Our Experience

Philippa Roberts – Managing Director

Philippa Roberts Low and BeholdPhilippa is a Chartered Waste Manager with over fifteen years’ experience in the sector.  She worked for a commercial waste and recycling company and a Third Sector network before setting up Low and Behold in 2006.  She was part of the executive of SERA, Labour’s Environmental Campaign, from 2005 to 2010, where she coordinated the Waste and Resources Group, giving her valuable insight into the policy making process.  It is this combined experience that gives Low and Behold its strength in partnership working between the public, private and third sectors.

Philippa writes and speaks regularly on environmental and co-operative issues.  She is a non-executive Director of the BPR Group, a Member of Glas Cymru and a Fellow of the RSA.

You can read her blog here.

Email: philippa@lowandbehold.co.uk

Hywel Lloyd – Associate

Hywel is passionate about local and community solutions to resource and energy use, and where possible their production.  While successful involvement of communities will help us address our climate change challenge more importantly it will also bring communities closer together and help make sure good sustainable and strategic decisions are made in every part of the UK.  Local is profoundly important for decisions about heat, while community input, and ownership of choices about resource use, recycling, waste management as well as actual ownership of local generation are both empowering and help people take real decisions about how and what they use.

Hywel brings his experience as an innovator, entrepreneur and policy advisor, and his skills as a systems thinker to discussions and decisions about resources and energy.

Beth Baylay – Associate

Beth Baylay brings experience of technical and strategic input on a range of UK and international waste projects. IMG_6849She has significant recent freelance experience of data analysis and research across a wide portfolio of projects. Prior to this Beth has spent 5 years working at the Carbon Trust working with corporate clients and consultants to deliver energy efficiency and carbon management projects. Beth has also spent 3 years working for WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) as part of their policy and evaluation team, working closely with Local Authorities. This role involved a major project to develop a model to assess material diverted from landfill, to enable home composting to count towards

government Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme targets. In addition Beth has spent a few years working in a Business Development role in Singapore and has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

Jo Roberts – Associate

Jo Roberts started her career as a Project Manager at MyBnk developing financial literacy and enterprise capability programs for disadvantaged young people around London. Subsequently she moved on to work for the coral reef organisation, Reef Check, located in Queensland, Australia

Jo Roberts

developing environmental education and awareness programs for young people and the general community. After two years she became Managing Director of the organisation leading all programs including community training and coral reef monitoring. She has a Bachelors Degree in Economics a

nd French, and a Masters Degree in Development Studies. She is currently a Board Director for Reef Check Australia and has most recently been working on research projects and marketing strategies at Low and Behold.

Dave Hampton – Associate

Dave is one of the UK’s leading green lifestyle coaches and the world’s first carbon coach.  A Cambridge engineer, he has a long and impressive record of achievement including winning Building Magazine’s Sustainability Leadership Award in 2005.  His experience in energy, design and engineering innovation make him a sought-after strategic thinker, public speaker and consultant.  As the Carbon Coach he is now a leading broadcaster and educator on behavioural change.