Our Staff

The EAUC is fortunate to have a dynamic and dedicated staff base who are passionate both about sustainability and the Further and Higher Education sector. As the EAUC continues to grow, each member of staff strives to inspire change by continually learning and developing innovative new ways to solve problems and challenge unsustainable practices.

Drawing together a wide range of experience from a wide range of backgrounds, EAUC staff work hard to support all EAUC Members and strategic partners (and anyone else who needs them!) throughout the UK on all sustainability issues.

The EAUC is a home-based organisation. 

Charlotte Bonner

Charlotte Bonner



Charlotte joined the EAUC team in February 2023 as CEO and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation. She has over fifteen years’ leadership experience across membership and tertiary education organisations where she’s focused on business development, transformational engagement and policy and advocacy.

Before joining us, most recently she was the Education and Training Foundation’s education for sustainable development (ESD) lead, and before that was a keystone of NUS’ sustainability work, most notably project managing the UNESCO ESD prize winning Green Impact programme from its inception. She is one of the co-founders of Students Organizing for Sustainability International. She’s previously held senior teaching associate positions at the University of Bristol and was a sustainability consultant working with private and public sector clients prior to her tenure at NUS.

Charlotte has an MSc in energy and environmental technologies, is a Fellow of the RSA and a board member at Change Agents UK. She lives in Scarborough and is happiest when on her bike, travelling overland or cooking for friends.

Fiona Goodwin

Fiona Goodwin

Deputy CEO


Fiona joined the team in November 2005 and is responsible for managing our operations and planning. She is responsible for our business systems, managing our finances and office and our legal requirements. Fiona is responsible for monitoring, measuring and reporting on organisational performance. Fiona is also responsible strategically for all Member Services such as our newsletters, events, Annual Conference, Green Gown Awards and the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard. Prior to joining EAUC, Fiona has gained experience working in a variety of charities, both regional and national, as well as working at a university.

Fiona leads on key flagship initiatives such as the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges, the Carbon Coalition and the Green Gown Awards.

Fiona enjoys spending her other time on gardening and walking around the Cornish coast.

Matt Woodthorpe

Matt Woodthorpe

Scotland Programme Manager


Matt joined the Scotland team in January 2020 as Scotland Programme Manager Maternity Cover, and now leads the strategic direction of the EAUC-Scotland team. Prior to this role, they worked at the University of Stirling Students' Union for three years as their Environmental Development Coordinator, helping to develop and implement sector-leading projects within the campus community.

Matt achieved an MSc in International Land and Water Management from Wageningen University and has a wide background in sustainability issues. Previous work has included Fuel Poverty Officer at Bradford Council, consultancy projects in Spain and Kenya on sustainable land management and outdoor education and community work with the National Trust at Wicken Fen.
In their spare time Matt can often be found training for a adventure, daydreaming up new challenges or picking up some knitting needles.

Claire de la Motte

Claire de la Motte

Events Officer


Claire joined the team in October 2018 as our dedicated Events Officer. Originally from South Africa she came to the UK armed with a degree in Communication and English. Her eclectic background includes running huge conferences all over the world for large international companies; organising awards ceremonies at the Royal Albert Hall with the Prince of Wales to music concerts and fundraising days for small grass-roots level charity among many other events.  Claire loves a challenge and is looking forward to supporting all our events.
Claire volunteers at the National Trust, drives an ambulance for injured bats, and loves animals of all shapes and sizes.

Claire is also a Carbon Literacy Project Certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.

Natalie Rees

Natalie Rees

Communications Officer


Natalie joined the EAUC team in March 2022 as the Communications Officer. Her role involves creating and distributing content for our online platforms to promote our activities and engage with members. 

Natalie graduated in 2021 from the University of Glasgow, completing a BSc in Geography, after which she remained in Scotland for a social sciences research assistant position at the James Hutton Institute. As a student, she spent time overseas on research expeditions and during her year abroad.

Aside from work, Natalie enjoys swimming and cycling outdoors, and volunteering.

Claire Mitchell

Claire Mitchell

Member Engagement Officer


With a degree in History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management, Claire joined the team in November 2016 as our Member Engagement Officer after previously working in the environment and charity sector.  Claire is responsible for the membership journey of our Members and manages the Regional and Communities of Practice groups.  She also sits on the HEPA Responsible Procurement Working Group and the Courtauld 2025 HaFS Working Group.  Claire is an accredited Carbon Literacy Trainer and delivers Carbon Literacy Training to members.

Please do contact her if you have any questions about Membership.

In her spare time, Claire volunteers at a local repair cafe, is a keen sportswoman, loves to travel and is currently attempting to learn Spanish. 

Kathrin Möbius

Kathrin Möbius

Sustainability in Learning & Teaching Project Officer


Kathrin joined the Scotland team in August 2022 as Scotland Sustainability Project Officer, and became our Sustainability in Learning & Teaching Project Officer in November 2022. Her role includes supporting teaching staff and sustainability coordinators to integrate sustainability by running events, setting up networks, and producing resources and research.

Originally from Germany, Kathrin has studied and worked in six countries across Europe and Central America. She achieved a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Jena and Limerick, and an International Masters in Adult Education for Social Change at the University of Glasgow, Malta, and Tallinn. Both volunteering and at work, lastly as Inclusion & Climate Action Officer in the Glasgow East End, Kathrin has always found herself passionately advocating for a fairer world – for both people and planet.  

After (and sometimes before) work, Kathrin can often be found running around playing Ultimate Frisbee, tending to her dwarf sunflowers, and enjoying a good yoga session. 

Lara Fahey

Lara Fahey

Scotland Sustainability Project Officer


Lara joined the Scotland team in August 2022 as Scotland Sustainability Project Officer. Her role involves running events and creating resources for our members, for example around transport, aviation, and waste.
Raised in Australia before moving to Scotland for university, Lara graduated with a BSc (Hons) Biology degree from the University of St Andrews, specialising in marine biology and ecology. She then started work as the first Campus Cycling Officer, and subsequently Sustainable Transport Officer, with Transition University of St Andrews. After a brief period in the Netherlands, Lara worked for Sustrans Scotland on their Active Travel Champions project.
Outside of work, Lara enjoys gardening, walking, home DIY projects, plant-based cooking and board games, among other interests.

Jenny Nguyen

Jenny Nguyen

Carbon Project Officer


Jenny joined the team in July 2022 as the Carbon Project Officer. She is responsible for supporting the development of the Standardised Carbon Emissions Framework for universities and colleges.

Jenny received a BA in Geography from the University of Brighton, where she focused her studies on environmental law and policy, environmental impact assessment (EIA), and sustainable development.

In her spare time, she likes to travel to other countries when she can, as well as practice her cooking and jiu-jitsu skills.

Alice Smith

Alice Smith

Networks and Communications Officer


Alice joined the Scotland team in January 2022 as Networks and Communications Officer following a series of marketing and communications roles across the third sector, higher education and the arts.

Alice has a degree in English Literature and Film and Television Studies from the University of Glasgow where she specialised in Modern American Women’s Writing and Cult Cinema. As a student, she worked as part of Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team to promote environmental events and initiatives on campus.  

In her spare time, Alice enjoys writing, filmmaking and cycling, as well as being a prolific gardener and bread-maker.

Marta Rozynska-Sanha

Marta Rozynska-Sanha

Finance Officer


Marta joined the team in October 2017 as a Finance Officer responsible for administering financial operations to meet legal requirements.
She has two little girls, (a 16 month old and a 5 year old), and in her spare time she dances Kizomba and plays handball in an amateur team in Stroud. 

Aunee Dear

Aunee Dear

Administrative Support Officer


Aunee joined the team in March 2017 and has worked in Marketing for many years, both in the private and public sectors. Aunee supports the whole team on a day-to-day basis.

Aunee enjoys walking and yoga in her spare time.

Rory Hill

Rory Hill

Sustainability Project Manager – Central and South Scotland College Partnership


Rory joined the Scotland team in January 2022 in a new role as Sustainability Project Manager, working across Borders, Forth Valley and West Lothian Colleges. He is responsible for helping the colleges to deliver and fund projects to reduce carbon emissions on their campuses and to promote sustainable practice amongst students and staff.

Rory has an MSc in Environment, Culture and Society from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Human Geography from the University of Aberdeen. As part of his postgraduate study Rory carried out research into the impact of climate change on snowsports communities in Scotland – a subject close to his heart.

Before joining EAUC Rory was a specialist advisor for the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland advice service, helping households to become more sustainable by installing renewables and energy efficiency measures. Rory also has several years’ experience in the large scale renewables sector, supporting the development of new solar farms and wind farms.

Outside of work Rory enjoys hill walking, camping and skiing (when conditions allow) and bouldering indoors (when conditions don’t allow).

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