Staff

CSE has a staff of around 90 based in Bristol, and a Board of Trustees who serve in a voluntary capacity. Here's an organisational diagram that shows how we're structured.

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

Senior Management Team6 staff members

Simon Roberts OBE - Chief Executive

Simon has been helping people, organisations and policy-makers develop effective responses to the climate emergency and the misery of cold homes for more than 35 years. He became CSE's Chief Executive in 2002 after two...
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Lisa Gardner - Director of Finance and Operations

Lisa joined CSE in July 2021 as Director of Finance and Operations, bringing over 20 years of experience in the Charity sector to this new role at CSE. Lisa trained as a chartered accountant in Bristol  before working...
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Keith Hempshall - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

Keith is responsible for delivering community energy projects in the local and Community Empowerment team. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in working with civil society organisations, governments and community...
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Janine Michael - Head of Development & Communications

Janine has been working in sustainable energy for almost 3 decades, and has led CSE’s development and communications team since 2000. She sits on CSE’s senior management team, holds overall responsibility for...
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Ian Preston - Head of Household Energy Services

Ian joined CSE in 2001. As Head of Household Energy Services he oversees award winning advice projects including WHAM, Futureproof, TEA and advice line support for WPD and OVO customers. His previous role as Senior Analyst...
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Joshua Thumim - Head of Research & Analysis

Joshua joined CSE in 2006. As Head of Research and Analysis he is responsible for overseeing and managing a vast range of projects including THERMOS, SMETER and micro:bit. He has extensive experience of research in the fields...
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Research & Analysis17 staff members

Joshua Thumim - Head of Research & Analysis

Joshua joined CSE in 2006. As Head of Research and Analysis he is responsible for overseeing and managing a vast range of projects including THERMOS, SMETER and micro:bit. He has extensive experience of research in the fields...
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Dr Sarah Becker - Senior Project Worker

Sarah joined CSE in early 2020 as a Senior Project Worker in the Research team. In her previous research at Cardiff University she looked at public perceptions of climate change and energy transitions. She has experience...
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Dr Toby Bridgeman - Senior Research Project Manager

Toby joined CSE in 2010 as a senior project worker and has over ten years’ experience working in sustainable energy research. As a Project Manager in the Research and Analysis team at CSE, he works on a range of projects...
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Mark Gibbons - Software Developer

Mark joined CSE as a software engineer in 2018. Prior to joining CSE he worked as a web developer, producing cloud-based software for the Higher Education sector. Mark has four years' experience working with a variety...
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Andrew Gonnet - Java Software Engineer

Andrew joined CSE in April 2018 as a senior software engineer. He has over 25 years software engineering experience having worked in fields such as communication engineering, semiconductor memory fabrication and oil &...
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Dr Tom Hinton - Software Developer

Tom joined CSE in June 2012. He has extensive experience in software development and design and a wide knowledge of machine learning and optimisation techniques.He holds a PhD, ‘On the Vehicle Routing Problem’...
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Nicky Hodges - Senior Researcher

Nicky joined CSE in January 2016. As Senior Researcher she manages and delivers policy research and evaluation projects. Nicky has over 20 years’ experience in devising and undertaking qualitative and mixed method research,...
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Martin Holley - Senior Technical Project Manager

Martin joined CSE in March 2002. Martin's main role within CSE is to manage a vast portfolio of projects including local authority support programmes, renewable energy feasibility studies and the management of energy...
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Sam Homan - Senior Project worker

Sam joined CSE in June 2021 as a Senior Project Worker with a focus on quantitative analysis. Before joining CSE, Sam was a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield where he was part of the Centre for Doctoral Training...
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Mike Joyce - Senior Project Worker

Mike initially joined CSE’s Household Energy Services team in 2019 where he gained experience delivering energy and retrofit advice across the Southwest. He then moved to the Research & Analysis team in 2021 to...
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Neil Justice - Software Engineer

Neil joined CSE in April 2020 as a software engineer.  He previously spent three and a half years working on a variety of software engineering projects for a Bristol-based software consultancy, using a range of different...
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Annette Lamley - Project Manager

Annette joined CSE in September 2012. Before joining CSE, Annette worked as a sustainability consultant within the construction industry for four years. Annette’s particular expertise lies in the field of energy consumption...
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Julia Oggioni - Senior Project Manager

Julia joined the Research team at CSE in January 2020. She has a diverse planning and environmental background as well as experience in the renewable energy field, and was previously working for engineering and environmental...
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Catherine Sage - Senior Project Worker

Catherine joined CSE in December 2019 as a Senior Project Worker and works on quantitative research projects such as 3D, CDDP (City Decarbonisation Delivery Programme), Impact, Smart and Fair and local authority...
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Lydia Schmidt - Senior Research Project Worker (Qualitative)

Lydia joined CSE in July 2021 as a Senior Research Project Worker (Qualitative). Lydia has experience researching and implementing sustainability initiatives in the adult health and social care sector, and is passionate about...
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Karen Smith - Project Officer

Karen joined CSE's Household Energy Services team in 2013 where she combined energy advice with work on a range of home energy and research projects. She now works within our Research team engaging on projects...
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Nick Stromberg - Project Worker

Nick joined CSE in September 2019 to work within the Local & Community Empowerment team, and in 2021 joined the Research & Analysis team as a Senior Project Worker, with a focus on qualitative analysis. He's one...
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Local & Community Empowerment11 staff members

Keith Hempshall - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

Keith is responsible for delivering community energy projects in the local and Community Empowerment team. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in working with civil society organisations, governments and community...
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Megan Blyth - Senior Project Worker

Megan joined CSE in September 2017. At CSE, a major part of her role has been supporting young people through the Bright Green Future and Green Influencers programmes. Megan also works on projects supporting communities with...
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Leah Bromley - Project Worker

Leah joined CSE in July 2021 and supports a variety of projects in the Local and Community Empowerment team including Bright Green Future and a range of planning-related projects. Prior to CSE, she worked for The Students’...
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Rachel Haycock - Project Manager

Rachel joined CSE in October 2014 after working with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the UK Youth Climate Coalition. She has a Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Sheffield.Rachel has a wide experience of working...
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Roy Kareem - Senior Project Manager

Roy joined CSE in April 2017 to manage our environmental leadership programme for young people, Bright Green Future. Prior to this role Roy worked in animal welfare, marine conservation and the education sector.Roy has an...
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Jack Lloyd - Project Worker

Jack joined CSE in July 2021 and supports a range of projects within the Local & Community Empowerment team. Prior to working at CSE, Jack worked for Bristol City Council on sustainable travel behaviour change and...
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Bridget Newbery - Senior Project Manager

Bridget joined CSE in September 2009. As one of CSE’s Senior Community Project Managers she develops and supports community energy and fuel poverty projects, engaging with a range of organisations using a community...
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Tess Rushton - Project Worker

Tess joined CSE as a Project Worker in July 2021 and supports a variety of projects within the LACE team including supporting local community groups with renewable energy projects and working on the Bright Green Future programme.Prior...
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Harriet Sansom - Project Manager

Harriet joined CSE in 2013 as a Senior Project Worker, before becoming Project Manager in 2014. Harriet works on a range of projects which seek to support community groups, local authorities, planners and young people to...
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Dan Stone - Project Manager

Dan joined CSE in 2015. He leads CSE’s planning work, and runs CSE’s Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Programme, which supports neighbourhood planning groups in embedding climate policies within their plans....
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Victoria Wakefield-Jarrett - Senior Project Worker

Vic joined CSE in 2021 as a Senior Project Worker and works on projects supporting community groups to engage with sustainable energy projects including 3D, Power Partners and Next Generation Innovation Fund.Prior to joining...
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Household Energy Services41 staff members

Ian Preston - Head of Household Energy Services

Ian joined CSE in 2001. As Head of Household Energy Services he oversees award winning advice projects including WHAM, Futureproof, TEA and advice line support for WPD and OVO customers. His previous role as Senior Analyst...
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Paola Aldana - Project Officer

Paola joined CSE as an intern in 2015. Her current role at CSE focuses on energy and related advice to households through telephone advice, home visits, casework and outreach events, as well as delivering training and managing...
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Katey Bell - Project Officer

Katey joined CSE in March 2021 as a Project Officer, providing in-depth casework support to vulnerable clients and project management support to the delivery of the WPD Power Up Advice SW Hub.Before joining CSE, Katey worked...
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Julia Bowen - Energy Advisor

Julia is an energy advisor who works alongside three NHS trusts in the Bristol area as a Caseworker integrated into the three hospitals' Discharge Teams. Splitting her time across the Southmead Hospital,...
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Luke Buckler - Energy Advisor

Luke is an Energy Advisor in the Household Energy Services team. Before joining CSE in March 2021, he worked in the outpatient appointment centre of Bristol NHS Trust, as a volunteer-welfare coordinator in a charity supporting...
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Nick Clack - Senior Energy Advisor

Nick joined CSE in March 2018 to work on a range of our Home Energy Team projects. His role at CSE focuses on providing energy and related advice to households – particularly vulnerable people – through telephone...
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Elliot Clark - Project Officer

Elliot joined CSE in August 2017 to work in the busy Household Energy Services team. His role at CSE focuses on providing energy and related advice to households – particularly vulnerable people – through telephone...
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Will Cotterill - Senior Caseworker

Will joined CSE in September 2018 as an intern and is now working as an Energy Advisor. His role at CSE focuses on energy advice and support, relating primarily to households through telephone advice, home visits, casework...
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Ed Divers - Senior Fuel Poverty Advisor

Ed joined CSE in August 2018 to work as an energy advisor in the Household Energy Team. His role at CSE focuses on energy and related advice to households through telephone advice, home visits, casework and outreach events....
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Nicky Dodgson - Energy Advisor

Nicky is an Energy Advisor in CSE’s Household Energy Services department, and works supporting and advising vulnerable clients on reducing their energy bills and improving their home energy efficiency.Nicky has long-term...
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Shareen Elnagy - Project Officer

Shareen joined CSE in September 2015 and is working on a range of our Home Energy Team projects. Her role at CSE focuses on energy and related advice to households – particularly vulnerable people including low...
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Julia Evans - Intern

Julia joined CSE in January 2021 as one of the new Interns to the Household Energy Services Team and will be working on a range of projects and offering advice and support to vulnerable households.Inspired by wanting to develop...
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Lisa Evans - Senior Project Manager

Lisa joined CSE in 2002 and has extensive experience of helping households who live in fuel poverty and in supporting vulnerable people. She has excellent skills in clear communication, empathetic and patient one-to-one support...
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Holly Findlay - Energy Advisor

Holly joined CSE in September 2020 as one of three new interns to the Household Energy Services team. Her role at CSE supports various projects in different ways depending on clients’ needs and project funding, and...
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Deb Geraghty - Fuel Poverty Advisor

Deb Joined CSE as a Fuel Poverty Advisor in 2020. She works across the whole of Somerset supporting people with a variety of issues including reducing energy costs, managing energy debts and improving the energy efficiency...
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George Goddard - Senior Project Worker

George joined the Home Energy Team at CSE in September 2019. As an Energy Advisor he speaks with a range of people throughout the South West and further afield, about keeping warm in winter, reducing their bills and improving...
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Jo Hillier - Energy Caseworker

Jo has joined CSE as an Energy Caseworker after having previously worked in finance for 10 years, where she implemented customer service initiatives which gave customers one point of contact for any queries or complaints.Jo...
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Charlie Hinton - Warm and Safe Wiltshire Advice Trainee

Charlie recently joined the CSE in early June, prior to this Charlie has an eclectic range of experiences working as a cheese monger, an escape room host and volunteering in hostels around the world!Charlie also has a level...
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Eleanor Hodges - Senior Energy Advisor

Eleanor joined CSE in January 2019 as a Fuel Poverty Advisor. Her role at CSE focuses on giving in-depth energy and related advice to vulnerable households through telephone advice, home visits and outreach events.Before...
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Martha Le Coyte - Energy Advisor

Martha joined CSE in March 2021 as an Energy Advisor. Prior to this, she worked as a Support Worker for a Homeless Charity where she directly supported vulnerable and socially excluded people from all walks of life who were...
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Kath Lindsay - Senior Project Worker

Kath joined CSE in February 2015 as an Energy Advisor. She has worked on a range of projects in the busy Home Energy Team providing in-depth energy advice to householders over the phone, at events and through home visits....
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Pete McNeill - Senior Energy Advisor

Pete joined CSE as an Energy Advisor in November 2017 to give personal energy advice to householders in the South West through home visits, telephone work, casework, and outreach events. Prior to this, he worked as a Project...
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James Mullen - Retrofit Coordinator

James re-joined CSE in July 2020. His role involves supporting householders through their retrofit journey, offering advice, guidance, site visits and quality assurance. He is undertaking the Retrofit Coordination and Risk...
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Trishna Mutsuddy - Energy Advisor

Trishna joined CSE in 2019 as an Energy Advisor. Her role focuses on providing a range of in-depth energy advice to vulnerable customers of Western Power Distribution through the dedicated Power-up advice hub. She was also...
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Willow Nossiter - Wiltshire Energy Advisor

Willow joined CSE in early june 2021 as an Energy Advisor based in Wiltshire .Prior to this Willow worked in customer services for 4 years at longleat safari park. Willow worked directly with hundreds of customers a day making...
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Cora Paine - Project Manager

Cora joined CSE in January 2016 as a member of the Household Energy Services team, starting as a phone advisor and caseworker before moving on to project management. Cora manages our advice line, which provides support in...
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Zora Paschke - Caseworker

Zora joined CSE in October 2021 and is working with the Warmer Homes, Advice & Money team.She holds a BA in Social Work from the University of Hamburg, and has extensive experience supporting vulnerable people with complex...
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Joe Pitt - Project Officer

Joe joined CSE in June 2019 and works on a variety of projects for the Household Energy Services team, providing in-depth energy and low-carbon retrofit advice through home visits and assessments, casework, training and community...
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Sonia Pruzinsky - Project Manager

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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Imogen Rix - Energy advisor

Imogen joined CSE in January 2021, working on a range of projects that focus on alleviating fuel poverty and supporting vulnerable individuals.She holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of...
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Joanne Salisbury - Fuel Poverty Advisor (Bath & North East Somerset)

Joanne is our Bath & North East Somerset Fuel poverty advisor, working in the community and based at the RUH hospital one day a week alongside the discharge team. Our aim is to ensure patients leaving hospital go...
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Karn Shah - Senior Project Manager

Karn joined CSE as a senior project manager in February 2021. He is managing a range of projects that include advising householders on how to reduce their energy use and fuel bills, and delivering low-carbon retrofit following...
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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 fuel bills while still keeping their homes...
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Nick Trapp - Energy Advisor

Nick started volunteering as a translator/interpreter at CSE in early 2020, and joined as an employee the following December to work on various Home Energy Services projects. He holds a BA in Russian and Arabic from Oxford...
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Mark Tyler - Project Officer

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 - Senior Project Manager

Jamie has been managing advice projects and staff as part of our Household Energy Service (HES) team since 2008. He is currently responsible for the delivery of the Bristol City Council Tenant's Energy Advice service....
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Eoin Ward - Energy Advisor

Eoin joined CSE in March 2021 as an Energy Advisor. Previously, he worked surveying homes for the installation of heating and insulation measures under ECO3. He volunteered during the pandemic as a legal advisor with a London...
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Lorna Wilcox - Project Officer

Lorna is currently on maternity leave and expected back late in 2021 ...Lorna joined CSE in February 2015 as a member of the Home Energy team providing in-depth and personal energy advice to vulnerable people in Bristol and...
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Jenna Willcox - Retrofit Assessor and Coordinator

Jenna joined CSE in July 2017 and is working as an assessor and coordinator on various retrofit projects at CSE.  Her role involves supporting householders through their retrofit journey, offering advice, guidance, site...
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Paul Winney - Senior Operations Manager

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 Household...
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Daisy Winter - Energy Advisor

Daisy joined CSE in August 2020 and is an Intern in the Household Energy Services Team. She works on a range of projects that focus on giving energy advice and support to vulnerable people. In February 2020 she became...
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Development & Communications9 staff members

Janine Michael - Head of Development & Communications

Janine has been working in sustainable energy for almost 3 decades, and has led CSE’s development and communications team since 2000. She sits on CSE’s senior management team, holds overall responsibility for...
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Natasha Collins-Daniel - External Communications & Impact Manager

Natasha joined CSE in March 2021 bringing over 16 years’ experience as a PR, media, communications and campaigning leader with commercial and charity experience. Natasha begun her career in a PR agency working on B2B...
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Jenny Howard Coles - Senior Development Manager

Jenny joined CSE in August 2017 to develop new ideas, projects and services and to work across the organisation to secure funding to help achieve CSE’s mission. She has worked in the local and community energy sector...
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Jessica Knight - Development Project Officer

Jessica joined CSE in October 2018 to support the Development and Communications department. She works within the Development team developing new projects and funding opportunities and also helps with website maintenance...
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Stephanie Lake - Development Intern

Stephanie joined CSE in November 2020 to support the development and communications department. She works within the Development team supporting new projects and funding opportunities.Before joining Stephanie gained experience...
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Jennifer Mitchell - Senior Development Manager

Jenny joined CSE in December 2019 to develop new projects and income opportunities, particularly in the Smart Energy space.Her career began at Vattenfall, working on the East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint Venture. Here she learnt...
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Charlotte Strain - Communications Intern

Charlotte joined CSE in November 2020 as our communications intern. She has a wide range of experience in charity communications and events, having previously worked for two small charities; The Tuberous Sclerosis Association...
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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 over twenty years' experience within the charitable sector, focusing on project management...
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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.Tim has more than two decades' worth of experience in print and...
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Finance & Operations 6 staff members

Lisa Gardner - Director of Finance and Operations

Lisa joined CSE in July 2021 as Director of Finance and Operations, bringing over 20 years of experience in the Charity sector to this new role at CSE. Lisa trained as a chartered accountant in Bristol  before working...
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Clare Dalton - Senior Finance Manager

Clare joined CSE in 2021 in the capacity of Senior Finance Manager. She is an ACA qualified accountant with many years of experience working with charity finances. Clare’s role at CSE is to manage the finance function...
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Fayola Edmunds - Office Administrator

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Fayola.Edmunds@cse.org.uk | 0117 934 1400

Simone Farquharson - Office Administrator

Simone is on maternity leave ...Simone joined CSE in the capacity of office administrator in 2013, bringing with her many years of experience working in a supportive role from her background as an administrator and PA. Simone’s...
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Liz Heneghan - Head of HR

Liz joined CSE in September 2021, bringing 15 years experience in Human Resources to this new role at CSE. Prior to joining CSE, Liz held Senior Management human resources roles in Hospitality, working on supporting...
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Lisa Welham-Clarke - Financial Administrator (p/t)

Lisa joined CSE in 2016 in the capacity of financial administrator, bringing with her many years of experience of working in a financial support role.Lisa’s role at CSE is to provide day-to-day financial support...
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