About Us

Lumen Energy & Environment is a specialist advisory business helping organisations navigate some of the most pressing and critical environmental and energy challenges facing businesses and organisations today.

We are a partnership between Directors Maf and Catherine Smith. We offer distinct but complementary services and expertise to organisations focused on today’s biggest energy and environmental challenges. We work alongside specialist Associates and partner consultancies to ensure we can provide the right support to our clients.

How we transition to a net zero economy while living within environmental limits will require consistent planning and action. Our expertise is here to help you manage this transition.

Maf Smith
Founding Director

Maf has worked in senior leadership roles in the renewable and sustainability sectors for over 20 years.

He has deep expertise of the UK renewable sector, working for industry and governments to support the rapid scale up of low carbon electricity in the UK.

He has a strong and wide network of individuals and organisations and is respected for his reasoned advice, project skills, insight and influencing skills.

Catherine H K Smith
Founding Director

Catherine has significant and rare cross-disciplinary skills spanning, planning, conservation and crime.  


She has worked for planning authorities in England and Canada and specialises in advice, support and delivery of Sustainability Assessments and Habitat Regulation Assessments.

She offers strong insights into how to deliver meaningful sustainability and conservation through planning, working with planning authorities, universities and NGOs.

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Fraser Colquhoun
Data Analyst

Fraser leads LumenEE's data work for a range of clients. Fraser is a Mathmatics Graduate with expertise in data and forecasting.

Fraser supports LumenEE clients across a range of areas including:

Rare Earths and wind energy. Fraser tracks rare earth use issues globally, advising clients on risks and opportunities in managing rare earth supply chain issues.

Offshore wind. Fraser tracks offshore wind project development and supply chain activity across different markets for clients.

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Charlotte Selvey Miller

Charlotte has inter-disciplinary interests in environmental issues and business sustainability.  Her work with LumenEE is focused on life cycle analysis and sustainability standards for minerals in the EV sector.


Her most recent research and consultancy themes have involved: sustainability standards for a mined mineral supply chain; agri-environmental field research; and desk based research to consult agri-business and pharmaceutical farm management products on their environmental impact.


Charlotte has a varied skillset that is well suited to helping clients to tackle environmental and social issues whilst, most importantly, communicating findings and research to all stakeholders.