Meet the Cambridge Cleantech team
Sam Goodall, Chief Executive
Sam is CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, the UK’s first cleantech network and a European climate innovation leader. With 20+ years’ experience in project management, regeneration, and economic development, Sam builds innovation ecosystems for climate-positive technology.
Achievements include managing international accelerators and implementing energy efficiency policy programmes. Sam connects members, impact investors, strategic partners, and R&D experts, and under his leadership, Cambridge Cleantech now has 300+ member organizations spanning energy, infrastructure, transportation, and the circular economy.
Sylvie Russell, Chief Operating Officer
Sylvie is the Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Cleantech and has over 20 years of experience in senior roles in international companies, from SMEs and charities to large multi-national brands.
She manages the Cleantech Venture Day, a flagship pitching event and a meeting place for innovators, investors, large enterprises and economic development partners to see next generation climate tech solutions and investment opportunities. Sylvie managed the delivery of the Act4Green programme in 2021 and the UK-India Tech Startup programme 2022, both intensive business accelerator programmes for British and Indian cleantech start-ups supported by the UK Government’s FCDO office.
With a French Baccalaureat and a 4-year international business and management degree, her career has taken her to Monaco, the UK, Spain and Uruguay, providing her with experiences that have helped shape her understanding of different cultures and working environments. With every role and challenge, her aim has always been to ensure that everything goes smoothly for everyone involved.
Martin Garratt, Executive Advisor
Martin is the Founder of Cambridge Cleantech, and was the previous Chief Executive for 12+ years. After 10 years running the Greater Cambridge Partnership, Martin Garratt set up Cambridge Cleantech in 2011, an industry networking organisation aiming to establish Cambridge as a leading cleantech community in the world.
Martin supports members by encouraging supply chain opportunities for companies in the sector, enabling shared experience of innovative growth businesses and providing collective services such as access to finance, government regulatory updates and links to international partners.
Previously, Martin was the Environmental Manager for IBM, has undertaken governmental liaison roles whilst working for Boots the Chemists and was one of the UK’s first City Centre Managers in Nottingham. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning focused on environmental issues. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Camila Vila-Echague, EU Projects Manager
Camila is the European Projects Manager at Cambridge Cleantech. She has a 5-year business and administration degree, and ten years of experience in strategic marketing and project management.
After working for the airline, real state and hospitality sectors in Chile, she moved to Cambridge where she developed an interest in sustainability and social innovation.
Her role in Cambridge Cleantech focuses on matching corporate innovation needs with SMEs and start-ups, and working along with our European partners to manage and deliver the Scale-Up and SCIFI Interreg projects.
Satyajit Mohanan, Client Relations and Projects Coordinator
Satyajit is Client Relations and Projects Coordinator at Cambridge Cleanteh, with a focus on the India-UK corridor. His role includes supporting the networks development activities. He also helps the team in administering projects and organising events.
Satyajit graduated with a MA (Honours) in International Relations from the University of St-Andrews. With a keen interest in research and consultancy, Satyajit founded the Scores Consultancy group, a non-profit student-led consultancy group operating out of St-Andrews with an aim to give university students in St-Andrews a ring-side view on consulting.
Satyajit has also been an avid writer and student leader during his time at University. In 2021, as a summer intern at CCT, Satyajit published the ‘Cambridge Cleantech: UK-India Business Development’ report. It highlighted the policy support provided by the two countries in the cleantech sector and identified commercial opportunities for the company.
Alison Midgley, Accounts Manager
Having worked in bookkeeping for 20 years, Alison started out at a small family business which grew in size to one of the largest suppliers to the road surfacing industry. She moved to running her own small family landscaping business while starting a family.
Recently, Alison has been supporting two small businesses setting up and working as a bookkeeper for a local PR and Marketing firm. She has a DipRSA in Administration and has trained to AAT level 3 in accounts.
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SALLY-ANN, MARKETING STRATEGIST
Sally-Ann is an MBA trained marketer with experience spanning more than 20 years and covering diverse industries from globally recognized corporates to niche asset management. As a brand creator and purpose-driven marketing strategist, Sally-Ann brings with her a wealth of knowledge including working across the African continent to find SDG aligned tech innovation startups with the power to address global challenges alongside setting up a fund to invest in impact technologies.
In 2011, Sally-Ann was awarded the Exceptional Achievement in Cause Related Marketing at the Save the Children Corporate Business Awards. Frustrated by the lack of strategic knowledge in marketing decision-making, Sally-Ann joined Cambridge Cleantech to help member organisations understand the need for a framework driven by consumer insight, as an essential prerequisite to the use of creative marketing tools. Since joining the company in December 2022, she has played a pivotal role in helping to define the company positioning and brand identity.
The board of Cambridge Cleantech is comprised of the following Directors:
- Alison Cavey, Chair
- Martin Lamb, Enval, Member
- Prof Stephanie Hussels, Cranfield University, Founder member
- Kalyan Sarma, Ploughshare
- Sam Goodall, Chief Executive, Cambridge Cleantech
- Martin Garratt, Executive Advisor & Founder of CCT
Cambridge Cleantech is a not for profit limited company registered in England and Wales (number 04569133).
The company board is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and for legal, financial and regulatory matters. The board includes Founders and Members from the membership of Cambridge Cleantech.
Cambridge Cleantech’s VAT Number is 817 9172 07