Ute is our Global Energy Representative, responsible for driving the external influencing and evidence agenda on energy access. She has extensive experience in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change. Before joining Practical Action in October 2018, she spent 3 years at the International Energy Agency in Paris where she led work on renewable heat and on renewable energy policies. Prior to that, she was a team leader at the Committee on Climate Change, advising the UK and devolved governments on how to achieve their ambitious climate targets. Previously, she worked for the Greater London Authority, as well as several non-governmental organisations and academic institutions in her earlier career. Since growing up in Germany, Ute has lived in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Australia and France.