Clare Wingfield

Specialist areas

  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Qualifications

  • MSc Climate Change and Development
  • MEng Chemical Engineering

Clare Wingfield

1. In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.

I spent the first part of my career predominantly as a project manager in the financial services industry, followed by some time at a public sector consultancy and a start-up. I worked at Deutsche Bank for ten years, collaborating with teams in India and the Philippines on projects spanning Asia Pacific and North America. The international nature of this work, coupled with my upbringing in Greece and Japan and a passion for the environment, led me to change tack and pursue an MSc in Climate Change and Development. I am now thrilled to be working at E Co., where I can apply my skills to make a positive impact on climate change.

2. What are your loves?

I love to cycle ā€“ I regularly go out with my local cycle group and have cycled the 50-mile London to Brighton route, fundraising for Send a Cow. I also love to hike, particularly coastal paths along the Cornish and Welsh coastlines, and have climbed Mount Snowdon in Wales. If Iā€™m at home, I like to practise yoga and nurturing my vegetable garden.

3. What are your hates?

Greenwashing.

4. Name three things on your bucket list.

  1. Build an eco-house
  2. Take my children travelling in Central America
  3. Start playing the piano again

5. How do you see the world in 25 years?

My hope is that the value of nature, and the goods and services it provides, will have greater importance than that of GDP when it comes to determining the health of our countries.

6. What is the hardest thing you’ve done in the last year?

Home-schooling my children during lockdown, whilst also moving house and doing a Masters degree!

7. What’s the best holiday you’ve ever had?

Costa Rica ā€“ the rainforest, the flora and fauna, the wildlife, and the fact that 99% of its energy comes from renewable sources makes this the most amazing country.

7. What book has changed your life?

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.