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Meet the Team

ZCH Trustees

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Jemima Parker


I am passionate about seeing transition to a fossil fuel free world at a local level. My day job involves working for the Church of England Diocese of Leeds as their Environment Officer, leading on their net zero carbon by 2030 action plan. I love the local Yorkshire countryside and am a keen mountain-biker and orienteer. 

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Jessica Eaton

Comms Lead

Using my professional background in PR and communications, I am pleased to help raise awareness of the importance of a low carbon future. I hope to get more people interested and involved in our work so that together we can make a difference.  As a mum of three young children, I feel passionately about taking positive and urgent today to help create a safe, sustainable world for future generations.  

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Tim Larner

Vice Chair,

Planning & Advocacy

I am a retired local government officer, having specialised in transport policy and strategy development. Following a personal interest in the development of a low-energy housing project, I now live in one of only a handful of certified Passivhaus homes in Yorkshire.


Danny Wild

Climate & Education 

I have been involved in further education for 19 years, with 4 years spent at Harrogate College as Principal. I care deeply about giving people life changing opportunities through education. Being a trustee of ZCH gives me an opportunity to extend my involvement in our community, to help support people as part of a sustainable society.


Chris Arnott


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Ian Fraser

Natural Climate Solutions Lead

Originally from Canada and with a background in joinery and conservation, I relocated to the UK to pursue a career in heritage conservation. I firmly believe that a pathway to net zero must include nature recovery, resilient ecosystems and circular economy principles. My views are shaped by social philosopher, Roman Kznaric's 'The Good Ancestor'.

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Karen Kelsey-Wilson


I am a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience in finance. My primary role is to manage ZCH's budget and finances.  In my spare time I am passionate about keeping fit and making small everyday changes to reduce my carbon impact.

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Louise McManus

Buildings Lead

With a background in consulting and project management, I hope to use my skills to support the work being done by ZCH to reduce carbon emissions. My old farmhouse is currently undergoing a full retrofit and I manage my smallholding on the edge of the Dales for conservation.

The rest of the team...

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Kath Clark

Operations Manager

Inspired by the Wombles and growing up on a farm, I developed a passion for the environment and everything that lives within it. I have worked and volunteered in a variety of roles in procurement, project delivery, sustainable transport and local government. I enjoy cycling and playing netball.

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John Kerr

Retrofit Programme Manager

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Nick Anderson

Energy Lead

I am a retired scientist with a longstanding interest in climate change and energy.

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John Rowe

Sustainable Transport Lead

I am a retired project/programme manager.  I enjoy mountain biking and touring cycling and in my spare time run a local bike recycling charity called Resurrection Bikes.

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Fiona Jones

Walk to School & IT Support

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Ian Booth

Sustainable Transport

I work part time for Resurrected Bites, a Community Interest Company which intercepts food waste, running Community Groceries and Pay as You Feel Cafés. I am a keen cyclist, abandoning car ownership three years ago. I am particularly exercised about the need for much greater support for active travel and public transport, from both central and local government. 

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Anna Slatcher

Comms Team

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Georgina Cowley

Marketing Lead

I have over 14 years' experience in digital marketing, social media and events management which will help ZCH to extend its reach and messaging to a wider audience.  I run my own marketing consultancy based in Harrogate.  


John Della Pietra

Nature Recovery Coordinator

Working in the IT industry for over 20 years, I've been involved in projects to calculate the carbon footprint of companies and identify ways to reduce it.  More recently, I built an automated tree planting scheme for staff birthdays.

Away from the computer, I enjoy walking in the picturesque countryside of Yorkshire, the Lake District and the Isle of Skye, and working on my Japanese inspired garden.

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