The Partners

CAG Consultants is a co-operative business made up of experienced consultants with recognised expertise in their field(s).

Mary Anderson

Mary is an economist with more than 25 years’ experience of sustainability, energy and community engagement issues. She is a longstanding member of CAG Consultants, having joined the co-operative in 1995. Mary is an experienced project manager and researcher, with extensive knowledge of energy and climate change issues, and strong skills in community engagement and facilitation as well as quantitative analysis.

Anna Bullen

Anna is an experienced and qualified facilitator and project manager with 15 years experience in stakeholder and public engagement. With an academic background, she also has a comprehensive range of research and evaluation skills and an in-depth understanding of ethical practices. Her specific interests include sustainability, placemaking and social cohesion. Anna has designed and delivered stakeholder and public engagement sessions across the UK using a multitude of methods adapted for each group.

Gerard Couper

Gerard is a qualified and experienced trainer, facilitator and coach. He has over 20 years’ experience supporting sustainable development in the public sector. Much of his work has involved community engagement on environmental and development issues. Throughout 2013 he led the development of Plymouth Energy Community on behalf of the City Council. Other recent projects include facilitating a consensus building process for the National Trust, and managing community engagement processes for the Homes and Communities Agency in Essex and for the West London Waste Plan. Gerard joined CAG in 2001. He also works independently as a life and business coach.

Denny Gray

An experienced policy advisor and researcher, Denny specialises in work on energy, climate change and sustainable development. His recent work has focused in particular on domestic energy efficiency retrofit, local government responses to climate change and city-level approaches to sustainability. He has in-depth expertise in policy and programme evaluation, stakeholder engagement and workshop design and facilitation. Before joining CAG in 2009, Denny worked as a policy advisor at the Sustainable Development Commission.

Emma Jones

Based in London, Emma has over 18 years’ experience in the climate change and fuel poverty sectors. She has particular expertise in supporting local authorities, housing providers and community organisations in these areas. An experienced trainer, Emma has developed delivered training on a range of energy and climate change topics for audiences including frontline workers, senior management and residents. Emma also has considerable research expertise, and has recently worked on the evaluations of various government energy efficiency programmes. Since 2009, Emma has been on the judging panel of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy and currently chairs the school’s panel.

Bill Kirkup

Bill has worked in the environmental and sustainable development sector for over 20 years. An experienced and qualified project and programme manager he has a background in action research and the design of initiatives for translating sustainable development policy into practice. His main current area of interest is the green economy and the development of organisational, and in particular, area based transition strategies. Bill is also a Director of the County Durham Community Energy CiC.

Dave Lawrence

Dave Lawrence is an economist with 30 years professional experience. For many years he was a Partner at economic development consultancy Roger Tym & Partners. His skills include economic analysis and forecasting, policy development and advice, and appraisal and evaluation. He has been responsible for major projects throughout the UK and brings both a rigorous and innovative approach to his work.

Tim Maiden

A chartered town planner, Tim specialises in work on energy, climate risks and sustainable development. Tim’s experience ranges from strategic research and advice on national policy and guidance for Government departments, Government agencies and NGO’s to providing advice and training to local authorities and developers. Tim has complementary expertise in community and stakeholder engagement, including the delivery of large-scale engagement programmes. This includes, for example, managing the community and stakeholder engagement programme for the North London Waste Plan.

Helen Snodin

Helen is a respected renewable energy professional with expertise in electricity sector regulation and markets, electricity grid access and charging, energy economics and energy policy. She is based in Scotland and has worked in the environment and energy fields for over 20 years. Helen has more than 15 years of consultancy experience, having previously worked at Xero Energy and Garrad Hassan and Partners (now DNV GL). She also spent five years in the NGO sector at Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Rosiana Cunningham

Rosiana has been CAG’s office manager for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include creditor and debtor control, tender allocation, and corporate admin.