Kayla is the founder and Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove Energy Service Coop (BHESCo). She is considered to be a leading voice on clean energy in the UK and was shortlisted for Community Energy Champion of the Year at the Community Energy England awards.
Kayla began her career with Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco and Ernst & Young in Amsterdam before moving to Greenpeace International in 1993. In 1999, as a business and project development consultant, her client portfolio included Nuon (the Dutch utility), and Ecofys (European pioneers in renewable energy).
At Nuon, she was the financial technician on wind farm development in China and Spain and PV development projects in California and Hawaii. She advised the IEA on the feasibility of a very large- scale PV project in the Sahara Desert for DESERTEC.
In 2004, Kayla moved to London providing business development and advisory services to utilities and SME’s in the Cleantech industry. Kayla is a qualified accountant and has an MBA in Environmental Management from the TIAS Business School in the Netherlands. Kayla has been living in Brighton since 2012.