Our Team

Our Team

Heloise Buckland

CEO and co-founder, Heloise has dedicated her career to building projects and teams to address climate change and other sustainability challenges. She has 20 years experience working in 10 countries as an educator, social entrepreneur and consultant, is an associate researcher at ESADE Business School and co-founder of two social enterprises.

Carol Rius

Business Development and co-founder, Carol is passionate about the role of the private sector in combatting global inequality. She has over 10 years experience of international business development and marketing strategies in emerging economies and is founder of Inquve with experience of leading more than 500 projects in India and SE Asia.

Richard Kendall

CFO, Richard applies 20 years experience in finance, strategy and fundraising to creating impactful, viable and scalable companies. He is founder and former CEO of a sustainable palm oil business in West Africa, co-founder of two companies and a school and NED for several UK based social enterprises.

Yim Sarom

Operations Manager, Sarom is an agronomist over 15 years experience as a manager, trainer and advisor to smallholder farmers on climate smart agriculture and biochar applications. He also produces his own organic honey.

Channa Chetra

Biochar Operator, Chetra is HUSK´s first biochar operator who has been operating our pyrolysis plant at COFE rice mill, Phnom Penh since January 2019 and is responsible for biochar production and packaging.

Phorn Bai

Pyrolysis technician, Bai started working with HUSK in July 2019 and has 5 years experience working with gasification technology. He has helped increase our production capacity and is responsible for quality and maintenance.

Federico Tempestilli

Federico is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA who has helped us bootstrap our first biochar operation in Cambodia. He has 5 years experience working in industrial settings, including sustainable charcoal and biochar production in Cambodia. He has also set up an ecotourism initiative in Kenya with a Masai community.

Kate Fiedler

Kate has a PhD in plant pathology and 5 years experience in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Australia and the US as scientific advisor and researcher. She is specialised in vegetable and fruit production, from food safety to pathogen resistance to training farmers. Kate supervises HUSK crop trials, evaluation and product quality.

Eric Buysman

Eric has over 13 years experience in greenhouse gas mitigation, renewable energy and associated monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks. Eric has worked extensively across Asia and Africa, and leads on HUSKs carbon removal credit strategy, methodologies and reporting.

Our Advisors

We are supported by a group of international experts in key aspects of our work. Our advisors believe in our vision and voluntarily share their time and knowledge to help us get there.

Albert Bates, Biochar
Helen Russell, Social Impact
Christophe Walter, Sustainable Agriculture

Join us!

HUSK is growing. If you are interesting in joining a dynamic, innovative and impactful company and want to put your talent towards making a difference please get in touch and tell us about you. We also have volunteering opportunities to work in Cambodia or remotely (minimum three months).

Our Funders