Our Story - Our team

Georgia Elliott-Smith

Georgia Elliott-Smith

Environmental Sustainability Consultant

An environmental engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, I started my career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the first Environment Managers in the UK construction industry. Now, with 25 years’ experience in the sector, I am Managing Director of sustainability consultancy Element 4 working for clients including Bank of England, Nike, LandSec, Cadent, UPP, Deloitte, Accenture and DEFRA. We champion a ‘disruptive sustainability’ approach – ditching meaningless KPIs and bland reports, activating purpose and putting sustainability at the core of clients’ businesses and construction projects.

Following a life-changing Antarctic expedition, I was awarded the honorary title of UNESCO Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment, a role that has led me around the world, speaking to young people about environmental issues. A passionate environmental campaigner, I am working with MPs, activist groups and NGOs to drive a more circular economy. I’m currently leading a legal challenge demanding the UK government upholds the Paris Agreement and effectively reduces industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

I recognise the important work Changing Streams are doing and strongly believe in their initiative to reduce the amount of plastic used in construction. I am looking forward to being part of the wider team and utilising my skills towards realising the organisations ambitions.

The rest of our team

Neal Maxwell

Founder

I’ve spent over 30 years in the Fit out industry and have seen a number of seismic changes in my working environment and of...

Prof Jonathan Sharples

Co Founder & Head of Oceanography

I have been researching the ocean for the past 30 years, studying how ocean physics (tides, weather, ocean currents) affects the growth and distribution...

Dr Gareth Abrahams

Co Founder & Head of Building Design Research

Before becoming an academic I worked for over 10 years as a senior project architect designing and delivered a number of prestigious projects across...

Brendon Kenny

Co Founder & Head of Engagement

I am passionate about the environment and believe business should create profit with purpose. I have over 35 years of Business experience at Senior...

Kris Tisdale

Director

I am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to see much of the world and whilst travelling I have seen first-hand the devastating...

Terry Cheesman

Finance Director

I haven’t always been a specialist tax accountant.  In my mid twenties I was a member of Friends of the Earth, worked in forestry...

Dr Wendy Jones

Company Secretary

I am a scientist with many years experience of business development on both sides of the academic-industry interface.  I have lived and worked in...

John Hall

Head of Memberships

I am a qualified solicitor having been a partner in the commercial law firm of Bermans for 35 years. I then became CEO of...

Prof Ric Williams

Climate Adviser to Changing Streams and co-chair of the Climate Futures Research Challenge

I have been researching how the ocean affects the climate system, addressing the reasons why climate models show a large spread in how much...

Dr Stephen Finnegan

Advisor to Changing Streams on carbon reduction and founder of the Zero Carbon Research institute

Dr Stephen Finnegan acts as the Director of the ZCRI and investigates the whole life sustainability and financial implications of creating individual projects, buildings,...

Dr Luigi Di Sarno

Sustainable Materials and Infrastructure Specialist

I am a Senior Lecturer in Structural Design in the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool. I have more than two decades of experience...

Dr Adeayo Sotayo

Sustainable Engineering and Material Design Specialist

I am an Engineer, Research Fellow and Course Instructor based in the UK. I have previously worked at Lancaster University, University of Liverpool and...

Rob Capleton

Industrial Relations Manager

I am the Industry Relations Manager on the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory programme at the University of Liverpool, who offer ambitious business owners unique academic...

Mick Ord

Public Relations

I am the former manager of  one of the BBC's most successful radio stations BBC Radio Merseyside where I started as a reporter in...

Leo Aspden

Coaching and Training Adviser

As an award-winning high growth business consultant and executive/leadership coach, I have more than 30 years experience of working with business leaders, executives, and...

Amanda Keetley

Ambassador

I am a professionally qualified Marketing expert with over 20 years' experience, specialising in strategy and communications.I founded Less Plastic in 2015 to raise...