Meet our team


The Carbon Footprint Ltd team is highly experienced as well as energetic. We are flexible and brimming with ideas to meet your business goals and generate a rapid and compelling return on investment. Providing a professional and personal service, our team is committed to providing you with responsive service to rapidly get your programme in shape.


John Buckley

Managing Director / Co Founder

John set up Carbon Footprint Ltd in 2005, and has managed the strategy and growth of the company since then. Prior to building Carbon Footprint Ltd, he spent 14 years in the space business, where he had been project manager for the build and launch of two disaster monitoring satellites, and later held a senior business development position. He has experience working in public sector and privately owned businesses. He is highly active in driving standards forward within the carbon offsetting industry. He is the author of 'CO2Zoo' - a corporate guide to carbon offsetting. Also he maintains a keen interest in developing cloud based affordable sustainability software. John is frequently called upon to give keynote speeches at environmental events and media appearances. 

Key Qualifications: Chartered Engineer, BEng(Hons) degree in Aerospace Engineering and MSc in Electromechanical Design


Dr. Wendy Buckley

Business Development Director / Co Founder

Originally trained in physics, Wendy is also a member of the Institute of Marketing (MCIM).  She has worked in public and private sector (including blue chips). She has held appointments with QinetiQ Group PLC, BG Group PLC, Oxford Instruments PLC and BOC/Linde Group AG in technical and managerial roles (including aerospace, sustainable energy and industrial gases/chemicals markets). She has won a number of business awards including being named overall winner of the  UK ‘Women on Their Way’ Business Awards and is a regular contributor to trade journal and media pieces. She is Chair Person of the Sustainable Business Network in North Hampshire and highly active in promoting sustainability learning and reporting within Corporates and SMEs.  She has particular interest in Public Sector and Retail sectors.  

Key Qualifications: BSc(Hons) degree, Ph.D. in Physics, MCIM.

Katie Elmer

Head of Consultancy

Katie has twenty years of experience as an environmental and sustainability consultant, working on behalf of both private and public sector clients, and leading multi-disciplinary teams.  Katie's experience is across a diverse number of areas, including, designing and implementing Environmental Management Systems and Quality Assurance Systems (ISO 14001; EMAS; and ISO 9001 respectively); Environmental, Waste and Energy auditing; Sustainability Strategy; Sustainability and Environmental Policy Research; Green Skills Evaluations; Sustainable Master Planning and Energy Strategy; and Many apsects of Environmental Planning. Katie has particular expertise within the Construction, Logistics and Public sectors. Katie is a member of the Energy Managers Association (EMA),  is an ESOS Lead Assessor and also Energy Audit Scheme (EAS) registered energy auditor.

Key Qualifications: BSc (hons) and MSc in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, ESOS Lead Assessor, EAS registered energy auditor

Becky Pattison

Senior Environmental Consultant 

Has ten years of experience working in environmental management. She has worked with many organisations to help them assess and reduce their energy & carbon emissions, with particular interest in Finance and Fashion sectors. Becky heads up ISO services within our business and is an Internal auditor for ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. She has helped many businesses to achieve and maintain their ISO certifications and more recently to transition to the new ISO14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.  Becky is also a highly experience energy audit and qualified Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessor, She is a member of IES and an Associate Member of IEMA. 

Key Qualifications: BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Science, ESOS Lead Assessor

Georgina Whitlock

Senior Environmental Consultant 

Georgina's main interests are in sustainability, energy and water use in buildings, environmental management and environmental auditing. She has very strong analytical skills which she has used to develop particular expertise in conducting environmental, waste and water audits. She also has experience and knowledge in setting up environmental management systems to ISO14001 standard. As well as particular expertise in Carbon Footprint Assurance for corporate business (including to the requirements of ISO 14064-3 standard), for which she is a highly active auditor. She is also an approved verifier under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

Key Qualifications: MEnvSci(Hons) degree in Environmental Science


Our senior team supports our core team of environmental consultants who have a wide range of different science and engineering backgrounds. They provide services from carbon management policy, through carbon footprint analysis and to carbon engineering . They also support clients through all aspects of environmental performance and achieving net zero-carbon neutrality.