Staff

CSE has a staff of around 70 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 threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes for more than 30 years. He became CSE's Chief Executive in 2002 after...
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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,...
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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 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 CSE’s...
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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 & Analysis14 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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Daisy Broman - Project Officer

Daisy joined CSE as a Senior Research Project Worker in February 2017. Before joining CSE, Daisy worked in charity evaluation, measuring the impact of cycling projects on health and transport behaviours, through surveys,...
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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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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.Prior to this, Catherine worked as an energy analyst with commercial real estate clients to monitor energy consumption and increase efficiency across their...
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Karen Smith - Project Officer

Karen joined CSE in November 2013 within our Household Energy Services team. 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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Local & Community Empowerment10 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 the Bright Green Future programme participants as well as other projects working to engage communities to start their own energy projects....
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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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Charlie Leaman - Project Worker

Charlie joined CSE in September 2018 to work with our Local and Community Empowerment team with a particular focus supporting the Bright Green Future Programme. In October 2019 she began supporting work on the newly...
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Graham McGrath - Senior Project Worker

Graham joined CSE in September 2018 to deliver low carbon and renewable energy planning policy advice and support for local and neighbourhood planning projects. He also works on wider sustainable energy research, community...
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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 runs and develops community energy and fuel poverty projects and provides support for community energy groups. Her work addresses...
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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 has 14 years' experience in planning, predominantly in local authorities. He previously worked for developers Wind Prospect and for Bath & North East Somerset Council, where as Principal...
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Nick Stromberg - Intern

Nick joined CSE in September 2019 as an intern within the Local and Community Empowerment team, with a particular focus on the Bright Green Future programme.He has previously worked with the National Trust and the University...
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Household Energy Services31 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 - Energy Advisor

Paola joined CSE in September 2015 as an intern and is now working as a Senior Energy Advisor. Her role at CSE focuses on energy and related advice to households through telephone advice, home visits, casework and outreach...
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Lucy Betts - Fuel Poverty Advisor

Lucy has a background of helping vulnerable people in fuel poverty and has attained the City & Guilds Level Three Energy Awareness Certificate.She gives advice and support around energy usage and debt to clients...
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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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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 - Senior Energy Advisor

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 - Energy Advisor

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 - Energy 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 Intern in CSE’s Household Energy Services department, and works supporting and advising vulnerable clients on reducing their energy bills and home energy efficiency.Nicky has long-term experience campaigning...
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Shareen Elnagy - Energy Advisor

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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Lisa Evans - 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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Deb Geraghty - Fuel Poverty Advisor

Deb Joined CSE as a Fuel Poverty Advisor in 2020. She works in the South Somerset and Mendip areas supporting people with a variety of issues including reducing energy costs, managing energy debts and improving the energy...
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George Goddard - Energy Advisor

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 ways to keep warm in winter, reduce their bills and improve...
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Eleanor Hodges - Fuel Poverty 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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Natasha Hope - WHAM Caseworker

Natasha joined CSE as an Energy Advisor in January 2017 to work on a range of projects within the busy Home Energy Team. As of July 2017 she will work as a case worker for WHAM - Warmer Homes, Advice & Money. Before joining...
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Mike Joyce - Energy Advisor

Mike joined CSE in 2019 as an Intern in the Household Energy Services team. He gives advice and support relating to household energy efficiency and managing fuel bills to clients throughout the West of England. This is done...
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Samuel Kelly - Energy Advisor

Samuel joined CSE in 2018 as a Fuel Poverty Advisor and works on a wide variety of projects. He gives advice and support around energy usage and debt to clients throughout the West Country. This is done through home visits,...
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Kath Lindsay - Energy Advisor

Kath joined CSE in February 2015. She works on a range of projects in the busy Home Energy Team providing in-depth energy advice to vulnerable householders over the phone, at events and through home visits. Prior to this...
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Pete McNeill - 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 his employment with CSE, he...
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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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Cora Paine - Advice Line Team Leader

Cora joined CSE in January 2016 as a member of the Household Energy Services team. She has experience as an energy advisor with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, supporting vulnerable residents and providing tailored energy...
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George Perry - Energy Advisor

George joined CSE in August 2019 as an intern and is working on a range of our Home Energy Team projects. His role at CSE focuses on energy advice and support, relating primarily to households through telephone advice, home...
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Joe Pitt - Senior Energy Advisor

Joe joined CSE in June 2019 and works on a variety of projects for the Household Energy Services team, providing in-depth energy advice through home visits, casework, phone calls, training and community events.He has a background...
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Sonia Pruzinsky - Project Officer

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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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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Mark Tyler - Senior 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 - Senior 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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Kate Watson - Futureproof Project Manager

Kate has ten years of experience working in the energy retrofit sector and a further ten in the wider construction refurbishment sector. She is a skilled project manager with experience delivering a wide range of projects...
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Lorna Wilcox - Energy Advisor

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 Somerset via our advice line and at events and on home-visits.Before...
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Jenna Willcox - WHAM Caseworker

Jenna joined CSE in July 2017 to work as caseworker on WHAM - Warmer Homes, Advice & Money. Previously she has worked for Bristol City Council as a Domestic Energy Assessor on the Warmer Homes Project, and energy efficiency...
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Paul Winney - Project 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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Climate Emergency Support Programme1 staff member

Rachel Coxcoon - Programme Director, Climate Emergency Strategic Support

Rachel joined CSE in 2005 and is a leading expert in the community energy sector. Rachel has played a pivotal role in developing CSE’s work on community energy and low carbon planning, and has particular skills and...
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Development & Communications7 staff members

Janine Michael - Head of Development & Communications

Janine has been working 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 CSE’s...
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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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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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Bella Peatfield - Communications & Publicity Officer

Bella joined CSE in January 2019 to support all aspects of CSE’s organisational and project-based communications.She has over four years’ experience creating and delivering multi-channel campaigns. Previously...
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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 & Human Resources4 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,...
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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 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 role at CSE is to provide...
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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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