Population Matters



The board is appointed by the guarantor members at the Annual General Meeting. In addition, the board is responsible for developing and reviewing strategy; monitoring performance; setting values, policies and standards; and ensuring adherence to aims, good governance, proper risk management and compliance with legal requirements and obligations to stakeholders. Those who wish to join the board must apply for guarantor membership and can seek board nomination. Contact us to be put in touch with a particular board member.

Terry Murphy, Chair
Formerly a Navy Officer, Terry has spent nearly 30 years founding, running and advising businesses and organisations. He brings a business and strategic perspective to the population discussion about which he feels passionately. Having spent many years volunteering with youth and schools, he is dedicated to making the world a better place for future generations.

Maggie Avison
Has been involved in the charity sector since 2003, working at two international animal welfare organizations and volunteering for several other charities. Recently, she has taken time out to study and has been awarded a postgraduate degree.

Stephen Bown
Emeritus Professor of Laser Medicine and Surgery and Director of the National
Medical Laser Centre, at University College London. Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist,
University College Hospital.

Harry Cripps
A chemical engineer and chartered environmentalist with 40 years process industry experience. Now semi-retired, his engineering and consultancy career has included pollution control, water and waste minimisation, energy optimisation, process integration and development of environmentally sustainable technology.

John Davies
A retired teacher with experience in business. Involved in setting up and running Population Matters local groups. Working to develop measurable, effective engagement given the decreasing time scale we have in which to halt environmental degradation.

Emma Olliff
A deep ecologist focusing on farming and its future with regards to increasing population and decreasing biodiversity. Working on a project called RegenerEat which aims to reconnect people with their ecosystem through their food, supporting regenerative agriculture and building resilient, holistic food systems.

Fiona McKenzie, Vice-chair
After working in investment banking, Fiona ran her own practice in alternative medicine and facilitated mezzanine financing deals. She has spent the last decade working on human / wildlife conflict-resolution projects and is a trustee of the Green World Campaign.

Ascanio Vitale
Has volunteered and worked for several environmental organizations, including as climate campaigner for Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Chief Executive Officer of engineering consulting companies Stop CO2 and Flyzen.

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