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Sasha Kazantseva-Miller

Sasha was an international executive with a career in Google, L'Oreal and Priceline. She was named a climate activist to watch by WWF and has co-founded various environmental initiatives, most recently Transition Islands, a project and podcast to promote sustainable development in island communities. She is an entrepreneur, investor, sustainability champion and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She lives in Guernsey with her husband and three children on a permaculture-focused smallholding.

Mike Hanson

A widely experienced and enthusiastic UK sustainability professional with a strong, practical, balanced approach and an adaptive, creative and flexible style that maximises the opportunities for business, communities and the environment.  Proud to be a part of BaxterStorey (catering and food industry), winner of the BIFM Impact on Sustainability Award 2017, Sustainable Business of the Year 2018 at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards and personally, the Special Achievement Award at the Footprint Awards 2018.

Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson was Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales (2007- 2011) and she proposed legislation to make sustainability the central organising principle of government; the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015. She is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country. She was Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She is a RSA Fellow and guest faculty in the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, Harvard University.

Ann Finlayson 

Ann Finlayson was the only Commissioner for Education for the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2005-2011). Prior to this Ann was the Head of Education/Social Change at WWF-UK for 7 years. She is the Executive Director and Founder of SEEd (Sustainability and Environmental Education) an organisaton that works with schools, educators and policy makers to broaden education for sustainability.  She worked in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada and won awards for training. She has an interest in learning, social transformative and inclusive change for sustainable living.

Stephen Warr

Stephen Warr has over 15 years experience working in HMGOG Department of the Environment,  specialising in the management of Gibraltar’s protected areas and the implementation of international and EU environmental law and policy. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management. Stephen’s current research is on marine conservation, and how this can affect the design and optimisation of marine protected area networks.

 

Mona Betour El Zoghbi

Dr Mona Betour El Zoghbi is a consultant working with the Education Programme at UNESCO. She has  been the national coordinator of youth projects at the UNESCO Beirut Office supporting participatory engagement in sustainability matters. Her expertise is in public health, youth engagement, disability rights, inclusive policies on women, and climate change having completed a PhD in this area in 2014. She is based in Lebanon and has worked with UNICEF and UNDP as well as other organisations across the Mediterranean region.  

Hilary Macleod

Hilary has over 30 years experience as an educator with extensive expertise in curriculum and policy development, resources development and teacher training. She has led numerous complex engagement projects and has special expertise in Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE).  She has supported projects in Tuvalu, Malaysia, PNG and Nepal. She has evaluated organisations including AusAID, GTZ and UNESCO.  She is based in Australia

Geoff Scott 

Geoff Scott is Emeritus Professor of Sustainability at Western Sydney University, Australia and Executive Director of Sustainability at WSU. He established the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development.  He is a widely published author and is working with in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand on how best to embed the UNs Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum. His expertise is quality assurance; graduate attributes, leadership and the world of work.

Victoria Hands

Dr Victoria Hands is the ‘Women In Sustainability’ (WINS) London lead. She is an advisor on strategic sustainability to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. An experienced Director of Sustainability, she has led award-winning collaborative partnerships, conducted action-research on implementation of the sustainable development principle and delivered effective training to embed the precautionary principle.

 

 

Denise Matthews

Denise now leads ‘One Media & Events’ founded in 2016 to help founders, startups & tech SMB's. Business development, public relations, social media marketing and events management. She is also Startup Grind Gibraltar Chapter Director and Revolut Ambassador Gibraltar, In 2020 at the SG Global Director’s Retreat, San Francisco, Denise picked up four awards including Director of the Year won for the first time by a female director. She has over twenty years experience in freelance consultancy, event management and public relations with a strong interest in the Sustainable Development Goals.

At an early age, Denise, was involved in an international landmark case when she was denied the right to vote in the first European elections the case was taken to the European Court of Human Rights and was successful.

 

Benjamin Towell

Architect, Policy maker, Surveyor and Environmentalist with a proven track record in bringing together policy, projects and strategy that combine technical knowledge, international environmental law, climate science and finance to accelerate our response to climate change within the built environment. An active shaper of Singapore's environmental policies and the whole-of-Government commitment to climate action through PSTLES (Public Sector Taking the Lead in Environmental Sustainability). He is the author of Singapore Institute of Architects Green Book ‘Sustainability at the Heart of Practice’. He sits on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Governing Council (Global Board of Trustees).

Kim Loddo

Kim  is a qualified architect, and a director of Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects, an R.I.B.A. Chartered practice.  She taught architectural design at the University of Cambridge from 2000-2004, and was a member of the R.I.B.A. Validation board responsible for maintaining standards in architectural education. She has been a visiting critic for Birmingham City University, the University of Greenwich, Thames Valley University, M.I.T., Rhode Island School of Art and Design, and Savannah School of Art.

Javier Benayas

Prof Javier Benayas is the lead for the UN Sustainable Solutions Network in Spain an organisation that seeks broad and deep change for sustainability. He is an active board member of various sustainable tourism, business, government and community engagement initiatives. Javier is a Professor in Ecology and Sustainability at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid who has won various awards and prizes for his achievements in sustainable development. His research specializes in ecology, evaluation and Sustainable Tourism in the Antarctic.

Charlotte Walliker

Charlotte Walliker is an expert in Sustainable Agribusiness and natural capital investor. She is a board member and Trustee of various sustainable food and conservation organisations. Charlotte has advised, lead and influenced and evaluated change in the global food system. Recent company work has been with AB InBev, Barry Callebaut, Carrefour, Evolva, Identigen, Unilever, Vion, Warburtons, and Yuka. All are trying to produce more safe, healthy, tasty, affordable food from less land at a fair price to the grower, with good working conditions for the labourers while under pressure from the impacts of climate change.  She lived in Gibraltar between 2016-2018 and engaged actively with the environmental and other stakeholders.

She spent some of her chilldhood in Borneo witnessing the devasting impact of logging on the forest ecosystem, the a wildlifre and indigenous people. This motivated her to engage with sustainable development agendas. She has a degree in Environmental Science and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Roel Van Raaij 

Roel van Raaij, is a senior policymaker in the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. In the department for Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation, he is dealing with several programs reaching for social innovation to enhance transitions toward a sustainable future. The National ESD program ‘DuurzaamDoor’ (Learning for sustainable development), with a broad portfolio of projects and learning pathway’s is under his responsibility. Internationally,  Roel is also involved is sustainability processes and learning by UNECE and UNESCO and in this capacity has had the pleasure of visiting many countries, among them Gibraltar. Roel has supported various UN activities and NGO engagement and evaluation in sustainability. He studied biology and environmental science at the University of Leiden. He had a long career as teacher, educator, director of ESD organizations outside of the government sector.

Sophie Clifton-Tucker

Sophie Clifton-Tucker has worked in education for 10 years, teaching around the world from Oxford, to Sydney, Auckland, and Tokyo. Bringing all the cultural elements and best practices back to her hometown of Gibraltar, she founded the Little English language school, which prides itself on providing accessible education for all. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Gibraltar Business and Gibraltar Magazine, ensuring important topics including sustainable practices and the environment are brought to the forefront, as well as business and community features and interviews.


Sophie has recently been appointed as a member of the Task Group for the Main Street BID Project, where she will be addressing issues such as landscape and planning, street lighting, transport, waste management, providing wider access to recycling and promoting more green spaces, in order to foster a more environmentally-friendly, sustainable town centre.

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