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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 growing team supporting companies in the energy transition. We work alongside specialist Associates 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.  


Catherine is an experienced planner specialising in advice, support and delivery of Sustainability Assessments and Habitat Regulation Assessments.

Catherine is focused on ESG requirements and reporting on materials use relating to EV supply chain, focused on mining and production for lithium, graphite and cobalt needs of this sector.

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Mike Newman

Mike is Director of offshore wind consultancy Pelergy. He works as an Associate of LumenEE in the delivery of offshore wind advisory services, including as part of the LumenEE contract to deliver advice and support via the OWGP WEST programme.


Mike has 12 years’ experience in business development and product development of offshore wind products and services, working directly with turbine manufacturers and project developers/owners globally

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