Our People

Fathi Abdullahi

Finance Officer

I work as a Finance Officer, supporting the Finance team in managing the operational transactional activities of Salix. To reduce my carbon footprint, I use public transport or walk as much as possible. I also actively recycle and use energy-efficiency lightings at my house.

Kirsty Adamson

Programme Manager - Colleges and Universities

As a Programme Manager, working in the Colleges and Universities team, I am responsible for providing support to clients through the application process to the successful completion of their projects. I try to be as environmentally conscious as possible by using public transport, recycling and avoiding single-use plastics.

Gbenga Adenaike

Client Support Officer - NHS

I work as a Client Support Officer in the NHS team; I work with NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts who wish to use Salix funding for energy efficiency projects. I work with clients from project delivery to completion, helping to reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs. I have a strong interest in climate change and environmental issues, which is why I studied an MSc in Climate Change Science and Policy. In my daily life, I try to reduce my carbon footprint by avoiding car usage and travelling by public transport, as well as transitioning to a low carbon diet.

Harvie Agnew

Programme Coordinator - Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

As a Programme Coordinator in the Low Carbon Skills Fund team, I support clients across the public sector in England to apply for Salix funding to produce Heat Decarbonisations Plans, a key step in building a road map towards net-zero emissions. I am pleased to be assisting public sector decarbonisation, having studied an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. I try to reduce my impact on the environment by avoiding air travel as much as possible and reducing my meat consumption.

Funsho Akin-Agunbiade

Senior Management Accountant

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, I am responsible for the management accounts not limited to forecasts, budgets, and cash flow. I reduce my carbon footprint by using public transport as often as possible, adopting zero waste and increasing recycling. I also encourage my family and friends to do the same.

Ahmed Ali

Digital Communications Officer

As a Digital Communications Officer at Salix Finance, I am responsible for implementing communication strategies that help to raise awareness of Salix funding to the public sector. In addition to this, I promote client projects and the benefits of using energy efficient technologies through social channels, enabling stakeholders to be aware of how they can reduce their carbon footprint and positively impact on the environment. To reduce my own carbon footprint, I avoid using single use plastics, actively recycle and use public transport wherever possible. I also compost my own food waste whilst eating organic and local food as much as possible.

Sofia Ali

Client Support Officer - Wales

As a Client Support Officer, I work within the Salix Wales Funding Programme, supporting Welsh Public Sector clients such as local authorities, universities and schools in becoming more energy-efficient. I try to lead a more sustainable lifestyle by having short showers, using what I own before purchasing new items, and shopping locally with more ethical brands. I love learning new hacks from others in my community, and reminding myself why it’s so important to change my daily habits by spending lots of time in nature. I believe doing something, no matter how small, is always better than nothing!

Daniel Awodele

Senior Programme Manager

I support the Salix grant scheme programme as a senior program manager, working closely with the Schools and Academies and Colleges and Universities teams. I am always looking to add value as a servant leader to my team in making sure Salix clients get the best support we can possibly give through valued stakeholder management and timely communication, guided by sincerity and fairness in what we do. I have been a recycling enthusiast at home for many years, working towards transforming my home into a future ready and environment friendly one, to the best of my capability.

Nadim El Bakri

Programme Coordinator - Schools and Academies

I am part of the Schools and Academies team. As a client support officer, I support Maintained Schools and Academies in England to apply for Salix funding towards energy efficiency projects, as well as providing advice on how to utilise funding towards long term decarbonisation strategies. In my everyday life I reduce my carbon footprint where possible and avoid single use plastic. I believe that through everyday environmentally conscious choices we can drive the change for a better and greener future.

Archie Balkwill

Client Support Officer - Low Carbon Skills Fund

My role as a client support officer for the LCSF team is to support our clients throughout the application and grant process to produce Heat Decarbonisation Plans; a key step in kickstarting their journey towards net zero. I have a background in anthropology, and I am interested in how our environment is becoming increasingly politicised and commodified. I consider myself to be an environmentally conscious person, adopting a predominantly plant-based diet, as well as keeping up to date with environmental discussions and politics.

Hayley Bristow

Programme Coordinator - Wales

As a Programme Coordinator I work within the Salix Wales Funding Programme, supporting Welsh Public Sector clients such as local authorities, universities and schools to apply for funding towards energy efficiency projects. I also support clients by advising how to utilise a Salix loan toward long term decarbonisation goals. I lead a sustainable lifestyle by avoiding single-use plastics, recycling whenever possible and buying local food with low to no air miles and therefore a lower carbon footprint.

Carol Brown

Human Resource Director

I am responsible to the Chief Executive for all aspects of human resources and organisational development within Salix. I strive to reduce my carbon footprint by buying locally, recycling as much as possible and I have started to grow my own herbs and vegetables.

Helen Byrne

Client Support Officer - Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund

As a Client Support Officer in the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) team, I support the delivery of Phase 2 LCSF by fielding queries relating to applications to Programme Managers and monitoring the allocation of the funding to ensure that Key Performance Indicators are met. To reduce my carbon footprint, I recycle, limit my meat intake and make sustainable fashion choices.

Martha Chafer

Programme Coordinator - Local Authorities

As a Programme Coordinator on the England Street Lighting Team, I work with clients from large county councils to small parish councils, offering support throughout the Salix application process, from the initial point of interest through to project completion. I also help to support clients with their long-term decarbonisation plans. I avoid non-recyclable plastics and keep my carbon footprint to a minimum by using public transport and buying clothes and furniture second hand. Most importantly though, I find that actively seeking out new information and being willing to learn from others is the best way to continually increase my commitment to sustainable living. There are lots of encouraging discoveries happening every day that act as a great source of motivation for living sustainably.

Seema Chandel

PR & Communications Coordinator

As PR and Communications Coordinator at Salix Finance, I help to support clients by providing guidance on grant funding and other Salix funding schemes through various communications. As part of my responsibilities, I manage Salix's social media and the website as well as Communications Officers. I am passionate about sustainability, the environment, and conservation and limit my carbon impact through eco-friendly choices and travel by public transport.

Indie Channa

Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst

My role at Salix is to offer technical assistance to staff/clients, and to technically assess project applications. In my personal life I like to reduce my environmental impact by using public transport, avoiding fast fashion and staying up to date with developments in sustainability.

Amaka Chigbue

Senior Management Accountant

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, I am responsible for the management accounts not limited to forecasts, budgets, and cash flow. To reduce my carbon emissions, I tend to walk most places, travel by public transport and shop locally. I do my bit to live an environmentally friendly life and encourage my friends and family to adopt the 3 R’s to reduce, reuse or recycle where possible.

Edward Clark

Programme Manager - Local Authorities

I am responsible for leading an expert team in the delivery of funding programmes across the Local Authorities and Central Government sectors. We support public bodies of all sizes with energy efficiency projects across their building estates, helping them reach carbon reduction targets and saving money. I like to cycle where possible, try to make sustainable lifestyle choices and enjoy growing fruit and vegetables and baking bread on a regular basis.

Nina Clarke

Office Manager

I am the Office Manager for Salix Finance and my main responsibilities are to ensure the smooth running of the office by providing our employees with a safe and pleasant working environment. I am also responsible for IT. I reduce my carbon footprint where possible, and I avoid single-use plastic. I have been a vegetarian my entire life.

Jade Clarke

Client Support Officer - NHS

I am a Client Support Officer in the NHS Team and I help support clients with their energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects. I have completed an MSc in Climate Change and I am extremely environmentally conscious. I strive to avoid single-use plastics and recycle where possible, I also use public transport and consume a predominantly plant-based diet.

William Cook

Senior Programme Manager

I am responsible for managing and overseeing the Salix funding schemes across Scotland and Wales, supporting clients to implement their carbon management plans and help them save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. In order to reduce my carbon expenditure I brave the elements and cycle to work.

Laura Couldrey

Programme Manager - Phase 2 PSDS

As a programme manager, I guide applicants through the Salix funding process to ensure they successfully complete their projects. In my everyday life I try to be as environmentally conscious as possible. I am an avid recycler, use public transport and try to choose local products.

Joan Dayap

Programme Coordinator - Colleges & Universities

Working as a Programme Coordinator for the Colleges and Universities team, I assist further and higher education institutions in building their long-term energy efficiency project plans all the way through to delivery and completion. I am passionate about sustainability and actively reduce my carbon footprint by limiting my use of single-use plastic; using public transport; and recycling as much as possible. Additionally, I will be looking to transition into incorporating a more plant-based diet and cycling to work to reduce my carbon footprint further.

Laurence Denyer

Business Analyst

In my role as a Business Analyst, I support other teams by managing application processes and by providing analysis on data for the Recycling Fund, Grant Schemes and Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme. I'm always looking for ways to improve the systems and processes with which we work. To reduce my carbon footprint I cycle to work, am a vegetarian and I keep up to date on environmental discussions through podcasts.

Cally Dodson

Finance Officer

I work within the Finance Department supporting the Finance Manager, assisting with the daily running of finance activities. To reduce my carbon footprint I walk and use public transport wherever possible.

John Edmonds

Non-Executive Director

John Edmonds is a Board Member of the Environment Agency. His Environment Agency responsibilities include Navigation and the Thames Region. He chairs the Inland Waterways Amenutues Advisory Council which advises the government on waterway issues. John has always taken a particular interest in environmental matters. In the 1970s, he was a member of the Government's Advisory Council on Energy Conservation. In the 1980s he was a member of the Royal Commission on Environment Pollution and in the 1990s a Non-Executive Director of the Forestry Commission. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment.

Sonia Ettetuani

Senior Communications and PR Manager

I am responsible to the Director of Finance and Resources for all aspects of communications internally and externally for the organisation. My role is to lead the communications team to ensure we support public sector organisations across our multi-stakeholder model to deliver capital energy and heat decarbonisation projects across the UK and raise the profile of Salix throughout. To reduce my impact on the environment, I own a hybrid car, but try and walk where possible. I have also limited my meat consumption and have introduced more plant-based foods into my diet. When shopping I also use reusable shopping bags and avoid purchasing products with excessive plastic.

Mariam Fakaye

Liaison Officer

I am a Grant Liaison Officer with the Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) Team. I foster effective communication with Salix clients on their decarbonisation plans. I also engage internally between the LCSF team and all other delivery teams. In my day to day activities, I also write processes and plans to guide delivery teams through the Salix application process. I reduce my carbon footprint daily by walking and using public transport as much as possible. I also actively recycle and turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use at home.

Cameron Flewitt

Business Systems Coordinator

In my role as a Business Analyst, I support other teams around Salix in the delivery of monthly reports on committed and completed project figures for Recycling Funds. I also provide further ad hoc help to these teams, whether it be with reports, queries or systems development. I am passionate about all facets of sustainability and walk to work to reduce my carbon footprint. I am also a pescetarian, having removed other meat from my diet both for health and environmental reasons.

Marcia Forde

Director of Corporate Services

I support Salix to navigate the numerous and profound changes the company is going through by leading project and programme management approaches, risk management and corporate development initiatives. I am also responsible for the Low Carbon Skills Fund. I’m passionate about sustainability; I re-use and upcycle as much as possible, grow lots of my own food, have had a plant based diet for decades and have never owned a car.

Lindy Frey

Senior Programme Manager

As a Senior Programme Manager I’m responsible for working together with our local authority clients and partner organisations to accelerate investment in energy efficient street lighting across England, helping authorities to significantly reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. My efforts to reduce my personal carbon footprint include walking to work, limiting the energy/water waste at home, reducing my disposable plastic consumption, composting food waste, and eating a mostly vegetarian diet.

John Garbett

Senior Programme Manager (Interim)

I am responsible for the leadership of the LA Buildings Team, helping Local Authorities to decarbonise their estate. My key responsibilities are to effectively lead and manage the team to ensure that Local Authorities achieve funding that is applicable and suitable for their needs to implement programmes of work to support a zero-carbon economy. My previous experience includes working on a project to develop a zero-carbon charge point free electric vehicles, which is work in progress. I am an indoor gardener, growing as many vegetables as possible in a limited space, recycle everything and am a pescatarian.

Nia Garry

Client Support Officer - Schools and Academies

As a Client Support Officer in the Schools and Academies Team, I help support schools with their applications for Salix funding. In order to reduce my own carbon footprint I have made a personal commitment to stop flying to destinations in Europe, travelling by train instead. If I do choose to fly again in the future, I will pay to offset my carbon emissions. I also cycle to work and try not to spend money on fast fashion.

James Garth

Programme Manager- NHS

As Programme Manager of the NHS team at Salix, we work with our clients to support clients with their grant and loan funded projects from application to completion. Our goal is to help our partners in reducing their carbon emissions and energy costs. I cycle to work and around London where possible and have opted for energy efficient heating and lighting at home. I have also moved to a predominantly plant based diet and try to avoid single use plastic packaging.

Mufutau Gbadadmosi

Internal Auditor

My role as an internal auditor within Salix, reports to the Audit and Risk Manager. I review how public sector bodies use government grant funding, to support the development, management, and delivery of decarbonisation projects. We also provide general advice on topical issues as and when they arise. 'Being green' has always been a pet issue for me. I reduce my carbon footprint by scheduling energy saving lights at home to go off after 10 minutes of inactivity; to prioritising, where practicable, walking, cycling, or using public transport.

Samantha Gillard

HR Business Partner

I have been with Salix since 2008 and have enjoyed watching the company grow during that time. My role as HR and Office Manager manages the HR function at Salix, contributing to all aspects of recruitment, handling employee relations and training and development. Educating the younger generation to be green and about our planet is important and I do my part by teaching my daughter by making learning fun.

Liam Gillard

Programme Manager - Wales

I am responsible for managing and overseeing the delivery of the Wales Funding Programme. Working together with my team we support clients to implement their carbon management plans, helping to reduce both their carbon emissions and energy bills. I actively try to reduce my carbon footprint by using public transport on my daily commute and often walk or cycle as an alternative to driving. I also try to reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Lauren Golley

Client Support Officer

I am a Client Support Officer in the Schools and Academies Team which involves supporting schools with their applications for Salix funding to improve energy efficiency on their sites. I actively try to reduce my own carbon footprint by making sustainable fashion choices including avoiding fast fashion brands and being a vegetarian

Rebecca Goodall

Programme Coordinator - NHS

As a Programme Coordinator in the NHS team, I provide support to clients undertaking energy efficiency projects to reduce carbon emissions and to ensure financial savings. I am dedicated to understanding and promoting sustainable and equitable outcomes for people and the planet. This led me to study a master's in Environment and Development. On a personal level, I consume a plant-based diet, avoid fast fashion and single-use plastics, use public transport, and continue my learning and discussions of intersectional environmentalism.

Vimbai Gore-Strachan

Data Support Officer

As a Data Support Officer, I support other teams in the business to facilitate the reporting and delivery of the grant schemes and recycling fund, as well as helping to improve the internal systems at Salix. I am conscious of my effort on the changing climate and aim to lower my impact on the environment by avoiding single-use plastics, recycling at home, and walking or using public transport where I can.

Dame Teresa Graham DBE

Chair

Teresa graduated from Newcastle University in 1977. She joined the Newcastle upon Tyne office of a Big 5 firm as a student accountant and transferred to the firm's Department of Privatisation Services in London in 1989. From December 1986 to August 1987, she was seconded to the UK Governments Enterprise and Deregulation Advisory Panel for a two-year term. She was the winner of the “Young Accountant of the Year Award” for 1988 in recognition of her contribution to the small firm's sector, her profession and work with Government. Teresa joined Baker Tilly in 1989 and during her time there she headed up their Business Services Department. She now works independently focusing on her two passions – strategic advice to ambitious, growing businesses and liberating these businesses from the fetters of red tape. She holds a number of non-executive directorships in SMEs as well as in one of the largest private companies in the UK. She also has a variety of mentoring and advisory roles in other growth businesses. With her red tape hat on Teresa has just stepped down as Deputy Chair of the Government’s Better Regulation Commission (BRC) after twenty years of working in this arena. She is Chairman of the Administrative Burdens Advisory Board of HMRC. She is also Charing the Regulatory Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Her most recent publications are a major piece of work on litigation and compensation for the Lord Chancellor, an independent review for the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Small Firm’s Loan Guarantee Scheme and is a groundbreaking study for the Prime Minister, “Less is More”. She is currently a Patron of Network, a national forum for women in business. In her spare time she has been the past Chairman of the London Society of Chartered Accountants and still advises The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on SME issues. She is the 2007 Laureate under the ICAEW Award for Outstanding Achievement awarded annually to a member of the Institute who has made an outstanding contribution in any fields of endeavour. She was also a past member of the Accounting Standards Board’s Committee for Accounting for Smaller Entitles (CASE); a past member of the Government’s Ministerial Group on Access Business; past Chairman of the RSA’s Educational Policy Committee; past Governor of Bromley College of Further Education, past member of the Advisory Committee of the Office of Further Education; past member of the Advisory Committee of the Office for National Statistics, a non-executive member of the Advisory Committee of the Steering Board of the DTI’s Small Business Service, a member of the DTI's Small Business Council and a former Director of Business Link London South. Teresa was awarded a CBE in 2007 New Years Honours list for public service and an OBE in the 1997 New Years Honours List for services to Better Regulation and the small firm's sector.

James Green

Grant Fund Administrator

I'm a Grant Fund Administrator, responsible for processing grand fund payments to public sector bodies. It's great to be part of a happy and supportive team. As a non-driver, I'm a long-standing advocate of public transport and walking. These are great for getting to know the byways of London. I have a rule that no food gets thrown away, and I recycle as much as I can, including old clothes and shoes.

Nikki Gresty

Client Support Officer - NHS

As a Client Support Officer, I am pleased to be supporting England’s public sector decarbonisation towards a net-zero future. Having studied a LLM in Environmental Law, I have a strong passion for the environment and am dedicated to promoting sustainable outcomes, an interest I am pleased to be able to utilise at work. In everyday life, I actively try to lead a more sustainable lifestyle by using public transport, avoiding fast fashion and primarily eating a plant-based diet.

Robert De Grouchy

Client Support Officer

Working as a Client Support Officer in the Higher and Further Education Team, I provide support to educational institutes across the country when utilising funding on offer through Salix. I help guide these projects to progress and enact their decarbonisation plans. I have always had a strong drive to act sustainably, so to try and keep my carbon footprint down, I regularly cycle to get around London and actively reduce the amount of meat I eat. At home, we have Solar PV installed and compost all our food waste.

Mihiri Gunaratne

Cash Manager

Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, I am responsible for the cash management of Salix Finance, including the monthly cashflow forecast to BEIS. I strive to reduce my carbon footprint by not owning a car (anymore) and using public transport; in addition to re-using and recycling

Gerald Habib

Client Support Officer

As a client support officer in the Phase 3 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme team, my role is to provide a helping hand to our clients with their decarbonisation plans as well as guide them through the grants process. I have a background in Geography, climate change and urban environment. I try to reduce my carbon footprint by walking as much as possible. I am also big on recycling.

Abbie Harper

Finance Assistant

I am the Finance Assistant for Salix Finance working predominantly with the Finance team. My main role is to support the company with daily operational activities. To reduce my carbon footprint, I actively recycle at home and I use public transport wherever is possible.

Lillian Harrison

Client Support Officer

As a Client Support Officer for the Scotland Team, my role entails supporting my clients by identifying and supporting the delivery and completion of their energy efficiency projects. My background is in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. I do my part to reduce my carbon footprint by leading a sustainable lifestyle through using public transport as much as possible, recycling and being environmentally conscious both at home and in the workplace.

Ben Hartfield

Senior Energy & Carbon Programme Manager

I am proud to lead a team of technical experts, overseeing the due diligence of applications for low carbon technolgies in the Public Sector. We provide technical advice to our customers and solutions for their inefficient buildings. I personally reduce my carbon footprint through cycling to work and using a clean energy tariff at home.

Ben Hebbert

Programme Coordinator

As a Programme Coordinator in the PSDS 3 team, it is my role to provide support to our clients with their decarbonisation plans and guide them through the grant process. I try to minimise my carbon footprint by cycling in and around London, as well as, adopting a predominantly plant-based diet and minimising waste.   

Jake Helliwell

Programme Coordinator - Local Authorities

I work as a Programme Co-ordinator in the Local Authorities team, this is mostly helping to close out the remaining Street Lighting projects and being the main contact for a number of ongoing PSDS projects. I have a strong interest in climate change and environmental issues. I studied Environment, Economics and Ecology at University, and previously worked in a Local Authority in a sustainability role and later in town planning. As a keen cyclist, my transport emissions are already very low, the move towards eating less meat and dairy is a work in progress!

Natalie Hobbs

Programme Coordinator - Local Authorities

Working as a Programme Co-Ordinator in the Local Authorities Team, my role is to support clients with application and delivery of Salix funded decarbonisation projects. I lead a sustainable lifestyle as much as possible by using public transport, actively recycling, and enjoying the outside world by being environmentally conscious to minimise as much impact upon the environment.

Nia Hodnett

Energy and Carbon Programme Manager

My main responsibility in Salix is to technically assess project applications and offer support to staff and clients on technical queries. I mainly use my bike to get around London, thus reducing my CO2 emissions from public transport. I also recycle and limit my consumption of single use plastics.

Rafael Holder

Client Support Officer

I work as a Client Support Officer in the LCSF team, supporting customers with their grant applications. I have an MSc in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy, which has provided me with considerable knowledge regarding how to reduce my carbon footprint. I try to walk as much as possible and use public transport. I also try to recycle as much as I can.

Farhana Hussain

Energy and Carbon Analyst

I am a Technical Support Officer at Salix where my role is to offer technical assistance and support to both staff and clients, and to technically assess project applications. I try to reduce my carbon footprint when I can by taking showers instead of baths, avoiding fast fashion and carrying a reusable water bottle.

Ben Isaac

Client Support Officer

I am a Client Support Officer in the Schools and Academies Team and help support schools with their application for energy efficiency projects. I always consider my own impact on the environment and aim to cycle in and around London, avoid single-use plastics and fast fashion, and generally try to be more self-sufficient.

Frederic Jacquot

Head of Business Systems

My role is to lead the business systems team to prepare our applications and systems for the challenges of today and for the future through innovation and continuous improvement. The goal is to provide Salix teams with efficient and easy to use business systems, whenever possible. Over the last decade, I have become increasingly aware of environmental issues and the impact we have on it as individuals and as a society. To lower my carbon footprint, I initially started to reduce the size and power of my car before eventually getting rid of my vehicle. I now either walk or use public transport. A few years ago, I made the decision to stop eating meat which has contributed significantly towards my carbon reduction.

Arthur Jones

Programme Coordinator - Local Authority Buildings

I work as a Programme Coordinator in the Local Authority Buildings team, supporting Councils with the delivery and implementation of Salix funded decarbonisation projects. I’m passionate about getting outside and experiencing the natural world, recognising the importance this has for our collective wellbeing and mental health. Everyone has a crucial role to play in our environment’s conservation; in order to do my bit, I make every effort to reduce my damaging consumption habits by eating sustainably, travelling by bike and public transport, whilst reusing and recycling.

Heather Jones

Programme Manager - Scotland

As Programme Manager for Scotland I work with my team and partner organisations in Scotland to support the Scottish public sector to access funding for energy efficiency projects enabling them to reach ambitious carbon reduction targets, whilst reducing energy bills and improving their estates. I try to be more mindful of the impacts my lifestyle has on the environment, for example I have reduced the amount of meat in my diet and have changed to 100% renewable energy supplier at home.

Abdul Kamil

Senior Business Analyst

As a Senior Business Analyst, I am responsible for providing regular reports on project completions and commitments and maintaining records on the SUN System. I also assist the Technical Team with project assessments. To help reduce carbon emissions, I walk or use public transport where possible. I use energy-efficient lighting around the house.

Mala Kaur

Client Support Officer - Local Authority Buildings

Working as a Client Support Officer in the Local Authorities team, I provide support to clients who wish to use Salix Funding for the implementation of energy-efficient projects. I work with our clients from the delivery to the completion of their plans, helping to ensure they are reducing carbon emissions and energy costs. As well as being vegetarian, I have reduced my use of single-use plastic and aim to steer away from fast fashion – opting for more ethical and sustainable brands, in hope to reduce my carbon footprint.

Marina Kearn

Client Support Officer

I am a Client Support Officer for the Local Authorities and Street Lighting delivery teams. My role involves supporting clients through every stage of their decarbonisation schemes and making sure that I do my best to contribute to the smooth completion of their projects. To reduce my carbon footprint, I follow a vegetarian diet and I try to recycle as many materials as I can. I tend to walk where possible or use public transport and I also steer clear of unsustainable fashion products.

Andrew Kemp

Energy and Carbon Analyst

As a Technical Support Officer at Salix, my main duty is to read project proposals and ensure that they are compliant with the government’s targets for decarbonising the public sector. This involves checking the technical details, budgets and timeframes, as well as liaising with clients to get their projects ready for launch. In my own time, I try to lead a sustainable life by using public transport, avoiding meat, recycling, and taking my own bags to the shops when I go for groceries. I also recently switched to an all-renewable energy provider for my flat.

Thomas Kerrod

Client Support Officer

As a Client Support Officer, I work within the Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund team assisting customers with their grant applications. I am mindful of my impact on the environment, and I work towards reducing my own carbon footprint. I do this by recycling and using public transport or walking as much as possible.

Sameen Khan

Programme Manager - Low Carbon Skills Fund

I’m the Programme Manager responsible for the Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) grant scheme. As part of this, I’ve been managing an extremely high performing team delivering a very important grant scheme for Salix and BEIS, covering all responsibilities from planning the successful launch of each phase of the scheme, to supporting recipients through their journey from grant award to completion. Alongside this, I also provide monthly reports to BEIS on the progress of the LCSF scheme. I’ve been with Salix since 2013 and worked in several teams including Recycling Funds, Wales and NHS. I’m conscious of the environment I live in and do all I can to minimise my impact by actively recycling and conserving energy. I’m unintentionally a big advocate for people buying thermos flask to store any extra water heated in their kettle.

Shajeda Khanom

Client Support Officer

As a Client Support Officer at Salix, I support decarbonising projects run by local authorities across England. My background is in Environmental and ocean science, so I increasingly became aware of how important it is to protect our environment from climate change and other human activities. To reduce my carbon footprint, I try my best to avoid single-use plastic, travel sustainably, and eat a plant-based diet as much as I can!

Surma Khatun

Senior Finance Business Partner

As Senior Finance Business Partner, working within the Finance team, I lead on the effective financial management and reporting of grant schemes. This includes budgeting, reporting on actuals and forecasting, ensuring that we have a good understanding and an early insight into the key drivers causing any variations to grant allocations. Parallel to my own values, working for Salix gives me the opportunity to work in the green energy sector and play my part in supporting the environmental sustainability of our country. I strive to reduce my carbon footprint by recycling and reducing waste, turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use, walking or using public transport wherever possible and following a vegetarian diet at least twice a week. Mindful of the continuous need to reduce our carbon footprint, I am now looking into green energy transport and how to make my home more energy efficient

Anna Kuratnikova

Client Support Officer

As a Client Support Officer in the Universities and Colleges team, I support our clients with their applications to utilise Salix funding for their energy efficiency projects. I am passionate about the environment and have adopted the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle lifestyle. I refrain from fast fashion and emotional shopping, use public transport and buy second-hand items.

Maisie Loggie

Client Support Officer - Local Authorities

Working as a Client Support Officer in the England Local Authorities team, I provide guidance and support to clients throughout the duration of their energy-efficient campaigns. I am passionate about conservation and sustainability and try to get out in nature as much as I can. I aim to lead a sustainable lifestyle by limiting my plastic use, avoiding fast fashion and adopting a mostly plant-based diet. I hope to do more by making as many sustainable swaps in my daily life as I can.

Chiara Lorenzetti

Assistant Director

I am responsible for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme projects being delivered by Local Authorities, Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Schemes, and developing our relationships with wider stakeholders who support our clients in delivering their carbon reduction projects. To reduce my environmental impact, I use public transport or cycle with my e-bike, recycle and repurpose glass containers, and follow a whole food plant-based diet

Bernhard Lozowski

Energy and Carbon Programme Manager

I have worked in the technical team since August 2018 where I am responsible for undertaking technical assessments of applications for Salix funding and assisting with other technical queries and checks. I have previously worked in the implementing and maintenance of energy efficiency and renewable measures in housing. In my daily life I try to be as environmentally conscious as possible and keep up to date with the latest developments in the area.

Sebastian Lunt

Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst

As a Technical Coordinator, my responsibility is to organise and complete the technical feasibility review of applications across all of Salix’s programmes. I regularly interact with my colleagues regarding technical queries they may have. I studied Chemical Engineering at university, which helps me give technical feedback to clients. I try to be conscious of my impact on the planet: from what I eat, to how I travel. I enjoy reading books about climate change and sustainability. I would suggest, There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee.

Caroline MacIsaac

Client Support Officer

I work as a Client Support Officer for the Local Authorities team in England. I provide guidance and support to loan and grant fund recipients through the life cycle of their energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects. Through this role, I monitor funding allocation and risks, and help ensure that clients meet funding requirements to achieve successful project delivery. I have an MSc in Environment and Development and I am passionate about climate action. I reduce my carbon footprint by eating a plant-based diet, supporting more sustainable forms of fashion, taking public transport, and trying to reduce flights when possible.

Christine Malake

Internal Auditor

As an Internal Auditor, my main role is to audit grants made to the public sector bodies. Some of the ways I reduce my carbon footprint are by using energy providers that use renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas. I also walk or use public transport whenever possible and recycle items around my house as much as I can.

Christopher Masters

Programme Coordinator - Scotland

As Programme Co-ordinator for the Scotland team, I assist clients with their applications for SEELS and Recycling Funds, supporting them through to project completion. To reduce my carbon footprint, I cycle to work daily and try to make every journey by bike. I also recycle at home and avoid single use plastics where possible, as well as consuming a predominantly plant-based diet.

Rebecca McNamara

Programme Coordinator – Local Authorities

In my role as Programme Co-ordinator, I am responsible for providing support to Local Authorities in England with the delivery of their Salix-funded decarbonisation projects. To reduce my impact on the environment I try to recycle/re-use as much as possible, as well as moving away from single-use plastic to eco-friendly alternatives, being more conscious of what I eat and walking wherever possible.

Torran McNeill

Programme Coordinator - NHS

As a programme coordinator at Salix, my role involves helping clients through the funding process from development to completion, to ensure that the projects are completed successfully. I reduce my carbon emissions by cycling to work or using public transport. I also actively recycle at home and the workplace, whilst using energy efficient technology where possible.

Manisha Mehta

Internal Auditor

In my role as an Internal Auditor, I am responsible in auditing grants made to all public sector bodies, whilst carrying out internal audits within Salix. I contribute towards reducing my carbon footprint by using renewable energy suppliers, walking more and actively recycle at home

Josie Miller

Client Support Officer - NHS

My role as Client Support Officer for the NHS team is to support our clients throughout their various projects, ensuring successful delivery of their decarbonisation plans. I have a strong passion for sustainability and an interest in environmental matters so I am glad to be able to bring this energy to my working life. To contribute to a more sustainable future outside of Salix, I mostly stick to a plant-based diet, avoid car journeys, and take trains over flights, wherever possible. I also do my best to encourage my friends and family to make small sustainable lifestyle changes

Ben Miller

Senior Communications and PR Manager

I am responsible for Salix Finance’s communications, particularly focused on PR and media relations. I jointly lead the communications team to support Salix Finance’s work to decarbonise the public sector. I have more than 15 years' experience working in communications for universities, local government and not-for-profit organisations. I also spent some time working as a journalist, including for Windpower Monthly. Some of my environmental saving initiatives include cycling, drinking organic beer and visiting the dentist less often

Justin Morris

Programme Coordinator - Colleges and Universities

As a Programme Coordinator for the Universities and Colleges team, I support clients throughout our applications process to help them achieve funding for their energy-efficiency projects in order to realise carbon and financial savings. Practising sustainability in my life means I only turn on the lights when necessary, recycle at home, and maintain a garden to support our ecosystem.

Ayesha Oruna Motlib

Finance Officer

I work in the finance department assisting the team with the day-to-day operation of financial activities at Salix, reporting to the finance manager. To reduce my carbon footprint, I walk wherever possible, for longer distance I use public transport and I recycle as much as I can.

Georgie Murray

Communications & PR Manager

I work in the Communications and PR team developing strategies to promote the schemes, showcase projects and make sure we are on hand to support the public sector. I cut my carbon footprint and live more sustainably by buying locally or second-hand, using cloth bags when shopping and adopting a zero-waste approach where possible.

Davide Natuzzi

Senior Energy and Carbon Programme Manager

My responsibilities are to support the technical team overseeing the strategy and delivery plans and manage the technical due diligence of multiple Loan and Grant projects. To reduce my carbon impact, I have introduced many actions into my daily routine such as using my bike instead of a car, adjusting heating set points in my home, using renewable energy providers and influencing others to be more sustainable.

Abimbola Ogunbowale

Internal Auditor

My role as Internal Auditor involves auditing the grants made to public sector bodies under the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and Low Carbon Skills Fund. I am also responsible for providing assurances that the grants are being used in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions. The ways in which I reduce my carbon footprint include recycling diligently, moving away from fast fashion, and walking and using public transport as much as possible.”

Suad Omer

Programme Co-ordinator - Schools & Academies

I work on the Schools and Academies. My role is to manage the process of application submission and the successful delivery of projects. I do my best to reduce my CO2 emissions by using public transport, and at home switching to more energy-efficient appliances.

Nick Painter

Director of Strategy & Technical Services (Interim)

I am responsible for the technical due diligence and assessment of all applications and report to the CEO as a member of our board which includes supporting Salix strategy to continually improve our services and delivery. I have a long career of experience in the energy industry from technical, commercial, delivery and sales expertise positions. In my home I use smart meters, energy efficient lighting and take care to reduce waste and water consumption. I have experience and expertise in heat pumps and a keen interest in hydrogen for future transitions to clean energy. I enjoy cycling, sailing, paddleboarding and travel.

Petya Paraskova

Data Support Officer

In my role as a Data Support Officer, I support other teams in Salix in the delivery of reports and data analysis for grant schemes and the Recycling Fund. In addition, I also help with updating and improving the internal systems of the business. I try to be mindful of my impact on the environment, and in order to reduce my carbon footprint, I follow a strict vegetarian diet, recycle at home and make sure to walk or use public transport where possible.

Elan Parry-Lowther

PR and Communications Officer

As PR and Communications Officer, I assist with Salix Finance's Communication Strategy, the organisation of internal and external events, and the implementation of effective Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. I am incredibly passionate about the environment and consistently look for ways to live more sustainably and reduce my carbon footprint. Alongside limiting my use of single-use plastic, I walk to work as much as possible, eat predominately plant-based food and focus on buying from ethical sources.

Vaishni Patel

Programme Coordinator - Schools and Academies

As a Programme Coordinator on the Schools and Academies team, I work with a variety of school organisations, including: maintained schools, multi-academy trusts and diocese to ensure they are well supported through the application process when applying for funding. Following the application process, I also assist clients with the delivery of their projects. I have a big interest in environmental issues and therefore, I am always looking for ways in which to reduce my environmental impact and carbon footprint. As well as actively recycling, reusing and moving away from single-use plastics, I aim to buy second hand items wherever possible and over lockdown, I learnt how to sew to upcycle clothing.

Programme Manager - Schools and Academies

Charles Pegg

Programme Manager - Schools and Academies

As the Programme Manager for the Schools and Academies team, I look forward to working with schools across the whole of England to support the installation of low carbon technologies and reduce carbon emissions. I have a particular interest in the socio-cultural elements of climate change such as its representation in the media and how our beliefs on the issue differ. I look to reduce my personal carbon footprint by using public transport and reducing the amount of meat in my diet.

Simon Pettett

Assistant Director of Programmes

I am responsible for managing the Salix loans scheme across Schools and Academies, Colleges and Universities. I walk or use public transport as much as possible and always use the same bags when visiting the supermarket.

Ettiene Du Plessis

Internal Auditor

I am part of the dynamic, recently established and growing Internal Audit team. We are an independent, objective team that add value to and improve Salix’s operations by reviewing and evaluating internal processes, including performing reviews of grants awarded to clients. I have always been conscious of minimising my carbon footprint in as many ways possible, including recycling, energy consumption and supporting clean energy sources.

Helen Powell

Director of Finance and Resources

I am responsible to the Chief Executive for all aspects of the financial management of the Company. I try to adopt the “three R” principal - Refuse, Reuse, Recycle – where feasible, use public transport or walk wherever possible and eat a low carbon diet.

Ian Rodger

Director of Programmes

I am responsible for the delivery of all programmes that Salix runs including the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, Recycling Funds and our loans schemes in Scotland and Wales. To reduce my impact on the environment I cycle to work, and we try to buy local food when we shop. The next step will be to make my home more energy efficient by installing some solar panels, and, if possible, a ground source heat pump.

Tatiana Sanchez

Office Assistant

I work as an office assistant in the HR department. I actively try to reduce my own carbon footprint by making sustainable fashion choices and avoid consuming single-use plastic.

Renata Sangster

Senior Management Accountant

I support Financial Controller and Head of Finance in preparation of monthly financial and non-financial reports and assist with daily running of operational and finance departments. I actively use residential recycling services for plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and food waste. I switch off all the appliances and sockets if not used. I cycle, walk and use public transport only.

Elise Sharpe

Programme Coordinator- Colleges and Universities

As a Programme Coordinator in the Higher and Further Education team, my role is to support universities and colleges from the initial stages of the application process through to the completion of their energy efficiency projects. In order to lower my carbon footprint, I prefer to walk around London, and use public transport both within the city and across the United Kingdom.

Annie Shepperd OBE

Chief Executive

I am responsible to the Salix Board for the performance of Salix and I work with our core funders to ensure we deliver the results they are looking for. I am working to make my home more energy-efficient and have just completed double glazing. I am now fitting high quality LED lighting and I am increasing my use of public transport to reduce the need for my car! After reading the Carnivores Dilemma, I made the decision to switch to a low-carbon diet. This article is persuasive about the need to change eating habits and can be found here. 1,000 calories of beef produces 9.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide!

Christian Smaditch

Energy and Carbon Analyst

As a Technical Support Officer, I review applications for Salix funding and support clients with achieving their sustainability goals in the built environment. I previously worked for a local authority who were recipients of Salix funding, and therefore have a particular interest in how public money can be spent to help public sector organisations realise their net-zero targets. In my personal life, I have cut out milk from my diet and actively buy less single-use plastics

Oliver Smith

Programme Coordinator - Local Authorities

I am a part of the Local Authorities team at Salix. As a programme coordinator, I support clients with their applications and assist them in transitioning to a low carbon future. I am trying to be more sustainable in my personal life. I have adapted my diet to eat greener and love a good book. I’ve just finished reading No Planet B which is giving me some good ideas to incorporate into my everyday life. I also contribute by drinking beer from carbon-negative companies!

Paul Smyth

Director of Programmes & Technical Services

I am responsible to the Chief Executive for the delivery of all programmes and the technical assessment of their individual projects. To reduce my impact on the environment I cycle to work. While my current bike is a folding one, it has 8 gears, weighs less than 10kgs and is of true racing pedigree. At home, I have introduced many energy efficiency measures resulting in annual energy bills and water bills of half the typical average. I recycle/re-use as much as possible and my family has moved away from single-use plastic.

Michael Stark

Non-Executive Director

Michael was appointed member of Salix board in April 2013. His past experience includes working as a senior civil service advisor to the Cabinet Office and Department of Education. He has also been involved in guiding international education practice in the USA and Africa. Since 2010, Michael has been instrumental in encouraging the British Government to provide funding, to support health professionals volunteering abroad. He is founder of Educators International Charity, which encourages UK public servants to volunteer abroad in developing and improving major education projects. He is also a trustee of Priors Court, a residential school for young people with autism.

Catherine Valencia

Grant Fund Administrator

I am a Grant Fund Administrator within the Finance team. I am responsible for ensuring the correct processing of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme applications prior to making payments to public sector bodies. To reduce my impact on the environment, I have removed meat from my diet, use public transport, and have reduced my use of single-use plastics.

Hayley Veenhoven

Assistant Director of Programmes

I am responsible for managing the Salix loans scheme across local authorities, emergency services, museums and transport executives in England as well as the strategic relationship of 69 individual Recycling Fund clients. To help lower my carbon emissions I always try to ensure I travel in the most sustainable manner whether that be by train (rather than flying), or walking or cycling.

Becca Weight

Energy and Carbon Analyst

As a Energy and Carbon Analyst at Salix, I am responsible for technically assessing project applications for Salix funding and providing due diligence checks to ensure efficient carbon savings. To reduce my own carbon footprint I follow a plant-based diet, walk or use public transport where possible, and try to influence my friends and family to care about sustainability issues.

Rhys White

Client Support Officer - Schools and Academies

As a client support officer, I support Maintained Schools and Academies in England to apply for Salix funding toward energy efficiency projects. I try to reduce my impact on the environment by avoiding air travel, single-use plastics, and reducing my meat consumption.

Beth Williams

Senior Programme Manager - England Local Authorities

I am responsible for managing the England Local Authorities Buildings and Recycling Fund Programme. To reduce my carbon emissions I travel to work by public transport and when buying food I aim to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of the packaging as possible.

Camille Wood

Senior Energy and Carbon Analyst

My main role at Salix is to assess the technical aspects of projects for those who are requesting funding, I also offer advice for technical queries both for clients and my colleagues. In my home life, I ensure I am having a smaller impact on the environment by reducing waste, shopping ethically and helping to educate my friends and family.