"Charlotte consistently produces high quality work, on time and in budget. I would consider her to be one of the top consultants in her field based in Australia; she is my preferred consultant for any outsourced work in this sector. Her recent joint publication ‘Toward Resilience’ is one of the best resources of its kind produced in recent years."
Annette Salkeld, Climate Change Program Advisor, Oxfam Australia
‘Charlotte is an internationally recognised and highly experienced Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation practitioner. She delivers high quality outputs and is a delight to work with. I’d highly recommend her for future consultancies.’
Emma Renowden, Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator, Oxfam Australia
"Charlotte is among the best consultant I have ever worked with! We engaged her to prepare ActionAid’s Resilience Handbook and she delivered a fantastic new resource for our organisation on time and within budget. She is an expert in the resilience field of work, pragmatic, understands the needs of programme staff, is accommodating but also critical to ensure we achieved the best quality product, and she works extremely fast and efficient. I hope there will be more opportunities to work closely with Charlotte in the near future. "
Jessica Hartog, Programme Manager, Risk & Resilience, ActionAid
"I recognise Charlotte as one of the best consultants in climate change programming, although she is equally confident in disaster risk reduction work. Charlotte constantly produces high quality work within agreed the time frame and budget. I feel relaxed when Charlotte takes up any assignment no matter how difficult that work might be.”
Sanwar Ali, Senior Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor,
"Charlotte from Climate Concern was responsible for the development of a country level food security, climate change and disaster risk reduction strategy. It was designed to support the realisation of gender equitable and sustainable food security. Charlotte was able to deliver a comprehensive strategy that provided clear and thoughtful guidance to the organisation. She was flexible and responsive to our requests and I would recommend her work to any organisation wishing to strengthen their capacity to address climate change effectively throughout their programming portfolio."
Mona Girgis, Lao PDR Country Director, Plan International (formerly of CARE International, Lao PDR)
"I would like to thank Charlotte for taking on the task of evaluating what is a quite a complex program in what was a tight schedule. I appreciate Charlotte's patience and ability to respond to the many voices that make up the consortium and wider stakeholders with a report that documents the program story fairly and impartially. It was a massive undertaking in the field and behind the desk for this to come to fruition."
Felicity McCullum, Consortium Manager (Save the Children), Vietnam Child Centred Climate Resilience Program
"Great piece of work – and a pleasure to have Charlotte working with us on this! I very much hope we’ll be able to use the evaluation report to influence others to consider supporting child-centred approaches to climate change adaptation. Charlotte's report provided a good balance of successes and challenges but perhaps most importantly a window into what could be achieved."
Nick Ireland, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation Manager, Save the Children
"Charlotte is driven to contribute to addressing issues related to climate change and its impacts and does so with compassion and understanding. She is one of the most “client” focused people with whom I have had the pleasure to work. She has an uncanny ability to consider the perspectives of others, and in the work on the 'Toward Resilience' guide where some of the comments from the multiple reviewers were not delivered gently, Charlotte always looked at what we could learn from the input to make the guide as effective as possible. And she’s got a great sense of humor!"
Amy Hilleboe, Senior Technical Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction, Catholic Relief Services
"Having worked with Charlotte on several major projects, I find her to be a highly professional consultant who is thorough in her preparation and research at the outset of every assignment, to ensure she and the team she is working with understands the scope of work and the client’s needs. While working on each project Charlotte is a careful manager of time, stakeholder expectations and quality of outputs, in order to deliver the best possible results for the client."
"Not only does Charlotte ‘know her stuff’ in the field of climate change adaptation, she is also one of the most practical, flexible and collaborative climate change adaptation experts around. To top it all, she’s fun to work with!"
Marilise Turnbull, Atrato
"I had the pleasure to work alongside Charlotte where she took on strategic assignments, including the revision of Oxfam Australia's Climate Change Strategic Plan. Charlotte comes with a unique mix of international experience, with a deep insight of community-based processes related to climate change, disaster risk reduction and the emerging resilience concept. Alongside her strong analytical, drafting/writing, presentation and communication skills, I was impressed by her openess to creative ideas to overcome some very challenging tasks. Her focus on results, positive attitude to constructive feedback and ability to function collaboratively across complex team structures (in multicultural environments) makes it a delight to work with her."
Alvin Chandra, Climate Change Advisor, Oxfam Australiaice
"Charlotte is a pleasure to work with. She is passionate about her area of expertise, professional in the way she engages with people, and reliable in delivering quality advice and support on time. Her practical experience and thoughtful approach make her a valuable asset to anyone seeking to improve their work on climate change adaptation. Charlotte's review of programme-focused learning on adaptation for Oxfam GB in 2012 was rigorous and thorough; she provided useful, sensible, and pragmatic recommendations for the organisation, and I wouldn't hesitate to engage her again in the future."
Alan Brouder Urban Advisor, Oxfam GB (formerly Head of Adaptation and Risk Reduction Team, Oxfam GB)
Photo credit: School children in Tulamben village laugh and enjoy talking with their new visitor (Bali, Indonesia). Ben Lovell.