Chief ExecutiveEmma has over fifteen years’ experience in sustainable development, working for the public, private and community sectors. She has on the ground experience of community energy, as previous to her role at CEE, Emma was General Manager of Sheffield Renewables from 2012 to 2014. Her role included project management of community renewable energy schemes, developing and managing community share offers and supporting the development of community energy across the South Yorkshire region.Emma’s expertise in sustainable development has meant she is widely sought to share her knowledge on local, national and European levels. Emma has supported a number of European best practice projects on green infrastructure, governance and renewable energy. She is currently on the expert panels of three EU projects focussed on community energy and sits on a number of national energy advisory groups.
Projects & Operations Managerp.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhilip completed a PhD in climate finance and justice in 2019 and has extensive knowledge of policy processes, climate governance, capacity building and development. He is particularly passionate about climate justice and engaging all levels of society and communities in equitable responses to climate change and community energy projects, as well as improving governance and building capacity in the sector. Philip previously worked in banking regulation and consultancy before returning to academia in 2013. He is also a trustee for a grant-making charitable trust focused on building community, social justice and environment/sustainability.
Policy and Advocacy Managerd.email@example.comDuncan read English and trained and worked as an actor and director until 2006 when he decided to focus on climate change. He founded Transition Town Brixton and has been involved in developing many of its main projects such as the Brixton Pound and Brixton Energy, which has put 3 community-owned solar arrays on social housing roofs since 2011. It also gave rise to Repowering London which has helped many London community energy projects get going. 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.
Membership & Executive Support Officerc.firstname.lastname@example.orgCharlotte is the Administrative Officer of Community Energy England and she was appointed in April 2016. Before her position at CEE, Charlotte worked as an administrator for a small, Sheffield based company. Alongside this she has several years experience within the voluntary sector.
Communications Officerj.email@example.comJon, was appointed in 2016 and focuses on our events, research, communications and innovation. Before joining CEE he managed a wide range of projects including academic conferences, research projects, divestment campaigns, music festivals and a record label, whilst also volunteering at numerous environmental and community projects. In 2017 he completed an MSc in Environmental Management. Jon is also a director of Zero Carbon Yorkshire. He is keen to talk to anyone who is empowering others to collectively combat climate change.