Change starts with people. We've got a small, agile team, a supportive and active board of trustees and a knowledgeable and influential advisory board.

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Ben Rawlence

Chief Executive

Award winning writer, activist, former speech writer to Sir Menzies Campbell and Charles Kennedy and co-founder.

Libby Pearson

Dr. Libby Pearson

Chief Operating Officer

Libby was a former Director of Student Experience and Academic Quality at Navitas,  where she designed and built the student experience of 10 European pathway colleges.

Emma Bald

Emma Bald

Director of Communications

Former project director and health sector lead at Central Office of Information and marketing consultant for broad range of businesses. 

Amanda Page

Amanda Page

Community Training Coordinator

Founder of Community Interest Company, Gap Learning, delivering a programme of courses for all ages to over 1000 learners and winning an ‘Excellence Award’ from Cambridgeshire County Council. 

Louise Grove White

Louise Grove-White

Development Officer

Experienced business development and project manager.  Previously worked for Prince’s Trust Cymru, National Museum of Wales and ran the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition


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Chris Blake


Director of Green Valleys CIC renewable energy company and energy entrepreneur.

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Cllr. Emily Durrant


Former activist, participatory research and corporate responsibility consultant and now Wales’ only Green Party County Councilor. Chair of the Policy Forum at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

David Isaac


Chair of the University of the Arts London, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, former chair of Stonewall and many other charities and partner in law firm Pinsent Mason.

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Dr. Bill Newton Smith


Philosopher of science and for 20 years head of George Soros’s higher education programme, establishing over 20 universities around the world.

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Elizabeth Passey


Chairman of the Wye & Usk Foundation, Convener of Court (Chair) of the University of Glasgow, formerly a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and of Investec Asset Management, and hailing from a corn merchant family on the Welsh borders.

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Mari Fforde


Film maker, arts consultant and Governor of Clyro Primary School.

Prof. Owen Sheers

Award winning writer, professor of creativity at Swansea University and co-founder.


Andrew Nairne OBE

Director of Kettles Yard gallery, Cambridge and former Executive Director, Arts, for Arts Council England.

Baroness Rosie Boycott

Writer, broadcaster and food and farming specialist.

Dr. Havard Prosser

Former Chief Environmental Science Adviser, Welsh Government 2005-2010.

Dr. Jane Davidson

Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Wales, Trinity St Davids and former Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in the Welsh Government.

Edmund de Waal

Writer and artist.

Hugh Martineau

Sustainable Agriculture Consultant for Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Lord Chris Smith

Master of Pembroke College Cambridge, former Culture Secretary and former Chairman of the Environment Agency.

Mark Lynas

Author, journalist and environmental activist.

Nigel Gervis

Director, Ty Mawr Lime Ltd.

Peter Florence

Director, Hay Festival.

Peter T. Howe

Principal of UWC Atlantic College

Prof. Alan Lovell

Former Dean, University of Glamorgan, Business School.

Prof. Brigid Hogan

Chair of Cell Biology, Duke University, USA.

Prof. David Helfand

Chair, Astrophysics, Columbia University and President Emeritus, Quest University, Canada.

Robert Macfarlane

Writer and academic.

Sir Tim Smit

Entrepreneur and founder of the Eden Project.

Sophie Howe

Well-Being and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

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