Board & Leadership Team

Meryam Omi, Climate Arc Chief Executive

Meryam Omi

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Meryam has over 16 years of investment experience, including spearheading the Climate Impact Pledge and launching the Future World Fund in 2016 which grew in assets to over $6 billion in three years and now sits at $80 billion. As a COP26 UN High Level Champion for Climate Action, she led many Race to Zero campaigns within the finance sector.

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Emma Howard Boyd CBE, Chair of the Advisory Council at Climate Arc

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair, Advisory Council

Emma has had an extensive career in financial services at the forefront of the climate change, environmental and sustainable finance agendas. As our Chair she will steer the development of Arc as an inclusive, well-governed and impactful organization.

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Kaye Bettney

Director, People & Culture

Kaye is responsible for all things that traditionally fall under the HR umbrella. Kaye’s background spans HR, operations and program management with 15 years’ experience in NGOs including the last six of those in the climate finance space.

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Felix Preston

Director, Research & Programs

Felix leads the research and programs team. He was previously Director, Sustainability Impact and Research at Generation Investment Management.

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Beate van Loo-Born

Chief Operating Officer

Beate ensures Arc’s operations grow to scale, run smoothly, and deliver impact. She has 16 years of experience in financial services as COO and program manager running international regulatory, technology, organizational and efficiency programs.

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Stephanie Akinyelure

Global Climate Finance Hubs Lead

Stephanie leads the implementation and scale up of Arc's global network of climate hubs. She has a track record of developing new climate-focused programs and stakeholder engagement during her time at HSBC as well as Accounting for Sustainability.

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Nora Bouhadadda, Operations Manager

Nora Bouhadadda

Operations Manager

Nora ensures Arc and the global Hubs are set up to run smoothly. She has worked in both non- and for-profit sectors including finance, social impact and climate and mostly recently helped launch the Race to Resilience.

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Vi Bui is Climate Arc's Research Assistant

Vi Bui

research assistant

Vi supports the development of Arc’s Knowledge Centre, curating and developing materials for stakeholders to make climate-aligned financing decisions. Before her Master's in climate change science and policy, she was an activist, empowering young people to take climate action.

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Max Collins

Data Engineer

Max works on our data platform as a member of our Research team. He has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked on automation processes in the recruitment sector.

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Honore Clayton

Team Assistant

Honore helps the Arc team with its operational and administrative needs. She has worked in executive search within asset management, and before her studies, she held roles in the charity sector in Nepal.

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Emma Cunden

Operations Associate

Emma helps to drive research and analysis to optimize the efficiency of Arc’s operations. Her previous experience spans program operations and partnerships at social impact organizations including Amnesty International and Open Society Foundations.

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Josh Dolin, Finance Manager

Josh Dolin

Finance Manager

Josh oversees the operational finance of Arc and provides financial management support to our programs and grantees. He has a background of working with international NGOs and in financial services.

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Harry Douglas

Operations Associate

Harry focuses on change and internal projects at Arc. He has a background in consulting, supporting businesses achieve their strategic objectives and enhance operational efficiencies.

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Ben Douglas-Griffiths

Data Engineer

Ben works in our research team. He has an Integrated Masters Degree in Computer Science tailored towards data and finance and is trained in data engineering.

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Elisa Gianni

Research Associate

Elisa contributes to the development and implementation of the Research and Programs' in-house activities. She has a background in the financial sector, where she implemented and assessed corporate social responsibility programs.

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Georgia Good

Communications Intern

Georgia provides support across Arc’s communications channels. She has previous editorial and communications experience in the arts and renewable energy sectors.

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Owen Grafham

Research Lead

Owen is responsible for building and delivering Arc’s Research and Program activities, as well as forging key internal and external partnerships. Previously he was Assistant Director of Chatham House’s Environment and Society Centre.

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Emily Harrison

Research Assistant

Emily works in Arc's research team helping to map the climate finance ecosystem. She has previously worked in corporate sustainability in the consumer goods sector and has additional experience in finance.

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Mark Harper

DevOps and API Developer

Mark is responsible for cloud infrastructure, build and deployment pipelines and building an API for third parties. He has worked in the computer games and railway industries as a backend Java developer and more recently as a cloud infrastructure/DevOps Engineer.

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Rachel Hawker, Research Associate at Climate Arc

Rachel Hawker

Research Associate

Rachel works in Arc's Research Team and holds a PhD in atmospheric modelling and climate science. She previously worked with asset managers to integrate climate considerations into their investment strategies.

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Stephanie Hobbs

People & Culture Associate

Stephanie supports Arc's People & Culture programs and is passionate about improving the employee experience. She is an HR generalist with a background in People Operations, largely in the tech industry.

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Julie Jackson

Team Executive Assistant

Julie supports the team with their administrative needs. She has spent a large part of her career in the financial industry.

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Arun Kalia

Data Engineer

Arun works on our data program in our Research team. He has a Master’s degree in Physics and Astronomy, and completed an intensive training course in software and data engineering.

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Chris Kelly, Climate Arc Recruitment Manager, smiling and leaning against a grey wall

Chris Kelly

Recruitment Manager

Chris is responsible for executing Arc’s strategic recruitment plan, building a diverse team through an inclusive and equitable lens. His background spans recruitment and project management with 15 years of experience including a large amount in the technology space.

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Madeleine Lewis

Communications Lead

Madeleine leads Arc's communications, brand building and community development. Madeleine has worked at the BBC, Unilever and Forum for the Future in various sustainability storytelling and communications roles.

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Lukasz Mastalerz

Data Architect

Łukasz is responsible for platform strategy and architecture. After building a number of analytical platforms in the financial services industry he spent some time working on green software and sustainable digital services before joining Arc.

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Federico Mazza

Partnerships Manager

Federico is developing Arc’s portfolio of grants and partnerships. He has spent the last 10+ years leading innovative projects to mobilize private capital towards nature and climate solutions in emerging countries. Previously he worked at the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance, and Climate Policy Initiative. 

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Rosemary McGuire

Business Operations Lead

Rosemary supports operational growth at Arc to ensure that change, development and impact run smoothly. She has a background in both the public and private sectors, from financial services to education.

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Catherine McIntyre

Senior Partnerships Manager

Cat develops and manages Arc's grantmaking and partnerships portfolio. She has 19 years of experience with some of the UK's largest funders, with a focus on strategy and continuous improvement.

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Olivia Meguer

Executive Assistant to Meryam Omi

Olivia provides one-to-one support to Chief Executive Meryam Omi. She has eight years’ experience of high-level support within corporate finance and management consultancy.

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Hannah Messenger

Events & Engagement Manager

Hannah leads our convening strategy, responsible for building engagement across a world tour of climate conversations. Her career has focused on developing and establishing multi-stakeholder event portfolios at the UN, ODI, for civil society and the private sector.

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Olly Mount

Strategic Partnerships Associate

Olly manages Arc's key partnerships and fundraising. He has experience of overseeing strategic partnerships for think tanks and in the private sector. In a previous role he led on major and influential convening projects in the lead up to COP26.

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Carlota Moura

Partnerships Associate

Carlota works to structure and manage Arc's grantmaking activities and build partnerships with grantees, present and future. She previously worked in the international development and humanitarian space, helping organizations strengthen and scale grant, evaluation and learning.

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Stanley Myers O’Mulloy

Data Engineer

Stanley is a member of our Research team, working on our data platform. He has recently worked as a developer in the insurance sector and has an Integrated Master's Degree in Chemistry.

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Masixole Ndamandama

Research & Data Intern

Max supports Arc’s in-house research activities. He has a background in ESG and has worked with financial institutions to advance knowledge and practice in areas including climate and nature.

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O'Brien Nyamor, Operations Associate at Climate Arc, smiling to camera

O’Brien Nyamor

Operations Associate

O'Brien helps to keep Arc running smoothly, supporting on policy management, finance administration, IT support and global footprint management. Prior to Arc he was a Policy Analyst at Tod’Aers Global Network and has experience in different aspects of finance and administration.

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Joel Paque

Head of Fundraising and Partnerships, US

Joel helps manage and grow Arc's reach through managing important relationships with US donors and partners. He has previously worked on climate policy and data with NGOs and the technology sector.

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Diar Ramadani

Impact Associate

Diar works to strengthen our impact work by designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems and tools. He has seven years of professional experience in international development including at Save the Children, USAID, Dexis Consulting Group and the World Bank.

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Felipe Ramirez

Senior Data Scientist

Felipe leads the development of Arc's data solutions and platforms. He has been working on machine learning, data and software engineering for 12 years in multiple industries.

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Paola Tello

Impact Lead

Paola leads our data and impact workstreams, responsible for corporate climate data deliverables as well as tracking Arc's key impact metrics. Paola studied physics and has been working with data reporting for 12 years.

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WORK WITH US

Strategic Communications Manager

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Policy Lead

  • Remote
  • Research & Program
  • Full-time