Team

Meet the Climate Arc team.

Kaye Bettney

Director, People & Culture

Kaye Bettney

Leadership

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.

Marta Guglielmetti

Partnerships Director

Marta Guglielmetti

Leadership

Partnerships

Marta has 25 years’ experience on the sustainability and inclusiveness agenda. She’s held leadership positions at UN agencies and leading philanthropic organizations, and has a strong track record in partnering with governments and large corporations, to create innovative public-private partnerships in climate, food systems, global health, and social inclusion.

Meryam Omi

Chief Executive

Meryam Omi

Leadership

Board

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.

Felix Preston

Director, Research & Program

Felix Preston

Leadership

Research & Program

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

Beate Van Loo Born

Chief Operating Officer

Beate Van Loo Born

Leadership

Board

Operations

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.

Darlene Currie

Non-Executive director

Darlene Currie

Board

Darlene brings over 25 years’ experience as a senior adviser to philanthropic investors, while guiding social ventures from start-up to scale. She is founder of a global social impact fund, serves as a non-executive director for a clean energy and water nonprofit, and has held foundation and corporate responsibility leadership roles.

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair

Emma Howard Boyd

Board

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.

Stephanie Akinyelure

Global Hubs Lead

Stephanie Akinyelure

Operations

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.

Nora Bouhaddada

Operations Manager

Nora Bouhaddada

Operations

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.

Vi Bui

Research Analyst

Vi Bui

Research & Program

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.

Honore Clayton

Team Assistant

Honore Clayton

Operations

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.

Max Collins

Data Engineer

Max Collins

Research & Program

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.

Emma Cunden

Operations Associate

Emma Cunden

Operations

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.

Josh Dolin

Finance Manager

Josh Dolin

Operations

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.

Harry Douglas

Operations Associate

Harry Douglas

Operations

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.

Ben Douglas-Griffiths

Data Engineer

Ben Douglas-Griffiths

Research & Program

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.

Elisa Gianni

Research Associate

Elisa Gianni

Research & Program

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.

Mike Gloyne

Consultant

Mike Gloyne

Operations

Mike is responsible for the delivery of Arc’s transition analysis platform project. He brings over 20 years of senior project management experience from the financial services industry. With a background in change management, Mike has successfully delivered complex business and technology projects for banks on a global scale.

Georgia Good

Communications Intern

Georgia Good

Communications & Engagement

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

Owen Grafham

Program Lead

Owen Grafham

Research & Program

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.

Mark Harper

DevOps and API Developer

Mark Harper

Research & Program

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.

Emily Harrison

Research Assistant

Emily Harrison

Research & Program

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.

Rachel Hawker

Research Lead

Rachel Hawker

Research & Program

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.

Stephanie Hobbs

People & Culture Associate

Stephanie Hobbs

People & Culture

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.

Julie Jackson

Executive Assistant

Julie Jackson

Operations

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

Arun Kalia

Data Engineer

Arun Kalia

Research & Program

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.

Chris Kelly

Recruitment Manager

Chris Kelly

People & Culture

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.