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Ed Craig

Executive Director

Deputy Director of ECCI since 2012, Ed has stepped up to the role in an interim capacity. He is also Dean, Edinburgh of the China-UK Low Carbon College.

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Dr Dan Barlow

Programme Manager, ClimateXChange

Dan leads ClimateXChange, based at ECCI. He oversees its work to inform and underpin the policies required to deliver Scotland's low carbon ambitions.

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Anne Marte Bergseng

Communications Manager, ClimateXChange

Anne Marte manages the work ClimateXChange does on adapting to the impacts of climate change. She is also responsible for communications and improving knowledge exchange.

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Jamie Brogan

Head of Innovation and Skills

Jamie Brogan has taken up a six-month secondment as Head of Innovation and Skills. He will focus on developing ECCI’s innovative low carbon projects and professional education programmes.

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Ali Bryden

Centre Manager

Ali supports the ECCI management team and oversees the day-to-day administration of the centre.

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Lee Callaghan

Administrator, ClimateXChange

Lee keeps track of all ClimateXChange’s projects, finances and whereabouts. She also manages the organisation’s procurement and events.

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Ciara O'Connor

Project and Information Manager, ClimateXChange

Ciara manages ClimateXChange’s projects across energy, transport and the built environment, and leads on impact and annual reporting.

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Annabel Cooper

Communications Officer

Annabel supports the delivery of ECCI’s communications strategy across media, digital, events and stakeholder engagement.

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Lucy Crockert

Project Administrator, Sustainable Scotland Network

Lucy coordinates project management and administration and supports programme delivery. She is skilled in sustainability, business development, strategic and digital marketing and event management.

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Dr Andy Cross

Impact Coordinator

Andy promotes the wide range of external impact from research across the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences. He also builds links between geosciences researchers and ECCI’s networks.

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Siobhan Dunn

Communications Director, Sustainable Scotland Network

Siobhan manages communications for the Sustainable Scotland Network. She has a background in communications strategy and delivery.

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Jenny Fausset

Network Engagement Officer, Sustainable Scotland Network

Jenny joined the Sustainable Scotland Network team in August 2018. Before joining the team, Jenny was a Senior Policy Officer at the City of Edinburgh Council.

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Sarah Govan

Knowledge Manager, ClimateXChange

Sarah manages ClimateXChange’s land use, agriculture and forestry research projects, working closely with Scottish Government analytical services and policy development.

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June Graham

Network Officer, Sustainable Scotland Network

June joined ECCI in May 2018 to hep drive public sector action on climate change for the Sustainable Scotland Network.

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Dr Joseph Hagg

Science and Skills Manager, Adaptation Scotland

Joseph provides expert scientific advice on climate change as part of the Adaptation Scotland team, employed through ECCI.

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Kristin Hopfe

Project Administrator

Kristin supports ECCI’s innovation and administration teams, primarily working on our Climate-KIC programmes.

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Catherine Pearce

Capacity Building Manager, Sustainable Scotland Network

Catherine has extensive experience of working on climate and energy policy with governments and parliaments around the world.

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Jo Podgorska


Jo greets the circa 1,000 visitors who come through ECCI’s doors each month and answers phone and email inquiries.

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Laura Scotland

Events and Administration Assistant

Laura is ECCI's main point of contact for event bookings and supports the administration teams with everything from budget management to contractual matters, reporting and booking travel.

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Stuart Simmons

Business Development Executive

Stuart is the primary point of contact for commercial engagement at the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences.

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Kristina Tamane-Laing

Business Development Executive

Kristina supports the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences with commercial activity related to space, data and satellites.

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George Tarvit

Director, Sustainable Scotland Network

George joined ECCI in May 2018 to lead the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scotland's network for public sector action on climate change and sustainable development.

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Charlotte Waugh

Head of Innovation (Currently seconded to the Bayes Centre)

Charlotte manages low carbon business development and innovation support for ECCI. She has a track record in developing thriving new partnerships and businesses.

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Clare Wharmby

Innovation Manager

Claire works in ECCI’s innovation team helping to deliver a range of projects including Climate-KIC and SAGES.

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Annie Yang

Scotland lead, Climate-KIC ForLand project

Annie leads work in Scotland to develop a process to improve forest restoration supported by an innovative software platform.

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