Who we are

Introducing your Power Up North London team…

We’re always looking for new members, so please do get involved with PUNL! Come along to one of our meetings – we’re sure we could use your expertise. Or talk to us – we’d love to hear from others that have done similar and have advice for us. And vice-versa – give us a shout if you’re looking for support in starting up your own project. Take the power back!

Ben Pearce, Society Chair (Director)

IMG_0080.jpgBen is a founding member of Power Up North London, from Transition Kentish Town. Ben is a Social Investment Manager for CAN Invest, managing social investment funds that invest into social enterprises. Ben also provides consultancy to social enterprises in a range of areas such as impact measurement and strategic/business planning. He leads on PUNL’s business planning utilising these skills to develop our impact-led strategy for growth. Ben believes that shaping sustainable communities with the backdrop of climate change is one of the key things that will define our generation.

Adam Spence, Treasurer (Director) IMG-20160418-WA0000 (1)

Adam joined Power Up North London in February 2015, wanting to support clean energy initiatives alongside a career in commercial investment management and fundraising. Adam is a chartered accountant with 8 years’ post qualification experience. Adam qualified from general practice, gaining experience in accounting, taxation and audit. Upon qualifying, he spent seven years at a leading media investment house, responsible for fundraising projects and the management of deployed funds on behalf of investors. This included providing financial and commercial guidance to companies in the media sector, requiring a number of Finance Directorships. In January 2016, Adam set up his own investment and advisory group, Edition Capital, along with three other colleagues.

Ian Grant (Director)Ian pic

Ian Grant is a founder Director of PUNL and started the Transition Kentish Town Energy Group in 2011 was part of the team which ran “North London Energy Transition Challenge”, an energy efficiency challenge for a year between different areas in North London, leading on to PUNL. Ian has been an editor and writer on the environment and built environment for over 35 years and set up a publications and conference company. He has produced reports and publications for NGOs and Government and has developed content for over 120 conferences/events on environmental issues. He founded several publications and is also a freelance consultant.

Tanuja Pandit (Director)                                                                  

RSA imageTanuja joined Power Up North London in October 2017 to deliver sustainability projects in the local community.  Tanuja has worked in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors in finance and general management positions, with Ford Motor Company, Deloitte, General Electric, Diageo and the BBC.  Tanuja also has experience in the charity sector, having led the International Business Leaders Forum, a charity focused on corporate social responsibility, and been COO of the Start Network, a humanitarian NGO hosted by Save the Children UK.  Tanuja currently serves on the Boards of Girls Not Brides, Scarabeus Aerial Theatre and The Partnership Brokers Association.

Martin Narraway (Director)MN_Nov

Martin joined PUNL in 2016 wanting to promote clean energy in Highgate and north London.

As a Chartered Engineer Martin brings technical know-how having spent the last 40 years or so developing technical projects for breweries and distilleries and more recently paper mills, in the UK and Africa.


Joanna Macrae

Dr Joanna Macrae has lived in Camden for nearly 30 years. She is passionate about tackling the climate and ecological
crisis. Jo currently works for the UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture working on international forests and
land use. She is recognised internationally for her expertise in humanitarian policy, research and innovation management and has served in a variety of roles in government, the World Bank, NGOs and think tanks.

2 thoughts on “Who we are

  1. My name is Daniel Fernandes. First of all let me congratulate you guys on your initiative. I would like to start Power Up in Finchley. Would like to know how to go about. Any help, much appreciated. Thanks


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