Ecology welcomes two new non-executive directors to the Board

28 May 2020

We’ve  appointed two new non-executive directors to join our Board and help guide our future growth.

Kerry Mashford and Louise Pryor bring a wide range of skills and expertise, which will add significant value to the strategy, governance and ongoing development of the Society.

A mechanical engineer by background, Kerry has a long-standing passion for harnessing the systemic change required to help deliver environmentally sound and energy efficient buildings.  A Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology, she was previously Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation, working across manufacturing, innovation, construction, sustainability and building performance.  Kerry received an OBE in 2017 and is a private sector board member and Energy Champion for the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.

Louise is a climate change actuary and risk specialist with thirty years of experience in actuarial consulting, software development and academia, having worked with a variety of clients in the public and private sectors. She has worked on emerging risks, risks to cities, and how insurers can support resilience to climate risks and recently has been focusing on climate-related financial disclosures. Louise is incoming President-Elect of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership.

Kerry and Louise were elected to the Board at our AGM at the end of last month.

Following their appointment our chair, Steve Round, said,

“Our environmental lending supports both the transition to a zero-carbon economy and the creation of new jobs in the green recovery which will be critical as we adapt to the impacts of Covid-19.   

 “We are delighted to welcome two such talented people who bring a diverse range of expertise, experience and views to the Board. I firmly believe that the Board has the strength and depth to uphold Ecology’s ethics and ecological mission while successfully maintaining a thriving and sustainable society for the benefit of members.”