Canterbury Climate Action Partnership

Who are we


Rosie Duffield MP
Member of Parliament for Canterbury, Whitstable, and the Villages
The Rt. Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin
The Bishop of Dover
Cllr Alan Baldock
Leader of Canterbury City Council and the Labour Group


Imogen Morizet

Imogen Morizet is chair of Hoath Parish Council, a rural parish north of Canterbury in Canterbury District which encapsulates the area’s diversity: farmland, wetlands, ancient woodland (East Blean) and 2000 years of history.  Defining her professional experience are journalism (Reader’s Digest International Editions, Sunday Times, ghost writer for member of North Korea’s elite); social entrepreneurship with a focus on community engagement and building (founder and chair of Westgate Community Trust, Canterbury, the charitable company responsible for Westgate Hall); asking questions and bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and cultures to develop fresh ways of approaching issues. Traveling, living in different cultures, being outdoors, nature, music, the arts, hiking, languages, creativity, volunteering, getting her hands dirty, family, friends and dogs feed her soul.

Yvonne Freeman
Company Secretary & Treasurer

Yvonne is Immediate Past President for the South East England Region of the Soroptimists International Great Britain & Ireland Federation (SIGBI), former Club President of the Canterbury branch and former Assistant Programme Director (APD) Partnerships for SIGBI.  In her role as APD she was responsible for encouraging and developing partnership working across the Federation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  During her career in secondary education as a School Business Director, she was responsible for ensuring the smooth transition of the school to academy status and for setting up a full day care nursery and pre-school, for which she is still Company Secretary.  

Lisa Carlson

Lisa Carlson is CEO of the Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID) and chairs the Canterbury in Bloom committee and Canterbury’s Purple Flag partnership. Lisa also chairs the Association of Town and City Management South East network and sits on the ATCM board which is part of the High Streets Task Force. She previously worked at the World Bank, at the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics, and has a background in media and operations in the charity sector.

David Kemsley

ACRA is the Alliance of Canterbury Residents Associations Our aim is to effectively represent our member organisations views on the important issues of the moment for Canterbury such as the Draft Local plan. Our committee comprises two nominees from affiliated Residents/Community Associations from in and around the City of Canterbury plus Bridge Parish Council. We seek to influence decision making at all levels of government. Plan through the preparation and submission of evidence based comment and advice to the appropriate authorities.

Martin Vye

Martin Vye has lived in or near Canterbury for fifty years. He taught and was housemaster at The King’s School. He has been a city councillor, and was Executive Member for Transport in 2003/4. He served until recently as a county councillor for 28 years, and was much involved with highways issues in the inner city, and the urban area to the west of it. He is vice-chair of the Canterbury Society, and convenor of the Canterbury Alliance for Sustainable Transport. He is governor at two local schools, and is very keen to draw schools into the campaign to make transport more sustainable.

Catherine Morris

Dr Catherine Morris is Sustainability Manager for the University of Kent and leads the Institution in fulfilling its various environmental and sustainability commitments. This includes managing and operating an ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System, coordinating activity to deliver on the University’s Net Zero by 2040 carbon emissions targets. Catherine is also responsible for the University’s commitments under the SDG Education Accord to embed the goals across the organisation and is particularly interested in embedding sustainability within the taught curriculum and in developing partnerships with local and national stakeholders to collectively find solutions to the climate and ecological emergency. Catherine’s team also run the Kent Community Oasis Garden Project in partnership with East Kent Mind to create a hub centred around sustainability, growing food, health & wellbeing.

Danielle Ward

Danielle is an events manager with over twelve years of corporate event management experience.  Frustrated with the reliance on single use items and a need for change in the event industry, she launched her own sustainable event management and consultancy business in January 2020 – reWARD Events.   Built on the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reWARD specializes in creating memorable experiences with purpose that reduce the negative impact on the environment and drive positive change.  reWARD also delivers educational workshops and helps support event venues on their sustainability journey though accreditation. Danielle is carbon literate and ECOsmart accredited and also represents her village as a Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community Rep.  Danielle lives in Minster with her partner Ben and little boy Avery.

Revd Canon Andrew Dodd

Andrew's current post is Canon Treasurer at Canterbury Cathedral where, with the Dean and Chapter, he shares responsibility for the finances and fabric of the Cathedral. He previously worked in parish ministry in Lincoln and Southwark Dioceses. With the cathedral team, Andrew's role involves working to  support the Cathedral's Carbon Net Zero ambitions and its environmental sustainability agenda. This includes managing the Cathedral Estate and its plans to increase the biodiversity within the gardens and grounds. Before ordination Andrew worked as a civil engineer in local government project managing highway and public transportation schemes.  

Alistair Russell

Alistair Russell is a senior partner of Ian Sayer & Co, a London based firm of construction consultants offering a nationwide service.  Alistair is a Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Alistair’s special experience and interest includes social and private residential city regeneration projects.  As the Energy Consultant for the Canterbury Repair Café, he advises those anxious to secure the most efficient and cost effective energy solutions. Alistair is a keen supporter of local sports and has been Chair of Whitstable Rugby Football Club and Commodore of Herne Bay Sailing Club.  In his spare time, he has undertaken a number of challenges in aid of Cancer Research, which include a week-long trek in Patagonia, a stroll on the South Atlantic glacier, a trek to Machu Picchu and ascents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours. 

Richard Norman

Richard is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, and has published a number of books and articles on moral and political philosophy including applied ethics. He has been active in local and national organisations campaigning on issues of global justice and the environment for the past forty years or so. He is Secretary of Humanist Climate Action, and he was a founder member of Canterbury Sustainable Development Goals Forum.

Becky Parker
After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Becky taught in a variety of schools and was Senior Lecturer in physics at the University of Kent. She set up the Institute for Research in Schools to support school students and teachers doing authentic research through a wide range of projects in STEM. She is now a teacher at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School where she is particularly keen to empower school students to act and innovate to help tackle the climate crisis. Becky was awarded an MBE in 2008 and received an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Physics in 2014. In the summer of 2016, she was awarded the Kavli Education Medal from the Royal Society.