Meet the Climate Essentials Team!

At Climate Essentials, our mission is to help businesses measure, visualise, and reduce their carbon emissions on their way to net zero.

Climate Essentials emerges from the critical need to fight climate change. Our mission is to empower individuals, businesses and small sectors to create a global community that is taking control of their carbon footprint and catalysing action to fight climate change. We want to drive awareness, knowledge, and action to avoid, reduce, and offset carbon emissions.

We are an early-stage start-up whose members are extremely passionate about solving today’s most pressing problem. We have gathered a small team of driven professionals who not only have a proven record of creating and scaling successful start-ups but are also experts in sustainability and climate change. We believe together we can fight towards a greener future.

Anna and Daniela accepting the West London Business Awards

Our journey at Climate Essentials

Our journey has been marked by resilience, a thirst for knowledge, and a passion for making a positive impact.

  • Collaborative Achievements
  • Team Achievements
  • Client Success Stories
  • Future Aspirations
  • Community Engagement
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Our Mission

To empower individuals, households, and businesses to manage and reduce their carbon footprint through innovative, data-driven solutions, catalysing global climate action.

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To create a world where sustainable practices are the normal, and every entity has the tools to contribute to a Net Zero future.

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Martina accepting techUk award
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Our Innovation

At Climate Essentials, innovation is at the heart of our operations. Our carbon intelligence platform is designed to leverage the latest in data analytics and learnings to provide actionable insights for reducing carbon emissions. We are constantly exploring new technologies and methodologies to stay ahead in the fight against climate change.

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We believe in the power of collaboration. By partnering with public sector bodies, businesses, and communities, we amplify our impact and drive collective action towards a sustainable future. Our collaborative approach ensures that we can tailor our solutions to meet the unique needs of each partner, fostering a shared commitment to achieving net zero emissions.

Daniela Menzky

Daniela Menzky is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the corporate sector across diverse industries and business models. Daniela held a number of senior Human Resources & Organisational Strategy roles in major blue chip organisations such as Kodak and Avon Cosmetics before moving into General Management as a Managing Director for HAVI Logistics, the world’s largest privately-owned food service logistics company, as well as small & medium size technology enterprises.

Following her successful corporate career, she co-founded and scaled several companies across Cybersecurity, IoT Communications, and Climate Mitigation. She is Co-Ceo of ANGOKA, a cyber security company and co-founder and Chair of Climate Essentials, a start-up helping organisations reach net zero via their data-driven multi-stakeholder software solution, Climate Essentials.

Steve Berry

Steve has over 35 years of international business experience in corporate finance. He started his career at Bankers Trust and worked in the capital and securities market in NY, Tokyo, and London. This period in investment banking was followed by a career in venture capital, a focus retained to the present day. Steve holds several executive and non-executive directorships, including chairman of Clima Investments, a green FinTech asset management company.

Anna Campbell

At Climate Essentials, Anna works to ensure client success with new and existing clients and leads our outreach and project delivery activities. Anna joined Climate Essentials in 2021 with 9 years of experience in client and project management, having worked in a variety of projects ranging from large scale client service delivery to product development, and establishing an international subsidiary in India.

Martina Colman

With Masters in both Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Martina joined Climate Essentials in 2019 to build and manage the engineering of our Award Winning software. Martina ensures our clients adopt best practice via the platform methodology, and ensure accurate and compliant reporting as the carbon landscape evolves. Her experience spans from market leading  R&D projects and consulting, ranging from biofuel implementation at a country level to energy efficiency and climate change impact measurement. As a supporter of broadening the roles of engineers to solve today’s most pressing problems, Martina is passionate about the inclusion of sustainability as a practice to promote systemic change.

Nadia Teague

Nadia joins Climate Essentials in 2024 as our Marketing Manager. She is an accomplished marketer with 10 years of diverse industry expertise spanning start-ups and SMEs. Equipped with a Master’s in Business Management, she brings a wealth of knowledge in both B2B and B2C marketing, consistently driving brand visibility, customer engagement, and effective communication strategies through commercially minded marketing approaches. Tasked with driving our marketing outreach, she’ll leverage her expertise to shape Climate Essentials' strategic positioning. Nadia's blend of academic qualifications, practical experience, and passion for driving our marketing efforts forward aligns with our mission to empower individuals, households, SMEs, and the public sector to collectively accelerate carbon reduction on a national and global scale.

Sam Evans

Sam is here to help bridge the gap between complex carbon management science, and its application in everyday business operations. Having worked with businesses to support their adoption of best practice for over 6 years, he understands the challenges that businesses face of managing competing and evolving priorities, whilst balancing new and challenging demands. Sam’s priority is to support the adoption of the Climate Essentials platform for clients in order to make the process as smooth and impactful as possible.

Steph Stroud

Steph has 3 years experience working in tech start ups across a range of industries, and has worked extensively in onboarding and implementation of new tech and software. At Climate Essentials, she focuses on building relationships with the local authorities and businesses that we work with in order to understand their unique requirements and to help them get the most out of our programmes.

Beatrice Clementel

Beatrice joined Climate Essentials in 2023 after completing a Master's in International Development & Sustainability at the University of Bath. At Climate Essentials, Beatrice works to support community development and engagement activities.

Dr Garry Felgate

Garry is passionate about clean-affordable energy - how do we decarbonise our homes whilst allowing the most vulnerable to afford to stay warm. His PhD was in Passive Housing. Garry has a background in energy, environment and sustainability, built in corporate organisations (IBM, Landmark Graphics) and leading consultancies (KPMG, A.T.Kearney). He was a founder director of the Carbon Trust leading on the UK’s carbon reduction programmes for business creating the Action Energy and Carbon Management programmes.

Nowadays he supports start-ups operating in the clean energy sector and supports the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy on their Energy Entrepreneurs Fund programme and Innovate UK. He recently has advised several overseas governments on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the elimination of coal. He is a board director of the Brighton and Hove Energy Service Co-op and Chair of Thermify – an innovative start-up providing zero cost, zero carbon domestic heating.

Dr Rowan Taylor

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David van de Walt

David van der Walt qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1991 and joined Rand Merchant Bank in 1992 and subsequently Investec in 1994. Since joining Investec, David has held a number of positions within the Group both in South Africa and the UK since 2002, when he moved to set up the Corporate and Institutional banking business for Investec in the UK. In July 2004 David was appointed Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking with responsibility for the business unit across all geographies. David was appointed CEO for Investec Bank plc in 2010 and in June 2019 moved on to take a Group Executive Board role to look after all business outside SA, group risk and sustainability. David retired from Investec in December 2020 and currently remains on contract with Investec Bank Plc. In addition David currently sits on the boards of a number of JV companies that are associated with Investec and holds a number of positions on various fund Investment Committees including Israeli Trust Investments, Templewater Australia Property Fund and chairman of Investec Private Debt Fund.

Meet our team

Daniela Menzky - Climate Essentials
Daniela Menzky
Steve Berry - Climate Essentials
Steve Berry
Anna Campbell - Climate Essentials
Anna Campbell
Head of Client Engagement & Delivery
Martina Colman - Climate Essentials
Martina Colman
Head of Climate Science & Engineering
Nadia Teague - Climate Essentials
Nadia Teague
Marketing Manager
Sam Evans - Climate Essentials
Sam Evans
Business Development Manager
Steph Stroud - Climate Essentials
Steph Stroud
Client Delivery Manager
Beatrice Clementel - Climate Essentials
Beatrice Clementel
Community Development Executive

Our Advisors

Dr Garry Felgate - Climate Essentials Advisor
Dr Garry Felgate
Dr Rowan Taylor - Climate Essentials Advisor
Dr Rowan Taylor
David van der Walt - Climate Essentials Advisor
David van der Walt