Staff

CSE has a staff of around 50 based in offices close to the centre of Bristol. As a charity, we also have a Board of Trustees who serve in a voluntary capacity.

For phone numbers, email addresses and short biogs of all staff and trustees, see the list of teams below.

And here is an organisational diagram of CSE that shows how we're structured


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Senior Management Team6 staff members

Simon Roberts OBE - Chief Executive

Simon has been helping people, organisations and policy-makers develop effective responses to the threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes since 1985. He became CSE's Chief Executive in 2002 after two previous...
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Rachel Coxcoon - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

Rachel is a leading expert in the community energy sector. She oversees a team of nine staff delivering support for local authorities and community energy groups across the UK. Rachel devised and managed the award-winning...
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Sarah Frankish - Head of Finance & Human Resources

Sarah has many years' experience of office and financial management, initially employed by Bristol Energy Centre, the trading company of the Centre for Sustainable Energy in 1993. Together with the Chief Executive, she...
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Janine Michael - Head of Development & Communications

Janine has been Head of Development at the Centre for Sustainable Energy since May 2000 and oversees all new project development and fundraising within the charity, from conception of a project idea to practical delivery. Since...
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Ian Preston - Head of Household Energy Services

Ian joined CSE in 2001. He has more than a decade of experience working in sustainable energy practice and social research. His previous role as Senior Analyst covered research into fuel poverty, consumer behaviour, hard-to-treat...
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Joshua Thumim - Head of Research & Analysis

Joshua has extensive experience of research in the fields of renewable energy, energy policy-making and energy strategy. Before coming to CSE as Head of Research and Analysis, he was first Strategy Adviser and then Principal...
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Research & Analysis14 staff members

Joshua Thumim - Head of Research & Analysis

Joshua has extensive experience of research in the fields of renewable energy, energy policy-making and energy strategy. Before coming to CSE as Head of Research and Analysis, he was first Strategy Adviser and then Principal...
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Molly Asher - Intern

Molly joined CSE in September 2014 as an intern in the Research team. She has worked on a range of projects since starting at CSE, including an evaluation for Citizens Advice of the best tariff options for vulnerable consumers,...
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Kat Blacklaws - Research Project Worker

Kat joined CSE in August 2013 as a Research intern before being made a Project Worker in April 2014. In this time, Kat has contributed to numerous projects including: an extensive fuel poverty literature review for the Joseph...
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Dr Toby Bridgeman - Researcher

Toby has been working in sustainable energy research for ten years. As a Project Manager in the Research and Analysis team at CSE, he works on a range of projects investigating domestic energy efficiency, technology opportunities,...
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Dr Tom Hinton - Software Developer

Tom joined CSE in June 2012 to work on the development of the National Household Model, a project intended to simulate the evolution of the UK's housing stock in response to policy initiatives and so enable the development...
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Martin Holley - Senior Technical Project Manager

Martin joined CSE as Technical Project Manager in May 2002. Martin's main role within CSE is to manage a portfolio of projects that are technical in nature. These include local authority support programmes, renewable energy...
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Annette Lamley - Project Officer (Technical)

Annette joined CSE in September 2012 and has worked on a number of different projects including a Building Performance Evaluation of Wiltshire Council’s Bourne Hill offices in Salisbury, and a study looking into the...
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Joe McMullen - Research Project Worker

Joe joined CSE in 2013 as an intern in the Local and Community Empowerment team. During this time he was involved with a variety of projects including Green Open Homes, Less is More and CSE Communities. Following the end...
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Zoe Redgrove - Researcher

Zoe joined CSE in 2006. She manages research projects at CSE and her projects have included an evaluation of Citizens Advice’s Energy Best Deal programme and an innovative project for Western Power Distribution looking...
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Glenn Searby - Junior Software Developer

Glenn joined CSE in 2012 to work on the National Housing Model. The NHM project's goal is to produce an energy, bill payer cost and carbon emission model of the UK’s housing stock, then to simulate how it would change...
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Kate Simpson - Intern

Kate joined CSE in November 2014. Prior to this, she trained at the LoLo CDT in Energy Demand Reduction, gaining an MRes in 2011 and is currently finishing a PhD titled ‘Energy efficiency refurbishment to UK owner-occupied...
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Maddy Stow - Senior Project Worker

Maddy joined CSE in January 2015. She has experience of quantitative and qualitative research projects including life cycle assessments. Prior to joining CSE Maddy undertook a PhD at the University of Bath. This research...
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Richard Tiffin - Senior Software Developer

Rich joined CSE in June 2012 to work on the development of the National Household Model, a project intended to simulate the evolution of the UK's housing stock in response to policy initiatives and so enable the development...
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Vicki White - Researcher

Vicki joined CSE in 2006 and has since worked extensively on both quantitative and qualitative research projects, leading on statistical analysis of survey data and undertaking in-depth qualitative stakeholder and consumer...
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Local & Community Empowerment10 staff members

Rachel Coxcoon - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

Rachel is a leading expert in the community energy sector. She oversees a team of nine staff delivering support for local authorities and community energy groups across the UK. Rachel devised and managed the award-winning...
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Caitlin Ballard - Intern

Caitlin joined CSE in October 2014 as an intern in the Local and Community Empowerment team. She assists in the development and delivery of the team’s projects including PlanLoCaL, Green Open Homes and Less is More.Before...
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Heather Crane - Senior Project Worker

Heather began working at CSE in May 2009 as an energy advisor within the Energy Saving Trust advice centre and as a community energy advisor for the Green Communities scheme. She is now based within the Local and Community...
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Rachel Haycock - Intern

Rachel joined CSE in October 2014 as an intern in the Local and Community Empowerment team. She assists in the development and delivery of the team’s projects including PlanLoCaL, Green Open Homes and Less is More. Before...
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Dan McGarvie - Intern

Dan joined CSE in October 2014 as an intern in the Local and Community Empowerment team. He assists in delivering the different projects CSE has under this team including PlanLoCaL, Green Open Homes and Less is More. Prior...
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Bridget Newbery - Senior Community Projects Manager

Bridget joined CSE in September 2009. As CSE’s Senior Community Projects Manager she runs and develops community energy and fuel poverty projects and provides support for community energy groups. Her work...
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Harriet Sansom - Project Manager

Harriet works on a range of projects which seek to support community groups, local authorities, planners and young people to engage with sustainable energy projects and develop low carbon policies. These include: supporting...
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Daniel Stone - Project Officer (Planning and Technical)

Daniel has 14 years of experience in planning, predominantly in local authorities. He previously worked for developers Wind Prospect and for Bath & North East Somerset Council, where as Principal Planner he was responsible...
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James Watt - Project Manager

James joined CSE in September 2009 as an Energy Advisor and moved into the position as Project Manager in the Local and Community Empowerment team in 2014. He regularly provides advice and support to a number of community...
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Anna Watts - Lead Trainer

Anna joined CSE in April 2005. As Lead Trainer, Anna manages several training (and other) projects and coordinates a pool of CSE trainers across several work areas. She also designs and delivers a range of training courses...
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Household Energy Services15 staff members

Ian Preston - Head of Household Energy Services

Ian joined CSE in 2001. He has more than a decade of experience working in sustainable energy practice and social research. His previous role as Senior Analyst covered research into fuel poverty, consumer behaviour, hard-to-treat...
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Liz Dagger - WISH Caseworker

Liz joined CSE in March 2005 initially as an outreach worker in which role she spent a lot of time out and about, promoting energy efficiency in the local Bristol community and further afield in rural Somerset. In 2014...
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Lisa Evans - Project Officer

Lisa joined CSE in 2002 and has extensive experience of helping people who live in fuel poverty having worked on a range of outreach and advice projects. Her recent work includes the development of a pre-payment meter switching...
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Beth Grylls - Intern

Beth joined CSE in September 2014 as part of as part of the Household Energy Services team. She works on a range of projects within the team including the WISH (Warmer Improved Somerset Homes), Energy@Home (for Bath &...
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Justin Lee-Gammage - Senior Energy Advisor

Justin joined CSE in January 2013 as an energy advisor. Initially, he focussed on delivering trusted and impartial advice on our energy advice line, while also helping clients through home visits and casework, and providing...
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Michael McClelland - Scheme Manager

Mike joined CSE in January 2009 and has worked across a number of advice and scheme delivery projects within the Household Energy Services team. Central to his role is the coordination and management of a number of CSE’s...
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James Pemberton - Intern

James joined CSE in October 2014 as an intern in the Household Energy Services team. He works on CSE’s advice line, as a volunteer coordinator, and on a range of projects including Bath and North East Somerset Energy...
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Sonia Pruzinsky - Senior Energy Advisor

Sonia joined CSE in 2013 and has worked on different outreach projects that deliver energy efficiency advice and address fuel poverty in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset regions. Furthermore she has planned and delivered training...
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Yusuf Salah - Energy Advisor

Yusuf Salah joined CSE in August 2013 after a long spell of working with the organisation on projects such as Warming Bristol Communities where he was a vital link between CSE and Bristol's many black, Asian and minority...
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Karen Smith - Energy Advisor

Karen joined CSE in November 2013 and currently works on a range of projects within our Household Energy Services team. Her role includes advising the public on how to prevent energy waste in the home, as well as working...
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Natalie Spollin - Senior Energy Advisor

Natalie is responsible for the day-to-day management of CSE’s Home Energy advice line, providing support, training and guidance to staff and volunteers as well as advising householders. She is also a member of CSE’s...
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Kate Thomas - Senior Project Manager

Kate  joined CSE as a senior project manager in  July 2012. She currently manages a range of projects across the West of England supporting householders to reduce their energy use and reduce their fuel bills while...
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Mark Tyler - Energy Advisor

Mark joined CSE in January 2008 and spends the majority of his time as a project worker on various fuel poverty and community focussed projects. His roles in each vary but generally consist of home visits to service users;...
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Jamie Walters - Energy Advice Project Manager

Jamie has been managing advice projects at CSE, including the energy advice line service, since 2009. He became an energy advisor in 2002 providing face-to-face and over-the-phone advice to the public, having previously been...
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Paul Winney - Project Officer

Paul joined CSE in December 2009. His role involves developing and delivering CSE’s retrofit schemes as well as testing the key mechanisms behind the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). He manages the...
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Development & Communications7 staff members

Janine Michael - Head of Development & Communications

Janine has been Head of Development at the Centre for Sustainable Energy since May 2000 and oversees all new project development and fundraising within the charity, from conception of a project idea to practical delivery. Since...
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Dr Nick Banks - Senior Development Manager

Nick joined CSE in September 2010 and has over 15 years experience working and studying in the environmental field. At CSE, Nick helps to develop our work with local authorities and housing associations, as well as exploring...
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Ruth Cole - Senior Development Manager

Ruth joined CSE in 2010 and works primarily on the development of new projects, tendering and grant fundraising spanning all areas of CSE’s work – providing particular support to the Local & Community Empowerment...
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Cat McLaughlin - Project Worker (Communications & Publicity)

Cat joined CSE in October 2014. She works on communications and publicity, both for the charity as a whole and for individual projects. She was previously employed at Bristol Green Doors (a partner to CSE), as a researcher...
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Phillip Morris - Senior Development Manger

Phillip has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of West of England, and six years of experience in the sustainable energy field, focusing primarily on domestic energy efficiency. He has recently rejoined CSE...
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Jonathan Twomey - Senior Development Manager

Jonathan joined CSE in March 2008 and works on new project development and fundraising within the organisation. He has ten years experience of project management and fundraising, particularly in the conservation/environmental...
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Tim Weisselberg - Communications & Publicity Manager

Tim is responsible for CSE's corporate communications and publicity, and for the communications element of the organisation's larger projects such as the 100 Ideas House and Our Big Energy Challenge. He was marketing manager...
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Finance & Human Resources3 staff members

Sarah Frankish - Head of Finance & Human Resources

Sarah has many years' experience of office and financial management, initially employed by Bristol Energy Centre, the trading company of the Centre for Sustainable Energy in 1993. Together with the Chief Executive, she...
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Simone Farquharson - Office Administrator

Having recently joined the team in the capacity of Office Administrator, Simone brings with her many years of experience of working in a supportive role from her background as an administrator and PA. Simone’s role...
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Julia Stephens-Parr - Financial Administrator

Julia joined CSE in the role of Financial Administrator, after working for many years in the banking industry. Working for the Head of Finance, she has responsibility for the day-to-day financial management of CSE. Julia...
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