Chief ExecutiveEmma has been instrumental in developing the organisation since its creation by a group of community energy practitioners in 2014. Emma is a prominent figure within the community energy sector and her knowledge and expertise of community energy, as well as broader sustainability, climate action, and community empowerment issues, are sought by a wide range of local, national, and European organisations and events. Emma has almost twenty years of experience in sustainable development, working across the public, private, and community sectors, with on-the-ground experience of community energy from a previous role as General Manager at Sheffield Renewables. She also undertakes several voluntary roles such as sitting on the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission.
Head of Operationsp.email@example.comPhil is Head of Operations, overseeing Community Energy England's internal operations (finance, policies and procedures, IT etc) and helping manage our quarterly and annual board cycles He also oversees our key projects, research and collaborations, and represents Community Energy England externally. He joined the organisation in late 2019, shortly after completing his PhD in climate justice and international climate finance policy. Phil is particularly interested in innovation and capacity within the sector, as well as ensuring responses to climate change and community energy projects are equitable and just. He is currently a trustee for a grant-making charitable trust focused on building community, social justice and environment/sustainability.
Head of Policy & Advocacyd.firstname.lastname@example.orgDuncan leads on our work to raise the profile of community energy benefits, needs, opportunities and policy obstacles. Since joining the Community Energy England team in 2019, Duncan has forged strong connections with government and regulators and throughout the community energy sector, increasing the strength and reach of our policy and advocacy work and securing several important impacts such as the extension to the feed in tariff installation deadline in April 2020. Duncan worked as an actor and director until 2006, when he changed his focus to climate change. He founded Transition Town Brixton and has been involved in developing many of its main projects, including Brixton Energy, which has put three community-owned solar arrays on social housing roofs since 2011 and gave rise to Repowering, a highly successful London community energy organisation. From 2013 Duncan worked as a campaigner for Biofuelwatch. He is a qualified permaculture designer and has conducted a full scale energy retro-fit on his Victorian house. He is passionate about people-led solutions to climate change and re-imagining the way we do everything.
Communications & Events Officerk.email@example.comKim joined Community Energy England in January 2022 and leads on our Communications and Events. She has over 10 years experience of managing large scale events, including those attended by members of the royal family, and other high profile VIPs. Kim currently volunteers for the national Single Parent Rights campaign calling for the UK Government to add single parents as a protected characteristic to the Equality Act; to outlaw discrimination and allow single parents and their children to thrive.
Membership & Operations Officer firstname.lastname@example.orgLisa joined CEE in September 2022 and brings administration and operations experience to the team from a career in university professional services.A mum of three, Lisa is an active member of the local school community, while her free time is spent with her family in the parks and woodlands of Sheffield and exploring the hills of the Peak District. This passion for community and the outdoors, combined with her environmental ideals for her children’s future, inspired her to work with CEE.
Policy & Advocacy Officer email@example.comJosh joined CEE in July 2023. As Policy and Advocacy Officer, Josh works to ensure that policy makers understand and act upon community energy organisations’ priorities. The policy and advocacy team work with politicians, civil servants, NGOs and community energy practitioners to help create an environment in which the sector can thrive and grow. Josh supports CEE’s working groups on energy efficiency, heat and ethical procurement. Before joining CEE, Josh worked in the environmental NGO and higher education sectors in research and public affairs roles.