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Associates

 

Sharon Darcy

Sharon Darcy

Director

Sharon is a champion of consumer concerns in energy and water. Sharon was elected to the Council of Which? in January 2015 and was formerly a long-standing board member of Consumer Futures and its predecessor bodies (Consumer Focus and energywatch).

Judith Ward

Judith Ward

Associate

Judith Ward has worked with Sustainability First as an associate since 2005. She was director of Sustainability First for five years. She is an energy policy professional with long-standing practical experience of both the utility and consumer worlds.

Jon Bird

Jon Bird

Associate

Jon was, until March 2014, Head of Sustainability with Northern Powergrid (the electricity distribution company) and before that Head of Government Relations since 2000.

Clare Dudeney

Clare Dudeney

Associate

Clare currently works with Sustainability First as an associate on a number of current projects. She is an energy policy consultant and fine artist.

Zoe McLeod

Zoe McLeod

Associate

Zoe McLeod is a consumer policy and regulatory expert with a particular focus on energy, water, innovation and consumer vulnerability issues.

Maxine Frerk

Maxine Frerk

Associate

Maxine Frerk has wide regulatory experience including 15 years in Ofgem in senior roles.

Dr Martin Hurst

Dr Martin Hurst

Associate

Dr Martin Hurst was a senior civil servant on environmental issues for 20 years, including as Water Director in government and Environment Advisor in Number 10, and is by background a professional economist with a strong background in corporate finance.

Robert Hammond

Robert Hammond

Associate

Originally from a legal background, Robert has almost 20 years experience in consumer, social and public policy and regulated markets. He has led successful policy teams at energywatch, Consumer Futures/Consumer Focus, and Citizens Advice.

Peter Atherton

Peter Atherton

Associate

Peter is an Associate with two leading consulting firms, FTI and Cornwall Insight.
Prior to this, he spent 20 years as an equity analyst covering the pan European Utility sector. He headed up the sector research teams at a number of investment banks including Kleinwort Benson, Citigroup, and Jefferies.

Kieran Dodds

Kieran Dodds

Research Officer

Kieran is a research officer for Sustainability First.

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