Manchester Climate Change Partnership

Manchester Climate Change Partnership was established in 2018 and brings together organisations from across the city’s public, private, community, faith, health, culture, and academic sectors that share the common goal of helping Manchester to limit its greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to a changing climate.

Its aim is to work with the Manchester Climate Change Agency, Manchester communities and other relevant partners to ensure the city develops and successfully implements a climate change strategy aligned with the latest science and built on the views of city stakeholders.




The Partnership's Terms of Reference are available here.


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


Chair: Mike Wilton, Director and Manchester Office Leader, Arup


BruntwoodJessica Bowles,  Director of Strategic Partnerships and Impact


Carbon Literacy Project: Dave Coleman, Co-founder and Managing Director, The Carbon Literacy 


Civic Engineers: Julian Broster, Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer 


Deloitte: Hannah Smith-Pickuk, North West, Clients and Industries Lead and Michael Percival, Assistant Director


Electricity North West: Jonny Sadler, Strategic Decarbonisation Manager 


Faithful+Gould: Rick Grey, Director


Hurstwood Asset Managment: Richard Bousfield, Investment Director 


Lyreco UK: Andrew Bryers, Head of Sustainability


Manchester Airport Group: Neil Robinson, Corporate Social Responsibility and Future Airspace Director


Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (Arts and Culture sector): Simon Curtis, Chair of MAST 


Manchester City Council Councillor Tracey Rawlins, 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, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Sustainability


Media: Steve Connor, Chief Executive, Creative Concern


Muse Developments: Ella Woodward, Development Manager


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


RJP Town Planners: Ruth Jackson, Director


Station South CIC:


THG: Mark Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer


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


Wates Group: David Saville, Business Unit Director


 Previous MACF Steering Group members

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

- Dr Jeremy Carter, Research Fellow at University of Manchester


Diversity and Inclusion Sub-group:

- Nidhi Minocha

- Sukhbir Singh

(+ Dean Rogers Govender)


Public Appointees

- Dominic 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.


 The Partnership was established in February 2018 and builds on the work of the MACF Steering Group, which was in place from 2010 - 2017.