The STA is overseen by a Board of Directors and decisions are made on a one member, one vote basis.
The Board is supported by the STA team and a number of Working Groups which each focus on key areas such as rooftop PV, solar thermal, policy, public relations, new build and the grid.
Find out more about the team here. If youd like to get in touch, visit Contact Us.
The STA Executive
Chris has 25 years’ experience in advocacy, policy research, thought leadership and campaigning on a wide variety of sustainability, energy and environmental issues. He was Head of Climate Change for the Environment Agency, providing advice to Government on climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has worked for a number of leading NGOs & government agencies, including successful advocacy for the Green Investment Bank at Green Alliance, global aviation research for the Committee on Climate Change, and more recently leading policy and advocacy for the Finance Innovation Lab.
Senior Policy Analyst
Prior to joining the STA, Nicholas worked in policy analysis and advocacy at two leading Canadian environmental charities, and completed internships at the International Energy Agency and the London office of the Climate Policy Initiative.
Nicholas holds an MSc in economics and policy of energy and the environment from University College London, and a BA in economics from Dalhousie University. His MSc dissertation addressed the impact of project financing costs on solar PV deployment across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Senior Policy Analyst
Gemma holds a BA from Durham University and an MSc in Public Policy from UCL, during which her studies focused on regulation, climate change and the media’s influence on environmental behaviour.
Before joining the STA, Gemma worked as a Regulatory Analyst at Solarplicity, a renewable energy supplier and solar PV installer.
Public Affairs & Communications Officer
Jack joined the STA in 2018, having previously undertaken communications and partnership-oriented roles at CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board.
Holding a Bachelors in Journalism and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Environmental Management, Jack is also an accredited Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Esther holds a BA from the University of Bristol. She has a background in working with with startups and SMEs, and has delivered a variety of projects and events across the sustainability sector. This has included promotional work for innovative urban agriculture initiatives, as well as the coordination of regional and national events focused on women in sustainability. Esther manages our Innovators scheme, and works closely with RenewableUK to promote the RE-SourceUK platform.
The STA Board
Jonathan Selwyn (Chair)
Solar Consulting Ltd
Energy for London
- Chris Clark
- Christelle Lawson
Country Manager (UK)
Founder and CEO
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