The Board

Climate Friendly Board of Directors

Joel Fleming

Founding Chairman (Innovations & Partnerships)

Joel Fleming is an environmental scientist and Founding Chairman of Climate Friendly and previously a scientist with CSIRO. His background is in environmental science, scientific software and innovation.  Joel has a lifelong passion for environmental issues and built one of Australia's first grid-connected solar powered homes; also one of the most energy efficient. This inspired Joel to create Climate Friendly.

His special interest is to enable business and individuals to take immediate and effective action on global warming by supporting projects that reduce emissions, including renewable energy and preventing deforestation. His focus is on innovations that address the challenges of global warming, such as new kinds of clean energy products and web based systems that deliver Climate Friendly's products and services to a global customer base.  

Joel Fleming

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Director

Christoph joined South Pole after 12.5 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he worked as a Senior Expert for Emissions Trading and Electric Power & Natural Gas. Christoph holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe University, a MSc in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and ENSPM, Paris, and a doctoral degree in Economics from Oldenburg University.

At South Pole Carbon, he is the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and is responsible for new business development. 

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Renat Heuberger

Director

Renat has been working exclusively on the carbon market since 2001. At South Pole he has coordinated the setup of local presences in China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa, and has originated several million CERs and VERs worldwide. . 

Renat Heuberger

Freddy Sharpe

Director

Freddy Sharpe is CEO of Climate Friendly, Australia's leading carbon management business.  Freddy has worked in sustainability and climate change solutions for many years and has grown Climate Friendly into a global business leading the way on climate change, delivering easy and innovative carbon solutions to businesses and individuals.  Before running Climate Friendly, Freddy was Chief Operating Officer of Australia's largest residential energy efficiency company. Freddy has hands-on expertise in carbon markets, carbon and energy policies, energy efficiency and clean and conventional energy, developed in Australia and internationally for over 20 years. Freddy speaks regularly on climate change and related topics and was included in the inaugural ABC Carbon 50, a list of the 50 most influential people in Australia who are committed to the environment, the planet and the future of life on earth. Follow Freddy's blog: http://climatefriendlyblog.wordpress.com/

Freddy Sharpe