Our team
Our team
Sharon Darcy
Sharon DarcyDirector
Sharon is a champion of consumer concerns in energy and water and has worked with Sustainability First since 2013. She served on the Council of Which? until April 2019, prior to which she was a long-standing board member of Consumer Futures.
Alice Cross
Alice Cross
Alice is Sustainability First’s Research Officer, responsible for carrying out research on projects and Sustainability First initiatives, as well as communicating Sustainability First’s messages.
Clare Dudney
Clare Dudney
Clare currently works with Sustainability First as an associate on a number of current projects, including leading the Sustainable Futures Programme. She is also a fine artist and curator.
Janine Duffy
Janine Duffy
Janine is Sustainability First’s Communications, Engagement and admin officer, responsible for developing and implementing the organisation’s communications strategy.
Jon Bird
Jon Bird
Jon was, until March 2014, Head of Sustainability with Northern Powergrid (the electricity distribution company) and before that Head of Government Relations since 2000.
Judith Ward
Judith Ward
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.
Dr Martin Hurst
Dr Martin Hurst
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.
Maxine Frerk
Maxine Frerk
Maxine Frerk has wide regulatory experience including 15 years in Ofgem in senior roles.
Sonya Peres
Sonya Peres
Sonya is Sustainability First’s part-time Educational Outreach Officer for the Sustainable Futures Programme. She is working on delivering workshops on sustainability for primary and secondary school youth.
Zoe McLeod
Zoe McLeod
Zoe McLeod is a consumer policy and regulatory expert with a particular focus on energy, water, innovation and consumer vulnerability issues.

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