Meet The Team

Meet the minds behind Cambridge Cleantech - a diverse team of specialists, driven by a shared commitment to connect the cleantech ecosystem, bringing experience and innovative thinking to the table, working together to enable you to meet pivotal people and make climate impact.

Sam Goodall, CEO

Sam Goodall is the CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, the UK's first cleantech innovation network and a leader of climate innovation in Europe. With over 20 years’ experience in project management, regeneration, and economic development, Sam builds and connects national and international innovation ecosystems for climate-positive technology. Achievements include managing international accelerator partnerships, implementing a European energy efficiency programme, and leading policy development for OFGEM. Sam's strengths lie in facilitating connections between members, impact investors, strategic partners, and R&D experts. Under Sam's leadership, Cambridge Cleantech has grown to include over 300 member organizations across energy, infrastructure, transportation, and the circular economy.

Sylvie Russell, COO

Sylvie is the Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Cleantech and has over 20 years of experience in senior roles in international companies, from SMEs and charities to large multi-national brands. She manages the Cleantech Venture Day, a flagship pitching event and a meeting place for innovators, investors, large enterprises and economic development partners to see next generation climate tech solutions and investment opportunities.  Sylvie managed the delivery of the Act4Green programme in 2021 and the UK-India Tech Startup programme 2022, both intensive business accelerator programmes for British and Indian cleantech start-ups supported by the UK Government’s FCDO office. With a French Baccalauréat and a 4-year international business and management degree, her career has taken her to Monaco, the UK, Spain and Uruguay, providing her with experiences that have helped shape her understanding of different cultures and working environments. With every role and challenge, her aim has always been to ensure that everything goes smoothly for everyone involved.

Camila Vila-Euchange, EU Projects Manager

Camila is the European Projects Manager at Cambridge Cleantech. She has a 5-year business and administration degree, and ten years of experience in strategic marketing and project management. After working for the airline, real state and hospitality sectors in Chile, she moved to Cambridge where she developed an interest in sustainability and social innovation. Her role in Cambridge Cleantech focuses on matching corporate innovation needs with SMEs and start-ups, and working along with our European partners to manage and deliver the Scale-Up and SCIFI Interreg projects.

Satyajit Mohanan, Projects and Business Development Coordinator

Satyajit is the Projects and Business Development Coordinator at Cambridge Cleantech. He holds an MA (Honours) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and possesses over 2 years of experience in project management, business development, and consultancy. Satyajit actively supports national and local governments in the UK and internationally on climate initiatives. Additionally, he collaborates closely with climate tech startups, investors and corporate entities to address their climate-related challenges.

In his current capacity, Satyajit coordinates international projects and spearheads business development activities globally.

Alison Midgley

Alison Midgley, Accounts Manager

Having worked in bookkeeping for 20 years, Alison started out at a small family business which grew in size to one of the largest suppliers to the road surfacing industry.  She moved to running her own small family landscaping business while starting a family. Recently, Alison has been supporting two small businesses setting up and working as a bookkeeper for a local PR and Marketing firm. She has a DipRSA in Administration and has trained to AAT level 3 in accounts.

Reiss Mason, Business Support & Communications Intern

Reiss is a BA Journalism graduate from the University of Sheffield. During that time, he wrote articles for political and digital culture magazines, and he was the Deputy Editor for the university student-run newspaper, Forge Press. 
Reiss' role at Cambridge Cleantech involves providing support to the team wherever they need it, from organising meetings through to conducting interviews and writing reports.
With a keen interest in sustainability and innovative tech, Reiss hopes to expand his understanding of the local and national issues facing the cleantech sector.

The Board

Cambridge Cleantech is a not for profit limited company registered in England and Wales (number 04569133).The company board is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and for legal, financial and regulatory matters. The board includes Founders and Members from the membership of Cambridge Cleantech.

The board of Cambridge Cleantech is comprised of the following Directors:


Alison Cavey
Alison Cavey
Chair of the Board
Martin Lamb

Martin Lamb

Enval, Member
Stephanie Hussels

Stephanie Hussels 

Cranfield University, Founder Member
Sam Goodall

Sam Goodall

CEO, Cambridge Cleantech
Sylvie Russell

Sylvie Russell

COO, Cambridge Cleantech

Founders

In 2011, Martin Garratt and Hugh Parnell laid the foundation of Cambridge Cleantech, stepping in as CEO and Chairman. At that juncture, the landscape for ecosystems and networks dedicated to clean and climate technology was just beginning to take shape. This emerging field highlighted the critical need for knowledge expansion, setting the stage for what has evolved into a vital mission for both organisations and individuals worldwide.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to Martin and Hugh for their foresight and unwavering dedication. Their efforts have elevated Cambridge Cleantech from its origins as a fledgling startup to its current status as a globally acclaimed membership network.

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