Garry Charnock / Advisory Board

Garry was named as one of  the world’s top 100 ‘Global Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy magazine in 2016 for his work on community energy. He is a member of Apollo’s advisory board.

Garry spent the early part of his career working as a hydrologist on irrigation and dam projects in the Middle East before becoming a 15-year career in journalism, where he worked as a freelance writer in Africa, and for UK national newspapers and BBC radio and TV. He has also worked as a communications consultant to the World Bank and UNDP.

Garry founded Technical Editing Services (tes) in 1988 after working as a publishing consultant for Schlumberger Oilfield Services Middle East, based in Dubai, UAE.

Twelve years ago, Garry started the Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project. The aim is for Ashton Hayes to become the first carbon neutral village in England. The project has won support from the local community, Chester City Council, the University of Chester and from places as far away as Australia

On the charitable front, Garry was a co-founder of the Pure Leapfrog climate change charity that galvanises pro-bono support from professionals to help replicable climate change projects. He also sat on the Department of Energy and Climate Change community energy engagement group that helped to write the UK government’s Community Energy Strategy. In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science by the University of Chester  and was named as one of  the world’s top 100 ‘Global Thinkers’ by Foreign Policy magazine in 2016 for his work on community energy.

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