Chris Allen – Chief Executive

A scientist by education and Senior Vice President for a number of major American and European IT companies during the 1980s and 1990s, Chris setup his own sales and management training company (Clientfocus Ltd) in the late 1990s.  His recognition that demand-side energy management would become a senior executive function and his expertise in management training led him to becoming an early investor and later a director in GAIA. The only member of the team not to be an energy specialist, Chris provides leadership and operational support for the company.


Haydn Young – Director of Consulting and Training

Haydn Young

Haydn founded GAIA Active Ltd in 2006.  As an experienced Energy Manager, Haydn leads and delivers energy reduction programmes through employee engagement, capital investments and compliance. Haydn has worked for clients such as Travis Perkins Plc, Samworth Foods, Bostik, Wickes and Alliance Boots. He is an ISO50001 Lead Assessor & ESOS Lead Assessor. As well as working as a consultant in GAIA he also provides Energy Policy Advice to the Energy Club Network and drives Energy Club campaigns to improve energy policy in the UK.


Teresa Morton – Property Energy Assessor
Teresa Morton

As an Engineering and MBA graduate, accredited non-domestic energy assessor and CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, Teresa has broad skills in and huge experience of demand-side energy products as well as service-related and environmental issues. Working closely with clients in the commercial, retail, industrial and public sectors, Teresa assists clients to understand and reduce their energy consumption and carbon impact.


Adam Garbutt – Energy Manager

Adam is a former Energy Manager for 9 years at Wm Morrisons Supermarkets. During his time in Morrisons Adam rose up the ranks from an Energy Administrator to Head of Energy Performance.  Adam was responsible for managing energy consumption across the group portfolio, and reporting on energy and carbon performance for internal and external stakeholders. Adam lead an internal team responsible for: supply management, bill validation, monitoring & targeting, measuring & verification and Energy Performance Contracts. Adam works as a GAIA Energy Manager supporting organisations to manage and reduce energy consumption.