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Founding Members

Cheryl Hiles, Director of Energy Capital and Founding Member of LEMA.

Cheryl is Director of Energy Capital at the WMCA. She is driving the delivery of the West Midlands Regional Energy Strategy and energy devolution ask to Government, to ensure the West Midlands has the necessary tools, powers and resources to meet its green recovery and net zero ambitions.

Cheryl pioneered the West Midlands Net Zero Pathfinder programme and is responsible for leading a variety of smart local energy system innovation initiatives. These form the evidence base that demonstrates the value of local solutions and part of a package of measures to achieve our national net zero objectives. Prior to leading Energy Capital, Cheryl was the sector director for energy and environment at Pell Frischmann design engineering consultancy, but spent the majority of her 20 year career at Regen, championing democratic, decentralised and decarbonised energy solutions.