Julian Cottee

Principal Consultant – Team Lead

Julian works on sustainability strategy, innovation and research projects for private sector and NGO clients, focused on both climate change and nature outcomes. He is particularly interested in helping clients to prioritise initiatives and interventions that are systemic and impactful, as well as identifying and supporting new social and technological solutions.

Julian has worked extensively on food, agriculture and nature over ten years. His clients at 3Keel have included the Nature Friendly Farming Network, WWF, Greenpeace, the Food and Drink Sector Council, John Lewis, the Jamie Oliver Group, Defra and Natural England. He has also worked on sustainability and biodiversity strategy projects with major energy and water utilities and is involved in a number of research projects with University partners.

Julian was previously based at Saïd Business School where he was Associate Director of Programmes at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, and over a five year period he also worked on business sustainability issues for the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment. Prior to this he was an executive director of community-owned social enterprise Cultivate, growing and distributing ethically produced food, and co-founder and chair of Good Food Oxford, the city’s sustainable food network.

Julian holds a BA in Human Sciences and an MSc in Environmental Policy. Outside of work he enjoys being a parent, getting outside in all weathers, and occasional adventures in linocut printing. He is a Trustee of Flo’s – the Place in the Park, an East Oxford community hub and cafe.