Meet the Pilio team

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Catherine Bottrill holds in-depth knowledge and experience in environmental strategies. She is at the forefront of creating online tools and services to visualise data and create actionable insights for business.

Catherine Bottrill

CEO / CO-FOUNDER

Pilio co-founder with 15 years of energy management experience.

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Dr. Russell Layberry

CSO / CO-FOUNDER

Pilio co-founder with over 20 years experience in environmental modelling.

Russell holds in-depth expertise in computational environmental monitoring and modelling. He is a Certified Energy Manager and qualified assessor for ISO 50001 and ESOS.

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Dr. Rebecca Benmayor

BIOLOGY LEAD

Pilio research lead specialising in biological sciences and ecology.

Rebecca holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from UCL and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Liverpool. She has supported Pilio since 2021 with her expertise in biodiversity and field research. 

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Valerio D'Angelo

SOFTWARE MANAGER

Valerio is a sustainability professional and academic researcher who joined Pilio in 2019. He holds an MSc in Resource Economics & Sustainable Development from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Sustainability professional and academic researcher.

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Phoebe Close

PROJECT OFFICER

Phoebe joined Pilio in 2021 after graduating from the University of Birmingham. She holds an Integrated Master's in Biological Sciences, specialising in conservation and biology.

Sustainability professional specialising in biological sciences.

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Ella Frederiksen

PROJECT OFFICER

Sustainability professional with a focus on strategy and communication.

A recent graduate from Columbia University, Ella holds a BA in Sustainable Development. She has supported Pilio since 2020 with environmental communication and sustainable supply chain research.