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Professor Dave Reay

Executive Director

Dave joined as ECCI's Executive Director in January 2020. He is also Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of Policy at ClimateXChange.

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Kate Crowley

Co-Director

Kate is a Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience at the University of Edinburgh and joined the ECCI team in August 2020.

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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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Dr Philippa Parmiter

SCCS Programme Manager

Philippa manages the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) project and team and the strategic delivery of key outputs.

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Ruth Wolstenholme

Sniffer Managing Director

Ruth is MD of Sniffer - an independent charity based at ECCI that brings people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society.

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Rebecca Bell

SCCS Policy & Research Officer

Rebecca is responsible for policy and advocacy for the SCCS research partnership, monitoring and analysing Scottish, UK, EU and international CCS policy formulation.

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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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Anna Beswick

Sniffer Business Manager

Anna manages the Adaptation Scotland and TalX programmes on behalf of Sniffer - an independent charity based at ECCI.

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Jamie Brogan

Head of Innovation and Skills

Jamie focuses on developing ECCI’s innovative low carbon projects and professional education programmes.

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Ali Bryden

Centre Manager (currently on secondment)

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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Annabel Cooper

Communications Officer

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

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Alice Creasy

Analyst - Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN)

Alice is an Analyst for the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), providing research and project management support.

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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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Kit England

Sniffer Business Manager

Kit manages the Climate Ready Clyde initiative on behalf of Sniffer - an independent charity based at ECCI.

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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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Rosanna Harvey-Crawford

Project officer

Rosanna works in ECCI's Innovation team as the co-ordinator of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) project, and is project lead for NERC and SAGES academic placement programmes.

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Kristin Hopfe

Project Officer

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

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Gillian Jack

Finance Officer

Gillian handles the finances for ECCI's EIT Climate-KIC projects, including monitoring, reporting, and audit preparation.

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Mingqi Liu (Muki)

Project Officer

Muki provides support for the international-focused projects within the Innovation Team at ECCI.

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Richard Lindsay Stevenson

SCCS Data and Projects Officer

Richard is responsible for providing data management, analysis and dissemination and knowledge exchange support across the SCCS partnership

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Richard Lo Bianco

SCCS Digital Communications Officer

Richard Lo Bianco is responsible for managing and delivering digital media communications for the SCCS partnership and partners.

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Indira Mann

SCCS Communications & Knowledge Exchange Executive

Indira is responsible for delivering communications for the SCCS research partnership, promoting its expertise and strengthening relationships.

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Ellie Murtagh

Sniffer Climate Resilience Coordinator

In her role at Sniffer, Ellie supports resource development for organisations to better adapt to climate change.

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Catherine Pearce

Capacity Building Manager, Sniffer

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

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Eleanor Pratt

Sniffer Climate Resilience Coordinator

Through her role at Sniffer, Eleanor brings organisations and people together to find solutions to environmental challenges.

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Laura Scotland

Partnerships Administrator

Laura's role is focused on providing administrative support, in particular supporting ECCI's partnerships and those associated with the School of Geosciences' Knowledge Exchange Hub.

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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

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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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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Dr Romain Viguier

SCCS Business Development & Project Manager

Romain provides the SCCS partnership with industry engagement and identifies research and commercial opportunities.

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