Staff

CSE has a staff of around 50 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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Rachel Coxcoon - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

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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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. His previous role as Senior Analyst covered research into fuel poverty, consumer behaviour, hard-to-treat housing issues and scheme evaluation. Ian’s particular skills include energy modelling,...
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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. He has extensive experience of research in the fields of renewable energy, energy policy-making...
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Research & Analysis9 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. He has extensive experience of research in the fields of renewable energy, energy policy-making...
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Dr Toby Bridgeman - Researcher

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 investigating...
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Daisy Goaman - Senior Research Project Worker

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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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 research and evaluation projects. Nicky has over 20 years experience in devising and undertaking qualitative and mixed method research, including...
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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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Annette Lamley - Project Officer (Technical)

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...
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Glenn Searby - Software Developer

Glenn joined CSE in 2012 to work on the National Housing Model. Since the completion of this project he has worked on a range of projects requiring the development of bespoke software tools. Glenn’s key skills are in...
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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. Richard has over 16 years' experience working in web and software development. Richard was initially appointed by CSE as a project...
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Local & Community Empowerment9 staff members

Rachel Coxcoon - Head of Local & Community Empowerment

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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Caitlin Ballard - Project Worker

Caitlin joined CSE in October 2014. She contributes to CSE’s neighbourhood planning support and research into community engagement in low carbon transition. Prior to joining CSE, she undertook public consultation work...
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Rachel Haycock - Project Worker

Rachel joined CSE in October 2014. Rachel has a wide experience of working on community-focused sustainability projects with a particular expertise in energy, climate change and conservation. A core part of her role has been...
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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. Previous to this role Roy worked in animal welfare, marine conservation and the education sector.Roy has...
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Bridget Newbery - Senior Project Manager (currently on maternity leave)

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 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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Daniel Stone - Project Manager (Planning and Technical)

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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James Watt - Project Manager

James joined CSE in 2009 as an Energy Advisor and moved into the position as Project Manager in the Local and Community Empowerment team in 2014.  He manages community energy support projects and is skilled in working...
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Anna Watts - Lead Trainer (currently on maternity leave)

Anna joined CSE in April 2005. As Lead Trainer, Anna manages several training projects and coordinates a pool of CSE trainers across several work areas. She also designs and delivers a range of training courses which vary...
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Household Energy Services17 staff members

Ian Preston - Head of Household Energy Services

Ian joined CSE in 2001. His previous role as Senior Analyst covered research into fuel poverty, consumer behaviour, hard-to-treat housing issues and scheme evaluation. Ian’s particular skills include energy modelling,...
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Elizabeth Adams - Energy Advisor

Liz joined CSE in September 2015. She works to support the busy Home Energy Team in providing energy advice to householders in Bristol and Somerset. Liz routinely works to deliver telephone advice, home visits and casework...
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Paola Aldana - Energy Advisor

Paola joined CSE in September 2015 as an intern and is now working as an Energy Adivsor. Her role at CSE focuses on energy and related advice to households through telephone advice, home visits, casework and outreach events,...
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Justin Bear (né Lee-Gammage) - Project Officer

Justin joined CSE in 2013. He is a qualified energy advisor and joint coordinator of CSE’s home energy advice hub, supporting the advice team and managing smaller advice projects. Justin is also skilled in building...
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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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Natasha Hope - Energy Advisor

Natasha joined CSE as an Energy Advisor in January 2017 to work on a range of projects within the busy Home Energy Team. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography from Lancaster University. Before joining...
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Naomi Knight - Intern

Naomi joined CSE as an intern in September 2016 to support the work of the Home Energy and Local & Community Empowerment teams. She has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, with a focus on...
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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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Cora Paine - Senior Energy Advisor

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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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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Karen Smith - Senior 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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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 - 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 - 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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Lorna Wilcox - Energy Advisor

Lorna joined CSE in Febuary 2015 is 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 joining...
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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 & Communications5 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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Courtenay Crawford - Communications and Publicity Officer

Courtenay joined CSE in January 2017 as Communications and Publicity Officer. She will be supporting the Communications and Development Team in communicating and publicising the aims and projects of the Centre for Sustainable...
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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 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, she...
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Fayola Edmunds - Office Administrator

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Simone Farquharson - Office Administrator (currently on maternity leave)

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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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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