“Utilising my current position, and past experience, I have good knowledge and connections to help build the Humber’s capacity for tackling the effects of climate change.
“I can provide insight and knowledge with regard to the progress the region’s small and medium size enterprises are making around innovation in low carbon.”
Commissioners will make up the main body of the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. They will make key decisions for the Commission, steer its work, and help to link its activities to networks and organisations within their areas of expertise.
As Aura Operations Manager at the University of Hull, Sarah runs the Aura Innovation Centre, supporting the development of the low carbon SME supply chain, providing access to innovation support, enabling collaboration and knowledge exchange.
She is a project management professional and former business owner with over 25 years’ experience managing complex publicly funded programmes in support of businesses.
Sarah is joined at the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission by Prof. Parsons, who will sit on the Science Panel at YHCC.
Prof. Parsons said: “I am delighted to take on this role on the Science Panel as part of the YHCC.
“The University of Hull has a leadership position in the transition to a low carbon future, both in terms of our teaching and research as well as our own ambitious commitments as a University to reach a NetZero position by 2027. I am excited to be contributing to the broader Yorkshire and Humber journey to a future low carbon society.
“We are leading on a range of important low carbon research projects, from producing the next generation of low carbon heating and cooling systems to our work with Hull City Council on a full-scale, low carbon house demonstrator.