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 senior team brings together only senior communications professionals with decades of experience in corporations, agencies, media and government. We all have academic or professional experience in environmental science, policy or behavior change.

Our commitment to excellence means we never delegate work to junior or low-cost consultants.

We have consultants in 40 countries, who are co-ordinated by our consultants based in the US and Europe.

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.

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 previously worked with Bell Pottinger and LVMH.

Mark Grundy

Director, USA

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.

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.

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.

Moritz Rommerskirchen

Director, EU

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.

Jason Weight

Director, Digital

Jason has worked as a social media strategist and creative since 2014, first at the BORN SOCIAL agency and then as a freelancer, including work for organizations such as the UK Green Party. He has been working with Browning Environmental on digital strategy and online campaigns since 2017. Jason is also an award-winning short film director, and graduated with First Class honours from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Hannah Lassiter

Senior Account Supervisor

Hannah joined the BEC team in 2021 and has experience helping clients in the 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.

Mark Hofman

Account Director

Mark joined the BEC team from M&C Saatchi in 2021 where he spent nearly three years managing high-profile issues-based behavioural change campaigns, delivering PR and social media solutions for governments, corporations, and NGO’s. He has also worked for the British Renewable Energy Association and his local political career includes election wins in 2012, 2016 and 2019. Mark graduated from Oxford Brookes with a degree in History and Politics.

 

Karina Moxon

Account Executive

Karina joined the BEC team in 2021 as an intern, and is now Account Executive. She has supported on campaigns ranging from the Peoples’ Climate Vote to carbon markets. Before this, she completed an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, with a particular focus on Environmental Resource Management and tropical forest restoration. Karina also holds a BSc in Government and History from LSE, and previously managed digital marketing and social media for academic departments at LSE.