CAG Consultants is a co-operative business made up of experienced consultants with recognised expertise in their field(s).
Mary is an economist with more than 25 years’ experience of sustainability, energy and community engagement issues. She is a longstanding member of CAG Consultants, having joined the co-operative in 1995. Mary is an experienced project manager and researcher, with extensive knowledge of energy and climate change issues, and strong skills in community engagement and facilitation as well as quantitative analysis.
Dr Anna Bullen
BA, MA, PhD
Anna is an experienced and qualified facilitator and project manager with 15 years experience in stakeholder and public engagement. With an academic background she also has a comprehensive range of research and evaluation skills and an in-depth understanding of ethical practices. Her specific interests include sustainability, placemaking and social cohesion. Anna has designed and delivered stakeholder and public engagement sessions across the UK using a multitude of methods adapted for each group.
Gerard is a qualified and experienced trainer, facilitator and coach. He has over 20 years’ experience supporting sustainable development in the public sector. Much of his work has involved community engagement on environmental and development issues. Throughout 2013 he led the development of Plymouth Energy Community on behalf of the City Council. Other recent projects include facilitating a consensus building process for the National Trust, and managing community engagement processes for the Homes and Communities Agency in Essex and for the West London Waste Plan. Gerard joined CAG in 2001. He also works independently as a life and business coach.
MA, BA, PIEMA, MRTPI
Carey is an environmental planner with over 11 years of professional experience across the UK and Ireland. She is a skilled project manager, and has conducted environmental assessments across a number of industries including urban regeneration, housing, roads, energy and marine spatial planning. She has particular expertise in consultation and social research. Carey is a new partner of CAG, having joined the firm in 2016. From 2012-2017 (expected) she conducted PhD research investigating how the UK planning system has responded to migration in rural areas.
An experienced policy advisor and researcher, Denny specialises in work on energy, climate change and sustainable development. His recent work has focused in particular on domestic energy efficiency retrofit, local government responses to climate change and city-level approaches to sustainability. He has in-depth expertise in policy and programme evaluation, stakeholder engagement and workshop design and facilitation. Before joining CAG in 2009, Denny worked as a policy advisor at the Sustainable Development Commission.
MSc (Energy Policy), BA
Based in London, Emma has over 18 years’ experience in the climate change and fuel poverty sectors. She has particular expertise in supporting local authorities, housing providers and community organisations in these areas. An experienced trainer, Emma has developed delivered training on a range of energy and climate change topics for audiences including frontline workers, senior management and residents. Emma also has considerable research expertise, and has recently worked on the evaluations of various government energy efficiency programmes. Since 2009, Emma has been on the judging panel of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy and currently chairs the schools panel.
BSc, PgDip, CEnv, MIES, AIEMA
Bill has worked in the environmental and sustainable development sector for over 20 years. An experienced and qualified project and programme manager he has a background in action research and the design of initiatives for translating sustainable development policy into practice. His main current area of interest is the green economy and the development of organisational, and in particular, area based transition strategies. Bill is also a Director of the County Durham Community Energy CiC.
Dave Lawrence is an economist with 30 years professional experience. For many years he was a Partner at economic development consultancy Roger Tym & Partners. His skills include economic analysis and forecasting, policy development and advice, and appraisal and evaluation. He has been responsible for major projects throughout the UK and brings both a rigorous and innovative approach to his work.
BsocSc, MSc, MRTPI
MSc (Ecological Economics)
Helen is a respected renewable energy professional with expertise in electricity sector regulation and markets, electricity grid access and charging, energy economics and energy policy. She is based in Scotland and has worked in the environment and energy fields for over 20 years. Helen has more than 15 years of consultancy experience, having previously worked at Xero Energy and Garrad Hassan and Partners (now DNV GL). She also spent five years in the NGO sector at Friends of the Earth Scotland.