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Meet the Team

ZCH Trustees

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Jemima Parker

Chair

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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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.

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Chris Arnott

Secretary

I am a qualified Estates Surveyor and Programme Manager and Director of Yorkshire-based FM Management Solutions.

As a grandmother of five gorgeous children all under 8 years old, I am very passionate about taking urgent and positive action to help deliver a sustainable environment for future generations.

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Sue Campagna

Treasurer

With an MSc in Charity Accounting I have over 30 years’ experience in the not for profit and charity sector and am a member of several sector bodies.

I have a long-term interest in sustainable living, and when I am not with my 4 grandchildren, I enjoy tending to my allotment, walking, pilates and yoga.

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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.

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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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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.

ZCH Staff and Volunteers

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Sunita Soundur

Climate Action Coordinator, ZCH

For the last three years, I've worked for a UK-wide climate action charity educating people about the climate impacts of aviation and campaigning about green travel and transport. I'm thrilled to bring my strong background in communications and events to my role with ZCH and work on a wider range of community-focussed projects to inspire climate action in my hometown, Harrogate.

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Edward Lee

Climate Action Coordinator, NYCC

I'm a record label owner, dry stone waller, beekeeper, I.T. consultant, ultra-runner, activist, film-maker and committed environmentalist! I've volunteered for a variety of organisations, including Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club Long Lands Common, OXFAM, and FoodCycle in Leeds. I'm excited to be the Climate Action Coordinator for North Yorkshire Climate Coalition and support ZCH.

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John Kerr

Retrofit Programme Manager

Responsible for stimulating retrofit activity within the Harrogate district, my role involves encouraging householders to make their homes more energy efficient, and helping the construction industry adapt to the higher specification requirements demanded for retrofitting buildings. My background is in communications. I run my own commercial photography business and am a long term retrofitter, working on my own 1920’s home.

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Fiona Jones

Walk to School 

With a background in education and research, I’m now a mum to two cheeky monkeys who keep me on my toes! I've been volunteering since 2021, coordinating our Walk to School and Car Free Friday campaigns. We encourage people to do what they can, when they can.
Making small changes in our daily habits can help our transition to a cleaner, more hopeful future.

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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

Read my bio soon

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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.  

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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. Recently, I built an automated tree planting scheme for staff birthdays.

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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Fergus Clawson

IT & Website Support

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John Rowe

Sustainable Transport 

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Nick Anderson

Energy Lead

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

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

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