Our People

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Vaughan Lindsay

Chief Executive Officer

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Vaughan Lindsay

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Vaughan steers the course here at ClimateCare. He keeps the organisation’s strategic and business direction on track, supporting the talented ClimateCare team in the delivery of programs that allow organisations to meet their climate responsibilities and deliver positive outcomes for people and the planet.
An experienced leader, he’s committed to delivering sustainable, scalable social change through impactful partnerships with the private sector. Outside the office, Vaughan can be found pounding the streets as a long-distance runner.

Eugene Doyle

Chief Commercial Officer

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Eugene Doyle

Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Eugene identifies the financial mechanisms that will effectively deliver positive outcomes at scale. He guides ClimateCare’s strategic financial direction, integrating financial and commercial functions across all business areas in order to drive change and add bottom line value. Having managed finance for entrepreneurial start-ups, established companies and everything in between, Eugene is committed to showing how a profit with purpose framework can deliver strong climate and social impacts.

Paul Graham

Chief Financial Officer

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Paul Graham

Chief Financial Officer

Paul trained as an ACA with PwC and has held senior Finance and Operating Partner roles with Private Equity firms and portfolio companies, as well as with publicly listed companies, often with international coverage.

Edward Hanrahan

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Edward Hanrahan

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Edward led ClimateCare from 2007 until 2020, scaling the business to become the impact-driven market leader it is today. Under his leadership, ClimateCare saw substantial growth, delivering award winning large-scale emission reduction and impact programmes in the CSR, voluntary and compliance markets. One of the founding architects of ICROA, Edward remains active in shaping the direction of voluntary climate action and global carbon markets. He also advises large corporates, governments and IFIs, and sits on the Executive Committee of ICROA, as well as being a member of the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets.

Aude Duquesne

Head of Client Services

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Aude Duquesne

Head of Client Services

Aude manages our Client Services team, which looks after all existing ClimateCare clients. Aude has been working in sustainability for 15 years, initially in the carbon markets, and then in the ethical investment sector. Before returning to the voluntary carbon markets at ClimateCare, Aude was managing the operations of a multi-million-pound, multi-donor research programme on improving systems of education (RISE). In her spare time, Aude is also a Director of the Westmill Wind Farm co-operative. Aude has a husband and two children who keep her out of trouble outside of work.

Charlotte Penrose

Sustainability Executive

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Charlotte Penrose

Sustainability Executive

In her role within the Client Services team, Charlotte works closely with organisations to help them develop effective carbon management strategies and take responsibility for their unavoidable emissions through supporting carbon removal and avoidance projects worldwide. Prior to joining ClimateCare, Charlotte studied Human Geography. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys staying active and loves cooking for friends.

Ed Palfrey

Portfolio Manager

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Ed Palfrey

Portfolio Manager

Ed works in our Portfolio Management team. Prior to joining ClimateCare, he was a financial trader for more than 10 years with diverse market exposure, front office market analysis and a comprehensive history of project management.

Eleanor Adamson

Marketing Executive

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Eleanor Adamson

Marketing Executive

Eleanor works within the Marketing Team where she focuses on engaging stakeholders with ClimateCare’s carbon reduction projects and their sustainable development impacts on the ground. She is passionate about the role business and communications can play in mitigating the effects of the climate crisis. Prior to working at ClimateCare, she studied Human Geography and has experience promoting supply chain sustainability in the fashion industry. In her spare time, Eleanor enjoys getting outdoors, keeping active and seeing friends.

Eleanor Boggis

Sustainability Executive

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Eleanor Boggis

Sustainability Executive

In her role within the Business Development team, Ellie focuses on establishing new partnerships with organisations, enabling them to take full responsibility of their carbon footprint, tackle climate change and improve lives. Ellie collaborates with clients and other teams within ClimateCare to create offsetting programmes that are engaging and meaningful to her clients and their stakeholders. Prior to joining ClimateCare, Ellie studied a joint honours degree in Business Management and Sociology and is passionate about the role and influence that businesses have in tackling climate change and transforming our world in all areas of sustainability development. Outside of work, Ellie enjoys playing tennis and is passionate about entrepreneurship - running her own small eco-friendly business that encourages individuals to swap out every day non-sustainable products for sustainable ones.

Elizabeth Greagg

Sustainability Executive

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Elizabeth Greagg

Sustainability Executive

Lizzy works within the Business Development team, and is focused on establishing new partnerships with organisations of all sizes to enable them to take responsibility for their climate impact and turn the dial on global emissions. Working collaboratively with clients and other ClimateCare teams, Lizzy helps to design engaging offset programmes that deliver sustainable development outcomes for all - in line with the trademark Climate+Care approach. Her background in Geography and Corporate Social Responsibility has given her a strong appreciation of the sustainability challenges facing businesses today and in her free time, she loves spending time with friends and exploring the outdoors.

Ellis Charlton

Fulfilment Finance Assistant

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Ellis Charlton

Fulfilment Finance Assistant

Ellis has worked in accounts and finance for 8 years, across the hotel and automotive industries. Her role mainly focuses on the contracting of projects alongside colleagues in the Portfolio Management team and ensuring a smooth yet efficient transition to completion with our suppliers. In her spare time she enjoys spinning, cooking and more recently, lengthy walks!

Euan Dickson

Portfolio Manager

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Euan Dickson

Portfolio Manager

Euan works at the fulcrum of the voluntary carbon market in the portfolio management team at ClimateCare. His background in climate science and modelling how climate change will impact global biodiversity and human health acts as motivation in creating bespoke portfolio options for clients to offset their residual emissions. His market expertise and active management of an ever-expanding network of project partners is vital in delivering the highest quality offset programmes. Euan enjoys being active in his spare time, particularly playing for local lacrosse and 6-a-side football teams.

Hannah Hicks

Finance Manager

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Hannah Hicks

Finance Manager

Hannah provides financial insight to the ClimateCare team, helping to ensure that strategic decisions are underpinned by accurate and timely financial information. She combines these financial skills with a background in commercial forestry and wind energy to help drive ClimateCare’s innovative project development work. Outside work, Hannah exercises her green fingers and DIY skills at home in the Cotswolds.

Harry Parkin

Sustainability Executive

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Harry Parkin

Sustainability Executive

In his role in the Client Services team, Harry prides himself in helping organisations take climate action through tackling their unavoidable carbon emissions. The combination of his background in geography and passion for social justice enable him to support businesses with Climate+Care programmes that deliver positive outcomes for the planet and the communities that depend on it. Outside of work, Harry enjoys non-league football and good coffee.

James White

Sustainability Executive

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James White

Sustainability Executive

Joash Obare

Project Development Manager

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Joash Obare

Project Development Manager

Joash focuses on project development, working with our project partners to create a positive impact at scale, and to ensure project outcomes are recognised and reported. He also uses his background in environmental studies to support ClimateCare’s provision of Expert Advice. Proud to be part of a team which is helping fight climate change while also improving people’s lives, Joash enjoys taking on new challenges during his work.

Katie Meikle

Business Development Intern

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Katie Meikle

Business Development Intern

Katie works within the Business Development team, with her focus on researching new opportunities for the organisation and establishing new partnerships. Prior to working at ClimateCare, she studied Politics and International Relations. With this background, she is passionate about providing solutions for organisations which not only tackle carbon emissions but deliver on numerous sustainable development goals. Outside of work, Katie enjoys being active and getting outdoors, particularly playing tennis with friends.

Karen Harris

Office Manager

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Karen Harris

Office Manager

Karen is reliable and efficient Office Manager with extensive experience supporting senior executives with complex administrative operations. In her spare time, she likes to get out and about in the sun and relax.

Kirsty Schneeberger

Head of Partnerships

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Kirsty Schneeberger

Head of Partnerships

Kirsty leads our work in developing strategic and channel partnerships across the globe. Kirsty is a well-known figure in the environmental sector having worked as an advisor to the Executive Secretary on the Paris Agreement as well as at the climate organisations Client Earth and CIFF. She recently headed up Synchronicity Earth and so brings with her a wealth of experience in both the climate and biodiversity world. She was honoured as an MBE in 2010 for service to environmental conservation and her youth activism and called to the English Bar in 2015. In her spare time, Kirsty is a keen distance runner and cyclist and loves to bake gluten free goodies.

Lilian Kagume

Project Analyst

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Lilian Kagume

Project Analyst

Lilian is a project analyst with experience in impact assessment and carbon asset development. She uses her background in environmental studies and management to measure, analyse and assess the outcomes delivered by our own and partner projects, ensuring compliance with standards and regulations. Her passion for environmental protection also plays a part in her free time, which is spent exploring the forest around her home.

Mandy Avis

Head of HR

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Mandy Avis

Head of HR

Mandy leads on all aspects of our people practices to support ClimateCare’s continued growth. She is responsible for recruitment, wellbeing and engagement, employee benefits, and learning and development. With experience of HR in environmental services, as well as a wide range of industries, she is passionate about creating a first-class employee experience in purpose-driven organisations. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, cooking and learning new languages.

Manuela de Mendonça

Office Manager

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Manuela de Mendonça

Office Manager

Manuela keeps ClimateCare turning by balancing the day-to-day tasks associated with keeping the office running smoothly and working with the senior leadership team to ensure ClimateCare’s tools and processes are fit for purpose as the company expands. Before joining ClimateCare, Manuela worked in research and studied for a Master's degree in Global Environment, Politics and Society from the University of Edinburgh.

Martin Kaonga

Nature-Based Solutions Technical Manager (International)

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Martin Kaonga

Nature-Based Solutions Technical Manager (International)

Martin is the technical lead in our international Nature-Based Solutions project development portfolio. He leads the due diligence of projects, and on carbon asset development, leading to issuance of high-integrity carbon credits from international projects with credible partners. With a background in carbon biogeochemistry and extensive experience in the delivery of NBS projects, he enjoys working with organisations to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change on human society and nature. Martin loves watching football and playing table tennis.

Matt Gilbert

Marketing Manager

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Matt Gilbert

Marketing Manager

Matt works with internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness of what organisations can do - and are doing - to take responsibility for their climate impacts. He works closely with potential partners and clients to help them tell their carbon neutral story in a way that is robust, accurate and engaging. Matt also supports on company-level communications and marketing strategy, and a passion for graphic design helps to make compelling visual communications.

Matthew Borghi

Carbon Portfolio Analyst

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Matthew Borghi

Carbon Portfolio Analyst

Matt works at the core of the voluntary carbon market within the Portfolio Management team at ClimateCare. His background in engineering provides a strong analytical and technical foundation which is applied across all aspects of Portfolio Management. In his spare time Matt enjoys training for triathlons at a competitive level.

Paulina Rakowska

Head of Portfolio Management

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Paulina Rakowska

Head of Portfolio Management

Paulina has extensive experience in carbon markets and renewable energy trading, gained over multiple positions on three continents. Her multi-disciplinary background, ranging from trading to public policy design at the European Commission, helps her to see beyond linear and fragmented approaches. Her background in engineering provides a solid foundation when dealing with technical and scientific issues. Paulina holds two MSc degrees (Ecological Economics and Gestion et Technologie) and has also created and managed a non-profit organisation in the international volunteering sector.

Oliver Forster

Director of Business Development

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Oliver Forster

Director of Business Development

With a focus on client support and business development, Ollie builds the partnerships with our clients that create great climate and development outcomes. His background in environmental geoscience and sustainability leadership has given him a deep appreciation of the range of sustainability challenges facing businesses today, and he is inspired by the challenge of finding innovative solutions to these challenges that make business sense and can work at scale.

Rachael Nutter

Director of Nature-Based Solutions

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Rachael Nutter

Director of Nature-Based Solutions

Rachael leads our Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) business, working closely with our project and client teams. She is passionate about finding high-integrity projects and partners that create positive environmental and community impacts, and helping meet our clients’ climate and sustainability objectives. Rachael has spent much of her career commercialising solutions for the journey to net zero, from NBS to renewables and low carbon technologies. When not at her desk Rachael is out in nature or in the karate dojo.

Rhiannon Szmigielski

Marketing Director

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Rhiannon Szmigielski

Marketing Director

As Marketing Director, Rhiannon’s focus is on helping clients maximise business value from their ClimateCare programmes through communication strategies which engage staff, customers, and other stakeholders. She believes an engaging carbon offsetting programme can drive long-term, transformative behaviour change, and works collaboratively with influencers and partners to deliver this. Rhiannon’s approach combines her marketing expertise with a background in behavioural change and a love of the countryside.

Robert Stevens

Director of Policy and Public Affairs

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Robert Stevens

Director of Policy and Public Affairs

Rob oversees our policy work, engaging with governments, corporates, and academia to help deliver business, environmental and social development goals. Rob has a background in business administration and sustainable development and is also current chair of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Aviation Task Force.

Sally Gakii

Carbon Asset Developer

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Sally Gakii

Carbon Asset Developer

Sally plays a central role in ClimateCare’s project development work. An expert carbon asset developer with experience across sub-Saharan Africa, Sally takes new projects through the registration process, ensures their compliance with global standards, and helps to monitor and verify impacts on the ground. Every project Sally works on has its own unique features and challenges; solving these, while exceeding customers’ expectations, is what motivates her.

Sam Skuse

Business Development Manager

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Sam Skuse

Business Development Manager

Sam works within the Business Development team, with a focus on our sector outbound approach. Sam generates new opportunities for the organisation to partner with forward-thinking organisations in specific sectors. Prior to ClimateCare, Sam worked in energy sales and has a career-long passion for business development activities and helping companies deliver on their sustainability strategies. Outside of work, Sam is a keen cyclist - exploring the countryside and finding new places to eat out.

Sam Welsh

Sustainability Executive

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Sam Welsh

Sustainability Executive

As a key player in ClimateCare’s Client Services team, Sam works closely with sector-leading companies and organisations to support them in achieving long-term, high-impact carbon management strategies throughout the business. Sam’s academic background focused on glaciology, and prior to ClimateCare he interned at the UN Climate Change secretariat working on climate change education and youth action.

Sarah Lopez-Rubio

Finance Executive

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Sarah Lopez-Rubio

Finance Executive

Sarah helps produce the financial information central to business decisions. By ensuring timely and accurate information is at the forefront of management decisions, she adds financial rigour to the key control processes of the company. She’s not just in demand at ClimateCare though; at home Sarah is kept busy being mum to two small, energetic boys.

Stella Bell

Portfolio Manager

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Stella Bell

Portfolio Manager

Stella works closely with our project partners on the ground, so she can understand the broad range of positive impacts delivered by projects and find great ways to communicate them. Her experience working in our Client Services team means she’s well placed to ensure our project assets help clients effectively communicate all the positive impacts of their ClimateCare programme. Stella is also active in her local community centre, where she has established a monthly community café.

Tom Cantillon

Sustainability Executive

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Tom Cantillon

Sustainability Executive

Tom works in ClimateCare’s Channel Partnerships team, helping to develop both strategic and business partnerships across the globe. Prior to joining ClimateCare, Tom worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford, helping to scale their Net Zero initiative and develop sectoral best-practices for business and industry leaders developing Net Zero strategies. He holds an MSc with Distinction in Environmental Change and Management from the University. In his spare time, Tom is an avid cook, podcast listener, and plays the piano and saxophone.

Tom Morton

Specialist Project Director

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Tom Morton

Specialist Project Director

Tom ran our Nairobi office from 2007 until 2020, supporting a specialist team delivering climate and development outcomes on the ground. He is also one of the world’s leading experts in clean cooking and helped create the first opportunities to support cookstove projects through climate finance. He now advises ClimateCare on project development, exploring how to channel finance to emissions reduction projects worldwide.

Tom O'Brien

Nature-Based Solutions Intern

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Tom O'Brien

Nature-Based Solutions Intern

Tom's role is based around assisting the technical managers in the due diligence of projects and their carbon asset development, leading to issuance of high-integrity carbon credits from international projects with credible partners.
Prior to ClimateCare, he studied Agriculture and Business Management with experience in UK estate management.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys staying active by cycling and occasionally coming out of retirement to play rugby for his local club.

Tom Owino

Project and Technical Director

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Tom Owino

Project and Technical Director

Tom has a background in engineering, with experience across the energy, environment and management sectors. He uses his expertise in delivering sustainable development outcomes from carbon reduction projects to oversee technical input into our Expert Advice and Project Development work. An experienced and effective influencer, he is proud that his work helps improve lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as combating climate change. In his spare time, Tom works with an NGO to help remote communities resolve their energy challenges.

Valerie Morgan

Nature-Based Solutions Technical Manager

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Valerie Morgan

Nature-Based Solutions Technical Manager

Valerie is a technical lead in our international Nature-Based Solutions project development team. She undertakes due diligence of projects and their carbon asset development, leading to issuance of high-integrity carbon credits from international projects with credible partners. With a background of supporting corporate clients to achieve their environmental objectives, Valerie enjoys helping organisations achieve their Net Zero targets while having a measurable impact on communities and biodiversity. Outside the office you can find Valerie dancing lindy hop at swing festivals.

Vicky Lay

Business Development Manager

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Vicky Lay

Business Development Manager

Vicky works closely with our partners to develop bespoke carbon offset programmes designed to maximise sustainability outcomes and complement commercial objectives. Experience working in the wider field of renewable energy regulation, supply and efficiency gives Vicky an understanding of how offsetting fits within a cohesive carbon management strategy. She is passionate about facilitating support for projects that reduce emissions, but equally deliver on issues such as poverty, health and gender equality.

Zennor Pascoe

Portfolio Analyst

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Zennor Pascoe

Portfolio Analyst

Zennor works in the Portfolio Management team, managing our exclusive project relationships. With a background in regenerative farming, agroforestry and forestry, she is passionate about supporting projects in any way she can so that they flourish, and also about the ability of carbon finance to affect positive change for people, biodiversity and the planet.

In her spare time she runs a grassroots not-for-profit supporting farmers to plant trees and create spaces for wildlife on agricultural land. And as an ex-professional sailor, you will most likely find her on or in the water when not at work!

Will Fitzjohn

Senior Sustainability Executive

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Will Fitzjohn

Senior Sustainability Executive

In his role with the Client Services team, Will focuses on ensuring that ClimateCare delivers value for key clients, working to unlock bespoke and innovative solutions to their carbon-reduction objectives. Will has a background in the UK energy supply industry and sustainability, and utilises his experience in these areas to provide a first-class customer experience. Outside of work Will enjoys travelling, reading history and is an improving chess player.

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