Our team

Akta Raja

Director / Founder

Akta co-founded the business and led the company though its R&D phase and arranged its sale to Ansor Ventures to accelerate its growth. Akta has a deep understanding of the energy efficiency market and will focus on the company’s acquisition strategy. Akta has a degree in law from the University of Cambridge.

John Palmer

Managing Director

John joined the Company in December 2014 having previously run his own low energy design consultancy where he led a number of mid-scale developments.  John is a certified Passivhaus consultant, SAP Assessor, systems engineer and experienced project manager.  Prior to entering the construction sector, John spent 16 years as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy, which included three years at the Ministry of Defence.  John has a degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Kaspar Bradshaw

Project Manager

Kaspar studied mechanical engineering and renewable energy systems at Dundee University. One year of his studies was spent in Germany at Stralsund Fachhochshule where he focused on solar and wind energy. Following university Kaspar worked as a Heating and Solar Thermal Engineer installing residential and commercial solar hot water systems. He later went on to work in Ghana, West Africa, where he installed grid-tied and also stand-alone solar PV systems. He currently designs and manages the installation of MVHR, Solar and Mechanical projects.

Karla Paz Sans

Project Manager B.Eng. – M.Arch. – MCIOB

Karla is a Building Engineer and Technical Architect with more than 12 years of experience gained within the architecture sector, with proven success as a Project and Construction Manager in the UK, Spain and Ghana. Karla completed both a Master’s Degree on Sustainable Architecture and one in International Cooperation for Development and has a Diploma in Construction Senior Management. Karla is particularly interested in eco-effective architecture and regenerative development projects, which has taken her to work in remote areas of Ghana and Philippines. In 2017 Karla project managed the development of a number of Enhabit Passivhaus and EnerPHit building developments in London.

Elena Andreou

Low Energy Designer and Architectural Assistant

Elena has an architectural background but it was her strong interest in low energy design that led her to attend an MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL. She participated at the International Passive House Conference 2015 presenting her Thesis Research on the environmental impact of building materials. She has worked on a Green Deal scheme helping residents to complete improvements to their homes. She joined Enhabit in 2015 aiming to contribute to a more energy efficient and comfortable built environment.

 

Patrick Chester

Project Manager and Passivhaus Consultant

Patrick discovered his calling for environmentally-conscious design when he worked in Malaysia as a project manager for a social enterprise that built homes for the country’s indigenous communities. Upon his return to England he began working at Enhabit, and he now helps to bring ideas on sustainable building and low energy design to clients across the UK. Patrick studied English and French Literature at the University of York and originally worked in communications. He is Enhabit’s MVHR Commissioning technician and also leads airtightness forensic and compliance testing for energy efficient buildings as an ATTMA TSL1 and BS EN:13829 qualified technician.

Christopher Hughes

Project Engineer and Passivhaus Designer

Chris joined us in 2015 having graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in engineering. He designs renewable energy systems, manages installations and performs a range of energy modelling tasks. Chris is one of Enhabit’s certified Passivhaus designers.

John Brooks

Finance Director

John is a chartered accountant, joining Enhabit after four years at Ernst and Young. John has developed expertise in managing the finances of small companies and works to deliver all reporting and budgeting at the company. He has a degree in international relations from St Andrews University.

Dushyant Karnik

Building Physics Engineer

Dushyant has recently finished his Master’s in Construction Management from GCU London, following a bachelors degree in Architecture from University of Pune. He joins Enhabit to help manage low energy building design and architectural services. He has a firm grounding in low energy design.

Mark Clare

Non Executive Director

Mark was group chief executive at Barratt Developments plc between October 2006 and June 2015 and has also served as a trustee of the Building Research Establishment and the UK Green Building Council. Prior to joining Barratt, he was an executive director of Centrica plc and held a number of senior roles both within Centrica plc and British Gas. Mark has also been a non-executive director of BAA plc, the airports operator.

Mark brings a wealth of experience in both the construction and energy sectors which allows him to offer a unique perspective to Enhabit’s management team.

 

Edward Ainsworth

Non Executive Director

Ed is the co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies. Ed has a particular focus on building management teams, raising investment and executing acquisitions. Ed was previously a partner in the San Francisco office of the global consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Ed holds an INSEAD MBA with Distinction and an MA and BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Peter Marson

Non Executive Director

Peter is the co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies. Peter has a particular focus on identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to enable the businesses to achieve accelerated growth. Peter was previously a partner in the London office of Oliver Wyman. He holds an INSEAD MBA with Distinction and a MEng, MA and BA from Cambridge University.

We are an award winning team of engineers, architects and building professionals who are passionate about the health of both our built environment and our planet.

The UK’s buildings are responsible for over 20% of the UK’s carbon emissions and thus producing low-energy buildings must be a key priority if we, as a nation, are serious about taking action to improve energy security and meeting our carbon emission targets.

We’ve designed passivhaus retrofits (the first two in the UK), passivhaus new-builds, developed programmes for retrofitting social housing property and saving energy in hair salons and helped over 300 clients build or renovate warmer and more comfortable homes.

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