National Offices

Below you can find information about our National Offices Teams

Our staff in Rome, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Warsaw and London collaborate to pursue the main goals of T&E: a transport system decarbonized in 2050, that protects human health and is affordable for all.

Each T&E National Office advocates for its own government to proactively seek for, and support at EU-level, the most ambitious protection of our climate and environment in transport-related policies.

Portraits by Héctor Martín Moreno, member of Collectif CARAVANE.
Nora Christiansen, Senior Director, National Offices

Nora Christiansen

Senior Director, National Offices

Nora Christiansen, Senior Director, National Offices

Nora Christiansen

Senior Director, National Offices

Nora joined T&E in January 2021 as Senior Director for National Offices. In this role Nora is responsible for developing T&E’s presence across Europe, representing the national offices in Brussels. Nora is an experienced NGO leader, climate activist and feminist with more than 20 years’ experience in developing and executing international campaigns, fundraising and engagement strategies. As global campaign leader at Greenpeace International, Nora developed and led a number of campaigns including Save The Arctic, Greenpeace’s global oil campaign aimed at reducing oil supply and demand, and its global campaigns on ocean protection. Most recently, Nora worked with ActionAid in Denmark. Nora is Norwegian, but now lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children. Whenever possible the family travels to Norway to enjoy skiing and hiking in the mountains.

Stef Cornelis

Stef Cornelis

Director, Germany

Stef Cornelis

Stef Cornelis

Director, Germany

Stef joined T&E in March 2016 after three internships at the Belgian Embassy, Flanders Investment & Trade, both in Berlin, and a one year internship at PubAffairs Bruxelles. He joined T&E's freight team and managed its clean trucks campaign before taking the role of Director of T&E's German office in Berlin. Stef completed two master degrees in history and EU studies at the KU Leuven and Università Roma Tre. He travelled through South-America for half a year. A native Dutch speaker, Stef also speaks English, French, German, Italian and has a good understanding of Spanish. Apart from his work he loves travelling, reading and boxing.

Veronica Aneris, T&E Direttore, Italia

Veronica Aneris

Director, Italy

Veronica Aneris, T&E Direttore, Italia

Veronica Aneris

Director, Italy

Veronica joined T&E as its Italian representative in January 2017 having worked for three years as senior adviser for energy and environment at the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris. During her time at UIC, Veronica managed projects linked to sustainable railway transport, carbon accounting and voluntary CO2 reduction programs. She co-authored several publications on energy consumption and CO2 emission data of railways. Before joining UIC, Veronica worked for the Sustainable Development Foundation in Rome. Veronica holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Perugia. Besides her native Italian, she speaks English and French. In her spare time you can find Veronica taking pictures with her analogue Nikon camera, meditating in a forest or preparing some homemade Italian gnocchi – using local-bio flour, of course! Skype: veronica.aneris

Isabell Buschel, Directora España

Isabell Büschel

Director, Spain

Isabell Buschel, Directora España

Isabell Büschel

Director, Spain

Isabell joined T&E in 2017 to promote sustainable transport solutions in Spain. Based in Madrid, her daily work aims to influence decision-making in Spain, in collaboration with T&E's Spanish members and the Brussels office. She has a strong academic background in both EU law and policies having completed a PhD and post-doctoral studies at Aix-Marseille University and University of Basel. Isabell gained hands-on experience while working at the European Court of Justice’s research and documentation unit and by contributing to studies and reports for EU institutions. In Spain, she was a consultant for the Spanish association of energy auditors and certifiers. Isabell speaks English, French and Spanish besides her native German. She loves getting to know people from around the globe, enjoys nature, the arts, and spending time with family and friends. She has a strong personal interest in human rights and climate governance, and is preparing a book about the legal protection of human well-being. Skype: isabell.buschel

Diane Strauss

Diane Strauss

Director, France

Diane Strauss

Diane Strauss

Director, France

Diane joined T&E in July 2020 after 10 years working in advocacy and sustainable finance in the United States, Paris and Brussels. Diane leads T&E's France office. She provides expertise to French policymakers on a diversity of questions related to the transition of the transport sector, including electro-mobility, the transition to clean freight, the need for clean infrastructure. In her past positions Diane worked as a research director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance at Yale University, where she conducted research projects on the barriers to greening capital flows. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst in the think thank 2Degrees Investing Initiative in Paris, and as a research assistant in the Brussels office of WWF. Diane studied finance at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg and Bordeaux. She speaks English and German as well as her native French. Outside the office she enjoys directing theater acting groups, writing and hiking.

Matt Finch, Policy Manager - UK

Matt Finch

Director, UK

Matt Finch, Policy Manager - UK

Matt Finch

Director, UK

Matt joined T&E in 2021 having worked on climate change policy for the past decade. Much of his focus was on aviation, but he has also worked extensively on the UK electric vehicle policy. Prior to that, he was a director of a mid-sized consultancy company based in the City of London. He holds a master’s in International Politics and a degree in Business Studies. Outside of work, Matt will mostly be seen running as he a) has two kids with more energy than he has, and b) signed up to run a 100km race in July 2021. While his heart is committed to running this distance, he is less sure about his knees.

Rafal Bajczuk - T&E Polska

Rafał Bajczuk

Senior Policy Analyst, Poland

Rafal Bajczuk - T&E Polska

Rafał Bajczuk

Senior Policy Analyst, Poland

Rafał joined T&E as its Polish representative in June 2019. In his role Rafał is responsible for maintaining relations with Polish media and advocating for electrifying road transport on local and national level. Prior to joining T&E he worked for 7 years for a Polish governmental think-tank OSW as an analyst for Germany's energy and climate policy. Rafał completed a master degree in International Relations at the University of Warsaw and a postgraduate diploma in the Functioning of EU Energy Market at the Warsaw School of Economics. Besides his native Polish, Rafał also speaks English, German and Russian. Whenever he can he commutes to his office by bike.

Saul Lopez, Manager, E-mobility

Saul Lopez

Manager, Electric Fleets Program

Saul Lopez, Manager, E-mobility

Saul Lopez

Manager, Electric Fleets Program

Saul joined T&E in 2019, bringing a passion for e-mobility and 15 years' experience in supply chains and transport. He leads campaigns to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles with a focus on corporate fleets, sustainable batteries and charging infrastructure. He is already an established online campaigner through his YouTube channel and social media networks, raising awareness on transport emissions and promoting technology disruption in mobility. Saul is from Madrid, Spain, where he studied political science and international relations. He has lived in Belgium, Luxembourg, the UK, Algeria, Norway and currently resides in France. As well as his native Spanish, Saul speaks French and English, and claims to know Italian but, in truth, it sounds more like Itañol. He likes scuba diving and never misses an opportunity to go on a diving trip.

Carlos Bravo - Experto en Políticas, España

Carlos Bravo

Policy Expert, Spain

Carlos Bravo - Experto en Políticas, España

Carlos Bravo

Policy Expert, Spain

Carlos joined T&E in October 2020 to influence decision-making in Spain in favour of a truly sustainable and decarbonised transport system. Before T&E, he worked for 22 years for Greenpeace Spain in the area of energy and climate change and has worked for different entities including the European Climate Foundation, OceanCare, Alianza Mar Blava, The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, WWF Spain, WWF Greece and Fundación Renovables. Born in Madrid, he holds a master’s degree in biological sciences at the University Complutense of Madrid and speaks English as well as his native Spanish. Carlos enjoys hiking and cycling, spending time with his family (including his dog and cats) and friends, reading and listening to rock, folk and classical music.

Carlo Tritto, Policy Officer Italia

Carlo Tritto

Policy Officer, Italy

Carlo Tritto, Policy Officer Italia

Carlo Tritto

Policy Officer, Italy

Carlo joined T&E in September 2020, having worked at MOTUS-E, the first Italian association bringing together stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of electro-mobility. As an Italian policy officer at T&E, his work mostly concerns e-mobility and the Italian post-Covid recovery plan. Carlo holds a master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a bachelor’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. As a firm Europeanist he is somewhat of a linguaphile, having learned French while living in Toulouse, Spanish while backpacking in Latin America, and English besides his native Italian. In his spare time Carlo can be found mountaineering, trekking or rock-climbing and enjoys playing the guitar - Neapolitan traditional songs in particular.

Oscar Pulido

Oscar Pulido

Fleet Electrification Officer, Spain

Oscar Pulido

Oscar Pulido

Fleet Electrification Officer, Spain

Oscar joined T&E in March 2022 to lead on the national Spain Electric Fleets program. He studied at the Warsaw University of Technology and Valencia Polytechnic University mechanical engineering. Prior to joining T&E, he worked in the automotive sector in multiple roles for Ford in Budapest and for FCA (later Stellantis) in Madrid, the last one being responsible for the product management of FIAT's commercial vehicles. Bilingual in Spanish and Polish, also speaks English and has basic knowledge of Russian. Passionate about science and technology, he also loves sports and spending time outdoors. Real Madrid fan.

Friederike Piper

Friederike Piper

Policy Officer, E-Mobility, Germany

Friederike Piper

Friederike Piper

Policy Officer, E-Mobility, Germany

Friederike joined T&E in 2021 as Policy Officer for E-Mobility after one year working in the cargo bike industry. Based in Berlin, she is part of the German national office and focuses on clean vehicles through a campaign on company cars. From the north of Germany, Friederike studied economic geography in Hamburg. After a gap year in New Zealand, she did her geography master’s in Bonn, focusing on the topics development, globalisation and sustainability. In her master's thesis, she examined how the automotive industry can use blockchain technology to ensure compliance with human rights, environmental and labor standards in supply chains of conflict minerals and other raw materials. She speaks English and German. Outside the office she enjoys riding her road bike through the city or spending time in nature. She is known to borrow friends' dogs to accompany her on long walks.

Silke Bölts

Silke Bölts

Aviation Policy Officer, Germany

Silke Bölts

Silke Bölts

Aviation Policy Officer, Germany

Silke joined T&E in 2021 after studying business administration and environmental sciences. In her role as aviation policy officer she is therefore well equiped to balance the interests of different stakeholders who seek to decarbonise aviation. Silke is very active in her free time where she regularly runs, hikes, cycles, dances and does yoga. She is also involved with the Food@COP campaign which she founded, and which provides climate-friendly catering at conferences. She also likes to cook and listen to podcasts. Any good podcast tips? Don't hesitate to contact her.

Carlos Rico - Técnico de Políticas, España

Carlos Rico

Policy Officer, Spain

Carlos Rico - Técnico de Políticas, España

Carlos Rico

Policy Officer, Spain

Carlos joined T&E in June 2021 after 8 months working as a junior policy officer in ECODES. Carlos supports the Spanish office on e-mobility policies, with a special focus on the electrification of cars and vans. A native Madrilenian, he studied geography and land use planning at the Complutense University of Madrid, followed by a regional and urban planning studies MSc at the London School of Economics. He speaks English and French as well as his native Spanish, and has recently started to learn German. When he’s not working, Carlos enjoys theatre, concerts and night-time strolls through the city.

Ralph Palmer

Ralph Palmer

UK Electric Vehicles & Fleets Officer

Ralph Palmer

Ralph Palmer

UK Electric Vehicles & Fleets Officer

Ralph joined T&E in March 2022 to lead on the national UK Electric Fleets program, as well as supporting T&E's UK electric vehicles work generally. Previously Ralph spent two and a half years working for Climate Group's EV100 initiative, working closely with some of the world's biggest companies to help them achieve fully electric fleets by 2030. There he supported and led on policy activities including on EU Vehicle CO2 Standards and the Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate in the UK. Ralph spent four years at the University of Sussex where he obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law and Environment Law respectively. He now lives in south west London spending much of his time on walks, searching for London's best pubs and craft beer taprooms, playing tennis and cheering on Liverpool Football Club.

Morgan Jones, Data Analyst, UK

Morgan Jones

Data Analyst, UK

Morgan Jones, Data Analyst, UK

Morgan Jones

Data Analyst, UK

Morgan joined T&E in 2020. She has previously worked in offshore wind and wave energy and specialises in techno-economic analysis and modelling. As part of the UK office, she is working on UK-specific research and analysis. Morgan is originally from Devon in the south west of the UK. She has an MSc in sustainable energy systems from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied science, engineering and the economics of decarbonisation. She likes travelling, preferably without flying, and is currently trying to learn German. Outside of the office her hobbies are quite weather dependent, and she will either be found hiking outdoors or inside reading and baking.

Griffin Carpenter, Company Cars Analyst

Griffin Carpenter

Company Cars Analyst

Griffin Carpenter, Company Cars Analyst

Griffin Carpenter

Company Cars Analyst

Griffin joined T&E in March 2021 after a decade of environmental economics research at consultancies and think tanks. As a company cars analyst, Griffin's research focuses on cars registered through the corporate channel - the majority of new sales in Europe. Much of this work takes place at the national level through fiscal incentives and Griffin works with T&E's national offices to prepare policy analysis. Originally from Canada, Griffin studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, followed by Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics. When not thinking about company car policy, Griffin enjoys train journeys, board games, and doomscrolling the news.