Meet the management team

Daniel Cansick
Daniel Cansick

Founding Partner

Dan is a Founding Partner of The Sustainable Partnership and is responsible for the business’ continued growth, but above all else, is accountable for ensuring the highest standards of delivery and service are upheld across each of our sustainable partnerships.

Coupling his passion for global sustainability, and over 8 years of global recruitment experience in the energy sector; Dan has oversight for all sector specific teams at The Sustainable Partnership. As somebody that has always placed huge emphasis on market expertise, he has established a deep network and understanding of the wider Renewable Energy space – something that is expected of every individual working at The Sustainable Partnership.

Having been schooled in France, Dan “apparently” speaks both French & Spanish, something we’d welcome you put to the test! When he’s not in the office (saving the planet one hire at a time), you’ll probably find Dan hacking his way around a golf course near you.

Phillip Clarke

Head of Client Partnerships

Phillip is the Business Development Manager at The Sustainable Partnership, heading up international client acquisition and ongoing relationship management for the Renewable Energy and Sustainability recruitment business.

He joins TSP with 15 years of Business Development and Sales Innovation experience having honed his skills within the energy industry. He has previously specialised in developing partnerships and international business relations between private and public sector stakeholders while collaborating with global Energy Ministries and industry leaders to meet low carbon targets and broader sustainability goals.

Phill is keenly aware of the global challenges arising from climate change and is passionate about the advancement of renewable energy and energy transformation. Working with clients to help build a sustainable workforce for a sustainable future as renewable energy and other exciting initiatives transform the sector is a great reason to get out of bed in the mornings.

Originally from South Africa, Phill is a former professional rugby player having represented teams in South Africa, England, France, Italy and New Zealand. He still keeps fairly active and can be spotted in the water somewhere swimming lengths or while playing a round of golf.

Leon Devereux
Leon Devereux

Founding Partner

Leon is a Founding Partner of The Sustainable Partnership and group CEO of the parent company Sartre Group where he plays a strategic role in supporting the firm’s growth.

He has nearly 20 years’ experience in executive search and the recruitment sector. Leon has deep expertise in consulting with organisations around the globe on staffing solutions across multiple sectors and industries. Leon has experience in running large scale team’s across EMEA and North America, and executing a range of projects, particularly for business in high growth mode. He retains a hands-on approach to recruitment and maintains a large network across the investment management industry.

Leon is passionate about the advancement of clean energy sources and is keen to see TSP play a role in helping our clients in the renewable and sustainable sector advance strategic goals, by supplying world class talent. He is an (very) amateur Crypto currency enthusiast and enjoys a range of fitness-based activities.

Andy Ferguson

Energy Storage Lead

Andy is responsible for developing The Sustainable Partnership’s growth within the energy storage sector across US and EMEA markets. With 5 years recruitment experience in executive and technical search, Andy joined The Sustainable Partnership to further his passion in the renewable energy space.

Having completed a MSc in Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management, he has an excellent understanding of both the engineering and commercial aspects associated with renewable technologies. He has developed an expansive network in the energy storage space which has in turn enabled him to establish a number of key global partnerships with energy storage businesses.

Austeja Venclovaityte

ESG Lead

Austeja leads the ESG and Impact Investment desk at The Sustainable Partnership, partnering those financial institutions with a more sustainable mission.

She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics & Governance, which coupled with both her interest in sustainability and background in financial recruitment; has equipped her with the tools to truly understand and deliver to mandates in both the private and public sectors

Jonathan Higgins
Jonathan Higgins

Head Of People & Talent Acquisition

Jon aka ‘Jigs’ joined Sartre Group/TSP at the beginning of 2015, starting his career as a recruitment consultant when the business was still in the start-up phase.

Over the past four years Jon has transitioned from hands on recruitment to become the Head of People whereby he oversees all of TSP’s performance and recruiting endeavours to support ambitious growth plans as well as building out internal career progression structures for all levels of seniority across the business.

He has taken a pro-active approach in re-designing employee development programs and implementing bespoke training and leadership academies to support all employees across the organisation.

In his spare time Jon is currently striking the balance between studying for his CIPD level 5 diploma qualification, playing golf or seen struggling to train for a couple of upcoming triathlon events now that his days of playing rugby are firmly behind him!

Charlotte Whelan
Charlotte Whelan

Office Manager

Charlotte is the Office Manager for both Sartre Group and The Sustainable Partnership.

Throughout her career, Charlotte’s ongoing interest in continuing her management experience has equipped her to oversee the company’s marketing, financial and facilities management. She assists in development and implementation of firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies and programs within the companies.

Charlotte drives employee wellbeing practices within Sartre Group and The Sustainable Partnership, and is trained as a Mental Health First Aider. She also organises a killer company party.

Get in touch

Contact Us