Barbara le Fleming

Trustee
08.01.2024

Barbara le Fleming is the Finance Director of Quadrature Climate Foundation where she is responsible for all operational and programmatic financial matters, including the management of finance risks and compliance with charity law. As a member of the investment approval committee, she assesses opportunities for the deployment of the Foundation’s funds. Barbara has considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector working with organisations of different scales and in different stages of their development. She supports the fight against climate change by providing guidance and support to organisations to enable them to…

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Cressida Pollock

Chair of Trustee Board
27.02.2023

Cressida Pollock advises on the deployment of philanthropic and commercial capital to shift the current trajectory on climate change and build towards long-term sustainable economic systems. She is the former CEO of the Quadrature Climate Foundation, a UK based philanthropic foundation which she led from its inception. During her tenure QCF granted over $500m into global, systemic and tactical efforts to combat the climate emergency.   A deep generalist who focuses on transforming organisations and systems, she has advised national and multinational companies, governments, and NGOs on strategic challenges and transformational…

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Benjamin Tincq

Trustee
27.02.2023

Benjamin Tincq is a climate tech entrepreneur and investor. He is a Founding Partner of Marble, a venture studio partnering with scientists, engineers and operators to create companies that solve hard climate problems. Ben first learned about carbon removal in 2017 but remained frustrated by how little this was being considered in European climate policy, even after the IPCC special report on 1.5°C which acknowledge the crucial role of CDR. In 2021 he joined a small team of volunteers, academics and philanthropists who led to the founding of Carbon Gap…

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Tim Kruger

Trustee, Chair of Advisory Board
27.02.2023

Tim Kruger is a co-founder of Carbon Gap and chairs its advisory board. A Senior Associate of Oxford Net Zero, Tim ran the Oxford Geoengineering Programme at the Oxford Martin School between 2010 and 2022. This multidisciplinary initiative assessed the technical, social and ethical issues associated with the full range of proposed Greenhouse Gas Removal and Solar Radiation Management techniques. He is a co-author of The Oxford Principles which proposed a governance framework for geoengineering research.   He is involved in two start-ups – Origen (Founder and Chief Scientist) is developing a…

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Irena Spazzapan

Trustee
27.02.2023

Irena Spazzapan leads Systemiq Capital, the climate-tech VC spin-off from the world’s largest pure-play climate advisory firm Systemiq. She built the current team and led most investments in Fund I, including companies like Charm Industrial and Brimstone who are directly involved with CDR. In 2022, Irena led the spin out of Systemiq Capital from Systemiq with a launch of Fund II, continuing to back early-stage companies across the UK, EU and North America. The restoration of climate through carbon and methane removal is one of the fund’s focus areas alongside…

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