• About Us

    Climax Community emerges from the critical need to fight climate change. Our mission is to empower individuals, households, and small businesses 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

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  • The Team

    Daniela Menzky

    Daniela Menzky

    Daniela Menzky

    Daniela has 25 years of international and diverse industry sector experience featuring a combination of expertise within global corporate blue-chip organisations such as Kodak, Avon Products, and HAVI Logistics, the world’s largest privately-owned food service logistics company, as well as small & medium size technology enterprises. She is also a Director of Waterbridge Capital, a venture capital firm with a portfolio of small-cap companies in digital media, telecoms, and cybersecurity.

    Steve Berry

    Steve Berry

    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

    Anna Campbell

    Anna Campbell

    At Climax Community Anna works to ensure client success with new and existing clients and leads our outreach and project delivery activities. Anna joined Climax Community 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

    Martina Colman

    Martina Colman

    Martina joined Climax Community in 2019 to build and manage the engineering of our software, Climate Essentials. She has a background in engineering, renewable energy, and sustainable development. She has worked in a variety of projects across R&D 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.

    Laura Mitchell

    Laura Mitchell

    Laura Mitchell

    Laura joined Climax Community in 2021 after graduating from Oxford University, where was involved with international sustainability projects. At Climax Community she is the point of contact for client projects with local authorities and public sector affiliates. She works on securing investment and investor relations and is exploring our expansion and growth in international markets.

    Ella Nevill

    Ella Nevill

    Ella Nevill

    Ella joined Climax Community in 2022 after graduating from Cambridge University where she worked on a number of youth-led climate campaigns. At Climax Community she is working with a number of London boroughs on their net-zero programmes. The Client Engagement Managers work to ensure customer success within our SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) client base and accelerate the growth and adoption of our solution in the SME market. Ella also keeps up to date with new funding opportunities to share with our clients.

    Joey Gompels

    Joey Gompels

    Joey Gompels

    Joey joined Climax Community in early 2022 with client-facing experience in the corporate sector. As a Client Engagement Manager, he works to ensure customer success within our SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) client base and accelerate the growth and adoption of our solution in the SME market. He works closely on a number of client projects and is leading our current outreach across the South West. Joey is also keeping on top of the ever changing climate policy landscape.

    Lucy Coomes

    Lucy Coomes

    Lucy Coomes

    Lucy joined Climax Community in 2022 having worked across a number of charities including Comic Relief. At Climax Community Lucy leads on our social media, press, and event management, as well as working to support the operational management of the company.

    Alexia Cammack

    Alexia Cammack

    Alexia

    Alexia joined Climax Community in 2022 after graduating from the University of Leeds with an industrial placement in marketing and graphic design. At Climax Community Alexia works to support the operational management of the company and is responsible for our company applications.

    Chloe McCallan

    Chloe McCallan

    Chloe McCallan

    Chloe joined Climax Community as the Client Delivery Manager for Northern Ireland, with over five years experience working with the Technology and Innovation ecosystem of Northern Ireland. Understanding the importance of collaboration and building a like-minded community will focus her work with local councils, SMEs and entrepreneurs. Climax Community has recently expanded its outreach to Northern Ireland, with plans to branch into the Republic of Ireland through time. Chloe is passionate about improving Ireland, both North and South and showcasing what it has to offer!

    Manuel Marchetti

    Manuel Marchetti

    Manuel Marchetti

    Manuel is a current undergraduate from Royal Holloway studying Environmental Geoscience. He is earnest in spreading and deepening awareness of the impacts of society and infrastructure on local and global environments. Currently, he is working with Climax Community to research and integrate Carbon emissions data into the platform.

  • Advisers

    Garry Felgate

    Dr Garry Felgate

    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.

    David van der Walt

    David van der Walt

    David van der 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.

    Andrew Dakers

    Andrew Dakers

    Andrew Dakers

    Andrew’s career has spanned IT at the BBC, business change management at GSK, campaigning for WWF-UK, leading Public Affairs at corporate responsibility charity Business in the Community, and leading Spark! a West London-based Education Business Partnership. Andrew was a founder director of fast fashion brand Strawberry Kats. Andrew was Course Leader and a tutor in Business Ethics & Sustainability on the University of Bradford’s MBA programme (2010-15). The online MBA is ranked #8 globally by The Financial Times. Andrew was selected as a London Leader 2012/13 by the London Sustainable Development Commission. He has worked in Fiji, India, Uganda, UAE and the USA, and gained an MSc Development Management from The Open University in 2002. Andrew is a member of UKSIF and the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, as well as a subscriber to the Institute of Business Ethics.

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