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Secretariat

Secretariat

OUR STRUCTURE

The Secretariat team supports co-chairs Canada and the UK and members in their efforts to advance the objectives of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, through the administration and management of PPCA outreach, engagement of members and partners, and communications.

The PPCA Secretariat team is hosted by two of its partners, E3G and Pembina.

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Julia Skorupska

Head of Secretariat

Julia Skorupska joined the PPCA Secretariat in November 2022. Her background is in diplomacy. She worked for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office from 2008-2022. Her most recent posting was as Political Counsellor and Development Director in the British Embassy in Cairo. She has also been posted to China and worked on South Asia and the Middle East.

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Chris Radojewski

Programme Manager -Diplomacy & Engagement

Programme Advisor, Chris Radojewski joined the PPCA secretariat team in February 2021 to deepen the Alliance's cooperation with sub-national members. Chris has significant experience working in intergovernmental and international relations across a variety of areas including trade, energy, and climate change. From 2016-2019, Chris worked for the Province of Alberta’s Washington DC Office, engaging extensively with subnational governments. Most recently, he worked on the development of Alberta’s revised investment attraction strategy. Chris is based in London, UK.

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Sonja Risteska

Programme Manager

Sonja Risteska is Programme Manager in PPCA, focusing on developing broader engagement within the PPCA and its members and partners through various content-related activities, bringing the Alliance's membership closer to their coal phase-out targets. She will work on establishing PPCA's thought leadership in the coal to clean debates. Previously, she was engaged as a Project Manager for Southeast Europe in Agora Energiewende, based in Berlin, Germany. There she developed the Programme for SEE as well as solutions for the power system transformation of the region, leading a think-tank network of 9 partners titled: Southeast Europe Energy Transition Network, SE3T.net.

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Fiona Lavroff

Communications Officer

Fiona Lavroff joined the PPCA as the Communications Officer in October 2021 with the aim of increasing membership visibility and providing support for comms activities and events, such as COP26 and 27. Previous to this, Fiona worked in communications for Eurocontrol, an international aviation agency, and in the entertainment industry for Motion Picture Association. Fiona holds a BA in Chinese & History from The University of Edinburgh and is working towards an MA in Journalism. In her spare time, Fiona enjoys cooking, photograph and live music events.

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Helena Gray

Network Coordinator

Helena joined as the PPCA's Network Coordinator in August 2022. In this role she will work with the Alliance's network to leverage and amplify the expertise and experiences of its members in coal phase out efforts. Helena previously worked at Carbon Tracker Initiative and is currently completing a master's degree at King's College London in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy.

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Caitlan Read

Secretariat Coordinator

Cait oversees the Secretariat’s internal processes including financial reporting, resource management, and event support. Prior to joining the PPCA Secretariat, Cait lived in the Netherlands where she worked for the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. Cait holds a BSc from LSE and an MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy from Leiden University. Cait enjoys dancing, hiking, and baking.

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Lorane Collignon

Programme Officer

Based in Berlin, Lorane Collignon joined the PPCA as the new programme officer working on non-OECD engagement in August 2022. Before joining the PPCA, Lorane was working at the International Energy Agency on the India Programme. Lorane holds a MA in International Energy from Sciences Po Paris and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Aberdeen. In her free time, Lorane likes to play field hockey.