The Team

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A wide range of skills and experience from all over the world means the team at The CarbonNeutral Company provide clients with comprehensive expertise and knowledge. Their focus is on helping the clients of The CarbonNeutral Company develop programmes to reduce their environmental impact and deliver business value.

The team is also supported by an Advisory Forum (AF) of international sustainability experts from science, economics, business, international policy and sustainable development backgrounds. They guide the Company on its work in climate change, and on the strategic, scientific and technical aspects of its activities.

There are six teams within the company. Senior Management, Business Development & Client Relationship Management, Marketing, Strategic Development, Sourcing and Finance.

Senior Management

Business Development & Client Relationship Management

  • Vivian Frost, Client Relationship Manager

    Vivian Frost

    Client Relationship Manager

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    Vivian has extensive sustainability experience in the private and non-for-profit sectors and spent five years working at SEDEX supporting clients on the development of ethical supply chain practices. She works with clients such as Sky, M&S and Grundon Waste Management to maximise the potential of their environmental programmes in line with their wider corporate responsibility and business objectives.

    Vivian is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds an MA in Latin American Development from the University of London and BA from The University of Nottingham. During her BA, Vivian worked in the Mexican Senate in Mexico City, as well as volunteering at social services centres for children in Brazil.

    Vivian Frost

    Client Relationship Manager

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  • Alexa Paton, Client Relationship Manager

    Alexa Paton

    Client Relationship Manager

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    Working with clients such as Microsoft and Bain & Company, Alexa helps develop and implement their GHG reduction and renewable energy programmes.

    Alexa has over 12 years’ industry experience and previously worked at Evolution Markets Ltd in London, facilitating transactions in the regulated and voluntary global carbon markets. She developed her knowledge of the U.S. domestic emissions and renewable energy markets working at Cantor Fitzgerald and ICAP Energy. Alexa holds an MSc in Environmental Policy Planning and Regulation from the London School of Economics and a BS in Environmental Management and Economics Minor from Indiana University.

    Alexa Paton

    Client Relationship Manager

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  • Tom Popple, Business Development Manager

    Tom Popple

    Business Development Manager

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    Tom holds an MSc in Environmental Management from SOAS and BA in Geography from University of Sheffield, focusing on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. As a Business Development Manager, Tom is responsible for creating solutions to clients’ carbon, water, biodiversity and renewable energy challenges using market-based mechanisms such as carbon finance, green power instruments and water benefit certificates.

    Tom is an associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and has 10 years’ experience in business development across multiple sectors including infrastructure, energy, events and media.

    Tom Popple

    Business Development Manager

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  • Lydia Langford, Business Development Manager

    Lydia Langford

    Business Development Manager

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    Lydia is responsible for creating solutions to clients’ carbon, water, biodiversity and renewable energy challenges using market-based mechanisms. She has an MSc in Business Strategy and the Environment from Birkbeck and is a Prince2 practitioner.

    Previously Lydia was a Senior Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Consultant working with many large global companies.

    Lydia Langford

    Business Development Manager

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  • Natascha Koch-Covaleski, Senior Client Relationship Manager

    Natascha Koch-Covaleski

    Senior Client Relationship Manager

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    Having joined The CarbonNeutral Company in 2008, Natascha uses her knowledge of sustainability issues to deliver outstanding service levels to some of our largest and longest standing clients, including Avis, Nationwide, EDF Energy, Commercial Group and ASOS.

    As a Senior Client Relationship Manager, Natascha works with clients to reduce carbon emissions, build renewable energy programmes and manage environmental impact in ways that engage stakeholders and build business value.

    Natascha Koch-Covaleski

    Senior Client Relationship Manager

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  • Andrew Blake, Client Relationship Manager

    Andrew Blake

    Client Relationship Manager

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    Andrew works closely with a range of clients across the finance, IT, insurance, construction and logistics sectors to ensure they are reaching the full potential of their sustainability programmes. His role is to understand each client’s unique objectives, creating a portfolio of solutions that deliver immediate positive impact and deliver value to our clients’ businesses.

    Andrew has worked for an environmental consultancy where he was the Head of Projects and Carbon Offsets and held technical environmental roles with the Environment Agency’s Flood Forecast team. Andrew has a BSc in Geography and Geology.

    Andrew Blake

    Client Relationship Manager

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  • Rebecca Dallimore, Sales Support Executive

    Rebecca Dallimore

    Sales Support Executive

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    Rebecca graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc Hons and MSc Merit in Environmental Science and Environmental Management and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management since 2013. Recently, she was accepted as a member of the Ethical Fashion Source Network.

    Since joining The CarbonNeutral Company in 2013, Rebecca has used her interest and knowledge of environmental science and research and technical skills to support the client relationship, sales, strategic development, sourcing and marketing teams.

    Rebecca Dallimore

    Sales Support Executive

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Marketing

  • Rebecca Fay, Global Marketing Director

    Rebecca Fay

    Global Marketing Director

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    Rebecca has over 25 years’ marketing experience in some of the world’s largest corporations, including Reuters and Dow Jones. She partners with clients such as Microsoft, Bain & Company, Avis and M&S to ensure their programmes with The CarbonNeutral Company deliver value to their business through compelling stakeholder engagement. She is also responsible for the development and launch of new products and services to meet our clients’ changing requirements to manage their environmental impact.

    Rebecca works closely with key external partners such as Forum for the Future, UNICEF, ICROA and members of our Advisory Forum.

    Rebecca Fay

    Global Marketing Director

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  • Sara Bell, Communications Manager

    Sara Bell

    Communications Manager

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    Sara combines her communication skills and passion for sustainability to write our marketing materials, including blogs, press articles, presentations and social media content.

    She also works closely with clients to develop communication programmes which build engagement on their environmental programmes with internal and external stakeholders.

    Sara Bell

    Communications Manager

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Strategic Development

  • Oliver Crouch, Head of Strategic Development

    Oliver Crouch

    Head of Strategic Development

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    Oliver leads a team in developing the products and systems to meet our clients’ changing requirements and deliver efficient, effective support. He creates the solutions that meet the water, carbon, biodiversity, renewable energy and community impacts which are most important to our global client base.

    Since beginning his career at JP Morgan, Oliver has gained over 10 years’ experience in the energy and environmental management sectors. He spent five years as a strategy consultant in Accenture’s global energy practice, before joining The CarbonNeutral Company in 2007. He holds a BSc from the University of Bath and the Rotterdam School of Management.

    Oliver Crouch

    Head of Strategic Development

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  • Gary Clark, Technology Lead, IT Manager

    Gary Clark

    Technology Lead, IT Manager

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    Gary specialises in web and software development, systems and server security and is responsible for all online and cloud business-critical systems including our proprietary Instrument Accounting System, Salesforce, Sharepoint, Exchange, Websites and our Carbon Calculators. Managing the IT support team, Gary ensures all office infrastructure and telecoms are fully operational.

    Gary has a strong financial technical background in back office banking and trading software, previously working with companies such as Goldmans Sachs, JPMorgan, and Cantor Fitzgerald.

    Gary Clark

    Technology Lead, IT Manager

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Sourcing

  • Zubair Zakir, Director of Sourcing

    Zubair Zakir

    Director of Sourcing

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    Zubair is responsible for identifying and assessing the most appropriate, high quality projects to meet our clients’ requirements to reduce their environmental impacts. He has conducted over 150 transactions in 30 countries, including the first VCS+CCBA forest carbon deal in the world, UNICEF’s first carbon finance project, and the first international trade of carbon credits from a landmark indigenous peoples REDD+ project.

    Previously, Zubair was Vice President at CantorCO2e. He holds a BA from Kings College and a Masters in Management from ESCP-Europe and is Director of the Higher Ground Foundation, helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.

    Zubair Zakir

    Director of Sourcing

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  • Carl Assmundson, Sourcing Associate

    Carl Assmundson

    Sourcing Associate

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    Carl is responsible for screening environmental projects through our due diligence programme to ensure we deliver the highest quality to our clients. His role is essential in helping to build and maintain strong working relationships with all our project partners. He is also responsible for tracking the delivery and retirement of clients’ carbon offset portfolios to ensure their emission reduction goals are met.

    With a keen personal and professional interest in forest conservation and renewable energy, Carl graduated from Oxford University with a BA Hons in Geography and focused his dissertation around solar PV.

    Carl Assmundson

    Sourcing Associate

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  • Christiaan Vrolijk, Sourcing Manager

    Christiaan Vrolijk

    Sourcing Manager

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    With more than 18 years’ industry experience of energy and climate change issues, Christiaan sources the highest quality environmental projects around the world. He uses his experience to develop new products, provide insight on global policy developments, and build strong relationships with our supply partners.

    Christiaan is also a member of the UNFCCC Methodologies Panel, Project Developers Forum Executive Committee, Technical Advisory Group of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and has a Masters in Science and Policy from Utrecht University.

    Christiaan Vrolijk

    Sourcing Manager

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Finance

  • Louan Mouton, Finance Manager

    Louan Mouton

    Finance Manager

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    Louan is responsible for overseeing the Finance team in London and has more than six years’ experience in finance and audit in Cape Town, Amsterdam and London. He is a chartered accountant and has worked as a senior auditor for Baker Tilly and Deloitte and as a financial analyst for BHP Billiton.

    Louan’s varied role includes providing and interpreting financial information; analysing financial improvement opportunities; formulating strategic and long-term business plans and researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance. He also ensures the company is abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.

    Louan Mouton

    Finance Manager

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  • Julia James, Management Accountant

    Julia James

    Management Accountant

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    Julia brings 12 years’ of finance experience and a strong attention to detail to her role as management accountant. She is responsible for credit control and accounts payable, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of all our accounting and improving profitability and growth.

    Julia’s role encompasses client invoicing, cash flows and assistance with management accounts and, alongside the wider finance team, she ensures our business is compliant with financial governance requirements.

    Julia James

    Management Accountant

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  • Jalal Uddin, Management Accountant

    Jalal Uddin

    Management Accountant

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    Jalal has 14 years’ experience as a finance professional in a variety of business sectors. He is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, preparation and submission of month-end financial statements to senior management, submitting HMRC returns for Corporations tax, VAT and other taxes and liaising with the auditors to ensure an efficient and accurate year-end audit.

    Jalal has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and is currently pursuing his Professional Qualifications in ACCA.

    Jalal Uddin

    Management Accountant

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