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Meet The Team


Project Management
(Voluntary Action Leeds)

City Movement Building
(Our Future Leeds)

Sector and Campaign Support

Community Hubs (Together for Peace)

Debbie Purdon (she/her) is the Project Administrator for the Climate Action Leeds Community Hubs team. She manages the day to day admin and finance tasks for the team, and helps with general comms, including social media.


She is a keen runner and has more recently got into hiking. She loves art, theatre, music (especially live gigs), and listening to podcasts. She has an active interest in politics and the environment. She is also a devoted mental health ambassador and mother.

Sue Hoey works freelance in several guises, including community development & consultation, project evaluation & hosting group processes. Within Climate Action Leeds she works as part of the Together for Peace team & has responsibility for supporting the development of Climate Action Seacroft.


She feels most alive when playing netball or swimming in the sea & enjoys getting out in the woods most days to walk her cocker spaniel.

Joy (she/her) works for Together for Peace as a development worker for Garforth and Armley community hubs, supporting groups to come together and organise their own climate action.


She spends most of her non-work time playing with her child and ends up bringing lots of playful elements into her work. Her latest project is a  demonstration mini eco home, using her child's wooden doll's house to demonstrate retrofit!

James (he/him) is the Our Future Beeston Hub Worker. Originally from Kent, he has a background in International Relations and specialised in climate change in small island states. Fairly new to Leeds, he heard about the Climate Action Project and really wanted to get involved to help achieve the ambitious targets in the city.


Away from work James loves all things cricket, exploring new places, trying new foods and a nice cold beer!

Phil (He/Him) is the development worker for the Alwoodley Hub Area, working as part of the community hubs team.  He is passionate about connecting conversations in Alwoodley which will support local people to be part of a group of folks interested in creating community focused responses to the climate emergency. 


Phil is originally from Belfast. Northern Ireland and has lived in Leeds for 13 years, coming here after completing University at Sheffield Hallam University, which he initially chose to go to because of his love of the outdoors and the proximity of Sheffield to the peak district.

John is the Hub Worker for 'Eco-Friendly Garforth', supporting volunteers in spreading awareness about the need for, and the benefits of, acting on climate change locally.


Having taught PE and then Special Needs for over 30 years it was time for a change. So when not at work, he can now be found enjoying family time, especially entertaining his grandson, or looking for some 'new' outdoor sport to have a go at.

Learning and Evaluation (CAG)

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