Climate Impact Partners, a leading carbon finance organization with more than 20 years’ experience in the voluntary carbon market, today announced Sheri Hickok has been appointed Chief Executive Officer starting at the beginning of 2023.
Sheri succeeds Vaughan Lindsay who led the organization for the past four years and guided it through the merger of Natural Capital Partners and ClimateCare, arranged by Averna Capital. Sheri joins the business from GE Renewable Energy where she most recently served as VP and CEO of the international onshore wind business.
Sheri will use her extensive experience scaling climate solutions and leading fast-growing businesses, to focus on the continued global growth of the organization and its mission to work alongside climate-leading businesses and high impact projects, to drive the global transformation to a low carbon economy.
"After four exciting years as Chief Executive of ClimateCare (now Climate Impact Partners) overseeing the successful integration of ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners as well as growth in impact and revenue, Vaughan has decided that the time has come for him to move onto a fresh challenge,” said Kash Pandya, Board Chair of Climate Impact Partners. “The board would like to thank Vaughan for all his work as CEO of ClimateCare and Climate Impact Partners and wish him every success for the future. Vaughan remains a strong supporter of our mission, as the company continues to deliver significant positive impacts globally and moves nearer to its much-needed objective of 1 billion tonnes of emission reductions by 2030."
At GE Renewable Energy, Sheri was responsible for the future growth and implementation of GE Onshore wind turbines across APAC, MENAT, LATAM, EU and SSA. Throughout her 27-year career, she has focused on developing and scaling industry-leading products that support a net zero economy. She has held various leadership positions with GE Renewable Energy and General Motors ranging from Engineering, Supply Chain, Product Management, and P&L leadership. She brings with her a strong focus on customers, leadership, and sustainable, profitable growth. Sheri is also a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, is a three-time DAVOS Panelist on Urban Mobility, The Future of Production, and Women in Tech, and has been recognized for her leadership and impact with numerous awards and accolades across her career.
“I am delighted to join a company with such amazing impact where I can apply years of operational leadership to help take us to the next level. I have spent my career driving outcomes in the fast-changing automotive and energy industries, transforming to meet the needs of the greener future we all need. I have countless examples of witnessing the extraordinary results of talented people working together towards high-impact goals and the motivation it brings,” said Sheri Hickok. “Climate Impact Partners is committed to harnessing the power of private sector finance to deliver immediate results through the growing voluntary carbon market and our partnerships with clients, projects, governments and industry peers. Our high impact projects reduce and remove carbon emissions, while also improving health and livelihoods and restoring and conserving biodiversity. I’m very excited to get to work and look forward to spearheading this next stage of our critical strategic growth.”
Sheri joins an experienced executive team, including new Chief Financial Officer ShanMae Teo, Managing Director, Global Client Solutions Saskia Feast, Director of Global Sourcing Dan Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer Eugene Doyle, Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Fay and Chief Commercial Officer, Americas Eric Bennett.