, as well as at other consulting practices based in China and the UK. He holds a BA from Cambridge University, and a double Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aleyn speaks fluent Spanish, French, and Mandarin.
ENERGY CONSULTANT, BUSINESS SERVICES
Alessandro is a Chartered Engineer and currently working as an Energy Consultant within the Carbon Trust Business Services – Implementation team. He has a proven track record of delivered energy saving projects from the early feasibility to the full development and technical implementation within a broad range of sectors and countries (UK, Italy, EU and recently Malaysia). Energy audits, cogeneration, HVAC, lighting and compressed air are some of the areas of Alessandro’s expertise. Alessandro holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering, a Master in Thermal & Mechanical Engineering and is a Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
Ainslie has fifteen years’ experience in strategic communications. Joining the Carbon Trust marketing team in 2006, she initially worked on a range of campaigns including a national energy efficiency financing scheme for small businesses and profile raising campaigns for pioneering clean tech start-ups. She now leads on media strategy for the Carbon Trust Group and works across the business specialising on low carbon technology innovation and sustainable energy policy. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust she worked as a public relations consultant predominantly on communications for technology brands such as Cisco, Acer, HTC Europe and Shazam. Ainslie has a BSc Hons in Environmental Biology.