We know your environment

Browning Environmental Communications' always-on network spans politics, business, the non-profit and IGO sectors, science and the media in dozens of countries.

Our People

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the people that we hire. Our team consists of communications professionals, many of whom have decades of experience in corporations, agencies, media and in governments.

We all have academic or professional experience in environmental science, policy or behavioural change and we have consultants in over 40 countries, who are co-ordinated by our teams in the US and Europe.

Meet the team

Peter Browning

CEO

Tom Buchanan

Managing Director

Julia Kaltenborn

SVP Communications & CSR

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Peter Browning

CEO

BEC’s founding CEO is a recognized pioneer of environmental communications, responsible for some of the world’s most impactful strategic campaigns of the last 20 years. In the 2000s, he designed and co-ordinated the first European initiative on hydrogen in transport, then developed the first communications strategy for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In the 2010s, his campaigns increased funding for nature, reduced trade in ivory, and expanded deployment of solar energy, among many notable achievements.

Peter developed his skills in communications at CNC-Communications & Network Consulting (now part of Publicis), and then served as the first Communications Director of Sir Richard Branson’s B Team. A graduate in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, he also worked for several years as a foreign correspondent in Paris.

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Tom Buchanan

Managing Director

Tom Buchanan is BEC’s Managing Director. Based in London, Tom has a decade of experience in public relations, working with clients from a variety of sectors in almost every continent, including companies such as Amazon, HSBC, ABB and Yoox Net-A-Porter, NGOs including The Nature Conservancy, various UN organisations, and a host of businesspeople, politicians and celebrities.

A media and strategy specialist, Tom also previously worked with Bell Pottinger and LVMH.

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Julia Kaltenborn

SVP Communications & CSR

Julia has worked for 15 years in communications and sustainability, starting at British American Tobacco (BAT). She then joined German consultancy Deekeling Arndt Advisors to lead on sustainability, before moving to Air Liquide in corporate communications. Julia speaks English, French and German and has run BEC’s office in NYC since 2019.

Chris Campkin

Finance Director

Moritz Rommerskirchen

Director, Germany

Judit Langh

Director, US West Coast

Mark Grundy

Member of Board of Directors

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Chris Campkin

Finance Director

Chris has over 25 years’ experience of commercial and financial management in creative communications businesses. He is a qualified accountant, having trained with Moore Stephens in the 1990s. Prior to joining BEC in December 2022, he was Group CFO of international advertising agency Leagas Delaney for 6 years. Chris is also a non-executive director of CreateTOTALLY, a martech SaaS developer.

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Moritz Rommerskirchen

Director, Germany

Moritz has run BEC’s EU offer from offices on the banks of the Rhine in Bonn since 2013. He comes from a publishing and economics background, and has built great expertise in science and data-based communications on the environment. Prior to BEC, he worked in communications at auto giant DaimlerChrylser in the US and Germany, and agency-side at CNC and Weber Shandwick in London.

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Judit Langh

Director, US West Coast

Judit has 15 years’ experience of corporate communications, branding and the environment at agencies she co-founded – Imaguine and sixtrain. She started out for BEC in 2020. She has developed communications campaigns for the UN scientific bodies on biodiversity and climate change, for corporations like Salesforce and T-Mobile US, and helped to build the Impossible Foods brand over four years through PR.

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Mark Grundy

Member of Board of Directors

Mark has 25 years’ experience in communications on environmental issues. He started out at the European Environment Agency before moving to NYC where he became VP of CSR at Edelman. He then worked for 15 years leading communications in the NGO sector: at Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and recently the Coalition for Rainforest Nations.

Callum Heckstall-Smith

Associate Director

Alex Bryden

Vice President of Communications

Hannah Lassiter

Senior Account Supervisor

Laura Reubens-Peppiatt

Operations Manager

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Callum Heckstall-Smith

Associate Director

Specialising in global communications, Callum has over a decade’s experience across the public, private, and third sectors. Prior to joining BEC, Callum managed EMEA and global accounts at agencies including Edelman and FleishmanHillard, and most recently, led strategic-communications for international climate change initiatives, including the COP26 Presidency-backed Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative.

Callum also holds an MPA, with a focus on climate change and development economics, from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

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Alex Bryden

Vice President of Communications

Alexander has been building and executing effective strategic communications campaigns for over a decade. He has worked on behalf of leading non-profits, foundations, and corporations taking on the most challenging issues of our time. Based in Washington, D.C., Alexander has worked for leading PR & communications agencies as well as in the public and policy sectors. His expertise in policy and public relations, coupled with a passion for social progress, has made him a sought-after consultant for top minds and change-makers with the common goal of establishing effective change.

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Hannah Lassiter

Senior Account Supervisor

Hannah joined the BEC team in 2021 and has experience helping clients in the U.S. Federal Government develop and manage communications campaigns and strategic media engagement plans around issues such as clean energy, energy security, project finance, environmental management, and preventive health care, among others. She started her career in communications at Edelman where she worked for nearly four years. Hannah received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, Sacramento and her Master of Arts in Political Communication from American University.

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Laura Reubens-Peppiatt

Operations Manager

Laura joined the BEC team in 2022 as Office Manager. She has extensive operational experience in the luxury jewellery industry, where ethical sourcing and sustainability were of key importance. She has been involved with the implementation of several global launches and international client events.

Joe Lovstrom

Account Director

Rachna Mehta

Senior Account Supervisor

Zoë Fillingham

Senior Account Manager

Sayali Kirtani

Account Supervisor

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Joe Lovstrom

Account Director

Joe has over seven years’ experience working as a digital specialist in both the public and private sector. Joe was the Senior Digital Strategist for COP26, where he was responsible for creating and implementing the digital communications strategies ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference and all preceding major climate events. Joe started his career as a Digital Strategist for Publicis Media, where he led on their strategic media planning, buying and activating of digital campaigns for clients such as Heineken and IMAX. Most recently Joe has been consulting on behalf of the UK Government Communications Service International, building capability in digital best practice and crisis communications.

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Rachna Mehta

Senior Account Supervisor

Rachna joined the BEC team in 2022 where she manages several strategic private and public sector campaigns focused on a range of topics including the energy transition, climate governance, and finance. She started her career in the international development space, supporting food and resource management programs across the sub-Saharan region. After receiving her Masters of Arts in International Affairs from American University, she spent nearly two years working on advocacy campaigns designed to quicken the pace of decarbonization in the marine and aviation sectors.

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Zoë Fillingham

Senior Account Manager

At Browning Environmental Communications, Zoë manages strategic communications campaigns across a wide range of environmental and development issues, ranging from WASH to carbon markets. Zoë started her career at Hanover Communications, where she helped run political and policy campaigns across a range of sustainability and clean energy issues. She also worked in Rwanda for the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and in renewable energy asset trading for Savills. She holds a first class master’s degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, where she led FreshSight, the UK’s oldest and largest student-led strategy consulting firm for social sector clients.

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Sayali Kirtani

Account Supervisor

Sayali joined the BEC team in 2022 and has experience executing integrated communications campaigns across a wide range of energy and environmental issues. She started her career on Edelman’s Energy team, where she helped clients across the energy spectrum promote their brand and influence policy positions. From there, she served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER), where she led an external communications team focused on elevating CESER’s mission to secure the U.S. power grid from all threats, particularly the climate crisis. Sayali received her Bachelor of Arts in International Development from King’s College London.

Browning is truly diverse in the work it does, and it’s extremely motivating to be part of a company that is driven by mission and impact.

Karina Moxon, Senior Account Executive

Jenny Muchnikoff

Senior Account Executive

Karina Moxon

Senior Account Executive

Megan Moreno

Senior Account Executive

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Jenny Muchnikoff

Senior Account Executive

Jenny worked at an integrated marketing agency where she served as a Public Relations Account Executive for three years working in strategic communications, content creation, and media relations. Amidst her work Jenny is also currently pursuing her MA in Strategic Communications from Georgetown University.

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Karina Moxon

Senior Account Executive

Karina joined the BEC team in 2021 as an intern, and has supported on media relations, strategic communications and consulting projects ranging from the Peoples’ Climate Vote, carbon markets, regenerative agriculture and waste. Before this, she completed an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, with particular expertise in tropical forest restoration. Karina also holds a BSc in Government and History from the London School of Economics, and previously worked in digital communications.

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Megan Moreno

Senior Account Executive

Megan has a diverse background in strategic communications and public relations. Following the completion of her MRes in Human Rights & International Politics from the University of Glasgow, she got her professional start supporting community change practitioners in marginalized communities. She has since supported a broad range of clients through account management, media relations, and content development—with particular focus on grassroots and issue advocacy campaigns, economic development projects, renewable energy projects, and B2G operations.

“Browning is truly diverse in the work it does, and it’s extremely motivating to be part of a company that is driven by mission and impact.”

Isobel Turnill

Account Executive

Áine Curtin

Account Executive

Paula Struthoff

Account Executive

Hunter Smith

Account Executive

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Isobel Turnill

Account Executive

Isobel joined the BEC team in 2022 on an internship after recently completing an MSc in Anthropology, Environment and Development at UCL. Her research focused on sustainable energy transitions and community-led conservation. Isobel also holds a first-class degree in Anthropology from the University of Bristol, where she was a journalist for the independent student newspaper.

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Áine Curtin

Account Executive

Áine joined the BEC team in 2022 on an internship after completing an MSc in Public Policy and Management. Her research centred around UK environmental policy, specifically focusing on single-use plastic policy. Áine holds a BA in Politics and International Relations and also has experience working in digital communications and content creation.

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Paula Struthoff

Account Executive

Paula recently completed her MSc in Environmental Science from Wageningen University and holds a BA from the University of Cambridge. During her studies she researched the energy transition issues and fossil fuel phase-out. Paula started as an intern at BEC and is now combining her knowledge of environmental topics with her passion for communication and writing.

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Hunter Smith

Account Executive

Hunter joined the BEC team in May 2022 after recently obtaining a first class degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Edinburgh. During her degree Hunter researched public perceptions on climate change in China in relation to pre-modern Chinese philosophy. She also worked as a consultant for Freshsight, a student-led strategy consulting firm for social enterprises where she gained experience in media relations and research.