Team PECT

Welcome to our friendly and enthusiastic team! See more about the work we do and the areas we cover

Staff

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Stuart Dawks

Interim CEO/ Director of Operations

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Stuart Dawks

Interim CEO/ Director of Operations

Stuart works closely with the CEO and Board on delivering the strategic direction of the organisation. He is responsible for the management of the PECT team and oversees on a number of the projects.

Previously to PECT, Stuart worked for 18years as a consultant within the water industry, specialising in innovation, visualisation and project management.

When not at work Stuart can be found checking his emails and playing with spreadsheets. He is also becoming a keen gardener (peer pressure from the rest of the PECT team).

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Antony Gough

Grant Scheme Project Manager - Eastern New Energy

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Antony Gough

Grant Scheme Project Manager - Eastern New Energy

Antony worked for PECT from 2001-2005, during which time he led the Business & Environment team and developed the award winning Business Environment Management Scheme and The Materials Exchange.

Since then Antony has worked on a number of local, regional and national business support programmes focused on sustainability including; Envirowise; the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP); Resource Efficiency East and Grants4Growth. Antony returned to PECT in late 2016 to work on the Business Energy Efficiency programme.

Antony is a Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, a Chartered Environmentalist and has an MBA in Environmental Management.

Away from work Antony can usually be found on two wheels. He is a member of Velo-One Cycling team who race across the UK whilst raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes in children.

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April Sotomayor

Principal Sustainability Consultant and Resource Use Lead

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April Sotomayor

Principal Sustainability Consultant and Resource Use Lead

April joined the PECT team in 2013, and has since worked on all project teams, including Communities, Education, and Business teams. She currently supports businesses through Investors in the Environment accreditation, helping organisations measurably reduce their environmental impacts and improve year on year.

Prior to her work in the sustainability sector, April has worked as linguist, analyst, and teacher. April has spent years volunteering as a community organiser with Adopt-a-Stream and Riverfly Partnership’s Anglers Monitoring Initiative to support good river basin water quality and biodiversity. April is an active member of IEMA, the Sierra Club, and is a board member of Transition Kings Cliffe. April holds a BSc in Biology and MSc in Environmental Management.

Beyond work, April spends time with her family – taking part in a host of brilliant activities in her community and her daughter’s school. She also runs an ethical food buying group.

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Karen Igho

Health and Wellbeing Lead

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Karen Igho

Health and Wellbeing Lead

Karen has worked in the communities team at PECT for eight years. During that time she has helped set up, deliver and manage many projects including Greeniversity, Love Local and Planet B.

Karen previously worked as a chef and is a fully qualified massage and aromatherapy therapist but her passion for the environment and previous volunteer roles with Greenpeace led her to take a degree as a mature student, focusing on the risk society in relation to the environment and after a spell of work experience at PECT became a full time member of the team.

After work she can be found walking her dog, relaxing in the garden or watching super hero movies. She has been known (occasionally) to be supporting the local brewing industry.

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Heidi Latronico

Environmental Education Lead

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Heidi Latronico

Environmental Education Lead

Heidi Latronico-Ferris is our Environmental Education Coordinator.  This involves working with schools and other education establishments to encourage them to become more sustainable in their practices and to be able to educate the next generation to make positive change. With over 12 years of experience working in schools and with other youth organisations she has a wealth of knowledge in Outdoor Learning including Forest Schools and also successfully gained the ECO flag award for The Queen Katherine Academy.
Heidi volunteers with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and is a Cub Scout Leader which includes her getting involved in local Gang Shows as a producer Choreographer. If she gets any free time she loves to go exploring with her family and reading a good book in the sunshine.
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Tony Cook

Natural Environment Lead

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Tony Cook

Natural Environment Lead

Tony is our Natural Environment Lead and works across multiple environmental projects most notably our Forest for Peterborough work. Tony has an environmental-based BSc honours degree, is a qualified tree surgeon and previously was a secondary school teacher and Duke of Edinburgh coordinator.

A passionate environmentalist, Tony has completed a Permaculture PDC and uses permaculture principles to increase sustainability through design and actions. He is also a qualified Forest School Leader and is enthusiastic about promoting a greater connection to nature to all the students and individuals he works with.

Outside of work, Tony is a keen outdoor person, as well as being a Mountain Leader enjoying walking in remote and upland environments. He also regularly practices bushcraft, canoeing and tends to his allotment.

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Trevor Gibson

Fundraising & Business Development Manager

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Trevor Gibson

Fundraising & Business Development Manager

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Alexandra Szczurek

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Alexandra Szczurek

Marketing and Communications Manager

Alex previously worked on the EU-funded projects BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy and Cool Food Pro.

In 2022, Alex moved into the Marketing & Communications role for PECT.

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David Knight

Senior Environmental Consultant

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David Knight

Senior Environmental Consultant

David joined PECT in 2015 working with Investors in the Environment as the business support officer, helping organisations identify their environmental impacts and put in place a system of action to measure, analyse and reduce their impact on the environment.

David now works with businesses as a consultant role, and is also a Project Officer and resource efficiency advisor on the Business Lincolnshire Growth scheme. Carrying out resource efficiency audits with businesses, he identifies opportunities to implement behavioural change, technology improvements, the addition of renewables, etc. to improve resource efficiency, which helps businesses save money and become more sustainable.

David has a business background working mostly in the financial sector from customer services through to client management, eventually moving into technical roles.

Outside of the office, David studies and practices Karate and when not in the dojo he can be found using his iron fists to carry out DIY at home.

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Camilla Sherwin

Sustainability Consultant

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Camilla Sherwin

Sustainability Consultant

Camilla is a keen environmentalist with a strong knowledge in the area of resource efficiency and a strong advocate of businesses improving their sustainability performance.  She has previously worked for WasteWatch and London Remade, before setting up her own freelance research, project management and communications work in the environmental sector.  She has also delivered energy efficiency, sustainable transport and waste reduction projects in her home town and has experience of running programmes in the Humanitarian Aid and Arts sectors. She has recently completed the Certificate of Business Sustainability Management at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. 

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Nikki Dekker

Project Coordinator

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Nikki Dekker

Project Coordinator

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Lauren Cox

Project Coordinator

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Lauren Cox

Project Coordinator

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Mike Horne

Project Coordinator

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Mike Horne

Project Coordinator

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Shannon Wells

Data Monitoring & Compliance Officer - Eastern New Energy

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Shannon Wells

Data Monitoring & Compliance Officer - Eastern New Energy

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Maria Basilisco

Project Coordinator

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Maria Basilisco

Project Coordinator

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Emma-Jane Danielsson

Natural Environment and Climate Change Officer

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Emma-Jane Danielsson

Natural Environment and Climate Change Officer

Emma splits her time between working on the John Clare Countryside project and for East Cambridgeshire District Council.

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Emily Appleby

Sustainability Advisor

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Emily Appleby

Sustainability Advisor

Emily has a flair for encouraging iiE members to devise and implement changes to improve their environmental and social impact. After completing a MSc in Sustainability, Emily joined PECT as part of the iiE team to help organisations improve their environmental performance and support them on their sustainability journey. Emily is great at systems thinking and process – key things that will help businesses move forward on the things that count. 

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Hannah Carpenter

Sustainability Advisor

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Hannah Carpenter

Sustainability Advisor

Hannah is passionate about creating a better future and encouraging the promotion of sustainability through inspiring others to take action. After completing a MSc in Sustainability and Consultancy, she joined PECT as part of the iiE team to work with organisations to reduce their environmental impact and support them on their journey to embed sustainable practices. Hannah has a keen eye for data and really spotting what a business can try next to be most effective.

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Giustina Diana

Sustainability Advisor

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Giustina Diana

Sustainability Advisor

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Jibran Khan

ENE Grant Support Officer

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Jibran Khan

ENE Grant Support Officer

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Ana Gouveia

Project Coordinator

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Ana Gouveia

Project Coordinator

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Leah Friend

Project Coordinator

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Leah Friend

Project Coordinator

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Olivia Horne

Natural Environment Trainee

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Olivia Horne

Natural Environment Trainee

Liv works on the John Clare Countryside project part-time alongside her studies.

Patrons

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Ken McKay

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Ken McKay

Honorary Patron of PECT since 2012 and currently a Business Advisor for the Prince’s Trust. Previously Non-Executive Director (1995-2012) and Chairman (2003-2008) of PECT.

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Sir Hugh Duberly

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Sir Hugh Duberly

Sir Hugh Duberly KCVO, CBE, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. President of Cambridgeshire St John’s Council, Patron of the Cambridgeshire British Red Cross, and Honorary Colonel of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.

Board

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Toby Willison

Chair

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Toby Willison

Chair

Toby has worked in the environment sector for the last 30 years, in research, consultancy and public service. He is currently Director of Environment and Corporate Affairs at Southern Water, and was previously an Executive Director of the Environment Agency.

In the early parts of his career, Toby researched into looking at how changing land use can impact on the balance of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, more recently he have been working with government and business to ensure we are both prepared for and reducing the impacts of climate change. He believes passionately that protecting and enhancing the environment is good for people, communities and business.

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Ashley Sutherland

Company Secretary

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Chloe Walker-Harrison

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Chloe Walker-Harrison

Chloe works for the Knowledge Transfer Network, the UK’s innovation network, as a Knowledge Transfer Manager in the Projects and European Programmes Team. Most recently, she has been working as programme manager for a start-up accelerator programme for UK academics focusing on Cyber Security ideas.

Having previously spent eight years as Chief of Staff for a Member of Parliament, she is a public affairs professional with varied experience across campaigns, project management, communications, speech writing, influencing, lobbying, policy, strategy, consultation and event management with national and local government.

Chloe is a life-long vegetarian and has always taken a keen interest in environmental issues. She lives in central Peterborough with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, gardening and walking the dog.

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Peter Brotherton

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Peter Brotherton

Dr Peter Brotherton is Director of Science and Climate Change at Natural England, the government’s official advisor on nature conservation in England. He has worked at the interface between conservation science, practice and policy for over 20 years. He was lead adviser to the Government on the England Biodiversity Strategy and an author of the influential ‘Making Space for Nature’ report. Before joining Natural England, Pete was an academic, and studied for his degree and PhD at Cambridge University.

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James Cole

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Nicolle Moyo

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Steven Trewhella

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Steven Trewhella

Steven is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers specialising in the shaping and deliver of sustainable investments in flood and coastal resilience. With a UK wide and international career spanning more than 27 years, Steven takes great delight in working with people and partners to build the connections between water, people and place.

In line with PECT’s vision, Steven is committed to using his skills, influence and networks to create great places that are sensitive to future risks and opportunities, and leave a positive legacy for people and the environment.

Outside of work Steven can usually be found near a river, the sea or the mountains.

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Laura Knudsen

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Laura Knudsen

Laura has over 20 years’ in financial management and control. As a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Laura’s career has covered a broad range of industries including manufacturing, publishing and engineering consultancy. Laura is committed to using her skills to help maintain PECT’s strong financial position, ensuring growth of the charity to help build and create a more sustainable environment.

Outside of work Laura can be found, with her family, walking her dogs in the local woodland areas.

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Gemma Mason

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Gemma Mason

Having commenced my training in 2008, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 and have taken a keen interest in the voluntary sector ever since.

I have taken part in numerous events to raise money for charitable organisations including a 75km walk in day, the national three peaks challenge and abseiling down Peterborough Cathedral. I am always on the look out for new ways to challenge myself.

I was first introduced to PECT through the Investors in the Environment accreditation and was part of the award-winning team which culminated in us achieving the Overall Achiever Small Business Award 2015/16 and a Green Apple Award.

I am still the Green Champion of the Azets Peterborough Office and I am always seeking ways to improve our environmental impact both in our working and personal lives.

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Penny Hansen

Green Energy Switch

Set up as a subsidiary of PECT, Green Energy Switch (GES) is a profit for purpose company, specialising in working with communities, utility companies, and social landlords to manage their energy services.

Any profits made are gift aided to the charity PECT, making GES an ethical choice for your energy management solutions. For more information, call 01733 646253 or visit www.greenenergyswitch.co.uk