Meet the Experts

Our team of exceptionally qualified, experienced and compassionate experts are changing the quality and standards of business within the UK and beyond.

Geri Findlay

Director

Geri has over 17 years’ experience working in the sustainability and certification field undertaking a number of corporate carbon footprints; supply chain reviews; ISO management systems implementation; and energy assessments for clients across a range of industries including public sector, transport, manufacturing, heavy industry and industrial fleet hire.

Geri has implemented a number of multinational greenhouse gas and energy measurement programmes including being responsible for the first Carbon and Energy Management Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certified carbon footprint for MWH in 2008. In addition to consultancy, Geri has extensive audit and verification experience including working as an Assessment Manager for UKAS, Carbon Product Manager for Germanischer Lloyd GmbH and External Resource Auditor for BSI. Geri has delivered projects across a wide range of industries including public sector, transport, manufacturing, heavy industry and industrial fleet hire with multinational experience in countries including the UK, Germany, Benelux region, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. Geri is a registered ESOS Lead Assessor, ISO Lead Auditor and Project Manager with strong business and product development knowledge.

Geri Findlay

Director

Sophia Axon

Marketing Co-ordinator

Sophia is the Sustainable Footprints Digital Marketing apprentice, she recently gained her level 2 Digital Marketer award and completed a 6-month work placement with Sustainable Footprints as part of her course. Her expertise in increasing our profile and developing our brand has made her an invaluable member of the Sustainable Footprints team. She is responsible for managing the social media networks, designing publicity materials, including the new Sustainable Footprints brochure, organising events, copyrighting articles and content managing the website. She is looking forward to continuing to raise the company’s profile and developing her skills as a digital marketer.

Sophia Axon

Marketing Co-ordinator

Harry Phillips

Consultant

Harry holds a First Class Honours Degree in Zoology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change, Development and Policy. With a passion for sustainability since a young age, he has strong knowledge of climate science, energy efficiency, low-carbon and renewable energy technologies, life-cycle analysis, biodiversity and carbon markets. Through using this knowledge, along with his exceptional communication, business acumen and relationship-building skills, he is determined to make a positive difference by helping our clients decarbonise, meet compliance obligations and maximise profits.

Harry is also a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMA).

Harry Phillips

Consultant

Duncan Reed

Consultant

Duncan is a mechanical engineer with 30 years experience in manufacturing, dairy, food processors, commercial offices, schools and colleges. He has conducted > 170 Carbon Trust surveys and >20 ESOS compliant site surveys. He specialises in manufacturing equipment and industrial processes including boilers and heat processes; compressed air; pumps and fans; motors and drives; refrigeration; extraction; and heat recovery. Duncan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and registered Carbon Trust Standard Triple Assessor (Energy /Water/Waste).

Duncan Reed

Consultant (Process & Buildings Specialist)

Kevin Turnbull

Consultant

Kevin Turnbull has over eight years’ experience in project managing energy efficiency surveying projects across all sectors. He has delivered successful projects across UK wide buildings’ portfolios for multiple large UK wide retail companies. Kevin has also recently successfully managed an exceptionally large project of over 100 energy certificates to a very tight deadline for a large manufacturing company that was being sold in a multi-billion-pound sale. Kevin is a qualified Display Energy Certificate Assessor and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Kevin Turnbull

Consultant (Buildings Assessor)

Gary Rutter

Consultant

Gary has worked for over forty years’ in commercial construction working with major housed names specialising in low energy design, energy management and carbon assessment. Gary is an experienced Chartered Engineer with high personal standards and an attention to detail that has seen him succeed in both the private and public sector environments. This background of close working with colleagues and clients includes his appointment as the Energy Manager for the Metropolitan Police in London, ESOS Building Auditing, Interim Energy Management contracts, BREEAM In-Use appointments, SECR/Carbon Footprints calculations and ISO50001 Lead Auditing. This wealth of practical experience at all levels as well as academic knowledge can be applied to management systems and energy and environmental assessments of commercial properties.

Gary Rutter

Consultant

Claire Gomersall

Operations Director

Claire has over 20 years’ experience of managing projects of all sizes – from concept through to delivery. Having worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Claire’s wealth of knowledge and experience gives her an excellent grounding for working with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.

Claire is an ESOS Lead Assessor, ISO 50001 Lead Auditor and a qualified Low Carbon Consultant. She has conducted many ESOS and SECR audits and have assisted organisations to write their carbon reduction / net-zero strategies and ensuring their carbon footprints meet all current and future compliance requirements.

Claire Gomersall

Operations Director

Harvey Rosenbaum

Office Administrator

Harvey joined the team in early 2022 as our Office Administrator. His administration experience has been built with major national retailers and a property refurbishment business specialising in retrofit and energy saving works to heritage buildings.

He is a qualified higher level teaching assistant, specialising in SEN and additional needs; as a result he understands the importance of great communication, flexibility and team work.

With his natural passion and curiosity, Harvey looks forward to further developing his knowledge of the sustainability sector and the innovation we can offer clients and their teams.

Harvey Rosenbaum

Office Administrator

John Lyle

Consultant

John is an experienced IT Director and information security expert who is technically and commercially aware with a significant track record of defining, owning and delivering business change programmes which support and underpin business growth.

He is extremely skilled in managing key stakeholder communications and relationships through system and service improvement programmes together with many years of experience in leading and managing business improvement projects.

He is highly effective in providing consultation to the IT function building teams to develop, deliver and support robust infrastructure, technologies and line of business applications utilising the ITIL best practice framework.

John Lyle

Consultant (IT Security and GDPR)

Astley Fenwick

Consultant

Astley is a professional electrical engineer and has almost 45 years’ experience within the building services sector and 30 years’ experience with industrial power and process control systems. His specialities include power distribution, lighting, motor drives, HVAC controls, compressed air systems, building services design and maintenance as well as running stakeholders’ engagement campaigns in his previous role as energy manager at GSK. He is passionate about reducing energy consumption and improving sustainability to maintain the earth’s resources for future generations. His belief is that energy reduction should be a priority over renewable energy. That is to fix the hole in the bucket before pouring more energy in to make up for the waste.

Astley Fenwick

Consultant

Phil McNee

Consultant

Phil has worked with Clients across a range of industries including Aerospace & Defence; Textiles; Pharma; Water; Cement / Aggregates; Leather; Metals; Foundries; Refineries; Waste & Support Services.

Phil has worked in Environmental Regulation, Industry and a large global multidisciplinary Consultancy. He has been responsible and managed projects with Defra and represented Clients at the Environmental Working Group of the Aerospace | Defence | Security (ADS) Sector Association. He has supported the successful implementation of ISO management systems across a range of businesses and provided environmental advice on the lending propositions of a major high street bank, assessing the risks associated with customers businesses and the land taken as security. Phil has also secured many Environmental Permits and Varied them according to the changing process requirements of Clients.

Phil McNee

Consultant

Jasmine Ayres

Junior Energy Manager

Jasmine has recently finished her A-levels achieving a B in environmental science, B in psychology and A in geography. By doing this, she discovered a big passion for sustainability and wants to make a difference which led her to join Sustainable Footprints as a Junior Energy Manager. Her knowledge on energy, new technologies, biogeochemical cycles, pollution, waste management, fisheries, deforestation, biodiversity, water, carbon, soil and agriculture makes her a great addition to the company. She is also working towards a Level 3 qualification in energy management and the opportunity to be awarded a Recognised Energy Manager of the Energy Manager Association (EMA) or a Technical Member Status of the Energy Institute (TMEI).

Jasmine Ayres

Junior Energy Manager

Samantha Stanfield

Consultant

As a Lead Auditor in ISO 50001 and a specialist in ISO 14001 with over 9 years’ experience working within a systems certification company, Sam has undertaken numerous third party audits for clients across a wide range of industries including public sector, transport, construction, county council, manufacturing, heavy industry, and facilities management. During this time, Sam was also involved in report reviews and transitioning clients to the new revised standards.

In addition to the external auditing, Sam has experience of working in upper tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) and part A EPR (Environmental Permitted) sites within the aerospace and mining industry; experience included internal integrated management system implementation/maintenance, laboratory management, wastewater research, water mass balance, waste management and liaising with the Environment Agency.

Has masters degree in Water and a degree in Chemistry

Samantha Stanfield

Consultant

Lucy Candlin

Consultant

Lucy is a non-financial accounting and assurance specialist with >19 years of experience in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions verification and advice. She is the Co-chair of the MRVA subgroup of the UK Emissions Trading Group. Since 2000, Lucy has been conducting verification audits for a range of programmes applicable to both large and small companies in the UK and elsewhere, including ‘climate change levy agreements’ (a form of energy efficiency related carbon tax rebate mechanism); emissions trading schemes; and mandatory emissions reporting. Lucy co-authored a guide for the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness on the establishment of verification and accreditation systems for Carbon Pricing Instruments (2020) and is currently project managing/co-authoring a Technical Note for the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness on developing emissions quantification protocols to support carbon pricing.

She has acted as a technical expert/accreditation assessor for the Irish National Accreditation Board and is a member of the UKAS technical advisory committee on management system standards where she has provided technical input for the development of ISO Standards such as ISO 14064, 14065 and 14066. She also participated in the BSI committee developing competence standards for UK Lead Auditors/assessors implementing energy audits under Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

Lucy Candlin

Consultant (EU ETS)

Ian Naismith

Consultant

Ian is a qualified retrofit coordinator for domestic properties. He was the first one to register in Scotland with ECMK and Trustmark. He is an ESOS Lead Assessor and has completed the first and second phase audits for organisations across Scotland. Ian is also a domestic and non-domestic energy assessor with an interest in renewable and LED lighting.

Ian Naismith

Consultant (Buildings Assessor)

Barry Collins

Consultant

Barry has been working in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility for over 25 years. Holding extensive experience in CR/Sustainability benchmarking, producing CR/Sustainability baseline reports and specialises in writing CSR and Sustainability implementation plans for a range of clients, including FTSE 100 companies. Barry leads on the production of client CSR Reports and has been integral to the public reporting of Speedy Hire Plc, Peel Holdings, Liverpool Airport, British Transport Police, FM Conway and Yodel, to name but a few. AA1000 accredited and a qualified Social Value practitioner, Barry can also accredit reports to the Global Reporting Initiative requirements and advise on structuring reports to meet those requirements.

Barry Collins

Consultant

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