Angela Barranco, Executive Director, North America
Angela currently serves as the Executive Director for North America at Climate Group. She brings over two decades of political and policy management experience, most recently as Undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.
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.
Luke Herbert, Executive 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.
Yuming Hui, Chief Representative and Executive Director, China
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.
Ana Mates, Chief Operating Officer
Ana Mates is our Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations across the organisation as a whole.
David Mole, Executive Director of Development
Alex Moore, Executive Director of Finance & IT
Champa Patel, Executive Director for Governments and Policy
Champa Patel is the Executive Director for Governments and Policy, which includes leading on the strategy, development and growth of Climate Groups work with subnational and national governments, including the Under2 Coalition, and international institutions.
Mike Peirce, Executive Director of Systems Change
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.
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.
Danielle Bidos, Head of Sponsorship
Danielle leads Climate Group’s international sponsorship strategy and income generation. She specialises in designing, and implementing world leading partnerships and opportunities to showcase organisations as leaders in climate action.
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.
Jen Carson, Head of Industry
Jen Carson is Head of Industry at Climate Group leading the programme strategy and growth of our SteelZero and ConcreteZero initiatives. Jen brings her decade long experience of working in the sustainability sector to accelerating the decarbonisation of heavy industries.
Ruby Chorbajian, Head of Development, UK & Europe
Ruby leads our UK and Europe development team. The team is responsible for generating philanthropic funding from governments, foundations and individuals to fund climate action around the world.
Libby Ferguson, Director of Policy and Knowledge
Libby is Director of Innovation and Impact. She leads the development of Climate Group’s new programmatic work ensuring our programmes remain at the forefront of innovation and have most possible impact. Prior to this, Libby was Director of Policy and Knowledge and led Climate Group’s global government program, including the establishment of the Under2 Coalition.
Nicol Forster, Director of 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.
Jeroen Gerlag, Head of Climate Group Europe
Rik Goverde, Director of Programme and Corporate Communications
Rik is our Director of Programme and Corporate Communications. He has a background in media – first as a journalist in The Netherlands, and after that covering human rights issues and humanitarian crises in North and West Africa as a foreign correspondent for Dutch and English media.
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Heather James, Director of Human Resources
Heather is Climate Group’s Director of Human Resources and is responsible for shaping and delivering the people strategy internationally. Heather works with the leadership team to deliver priority areas including EDI strategy, talent acquisition and development programmes and international build-out.
Nehmat Kaur, Head of Under2 and Subnational Governments
Nehmat Kaur is the Head of Under2 and Subnational Governments at Climate Group. As such she is responsible for strategy and programme development for Climate Group’s work with subnational governments, primarily through the Under2 Coalition, for which Climate Group is Secretariat.
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.
Sam Kimmins, Director of Energy
Adam Lake, Head of Communications, North America
Adam is Head of Communications, North America at Climate Group. He is based in our New York office and leads on communications, media, and engagement across Climate Group’s work in North America and LATAM countries. This includes overseeing communications for our systems initiatives, (RE100, EV100), subnational engagement (Under2 Coalition) and core activations (US Climate Action Summit, Climate Week NYC).
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.
Sahra Magnin, Head of Legal
Sahra is Head of the Legal team which provides legal advice and support across the organisation. Sahra is responsible for designing frameworks and processes to ensure compliance with the law and to protect our business and assets from risk.
Toyin Omoniyi, Head of Group Reporting & Control
Toyin is the Head of Group Reporting and Control, having joined Climate Group in 2014. She manages the Financial Reporting team, ensures financial compliance and leads the external statutory audit process.
Jebi Rahman, Head of Global Implementation
Jebi is currently the Head of Global Implementation at the Climate Group, where she is responsible for developing and overseeing the delivery of major projects and high impact initiatives within the Governments and Policy department. She joined the organisation in September 2018 as Team Lead for the Climate Footprint Project, leading a consortium of partners to support governments in developing and emerging economies.
Sandra Roling, Director of Transport
Sandra is our Director of Transport. Previously, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office.
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 organisation.
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.