Manchester Climate Change Agency


The Manchester Climate Change Agency and Partnership are responsible for overseeing and championing climate change action in the city. Manchester Climate Change Agency was established in September 2015 by the Manchester: A Certain Future Steering Group, Manchester City Council and BDP.


For further information about the work of the Agency and Partnership visit our annual reports page.


Meet the Team 



Samantha Nicholson


Deputy Director 

Anna Bond 


Deputy Director 

Jane Houldsworth 


Policy and Strategy Lead

Sean Morris 


Programme and Finance Officer 

Ellie Bradley 

Ellie is Programme and Finance Officer for the Manchester Climate Change Agency. She is responsible for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the Agency and working with the Agency Director across all workstreams to strengthen climate change action across the city. Before securing her current role she held a volutneer internship with the Agency after graduating with a degree in geography from Manchester Metropolitian University. 


Youth Champion for Climate Action 

Lewis Nelson

Lewis is the Youth Champion for Climate Action for the Manchester Climate Change Agency. Lewis is responsible for ensuring youth voice is embedded in the work of the Agency and youth people have a genuine stake in the Race to Zero. Lewis is also responsible for supporting the Manchester Climate Change Youth Board with their priorities.

Outside of work at the MCCA, Lewis is a councillor for his home area in Salford, and before working for the climate change agency worked at Salford Young Carers service and also helped to create the GM Youth Combined Authority.


Resident and Communities Programme Lead

Lisa Lingard

Lisa is Resident and Communities Programme Lead for the Manchester Climate Change Agency. She is responsible for leading the Agency's work with Residents and Communities. Previously she was Principal Environmental Strategy Officer at Manchester City Council. 


Senior Community Projects Lead (Climate & Nature)

Amy Wright 

Amy is a Community Engagement professional specialising in climate action and nature projects.  Her recent work has included greenspace co-design, management of community grants programmes and facilitating community-led climate action through EU-funded GrowGreen and IGNITION projects.

Amy is on secondment with MCCA from Groundwork Greater Manchester until August 2022, supporting citizens to understand and practically contribute to the delivery of nature-based-solutions (NBS) in their communities.


Project Assistant 

Benjamin Porter 

Ben is a Project Assistant on the communities program for the Agency and is coordinating work with the interfaith group Our Faith, Our Planet. Before his role at the agency, Ben graduated studying geography at the University of Manchester. Ben has personal interests in sustainable transport and food systems. 


Project Assistant 

Alex Valentine 



Carbon Literate Organisation

Manchester Climate Change Agency is a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation. Click here to download a summary of what we are already doing. For further information on The Carbon Literacy Project click here.


Annual Accounts

The Agency's annual accounts are available from Companies House and by clicking here