Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change

Manchester Climate Change Partnership


The Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency are responsible for overseeing and championing climate change action in the city. The Partnership was established in February 2018 and builds on the work of the MACF Steering Group, which was in place from 2010 - 2017. 


The Partnership's Terms of Reference are available here.


Partnership members represent key organisations and sectors from across the city:


Chair (interim): Steve Connor, Chief Executive, Creative Concern (the new Chair will be announced before the end of 2020) 


BruntwoodChris Oglesby, Chief Executive


Electricity North West: Helen Boyle, Strategic Decarbonisation Manager


Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (Arts and Culture sector): Simon Curtis, Chair of MAST and Head of Production at Royal Exchange Theatre


Manchester City Council Councillor Angeliki Stogia, Executive Member for Environment, Planning and Transport and Carol Culley, Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer 


Manchester City Football Club: Pete Bradshaw, Head of Sustainability 


Manchester Climate Change Youth Board


Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board: Dr. Murugesan Raja 


Manchester Housing Providers Partnership: Matt Roberts, Chair of MHPP Zero Carbon Group and Strategic Director Property and Development, Southway Housing


Manchester Metropolitan UniversityProf. Liz Price, Head of School of Science and the Environment 


Media: Steve Connor, Chief Executive, Creative Concern


Our Faith Our Planet (faith sector): Dean Rogers Govender, Chair of OFOP and Dean at Manchester Cathedral


University of Manchester: Prof. Nalin Thakkar, Vice President for Social Responsibility


 Previous MACF Steering Group members

- Dr Ali Abbas, Manchester Friends of the Earth, Greater Manchester Community Renewables, Carbon Literacy Trust

- Dave Coleman, Cooler Projects

- Dr Jeremy Carter, Research Fellow at University of Manchester


Diversity and Inclusion Sub-group:

- Nidhi Minocha

- Sukbir Singh

(+ Dean Rogers Govender)


Public Appointees

- Domonic Goggins, Political and Communications Strategy Consultant 


For further information about the work of the Partnership visit our annual reports page and the summary of Partnership members' action plans, published in February 2020.


A 5-minute video on Partnership members' climate actions is available here.