Our team

Key team members from across our offices and entities.

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Management team

Tim Ash Vie, Director of the Under2 Coalition Secretariat

Tim Ash Vie joined us in September 2017 as Director of the Under2 Coalition Secretariat. The Under2 Coalition is a leading, international network of subnational governments that have committed to ambitious climate action, for which we act as Secretariat. 

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Helen Clarkson, CEO

Helen joined the Climate Group in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to leading our growing Climate Group team, she sits on the board of the We Mean Business Coalition , chairs the Finance & Audit Committee for the Sustainable Development Capital Energy Efficiency Income Trust, and is on the Mission Council for Pukka Herbs.  

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Libby Ferguson, Director of Policy and Knowledge

Libby is Director of Policy and Knowledge at the Climate Group and leads its work supporting governments and businesses to take decisive action on climate, share best practices and influence global policy. Prior to this, Libby led the Climate Group’s global work with state and regional governments, including the establishment of the Under2 Coalition. 

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Luke Herbert, Director of International Communications

Luke's previous role was at Madano, the integrated communications consultancy, where he was Director, working with multinational energy businesses and industry. Prior to that, he spent seven years as Head of Government Affairs at Jaguar Land Rover, focusing on UK and international stakeholder issues.

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Yuming Hui, China Director

Yuming is an expert in China's sustainability and environment policy, with over two decades of experience. He manages our operations in China and leads the overall strategic development in the region.

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Ana Mates, Chief Operating Officer

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David Mole, Director of Fundraising

David Mole is  our Director of Fundraising, where he leads fundraising strategy and income generation. 

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Alex Moore, International Finance and IT Director

Alex joined The Climate Group in 2021 as our International Finance and IT Director. 

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Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director

Mike leads our portfolio of global campaigns that are designed to secure climate commitment and action from the world’s most influential companies: from growing demand for renewable energy (RE100), electric vehicles (EV100) and low carbon steel (SteelZero), to investing in smart energy systems (EP100) including cooling technologies and LED lighting. 

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Divya Sharma, Executive Director, India

Divya is an international climate and urban development expert, specialising in climate resilience and urban development planning with almost 20 years’ experience operating throughout India and internationally.

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Department leads

Key department leads.

Christopher Brown, Commercial Strategy Lead

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working in international development and commercial business, previously serving as a Senior Business Development Manager for UNICEF UK, Head of Client Relations for Education Africa, running his own volunteering organisation placing teachers in Madagascar and a fair stint in the world of commercial business publishing.

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Nicol Forster, Head of Global Governance

Nicol oversees our global governance and is responsible for the efficient administration of the organisation and its compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. She's been with the Climate Group since its inception and has assisted with its growth operationally and administratively over the years.

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Margot Gould, Head of US Fundraising

Margot is a strategic partnerships, development, and communications professional with nearly a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors. Throughout her non-profit and social responsibility career, she has raised over $15M in both public and private funding and established year-over-year revenue growth in all her organisations. 

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Carolin Hohenegger, Head of Development, Europe

Carolin joined the Climate Group in January 2017. She's responsible for generating philanthropic funding and maximizing income from a variety of sources to support our global programs.

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Nehmat Kaur, Head of Global Government Relations

Nehmat is a climate and energy policy expert based in London. She joined the Climate Group from the Natural Resources Defense Council where she was India Representative for five years, leading the work on renewable energy and finance.

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Kemal Kelly, Head of Technology

Kemal is responsible for providing strategy, oversight, and support for all The Climate Group's IT resources and technology implementations, as well as the administration of the back-end infrastructure across our global offices.

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Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100

Sam is Head of RE100 which brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. He has 20 years’ experience leading sustainability projects in the shipping, aviation, food, construction and NGO sectors. 

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Adam Lake, Head of Climate Week NYC

Adam is Head of Climate Week. Climate Week NYC is the biggest Climate Week on earth, and brings together international leaders from the worlds of business, government and the sector to accelerate climate action, taking place annually to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly.

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Stephanie Mackrell, Head of Corporate Communications (Interim)

Stephanie joined the Climate Group in 2020 as Interim Head of Corporate Communications, and she is responsible for the organisation’s profile across its initiatives, as well as the brand, marketing and digital team. 

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Atul Mudaliar, Head of Business Initiatives, India

Atul is the Head of Business Initiatives at the Climate Group in India. He leads India’s strategy to drive powerful networks of corporations to take ambitious climate commitments and action on renewables, energy efficiency and electric mobility.

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Nazneen Nawaz, Head of Media and Corporate Communications

Nazneen has over 14 years of experience working in communications, both in-house and in consultancy, across a range of high profile commercial and not-for-profit organisations including the likes of Oxfam, Natural History Museum, The Shard and Chelsea Flower Show to name a few. Most recently, she was Head of Media for Arts Council England.  

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Louisa Plotnick, Head of Programs, North America

Louisa Plotnick is the Head of Programs for North America at the Climate Group.Louisa joined the Climate Group in August 2019. She currently works to deliver global impact across the Climate Group’s business action campaigns, RE100, EP100, EV100 and the Under2 Coalition to shift to a net zero economy.

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Sandra Roling, Head of EV100

Sandra is head of our global electric vehicles initiative EV100, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.  

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Mandy Simmons, Head of Events

Mandy has 14 years event management experience delivering multifaceted, international events for multiple sectors including healthcare, finance and pharmaceutical. In her most previous role she designed and implemented a new events strategy that enabled significant growth and cemented partnerships for the organization.

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Tarun Tandon, Head of Operations and Finance, India

Tarun heads the operations and finance team in India. She has got an illustrious career in the non-profit sector spanning over two decades. She has handled and led functions like finance, operations, HR and even partnerships management across organizations such as The Aga Khan Foundation, PATH, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and India HIV/AIDS Alliance. 

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