Founding trustees

GATE Trustees 2017

GATE Trustees 2017:  Nick Bristow, Daniel Kenning, Michael Reid, Susan Krumdieck, Julie Winnard, Cameron Steel


Current Trustees

  • Nick Bristow is a retired Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and spent much of his working career developing renewable energy technologies and projects and promoting sustainable building development.  He is still a member of two IMechE committees and is active in his local Transition Town initiative.
  • Daniel Kenning is a chartered mechanical engineer, chartered energy engineer, chartered environmentalist and Fellow of IMechE. He was an engineer at Ford for 13 years, then a sustainability consultant at Hoare Lea, and since 2001 an independent consultant at Splendid Engineering. He chaired the IMechE sustainability group for 7 years, and was on the board of the Society for the Environment for 4. He established Transition Engineering with Susan Krumdieck in 2009, before co-founding GATE in 2014
  • Michael Reid is a consulting engineer and entrepreneur. He has an MBA and is a fellow of IMechE. He has several sustainable technology patents and has focused his innovation work firmly on the transition to a fully sustainable future. 
  • Susan Krumdieck is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, currently at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and supervised 17 PhD students in Transition Engineering research. 
  • Julie Winnard is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist with the IMechE and SocEnv and is a freelance sustainability consultant, currently specialising in carbon reporting and vehicle fleet best practice. She previously worked mainly in R&D in the automotive sector, and has researched and published articles on ways to adapt Transition Engineering to different companies and activities.
  • Cameron Steel is a Chartered Engineer and consultant in electrical services design. He is the author of IET publications on Energy Efficiency in Electrical Installations and on Energy Management. 
  • Mark Hooley has worked for The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Chartered Institution of  Water and Environmental Management & the Institute of Customer Service. He has over 25 year's experience of working at senior level in the professional membership sector. His expertise covers Professional Development, Membership Systems and Commercial Development. Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
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  • Mat Colmer is a Peer-Professional leading the non-engineer engagement work for GATE. He is an expert specialist in advancements that shape our urban and built environments with a focus on the application of new processes, data and technologies to make our built environment more liveable, affordable and human. His extensive experience has been gained through working at the forefront of innovation in low carbon technologies, energy efficiency and the process of optimising domestic and non-domestic building performance by learning, monitoring and continuous improvement.

Board Meeting 2018

Matt Colmer, Daniel Kenning, Susan Krumdieck, Nick Bristow, Michael Reid, Cameron Steel, Mark Hooley

in Chelmsford UK



Susan Krumdieck, Co-Leader

Daniel Kenning, Co-Leader