Our team - Simply Sustainable

Simply Sustainable

Our team

Meet Simply Sustainable’s expert team, passionate about living our values and enabling transformative change. We are a diverse group of technically qualified people who flourish working in teams to solve the complex ESG, carbon and sustainability issues our clients face.

Nicola Stopps

CEO

Nicola Stopps is CEO of Simply Sustainable. Nicola has 20 years’ experience in sustainability and ESG having worked for some of the largest companies in the world.

Since founding Simply Sustainable in 2010, Nicola has worked with a number of international and national organisations on developing their CSR and sustainability programmes.

Previous roles include; Head of Corporate Responsibility at T-Mobile, Director of Sustainability and Environment at Travelodge Hotels, as well as working for DHL and the BBC. Nicola holds a Geography degree from University of Exeter and received her Master’s in Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing from the University of East Anglia in 1999.

Nicola has a proven capability to deliver high-quality projects on time and on budget. She has gained a reputation of someone who ‘gets the job done’ and has experience working in a wide range of sectors. With firm foundations in environmental management and experience in successfully implementing sustainability and ESG strategies, Nicola is nationally recognised as a leader in the field of corporate sustainability and ESG. She is a Fellow of IEMA and the RSA and sits on the CBI Energy and Climate Change Committee and was elected as a CBI Council Member for the East of England.

Jane Cumisky

Managing Consultant, UK and Ireland

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Jane is a sustainability and corporate communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience delivering external and internal initiatives. Having a strong record of work with companies to understand and make the right decisions, engage stakeholders with performance updates and thought leadership outlooks; Jane demonstrates strong performance on creating best in class sustainability strategies that drive substantial change and continual progress for clients.

Being an ESG reporting professional with a focus on developing engaging environmental and societal disclosures, Jane was a key member of a top 5 FTSE Sustainable Business team that drove the delivery of sustainability strategy and core transparency agenda. In addition, Jane was a lead consultant on establishing a newly-formed ESG Board committee reporting to the Board of Directors and Chairman.

Hands on experience with TCFD Reporting, committing to Science-based targets for emission reductions for SBTi validation, establishing carbon offsetting programmes and developing Carbon Disclosure Project submissions. Currently, Jane is the Managing Consultant for UK and Ireland at Simply Sustainable to ensure that the business landscape deliver on sustainability through climate change action, social value creation and progressive business management.

Sophie England

Head of ESG Insight and Communications

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Sophie has been responsible for providing professional advice to companies to help develop and integrate their ESG and Sustainability programmes for over 15 years.
After a short career break, Sophie has returned to Simply Sustainable to lead ESG Insight and Communications. Prior to this she worked at Simply Sustainable as Principal Consultant and worked in-house at Camelot.

Sophie’s experience lies in helping companies to meet and exceed sustainable business goals. She has proven expertise from in-house and consulting background, whilst working across a diverse portfolio of large corporate at various stages of their ESG integration. Results driven with proven track record in ESG Insight and communications, materiality, reporting, strategy development and stakeholder engagement. In addition, Sophie has expertise in Key ESG standards and management systems such as PRI, GRI, AA1000AS, AA1000SES, ISO14001 and ISO9001

Sophie has a Postgraduate degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge, she attended the London School of Communication and is currently in the process of taking her ESG CFA exams.

RoseMarie Egglesfield

Group Head of Client Development

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Ro is a commercial and ESG senior leader with over 20 years of international experience in sales, business development, marketing, people leadership and management. She holds a remarkable track record of leading innovative solutions, fostering progressive relationships and inclusive cultures, inspiring and leading transformation for clients and internally.

Whilst working within a top 10 Fortune 500 company, Ro has delivered financial growth and sustainability solutions for partners, clients and consumers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. She was a company Sustainability Ambassador and lead the development and delivery of a European sales sustainability strategy framework. Relentless in her drive to create more equal, inclusive and innovative work environments, she has founded initiatives focused on building awareness of inclusion and diversity that increase the number of women and LGBTQ+ leaders, working with organisations such as The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, the Society of Women Engineers and Catalyst.

Ro has extensive business experience across multiple sectors and channels and holds post graduate qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Kellogg Executive Education, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the London Business School.

As the Group Head of Client Development for Simply Sustainable, Ro is responsible for client relationships, ensuring clients’ sustainability goals are met, developing new business opportunities and offerings, and delivering the commercial strategy to drive the international and national growth of Simply Sustainable.

Sytze Dijkstra

Netherlands Country Manager

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Sytze Dijkstra is the Country Manager of Simply Sustainable Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in sustainability strategy and sustainable energy.

Before joining Simply Sustainable, he led sustainability research at Accenture, shaping and delivering Thought Leadership on topics including pathways to net-zero emissions, circular economy business models and policies, and energy system flexibility. He also acted as Chief of Staff to the Netherlands Country Managing Director.

Prior to Accenture, Sytze held various roles sustainability consulting and research in the Netherlands and the UK.

Throughout his career, Sytze has advised companies around the world and across industries on strategies for accelerating the transition to sustainable business practices, bring expertise in modelling transition scenarios and developing roadmaps, evaluating business cases and assessing progress.

Sytze has an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh.

Katherine Rolfe

Principal Consultant

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Katherine brings over 20 years’ experience working in the sustainability and environmental management profession.

Katherine joined us from Heathrow, where she worked in various sustainability and environmental management roles. Most recently, she led the development and implementation of their ambitious sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0. This involved working closely with all levels of the organisation to help them understand the business value of sustainability and engaging colleagues and teams to inspire them to deliver a culture change in sustainability. Highlights included being part of the team to win Edie’s Sustainable Business of the Year award in 2019.

Prior to working at Heathrow, Katherine worked in both the consultancy and charitable sectors providing practical advice on environmental strategy and management practices to a range of sectors and businesses, including: large multinationals, government departments, and SMEs.

Katherine, who is a Chartered Environmentalist, has expertise across a wide range of sustainability areas, including: sustainability strategy development, ESG, sustainability integration, sustainability reporting and benchmarking, engagement and behaviour change, developing and implementing management systems, and stakeholder engagement.

Joaska Mischke

Principal Consultant, Transformation

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Joaska is a driven and dynamic consultant who is passionate about delivering change and supporting organisations through their business transformations.

Joaska joined us from Chaucer where she worked on delivering business change projects in highly challenging environments. She operates at all levels of an organisation to ensure a successful delivery and to embed a long lasting and sustainable culture change.

In her previous roles Joaska provided tailored advice to C-level stakeholders on the development and execution of their organisational and culture transformations, she was a sustainability strategy advisor developing and rolling out sustainability initiatives across organisations and she was responsible for the delivery of various business change projects.

Joaska holds a MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance from the LSE and has completed various sustainability courses such as Sustainable Business Strategy from HBS, Business Sustainability Management from University of Cambridge and Setting Science Based Targets from UN Global Compact.

Emma Bleach

Senior Consultant

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Emma is a skilled consultant with significant experience in delivering transformational sustainability projects to a diverse range of international organisations and industries including information technology, professional sports teams, food and beverage, and construction.

Since 2015, Emma has worked with her clients to provide effective environmental solutions tailored to individual needs and working styles, whilst building strong relationships in the process. She has developed and integrated robust sustainability strategies, implement streamlined management systems complementing existing processes, and delivered learning and development programmes to embed best practices and gain buy-in across organisations.

In her previous role, Emma led the implementation of environmental and energy management systems (ISO 140001 & ISO 50001) for an international IT solutions company, where she also fulfilled corporate and national reporting schemes such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Emma came to the world of sustainability consultancy following her MSc Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability (Brunel University London). She has also worked in-house at AstraZeneca, where she led research into carbon offsetting and sustainable supply chains. She has a keen interest in biodiversity and volunteered overseas on expeditions in Borneo as a Volunteer Project Manager with Raleigh International.

Ellen Salter

Senior Consultant

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Ellen Salter is a Senior Consultant at Simply Sustainable specialising in sustainability advisory, carbon management and assessment, the just transition, and environmental justice. She is a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Ellen joined us from Arup, a global professional services firm specialising in built environment and engineering advisory. In her role, Ellen provided sustainability and climate change advisory across multidisciplinary public and private-sector projects within the UK and internationally. During her time at Arup, Ellen provided sustainability and carbon advisory including delivering the award-winning carbon footprint for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid and co-authoring the detailed report for the World Building Council on ‘Net Zero Buildings: Where Do We Stand?’.

Ellen entered the sustainability field after studying BA Geography (Hons) at the University of Nottingham. Founding the University of Nottingham’s Sustainability Society, Ellen continues her passion for sustainability and climate change education through volunteering in environmental education. Her voluntary experience educating on environmental justice for global climate youth groups, higher education institutes, and climate justice mentoring through the Climate Just Collective; a collective Ellen co-founded to raise awareness and education for climate justice. In 2022, Ellen became a certified Climate Reality Leader.

Andrea Gamble

Senior Consultant

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Andrea Gamble joined Simply Sustainable in July 2022, bringing with her over a decade of environmental consulting experience and the completion of a MSc in Environmental Management.  She has built a successful career working in the energy industry, managing client reclamation programs and facilitating the delivery of professional technical reports. Working to ensure regulatory compliance of client projects, Andrea is well-versed in optimising the requirements of multiple stakeholders.  Her skills in data management have supported her company and clients, ensuring the efficient execution of work and adherence to budgets.  As a senior professional with a growing company, Andrea helped establish standard operating procedures, develop templates, and deliver training to enhance team competencies.

It was during Andrea’s time at Kingston University that her passion for corporate sustainability flourished.  Through her studies she gained insight on environmental best management practices and the challenges faced by companies looking to improve their environmental impact.  Her dissertation evaluated the Scope 3 carbon footprint of a facilities management company’s supply chain.  Findings illuminated key areas to focus on for emissions reduction and further data capture, providing valuable insight to maximise the effectiveness of company resources.

Tom Wells

Consultant

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Tom joined Simply Sustainable as a consultant in 2021, he gained his consulting experience in environmental consultancy; primarily conducting environmental and climate-related risk and mitigation assessments across a wide range of portfolios. Through this position he also developed his proficiency for ESG, in particular best practice frameworks such as SASB and GRI. In his time at Simply Sustainable Tom has worked with clients from a wide range of sectors and supported them in the development of robust strategies from inception through to integration, as well as producing ESG and sustainability reports, managed data curation to support submissions to various standards boards including GRI and GRESB. Tom has a particular interest in climate-related risk and opportunity assessment and undertaking scenario analysis to support disclosure against TCFD requirements.

Tom became passionate about a career in sustainability following his experience on the Government funded VSO initiative in rural Nigeria, where he implemented a sustainable livelihoods project focused on aligning the local agricultural economy to the principles of the SDGs through working closely with local government and community officials and farmers.

Tom also holds a BA in Geography from the University of Sussex, with a focus on environmental perspectives on development. He also holds the is Practitioner (PIEMA) and Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) qualification for IEMA.

Lauren Hyatt

Consultant

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Lauren is a consultant at Simply Sustainable, supporting the delivery of a range of client projects. She holds a BSc in Geography & LLM in Environmental Law from the University of Sussex. While at university, Lauren volunteered on a project with Pesticide Action Network drafting proposed amendments for the Post-Brexit Agricultural Bill and chaired the local Friends of the Earth group overseeing the biodiversity campaign.

Lauren became drawn to consulting following her internship at Kite Insights. During her time at Kite, Lauren assisted a range of organisations in making a meaningful positive impact on social and environmental issues through objective research, data analysis and convening.

Following her experience at Kite, Lauren worked at Superdry Plc, conducting product lifecycle analysis’, monitoring environmental KPIs for annual reports and developing environmental policies for the business. She was also the elected Sustainability Ambassador for Greater London and worked alongside the sourcing department to implement the business’s sustainability strategy and drive its ambition to be the most sustainable fashion brand by 2030.

Lauren is a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)

Will Bourns

Consultant

Will joined Simply Sustainable in April 2022 as a Consultant after working at an environmental think tank working in the media industries. During this time, Will was part of the team that created a global emissions calculator tool enabling the film and tv industry to quantify their emissions at a level of granularity per hour of content. The tool is now used by 2,700 companies. Throughout his career Will has also worked on procurement strategies and industry sustainability working groups on buildings and infrastructure, Scope 3 calculations and energy benchmarking for datacentres and the digital supply chains as well as supporting companies in their SECR and ESOS reporting.

Will holds a BSc in Zoology from the University of Liverpool, specialising in Biomechanics and Genetics. Seeing the human impact on the environment has led to Will pursuing his interest in the field of sustainability. He also developed skills in big data analysis, carbon and biodiversity accounting through quantifying the human impact on nature.

Whilst at Simply Sustainable, Will has worked on a number of carbon projects calculating carbon footprints across the building, food and beverage and leisure sectors including SECR reporting and SBTi submissions.

Sorcha Floyd

Consultant

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Sorcha is a Consultant at Simply Sustainable. Sorcha holds an MSc in Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management from the University of York and a BA in History from the University of Manchester.

Before completing her MSc and joining Simply Sustainable, Sorcha predominantly worked in the charity sector, and has experience in a range of campaign and project delivery experience in both the UK and overseas. Sorcha’s previous roles include Campaigns and Citizenship Officer at the University of Manchester Students Union and Social Action Manager at NCS: The Challenge. Within previous roles Sorcha has facilitated training, organised and managed interactive activities, panel-discussions and events, supported campaign groups, and developed and maintained relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Sorcha has also volunteered on two three-month ICS sustainable development programmes; as a volunteer with Restless Development in Nepal and as a Team Leader with Raleigh International in Tanzania, co-managing a cross-cultural team of 12 volunteers to deliver a Livelihoods programme on how to set up and manage a business to 35 rural entrepreneurs.

Sorcha entered the world of sustainability consulting following her MSc, where her dissertation focussed on the topic of the circular economy within the distilling sector. Sorcha has experience in ESG strategy development and sustainability reporting, and is working towards IEMA Associate membership.

James Beiny

Consultant

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James joined Simply Sustainable in July 2022 as a Consultant, supporting the delivery of a variety of client projects. He worked for several years in the healthcare communications industry as a medical writer before gaining ESG consultancy experience at Sustainable Advantage. In his role as a Sustainability Consultant for the firm, James supported the team with a range of project deliverables for clients across different sectors, including ESG reviews, sustainability impact reports, and SECR.

James holds a MSci in Natural Sciences from University College London, specialising in organic chemistry and neuroscience. To pursue his interest in the field of sustainability, James obtained a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter in 2020. During his MSc degree, James became passionate about improving the sustainability of the global food system, leading him to design a novel intervention and investigate its effectiveness in reducing meat consumption for his dissertation. The research project attracted the attention of Which?, and following its completion, James discussed with them the implications of his findings for their work in encouraging more sustainable food choices among consumers.

James is currently working towards IEMA Associate membership.

Cameron Wilson

Consultant

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Cameron is a Graduate Consultant at Simply Sustainable. Cameron holds an LLB in Law from Lancaster University where he gained a strong interest in environmental law, human rights law, and business ethics.

Before joining Simply Sustainable, he worked for 18-months in the field of corporate sustainability, supporting in the implementation of various international sustainability standards for organisations such as ISO 14001 & ISO 50001 for environmental and energy management. Most recently, Cameron supported the Cabinet Office and Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in achieving ‘ISO 20121 – sustainable events management’ for the G7 Summit in Cornwall and COP26 in Glasgow. In addition, Cameron supported in making COP26 the first UN Climate Change Conference to achieve the PAS2060 international standard on carbon neutrality.

Cameron is currently working towards IEMA Associate membership.

Hannah Caffrey

Consultant

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Hannah is an ambitious sustainability professional with three years of experience delivering consultancy projects.
In her previous role as a consultant at Sopra Steria, Hannah led sustainability and social value programmes. She worked closely with clients to produce strategies and deliver initiatives from carbon footprint assessments, talent development programmes for women and creating innovative projects using AI to reduce waste.
At the University of Sheffield, Hannah was a sustainability officer that promoted behavioural changes across the whole university, and she also created a social enterprise organisation to tackle maternal health in Uganda.

Hannah is a certified Data Ethics Professional and Facilitator by the Open Data Institute, and a member of IEMA.

Maria Serrano

Consultant

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Maria is a performance driven and highly motivated sustainability professional who has developed her skills and expertise in house and most recently within consultancy. She has experience working across the energy and housing sectors and is specialised in carbon footprinting, completing assessments of Scopes 1-3 aligned to GHG Protocol and ISO14064-3 including verification assurance for non-financial reporting and supporting clients’ CDP submissions. Maria has gained an understanding of ESG as she worked on responsible business assessments which enabled clients to understand their risks and opportunities for the development of ESG strategies. Most recently, Maria worked with a client in the education sector by upskilling them on data collection for their baseline year of carbon reporting and to form the basis of their journey to net-zero.

Prior to working in consultancy, Maria delivered the audits and submissions of energy-saving improvement projects in the homes of low-income and vulnerable UK households to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the housing sector by 2050 as part of the ECO Government scheme.

While studying Environmental Science at Oxford Brookes University Maria worked on a consultancy project for a construction client which involved determining alternative technologies to decrease the company’s carbon footprint in specific reference to on-site diesel generators for construction machinery and fuel used in company car fleet. This was a main driver that influenced her interest to pursue a sustainability career.

Maria has been accredited a Grad IEMA membership and is working towards Practitioner status. She also holds a GHG reporting certification from the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Harry Freeman

Graduate Consultant

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Before becoming Graduate Consultant, Harry joined Simply Sustainable as a Research Analyst post graduating from Nottingham Trent University in Spring 2022. He obtained a BSc in Property Finance and Investment, with his passion for sustainability budding through observing the ramifications formed through the built environment. Harry strengthened his knowledge and passion through his dissertation, investigating the implication of the UK’s carbon reduction targets on the automotive property market.

Harry is working with clients across all sectors on data curation and management for GRI and GRESB submissions and supporting client delivery with robust data analysis overlaid with the latest insights on ESG data management.

Harry is an Affiliate member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and is working towards GradIEMA.

Deveshree Sawant

Graduate Consultant

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Deveshree is an experienced sustainability professional with a background in architecture, design, and social innovation. She has expertise in the use of systems thinking and service design to drive sustainable change.

Deveshree holds a MSc in Sustainable Design from Kingston University, where she conducted extensive research and proposed solutions to tackle climate change. As a sustainable architect, she has experience analysing client requirements and providing environmentally friendly solutions that protect existing ecosystems and use locally sourced materials.

Deveshree is also a co-founder of a podcast called Ba De, which focuses on climate change and features conversations with young sustainable designers and guests. She is passionate about finding solutions to climate change through collaboration and education.

Camila Segura

Graduate Consultant

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Camila is a Graduate Consultant at Simply Sustainable. She finished her postgraduate studies with an MSc in Global Sustainability Solutions from the University of Exeter in 2022 and holds a BEng in Environmental Engineering.

Motivated by her passion for striving for solutions to sustainability challenges and understanding complex systems, she led and co-developed her dissertation project with Systemiq Ltd about how to accelerate private financing towards the protection and restoration of natural systems.

This experience strengthened her problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as encouraged her to think of problems in a systemic way. Camila has previously performed in the consultancy sector in analysing and facilitating up-to-date information about ESG international frameworks and standards while contributing to the development of a non-industry-specific Supply Chain Sustainability Performance and risk assessment tool based on sustainability policies, certifications and strategies.

During a former role, Camila worked in the environmental services world by processing and analysing geographic information systems GIS, which is important for river basin ordinance and management of land planning. She also has experience in waste management consultancy. In addition, while studying and working, Camila has volunteered in different projects including green and health campaigns for the Red Cross, administrative roles in theatre, musical and scientific events, as well as research for international alliances such as the GSI and FOLU.

Mila Fenton-O’Creevy

Graduate Consultant

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Mila is a first-class MA Sustainable Development, Politics, and International Relations graduate from the University of Edinburgh. In her dissertation she explored the ill-preparedness of representative democracies to effectively manage future global risks such as climate change, and carried out three forms of qualitative research to understand the role that future digitised forms of democracy might play in climate change mitigation. Mila received the Russell Keat Prize for the best dissertation in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

During her time as a student, Mila was a member of the founding committee of the Citizens’ Assembly and Reform Society. Additionally, she set up a small jewellery business, of which she donates 100% of the profits to an eco-conscious charity providing aid to refugees in Northern France.

Before university, Mila embarked on a three-month project with VSO in Tanzania where she worked with small businesses in the Lindi region developing strategies to increase their profitability. Here, she also held gender equality sessions in secondary schools, and managed a number of community education days on various social justice issues. She climbed both Ben Nevis and Mount Snowdon in efforts to fundraise for this trip.

Harri Ambrose

Research Analyst

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Harri is a recent Foreign Languages graduate from the University of Durham, having studied French and German. He is committed to developing his business acumen and is keen to be at the forefront of positive and sustainable business transformation and change; he believes Simply Sustainable is the best place to do this. He is excited to deepen his ESG and sustainability understanding by working alongside the experienced and knowledgeable team.

Harri works as a Research Analyst in the Client Development Team at Simply Sustainable. His role involves utilising his proof-reading and linguistic skills to identify and research key potential clients and their ESG and sustainability needs, to complete company research and provide client relationship management support.

With extensive experience working and living abroad, Harri will also look to play a role in Simply Sustainable’s expansion efforts across Europe.

George Davison

Client Development Executive

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George is a Client Development Executive at Simply Sustainable. He comes from a farming background where he has been part of various environmental projects, which first sparked his interest in sustainability and the environment. George then went on to study at the Royal Agricultural University, where he attained a BSc in Agricultural Business.

Before becoming a member of the Simply Sustainable team, George joined us from William Evans, where he gained over two years of experience in sales delivering bespoke products/proposals to meet clients’ needs in the UK and overseas. George now wishes to incorporate his passion for sustainability into his career path.

Being a member of the Client Development team, George is responsible for cultivating and developing prospective clients while maintaining and developing strong relationships with the existing client base.

Alex Hatzigeorgiou

Client Development Executive

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As Client Development Executive, Alex is responsible for hunting and cultivating new business opportunities for Simply Sustainable while also maintaining strong relationships with existing clients. Alex joined from Dtime, a tech start-up, where he led the user research, developing the strategy and embedding best practices within the organisation. He also gained experience in lead generation, prospecting and various market research activities within the green tech and data discovery spaces.

Passion for supporting sustainability solutions has been the driving force of his career to date. He holds and MSc in Climate Change, Policy and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, where he became particularly interested in alternative energies and the interrelationship between an individual’s environmental beliefs and their behaviour.He has also worked for organisations such as Transition Stroud which focus on the practical challenges individuals face when trying to develop more sustainable habits. In his spare time, he volunteers for the CIC Football for Future which aims to build a more sustainable culture within football.

Kate Turner

Executive Assistant

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Kate is a skilled EA with excellent organisational skills. Her role at Simply Sustainable is to support the CEO and COO in driving the international and national growth of the business. Since joining Simply Sustainable in 2021, she is responsible for organisational development, including updating the company’s HR processes and introducing an enhanced benefit package for the team. A confident public speaker, she leads team briefings and ensures the team is aligned and updated on all significant organisational changes. Kate oversees all recruitment into Simply Sustainable, as well as the onboarding of Simply Sustainable’s first graduate in-take. In addition, Kate is responsible for procuring new office space – nationally and internationally.

Over the past 12 years, Kate has worked across the Motor Industry and the NHS, delivering exceptional customer service to her customers and patients.

In her previous role, Kate led a successful service team of both technicians and administrative staff, at BMW and Audi, as an Aftersales Manager before moving to a large GP practice as a Medical Secretary. In 2020 she had the opportunity to take a role alongside this managing the day to day running of a Covid Vaccination Centre.

Kate has proven capabilities in managing well-known brands by improving processes, productivity, staff satisfaction, and customer experience.

Lia Locke

Marketing Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Lia is the Marketing Manager at Simply Sustainable and brings with her over 10 years’ experience in the retail industry. Her career began at Sweaty Betty and she then went on to help manage a portfolio of external businesses from Virgin Holidays and Nike through to Mango and Hobbs plus many more at large retail groups.

Working closely on each brand’s marketing campaigns and trading events has given Lia the knowledge to create forward thinking and modern strategies fit for Simply Sustainable. Lia’s objective is to build a digital marketing framework for Simply Sustainable that allows for interactive experiences and optimises smart insights.

Lia’s background and areas of expertise encompass a wide scope of skillsets which include stakeholder management, data analysis, project management, sales strategies, reporting and communications.

Andy Clow

Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover)

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Andy brings with him a wealth of marketing experience from his 20 years’ leadership within the creative industry. He has worked across multiple sectors with broad ranging international clients within automotive, manufacturing, OEM, health & leisure, food & beverage, culture & education and charity.

As interim Marketing Manager, Andy will be propelling Simply Sustainable on our mission to inform and support businesses towards their sustainability targets.

He is a creative thinker, passionate about clear communication and forward thinking marketing strategy. Throughout his career he has developed a methodological approach to understanding clients needs in order to deliver innovative marketing solutions.

Annie Gardiner

Digital Content Creator

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Annie has joined Simply Sustainable with an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction and a BA in Creative Advertising, as the first Digital Content Creator at the company.

During her BA degree, Annie found herself drawn to using her creativity for positive change in every avenue, from her undergraduate dissertation focusing on greenwashing in the advertising industry, to innovatively applying her skillset when producing her final project using recycled materials and soya-based printing inks in her MA.

Outside of her career, Annie has used her knowledge of the events industry, sustainability, and social media to curate an inclusive Music and Arts festival that has the priority of nature and wellbeing at the forefront as well as using the platform to promote an inclusive and diverse variety of music and workshops.

With exceptional design and analytical capabilities, Annie wishes to showcase Simply Sustainable’s ambitions and strategy through engaging content and innovative marketing outputs.

Sarah Dutton

Social Media & Marketing Assistant

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Sarah is in her penultimate at Oxford Brookes University, completing an honours degree in international business. Having engaged with sustainability and ESG for most of her life, Sarah chose to compliment her studies by gaining professional experience at Simply Sustainable. Sarah continues her passion for sustainability and social entrepreneurship through volunteering and international programmes. She is recognised as a student mentor in the field of sustainable business, having received the Dean’s List Award for academic and professional excellence and founding the Brookes Impact Cube alongside Oxford University.

Prior to joining Simply Sustainable in 2022, Sarah’s international experience includes corporate partnership consultant, project manager, portfolio manager, customer services and content manager. Sarah uses these transferable skills in the development of social media and marketing strategy at Simply Sustainable and assists with business development.

Sarah is a member of YOUNGO and has worked at Cop26 in Glasgow, Cop27 in Egypt and the 2022 Global Goals Week in New York.

Louise Willcocks

Finance Manager

Louise is the Finance Manager at Simply Sustainable. She started her career obtaining a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bristol. She then joined KPMG, in Middle Markets Audit, where she gained her ICAEW Chartered Accountant ACA qualification.

After qualifying, Louise went into industry gaining the majority of her experience in the media and investment banking sector. In these roles she was responsible for the day to day running of the accounting processes with a focus on financial and board reporting, budgeting and the filing of the annual accounts.

Chris Goodman

Associate Consultant

Chris has 20 years of experience in environmental management, largely gained within the energy and infrastructure industry. He holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia and received his MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing from the University of Wales in 2000.

Chris worked as an Environmental Advisor within Shell UK and BP Exploration for around 9 years, supporting onshore and offshore oil and gas operations and projects in the UK and Europe. In these roles, his key responsibilities included assuring all aspects of environmental compliance; developing, maintaining and auditing ISO14001-certified environmental management systems (EMS); compiling, assuring, analysing and reporting environmental data; and driving improved environmental data forecasting and performance management processes. Since 2009, Chris has worked as a consultant, focussing on the identification and management of environmental risk and the integration of environmental impact assessment, regulatory requirements and international standards within the design development process. He has also undertaken specific projects related to EMS improvement and the implementation of environmental management and sustainability strategies.

Craig Dun

Associate Consultant

Craig is our Senior Carbon Modeller specialising in carbon accounting, modelling, target setting and carbon management plans. After studying Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering both to MSc Degree level, Craig has over nine years of experience working on carbon and climate change projects in consultancy roles and for the Sustainable Scotland Network.

Craig is expert in carbon accounting, climate change reporting and policy. Having developed the guidance for the current public bodies duties on climate change reporting, he can undertake writing of reports or auditing completed reports prior to submission. Craig has six years of strong experience in data management, highly skilled in interpreting data and subsequently extracting and manipulating that data for a non-technical audience.
He is also a senior carbon modeller (spreadsheet developer) with experience building models, complex spreadsheets and visualisation dashboards for both UK and EU governments to high QA standards. From compliance with European and UK standards, to developing climate change governance models and calculating emissions, Craig can assist with the processes involved in helping organisations and businesses in developing carbon management, targets and/or sustainability plans.

Emma Young

Associate Consultant

Emma is passionate about the power of communication and story to inspire and create positive, authentic change. Operating across the communications spectrum from strategy creation to, sustainability report writing, programme development and deployment, Emma has worked with a wide range of organisations, from small charities to multinationals.
With a background in marketing and PR, Emma has more than 20 years experience in the profession, nine of which at BT Group where she created and oversaw the delivery of the global sustainability communication strategy. Emma is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) and the RSA. She is also an Accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Melanie Kenny

Associate Consultant

Melanie has career-long experience in general environmental management and sustainability, spanning a wide range of sectors and issues but with a focus on management systems, training and practical environmental performance improvement. Melanie is a member of IEMA and an experienced environmental sustainability specialist with broad-based expertise and a good appreciation of business needs and processes. Melanie has a particular interest in the translation of sustainability strategy into practice to deliver real-world improvements and business benefits.

Most recently Melanie has worked with Balfour Beatty as an Environment & Sustainability Specialist, prior to which she was Environment Manager at Heathrow for ten years. Whilst at Heathrow, Melanie had particular responsibility for supporting the development of the sustainability strategy, Heathrow 2.0, integrating the strategy through the management system and embedding sustainability into development and construction projects. Through training and employee engagement initiatives she worked to build the internal culture needed to support action on sustainability across the company. This experience at Heathrow followed 20 years consultancy experience specialising in environmental due diligence, EHS management systems, compliance auditing and training delivery for multinational and financial sector clients. Prior to that Melanie trained and worked as an analytical chemist, specialising in environmental and occupational hygiene analysis.

Sam Somerville

Associate Consultant

With over 15 years of management system experience spanning across the public and private sector, Sam has been supporting Simply Sustainable clients to implement or improve their systems since 2017.

As a principle UK expert for quality management systems, and as a lead auditor for ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2018, Sam takes a practical and business-focused approach to help organisations build quality, sustainability and safety into their operations to meet the requirements of standards for quality, environment and health and safety.

She uses her experience of a breadth of industries to work collaboratively with clients to support the development of lasting improvements in their performance to help maximise opportunities for long-term growth.


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