MEET THE TEAM

Acclaro is the sum of our parts, a growing team of multi-disciplinary experts working together to inspire, embed and shape sustainability management within progressive organisations.

Our team is built on decades of experience and offers a breadth of skills and knowledge. From risk, data and auditing to systems, compliance and governance, strategy, training and communications, our expertise fits around your organisation’s culture and needs.

Working with us gives brands and businesses the structure, tools and confidence to change, to edge ahead, and to set new standards.

Sunil Shah

Sunil Shah

Managing Director

Sunil’s Biography

Sunil has over 15 years experience in the sustainability field of the environment. He has successfully developed and led teams at Johnson Controls, Jacobs Engineering and DPP providing services at the Planning, Design and FM stages of the building. Key projects has included: Blackfriars Station Sustainability Plan; London Fire Brigade micro-renewables roll-out; Environment Agency Carbon Calculator; Tesco design Guide; What is the Future of the CRC.

Sunil was a member of the Sustainable Construction Task Force and also of the Sustainable Development Commission. He remains an advisor to Government on carbon and wider sustainability measures. From 2002 Sunil was Chair of BIFM’s Sustainable SIG and has remained a member since 2008, helping to develop best practice and roll out to the wider FM sector. He has also authored two books on the subject and is a regular speaker at events.

In his spare time Sunil spends time with his young family, which currently involves putting together a large number of Lego Star Wars kits, cycling and playing football.

Sujatha Ramasamy

Sujatha Ramasamy

Principal Consultant

Sujatha’s Biography

Sujatha is the Principal Consultant in Acclaro Advisory working in GHG, sustainability, energy and carbon mechanisms. She has over 13 years of experience in Climate Change-GHG and carbon mechanisms, energy efficiency-policies, DSM, smart grid-regulations, institutional framework and pilot projects, Finance-energy efficiency & renewable energy projects go/not go analysis and Capacity Building Programs, and Sustainability. Key specialisms include carbon mechanisms, energy efficiency, project feasibility and carbon management.

Chris Havers

Chris Havers

Principal Sustainability Consultant

Chris’s Biography

Chris joined Acclaro Advisory in January 2018 with 7 years of experience in the environmental services sector. His chief responsibility is to lead the strategic direction of the SFMI and build on the success of the project and expand the impact of the project.

Chris’ environmental background was based on becoming a specialist in environmental corporate reporting and GHG measurement with CDP and other voluntary reporting mechanisms. He managed client relationships with major businesses across the world from industries including Information technology, oil and gas, and metals and mining. He expanded his experience in corporate reporting with experience in UK and EU regulatory reporting in carbon and energy such as GHG mandatory reporting. He also spent two years working on corporate water risk reporting through CDP and has much experience with analysing environmental data for corporate benchmarking.

Chris has also worked on waste audits and energy audits while working for the London Borough of Camden. He led a business facing initiative called the Camden Climate Change Alliance which provided consultancy services for local business facilities. In this time, he also completed the 5-day lead auditor training course for ISO50001.

Erica Hall

Erica Hall

Senior Consultant Energy & Sustainability

Erica’s Biography

Erica’s work involves advising on energy performance of buildings, building systems and activities with the aim to encourage energy efficient behaviour, reduce energy costs and carbon footprint. She leads several energy efficiency and sustainability projects for local and international clients. This includes meeting legal compliance and reporting requirements in the UK and Europe.

Before joining Acclaro Advisory, Erica worked as a Civil/Structural & Precast Engineer for just over 7 years on several government and private sector development projects in Barbados. She is a co-writer of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association 5-year Strategic Plan (2014) and an avid community service volunteer; winning awards for her service and team projects.

When she isn’t scrutinising data or playing Santa’s year-round helper, she enjoys developing recipes and spending a few days a year travelling.

Emma Bleach

Emma Bleach

Sustainability Consultant

Emma’s Biography

Emma’s passion lies with engaging organisations with climate change and sustainability topics to deliver positive impacts for her clients and the wider world.

Over the past 4 years, Emma has delivered effective environmental solutions tailored to her client’s needs and working style, building strong relationships in the process. Projects include developing sustainability strategies, managing and streamlining Environmental Management Systems (inc. ISO14001 & ISO50001), supporting corporate & regulatory reporting (inc CRC & ESOS), and delivering tailored training and engagement programmes.

In her spare time, Emma loves exploring new places and experiencing different cultures which lead to a recent expedition to Borneo as a Volunteer Project Manager with Raleigh International.

David Johnston

David Johnston

Sustainability Consultant

David’s Biography

David has worked in environmental consultancy for over 3 years. His early career focused on remediation, planning, and due diligence (contaminated land, hydrogeology) with further policy creation (INTERREG) and legal review (Waste landfill crime) experience. He manages the Sustainable FM Index programme wherein he liaises with numerous Facilities Management firms to understand their sustainability strategies and benchmark them against their peers. This has awarded him with a deep knowledge of the FM sector and keeps him abreast with sustainability trends in the management of buildings.

David confidently manages data reporting and ISO 14001 management systems development, implementation, and assurance processes across a range of Acclaro’s client base. He has a particular interest in, and an aptitude for, improving business process, systems auditing and client interaction.

David attends the gym every day, and has a keen interest in the creative arts, inline skating, and lawn bowls. He is a volunteer for the IEMA South East Steering Group where he assists in the running of the region’s events and is the main point of contact for IEMA’s Berkshire membership. He is also becoming more involved with the Reading Sustainability Centre project (hydro power weir development and an eco-education centre).

Cara Kennelly

Cara Kennelly

Sustainability Consultant

Cara’s Biography

Cara came to Acclaro Advisory after completion of a Master’s by Research degree in carbon accounting at Lancaster University with 2 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, which focussed on carbon emissions monitoring and reduction. She has expertise in carbon assessment and management and placing these and other environmental issues in the wider context of politics, business and society.

Cara is engaged in a variety of sustainability projects in the UK and internationally. She provides support for corporate environmental reporting, including the Carbon Reduction Commitment and Global Reporting Initiative in the UK. Cara also supports the Sustainable FM Index by conducting detailed research, analysis and audits.

In her spare time, Cara volunteers at her local animal shelter and enjoys hiking and camping in the countryside.

Calum Irvine

Calum Irvine

Sustainability Analyst

Calum’s Biography

Calum’s work includes supporting data system reviews, energy reporting, and sustainability communications. Before joining Acclaro he gained a master’s degree in Sustainable Urban Management at Heriot-Watt University as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics. In a previous role, he managed resources for a major home energy efficiency scheme, and he has extensive customer service experience. He is particularly interested in sustainable transport and the energy performance of buildings.

Outside of the office, he is an enthusiastic cyclist and also likes to explore the countryside on foot. He has lived overseas and has an interest in foreign languages.

Jennie Wilson

Jennie Wilson

Office Manager

Jennie’s Biography

Jennie joined Acclaro in November 2017 and is responsible for the Office Management of Acclaro Advisory.  Jennie has a 15 years of experience in PA, EA and office administration roles and brings a wealth of corporate knowledge to Acclaro.  The role is wide ranging and also includes elements of marketing and communication as well as finance.

In her spare time Jennie is an enthusiastic family cook, of which she shares the creations with the office from time to time.  This is inspired by her love for travel and experiencing new cultures and cuisines.  She also enjoys fitness and is part of a local netball team.