Anna is a policy and public affairs specialist, legislative lobbyist and campaigner with over fifteen years’ experience in organisations that include Liberty and the Association of School and College Leaders and a founder member of parent campaigning group Save Our Schools. She is also an experienced facilitator, trainer and public speaker and was formerly a family and human rights solicitor. She is currently working as a freelance consultant and studying an MSc in Climate Change, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex.
Currently, Paul Chair's the Continuing Professional Development Forum for the UK's Universities’ Council for Teacher Education. At Gloucestershire University he lead ‘A Rounder Sense of Purpose’ – an international research project on education for sustainable development (ESD). Formerly, he co-drafted the ESD Strategy at the UN Economic Commission for Europe where he serves as External Expert.
Bill is an emeritus professor of education at the University of Bath where he researched environmental education. He has been following attempts to get the Department for Education to take students' entitlement to learn about environmental issues seriously since the mid-1970s. He writes regularly about this at his blog.
Serene is an Associate focused on Future Energy Systems for the Carbon Trust. Previously, she has been a Consultant in the Clean Energy sector, Secretariat for the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, Director of a student charity and an Energy Analyst for Sainsbury’s. In her free time, she is working on a project looking into electrifying Sub-Saharan Africa with renewable mini grids.
Matt is the founder and director of Inspired Efficiency which advises organisations on how to reduce their energy and carbon. He runs the energy management for a large number of schools and advises the likes of DfE on how to reduce energy in their existing estate. Also a school governor, married to a secondary school teacher and father to a vegan, harp playing, paddle-boarding 15 year old climate activist!
Jason is currently Head of Policy and Communications at an environmental professional membership body, where he is responsible for policy development and responses, advocacy, publications, website and wider communications generally. He has nearly 15 years experience in the environmental sector and is a Chartered Environmentalist.
Sue was born and educated in London. The ‘environment’ was unfortunately not incorporated into her education both at school and during her training to become an architect. She has lived and worked in London, Pakistan, Iraq and New Zealand for half her working life but she decided to stop flying and focus on learning a realistic understanding of our predicament as a species. Sue’s life now is centred on how we can make change happen.
Phil is a former teacher at Alec Reed Academy in Northolt and School 21 in Stratford, a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University (2020-2021) and also helped in organising the The Big Climate Teach-In.