Team

Meet the Climate Arc team.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Lechat

Program Coordinator

Research & Program

Thomas is the point of contact between grantees, financial institutions, and Arc's Research Team, managing queries about TransitionArc and organizing workshops. Previously, he worked in a climate finance boutique, supporting NGOs, international organizations and governments in raising climate finance.  

Łukasz Mastalerz

Data Architect

Łukasz Mastalerz

Research & Program

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.

Stanley Myers O'Mulloy

Data Engineer

Stanley Myers O'Mulloy

Research & Program

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.

Masixole Ndamandama

Research & Data Intern

Masixole Ndamandama

Research & Program

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.

Matteo Oriani

Senior Finance Analyst

Matteo Oriani

Research & Program

Matteo works on the development of Arc’s methodological approach and engagement with financial institutions. He has over 15 years’ experience in banking, with a focus on sustainable finance and analytics, working for international banks including HSBC and UniCredit.

Felipe Ramirez

Senior Data Scientist

Felipe Ramirez

Research & Program

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.