Abi leads the CCCA and has five years experience working in the built environment across public, private and third sector. Abi moved into the CCCA Lead role in August 2022 and will be focussing on delivering the Mayor of London’s Business Climate Challenge for Camden, overseeing the Climate Connectors programme and supporting the Camden School Climate Charter. Prior to this, Abi worked in Camden’s Sustainability team for two and a half years specialising in community engagement and domestic retrofit projects.
Abi holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Manchester. Her postgraduate thesis analysed the effectiveness of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in governing commercial contributions to climate change. In her role before joining Camden, she completed the Business Sustainability Management course from Camden Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Gemma has over fifteen years experience in the environment, waste and sustainability sector in the UK and overseas. An experienced environmental and qualified energy assessor, Gemma works with a variety of clients advising and delivering projects on management systems and strategies, legal compliance, carbon reporting and engagement.
Gemma holds a BSc in Environmental Science and specialised further in postgraduate environmental management. She is experienced in programme and project management PRINCE2. Previously Gemma was a member of professional committees including the UK Environmental Law Association and led the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Wales steering group as Chair for over 3 years.
Gemma is currently on sabbatical undertaking eco projects overseas.
Carlos Queremel, Sustainability Behavioural Change Expert
Carlos has over twenty years’ experience engaging with communities and businesses in the delivery of environmental projects, including subjects such as climate change, carbon project development and CSR initiatives. He is highly skilled in producing engaging communications materials and campaigns to promote behavioural change and is an expert in designing and managing projects in the field of sustainable development.
Carlos has developed sound experience in building partnerships and communicating with and advising senior stakeholders in the private and public sectors in different cultural contexts. Carlos is a creative and experienced facilitator with expertise in promoting behavioural change.
Tom Parkes, Air Quality Lead
Tom brings four years of experience in carbon management and reporting, energy performance analysis, air quality monitoring and sustainable transport initiatives. Whilst working at the University of Brighton, Tom’s involvement in solar PV installations, lighting refurbishments and HVAC plant replacements helped the University to a top-ten ranking for sustainability in the higher education sector.
Prior to this, Tom worked at Wandsworth Council on an EU-funded project to provide environmentally-focussed advice to SMEs in London.
Tom studied Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and has a background in climate science and atmospheric chemistry.
Ryan Keep, Sustainability Advisor
Ryan completed a Master’s degree in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where he specialised in Ecological Economics with an interest in Land, Water and Energy Management. He has previously worked on successful projects aimed at reducing the consumption of single use plastics in Barcelona as well as arranging community activities related to waste reduction and beach clean ups in the UK, Chile and Thailand.
During his time abroad he also organised and delivered corporate training for various large organisations including FC Barcelona.
Ryan completed the Prince2 Practitioner qualification earlier this year and has previously worked on an I.T project for Camden Council. Having grown up in Camden he has an extensive knowledge of the area and a vested interest in its sustainable development. At the CCCA, Ryan is utilising his project management experience to deliver sustainability projects and advise businesses in the borough.