Secretariat

Simon300x300Simon Reddy, Executive Secretary

Simon has spent 20 years developing and delivering international policy in areas such as oceans and climate change. Most recently he was Executive Director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2007-2012, during which time the organisation became an internationally recognised global network of 59 cities taking action on climate change. Simon trained as a marine and fisheries biologist.

Simon300x300Rémi Parmentier, Deputy Executive Secretary

Rémi joined as Deputy Executive Secretary in October 2013 to reinforce the Secretariat. Previously he had acted as Senior Policy Adviser to the Commission. A veteran of the international environmental movement with nearly 40 years of experience in the field, Rémi has worked for many years on behalf of NGOs within multilateral bodies, to promote the environmental and sustainability agenda and values.

Clare Brennan, Director of Operations

Clare has worked for more than 15 years in international affairs. She joined the Commission from the Mayor of London’s office, where her role as Senior International Relations Officer entailed providing advice and support to the Mayor as a means of delivering and shaping his international policy agenda. She also spent a year seconded to the C40 secretariat as Senior Coordinator.

Kristian Teleki, Director of Global Engagement

Kristian was most recently Vice President of SeaWeb, responsible for its sustainable markets, science and Asia Pacific programmes. He was previously Director of the International Coral Reef Action Network and led the Marine Programme at UNEP-WCMC. Kristian chairs the reference user group of the MEDSEA ocean acidification project, and is on the boards of several environment, development and social initiatives.

Inés de Águeda, Communications Officer

Inés’ background is in international environmental policy. She is an associate at The Varda Group environmental consultancy. Previously, Inés worked with the non-profit group Islands First and the Permanent Mission of Nauru to the United Nations, with a focus on climate change negotiations and preparations for Rio+20.

Sarah Gardner, Administration Assistant

Sarah joined the Commission from the UK Energy Research Centre, where she organised conferences and other events for energy professionals. Prior to that she worked in the educational sector, running international professional development programmes for teachers. Sarah has also worked in local government.