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Working together for a better future for Cumbria and beyond

Two of the partnership’s greatest strengths are its diversity and that it is community led. There are representatives from many different walks of life including organisations and businesses within the public sector, private sector, voluntary sector, and our community.

The Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership is currently chaired by:

  • Karen Mitchell (Chief Executive at Cumbria Action for Sustainability)
  • David F Murphy (Associate Professor of Sustainability & Collaborative Leadership and Academic Lead of the Initiative for Leadership & Sustainability, University of Cumbria)

Tim Gale is the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership Manager, based at Cumberland Council.

Strategic Oversight Board

The partnership is steered by its Strategic Oversight Board, which provides strategic leadership and supports the delivery of the mission, planning and actions of partnership to reach net zero by 2037. 
The terms of reference can be found here: ZCCP SOB Terms of Reference
Board chair: Grahame Broadbelt, independent
Board support: Tim Gale, Partnership Manager and Anna Templeton, Zero Carbon Cumbria Administrator

Graham Frost

 Headteacher at Robert Ferguson School & NAHT

Sue Walley

Cumbria Sustainability Network

Hazel Graham

  Carbon Literacy lead at Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Gill Haigh

 Chief executive at Cumbria Tourism

Richard Leafe

 Chief executive at Lake District National Park Authority

Karen Mitchell

  Partnership co-chair and Cumbria Action for Sustainability

David F Murphy

 Partnership co-chair and University of Cumbria

Giles Archibald

Councillor, Westmorland and Furness

Bob Kelly

Councillor, Cumberland

Colin Cox

Director of Public Health and Communities

Role of the board:

 The board supports the full partnership via the co-chairs and the sector working group chairs by:

Find out more in the Strategic Oversight Board’s Terms of Reference

Participants in the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership

There are around 80 organisations plus experts with specialist knowledge involved in the partnership, spanning many walks of life in Cumbria.

Public Sector & other strategic organisations

Cumberland Council
Kendal Town Council logo

Businesses & Associations

Voluntary, Charity & Community

Logo: Community Energy Cumbria

Cumbria Youth Council

Specialists & Individuals

Adrian Banford

Land use consultant

 Alistair Kirkbride

Transport consultant

Climate Outreach

 Gill Fenna

Quantum Strategy & Technology

Iain Taylor

IMT Consulting

Jack Lenox

 Kit England

Climate Adaptation Specialist

 Quentin Merritt

Wingspan Consulting

Shared Future CIC

Small World Consulting

Steve Curl

Independent chair of ZCC Partnership Strategic Oversight Board 

Tim Foster

Environmental education specialist

 Tim Maiden

CAG Consultants

Join us

Contact the partnership manager to find out how you could take part