South West London Environment Network

Welcome to SWLEN

Protecting and enhancing the environment

South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) is a charity operating in the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames and Hounslow. Our work focuses on preserving and protecting green spaces and biodiversity, promoting sustainability and community development and supporting environmental groups achieve their goals.

our people

Colin Cooper

Chief Executive
Colin has a twelve year track record of managing non-profit organisations and an MA in Charity Management.

Vicky Phillips

Business Manager
Vicky is a legal advisor and project manager specialising in legal and environmental issues.

Sue Palmer

Community Projects Manager
Sue is an artist making live performance, sound, video and digital artworks, through collaborative work with people in relation to context, place and contemporary culture. She works part time with SWLEN.

Clive Messenger

Energy Team Manager
Clive has managed our Energy Team for the last 6 years.

Chas Warlow

Energy Champion
Chas has over seen our energy champions works for the last 7 years. Chas has an Msc in Sustainability

Simon Martin

Chair of the Board
Simon is Resident Involvement Manager at Paragon Community Housing Group, with over 30 years’ dedicated to resistant involvement.

Emma Ciechan

Treasurer
Emma is a Group Financial Controller at Guardian Media Group plc.

Suzy Greenwood

Trustee
Suzy is a communications specialist, focussed on renewable energy at global integrated communications agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Lynda Hance

Trustee
Lynda owns and runs Training Plus Consultancy, dedicated to the social housing sector.

Julie Hitchcock

Trustee
Former Deputy Director, Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs.

Stuart Oliver

Trustee
Stuart is the Programme Director for BSc Geography at St Mary’s University.

Eva Papadopoulou

Trustee
Eva is Transformation Change Project Manager at Certitude.

Henry Unwin

Trustee
Henry is CSR Manager for Nando’s and before this worked for Bioregional. One of his projects was to create a CSR strategy for Nando’s.