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Ally Charlton

Ally Charlton

Operations Director

Alexander Quarles van Ufford

Alexander Quarles van Ufford

Renewable Energy Manager Europe

Aude Perrine

Aude Perrine

Carbon Manager

Carola Jonas

Head of Marketing

Freia Noss

Freia Noss

Carbon Management Co-ordinator

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Assistant Accountant

Justin Pilgrim

Justin Pilgrim

Carbon and Renewables Manager

Narendra Mehta

Narendra Mehta

Finance Manager

Paulina Rakowska

Paulina Rakowska

Carbon and Renewable Energy Procurement Manager

Rebecca Boyle

Marketing Executive

Rob Asselman

Rob Asselman

Systems and Technical Projects Manager

Board

Freddy Sharpe

Freddy Sharpe

CEO Climate Friendly

Joel Fleming

Joel Fleming

Founding Chairman Climate Friendly

Dr Christoph Grobbel

Dr Christoph Grobbel

CFO South Pole Group

Renat Heuberger

Renat Heuberger

CEO South Pole Group

Australian Carbon Farming Team

Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Manager Australian Projects

Nigel Miller

Nigel Miller

Carbon Farming Project Manager

Zoe Ryan

Zoe Ryan

Manager - Carbon Farming Compliance

Elke Venstra - Carbon Farming Project Officer

Elke Venstra

Carbon Farming Project Officer

Lina Maria Garcia Florez

Lina Maria Garcia Florez

Forestry Specialist

Jane Edwards

Jane Edwards

GIS Officer

Doug Mohr

Doug Mohr

Carbon Farming Business Development Manager

Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez

Carbon Farming Office Manager

Jessie Laing

Jessie Laing

Carbon Farming Project Officer

Trent McIntyre

Trent McIntyre

Carbon Farming Project Manager

Toby Ekman

Toby Ekman

Carbon Farming Project Manager

Claudia Milena Agudelo Palacio

Claudia Milena Agudelo Palacio

Forest Engineer - GIS Officer

Ana Maria Zapata

Ana Maria Zapata

Forest Engineer - Environmental and Geoinformatics Specialist

Jamie Benjumea

Jamie Benjumea

Forest Engineer

Eliana Molina

Eliana Molina

Forest Engineer

Christian Dannecker

Christian Dannecker

Director of Forestry, South Pole Group

Christian Ehrat

Christian Ehrat

Climate Change Adviser

Victor D. Giraldo

Victor D. Giraldo

Head of Land Use Projects

Adam Bouché

Adam Bouché

GIS Officer

Taine Rengifo

Taine Rengifo

GIS Officer

Sofia Lozano

Sofia Lozano

GIS Officer

Miriam Rotstein

Miriam Rotstein

Audit Manager

Ally Charlton

Ally Charlton

Operations Director

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

As Operations Director, Ally is responsible for Climate Friendly's carbon sourcing strategy, credit procurement, general operations and portfolio management. She also leads the technical analysis and product development associated with carbon management and footprinting. These activities underpin and ensure the high quality of Climate Friendly's carbon offsetting and advisory services.

Ally's background combines corporate strategy and finance consulting with hands-on environmental and social project management. She has extensive experience across diverse aspects of the climate change sector, having worked for several years with Carbon Positive/Sunshine Technology on the development of sustainable forestry ventures and carbon projects in Africa and Asia, and more recently as a strategy consultant for the Australian Carbon Trust. She is committed to the creation of business and market-driven solutions to social and environmental challenges.

Originally from the UK, she lived for 3 years in Nairobi, Kenya prior to moving to Sydney in 2007. She has an MBA from INSEAD, and a BA in European Languages & Literature from Cambridge University.

Ally speaks English, French, Spanish & Italian

Alexander Quarles van Ufford

Alexander Quarles van Ufford

Renewable Energy Manager Europe

contact at

Office in Europe

+31 652 070 003

Alexander is responsible for the development of the international market for GoldPower, Climate Friendly's global renewable electricity certificate, with a focus on Europe. Alexander holds a MSc in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and has over 20 years experience with catalyzing the global energy transition.

Prior to joining Climate Friendly Alexander worked for WWF's global Climate Business Engagement team, where he established and managed partnerships with high-profile, sector leading multinational companies. In this role Alexander assisted companies to formulate the business case for low carbon strategies and to set best in class carbon reduction targets, including renewable energy targets. In his WWF capacity Alexander contributed to WWF's global guidelines for renewable energy procurement and he was closely involved in the collaboration with Climate Friendly on the development of GoldPower, the only global renewable electricity certificate endorsed by WWF. Alexander speaks Dutch and English

Aude Perrine

Aude Perrine

Carbon Manager

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

Originally from France, Aude holds a Master of Engineering from EPF and a Master of Environmental Management from UNSW.

She previously worked at Climate Friendly for a few years also on the carbon, but then spent some time in Cambodia working for Nexus-Carbon for Development, a cooperative of development organizations supporting vulnerable communities by scaling up climate-friendly projects. She has also worked as an Environmental Consultant, where she was carrying out waste audits for businesses and councils.


We are fortunate to have Aude back with us here on the Climate Friendly Carbon team. Now she is responsible more for the procurement of carbon credits and renewable energy certificates, as well as managing quality assurance relating to project due diligence and selection. She is also in charge of technical analysis and carbon footprinting for businesses and events. This includes ensuring that Climate Friendly's calculations and emission factors are up to date and in line with global best practice.

Aude speaks English and French

Carola Jonas

Head of Marketing

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

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Carola has combined her background in Marketing and Communications with her passion for the environment and worked in various roles in sustainability in the private sector, Government and Civil Society Organisations in Australia, Cambodia and Germany.

As a climate change advocate Carola raises awareness to reduce CO2 emissions caused by human activity and to protect the planet from the consequences of global warming. At Climate Friendly, she and the team develop innovative campaigns and services to help people and organisations in minimising their impact on the environment.


Carola speaks English and German

Freia Noss

Freia Noss

Carbon Management Co-ordinator

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

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As Carbon Management Coordinator, Freia is in charge of carbon footprinting for Climate Friendly clients. She is responsible for maintaining tools, calculators and emissions factors as well as conducting research for Climate Friendly's GoldPower projects. She is excited to be involved in the carbon management and renewable energy sector and to work with a company that helps organisations support renewable energies and ethical investments. Freia works part-time while studying a Master of Environment at Macquarie University specialising in Environmental Science.

After completing a Bachelor of Art Theory from UNSW. Freia travelled to Peru, South America to complete a six month internship with the Crees Foundation in the Peruvian Amazon. The fieldwork, stunning environment and atmosphere of research and exploration there inspired her to begin her Masters degree. Having first-hand knowledge of the consequences of human influences on our most pristine environments, Freia is passionate about initiatives that allow a more sustainable relationship between people and their environment.

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Assistant Accountant

Jessica Wang is responsible for Climate Friendly's financial and management accounting and providing direct assistance to Finance Manager. Jessica has accounting background crossing diverse industries in Australia, which include construction, property development, education and finance. She has several years' experience as an assistant accountant and also conducting CPA program to extend her academic study at the moment.

Jessica is very passionate about employing her skills in her role within Climate Friendly.

Jessica speaks English & Mandarin and has qualified as an advanced level translator (Chinese and English) by NATTI.

Justin Pilgrim

Justin Pilgrim

Carbon and Renewables Manager

contact at

Office in Melbourne

+61 3 9018 5391

Justin recently completed a Bachelor of Environment (Social Science) at RMIT University and is a Business Development Manager at Climate Friendly. He has a strong background in sales and account management, with over ten years' experience in the telecommunications industry.


Justin is very passionate about sustainability and his particular interests lie in advocating sustainability for the corporate sector as well as animal conservation. He has spent time in Vietnam as part of an original climate change research project and as such understands on the ground realities associated with climate change projects around the world.


He believes that business and communities are best placed to tackle the problem of climate change quickly and without prolonged debate.

Narendra Mehta

Narendra Mehta

Finance Manager

Paulina Rakowska

Paulina Rakowska

Carbon and Renewable Energy Procurement Manager

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

Her role at Climate Friendly involves the procurement of carbon credits, renewable energy certificates, and carrying project due diligence. She acts as a focal point of contact for all stakeholders regarding products, projects and processes.


She believes that the transition of the global economy into a more sustainable one is achievable and is proud to work for a profit-for-purpose company that directly works on energy efficiency, renewable energy, as well as carbon reduction projects worldwide.


Prior to Climate Friendly Paulina has been working within the carbon sector with experience in policy design with the European Commission as well as research and trading, both on regulatory and voluntary markets.


Originally from Poland, She has an Engineering Degree (MSc) in Business and Technology from the Technical University of Lodz and a Masters in Ecological Economics from The University of Edinburgh. Paulina has lived and worked across 4 continents and speaks French, Spanish, English, German and Polish.

Rebecca Boyle

Marketing Executive

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As Marketing Executive, Rebecca is responsible for providing marketing support across the Climate Friendly brand. Rebecca has a particular interest in Carbon Management, Credits and Offsets, and Australian Carbon Farming.

Rebecca's background combines environmental behaviour change with marketing and communications experience across a range of sustainability-related issues and industries. She gained an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Stirling after completing her undergraduate degree in Marketing.

Prior to moving to Australia, Rebecca worked for Changeworks where she was the Community Engagement Officer for the Waste Free Edinburgh project. This project aimed to reduce the waste production in over 44,000 households with various socioeconomic backgrounds.

Rob Asselman

Rob Asselman

Systems and Technical Projects Manager

contact at

Office in Melbourne

+61 3 9018 5391

Rob combines his passion and experience with qualifications in technology, sustainability and project management to help deliver powerful and user friendly solutions to Climate Friendly's customers, staff and stakeholders.

Career experience working with a broad range of stakeholders in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom has provided Rob with the tool-kit for cutting through complexity and getting to the "nuts-and-bolts" of an issue so projects can be delivered which satisfy requirements in this fast changing and varied landscape.

Rob has a keen interest in Sustainability & Social Justice and is the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations Young Professionals in Victoria.

Freddy Sharpe

Freddy Sharpe

CEO Climate Friendly

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

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.

Joel Fleming

Joel Fleming

Founding Chairman Climate Friendly

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600

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.

Dr Christoph Grobbel

Dr Christoph Grobbel

CFO South Pole Group

Christoph joined the south pole group in 2007 after 12.5 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he worked as a Senior Expert for Emissions Trading and Electric Power & Natural Gas. At south pole he is the CFO, one of main shareholders and board member.

Christoph holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe University, an MSc in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and ENSPM, Paris, and a doctoral degree in Economics from Oldenburg University.

Renat Heuberger

Renat Heuberger

CEO South Pole Group

Renat Heuberger is the CEO of The South Pole Group, a company co-founded by Heuberger in 2006. He is a social entrepreneur in the field of sustainability, climate change and renewable energies, which he has been engaged in since 1999.


Renat is a board member of the Australian company Climate Friendly Pty Ltd as well as Vietnamese climate and energy company VNEEC and he acts in the advisory board of the Hub Zurich.Renat is considered an authority on climate change, carbon markets and sustainable development and is regularly interviewed in the media.

Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Manager Australian Projects

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600
Nigel Miller

Nigel Miller

Carbon Farming Project Manager

contact at

+ 61 (0) 417 685 034
Zoe Ryan

Zoe Ryan

Manager - Carbon Farming Compliance

contact at

Office in Melbourne

+61 3 9018 5391
Elke Venstra - Carbon Farming Project Officer

Elke Venstra

Carbon Farming Project Officer

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600
Lina Maria Garcia Florez

Lina Maria Garcia Florez

Forestry Specialist

Jane Edwards

Jane Edwards

GIS Officer

Doug Mohr

Doug Mohr

Carbon Farming Business Development Manager

Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez

Carbon Farming Office Manager

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600
Jessie Laing

Jessie Laing

Carbon Farming Project Officer

Trent McIntyre

Trent McIntyre

Carbon Farming Project Manager

contact at

Office in Byron Bay

+61 406 063 573
Toby Ekman

Toby Ekman

Carbon Farming Project Manager

Claudia Milena Agudelo Palacio

Claudia Milena Agudelo Palacio

Forest Engineer - GIS Officer

Ana Maria Zapata

Ana Maria Zapata

Forest Engineer - Environmental and Geoinformatics Specialist

Jamie Benjumea

Jamie Benjumea

Forest Engineer

Eliana Molina

Eliana Molina

Forest Engineer

Christian Dannecker

Christian Dannecker

Director of Forestry, South Pole Group

Christian Ehrat

Christian Ehrat

Climate Change Adviser

Victor D. Giraldo

Victor D. Giraldo

Head of Land Use Projects

contact at

Office in Sydney

+61 2 9356 3600
Adam Bouché

Adam Bouché

GIS Officer

Taine Rengifo

Taine Rengifo

GIS Officer

Sofia Lozano

Sofia Lozano

GIS Officer

Miriam Rotstein

Miriam Rotstein

Audit Manager

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