Population Matters

Team

Team

Achievement2015/16: Record staff numbers

Our principal staff, contractors and volunteers are listed below. We are particularly grateful to volunteers who work on our behalf. Contact us to be put in touch with a particular team member.

Interim Chief Executive

Robin Maynard

Environmental campaigner, writer and strategist. Robin has held senior positions at Friends of the Earth, the Soil Association and the Forestry Commission and undertaken work for Compassion in World farming, among many others.

Campaigning

Alistair Currie
Head of Campaigns
15 years campaigning experience, including at PETA UK, Cruelty Free International and Free Tibet. Alistair was previously a registered nurse.

Ivan Cicin-Sain
Organizational outreach
Technical author and environmentalist. MSc in environmental decision-making. Active member of many local campaign groups.

Himanshu Sharma
Campaign coordinator
Studying Health, Population and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Has previous experience in biomedical engineering and research in neuroscience. Interested in urban health and inequalities, sustainable development and climate change.

Billy Wildi
Campaign coordinator
Philosophy graduate from the London School of Economics. Major interests include the philosophy of climate change, bioethics and YouTube as a platform for education. Ran a successful YouTube channel for five years.

Ian Mairs
Celebrity outreach
International actor in theatre, films and television.

Marc Oxley
Online discussion group manager
His other activities include being a county councillor for Rutland, a secular funeral celebrant and a dealer in 19th century watercolours and drawings.

Chris Padley
Letter writers’ group coordinator
Leading our rapid rebuttal unit; has a knack for getting letters published.

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Education

Jane Blank
Education group coordinator
A professional teacher, published novelist, poet, dramatist, script writer and tutor in creative writing. A member of Literature Wales.

Savannah-Leigh Rose
Group outreach
Runs a craft business using recycled materials. Interested in sustainability and in helping people to adopt a greener lifestyle in balance with the planet.

Elisa Schmidt
Public education coordinator
Postgraduate student in Environment & Development at King’s College London. Has experience working with the Leeds City Council and Leeds University Union to promote recycling and better waste management. Passionate about Chinese studies and interested in working in climate adaptation.

Mike Wheeler
Local groups facilitator
Recently retired chartered civil / structural engineer, Honorary Treasurer of the Winchester Group and active member of the Letter Writers Group. Keen to encourage local groups to promote Population Matters to the widest possible audience.

Graham Tyler
Shop manager
Application and database developer, after studying humanities and social sciences. Extended local involvement, including as scout leader. Anticipating a future in which humanity can advance without damaging the world we share.

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Research

David Samways
Journal editor
Has a doctorate in environmental political theory from the University of Essex. His thesis examined the relationship between attitudes to nature and ecological impact. He also has a background in mechanical engineering and runs a specialist engineering business.

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Resources

Tessa Dickinson
Development and research coordinator
PhD in Archaeology from University College London. Experienced in project management, educational communication and volunteer fundraising. Developed a keen interest for sustainable living and women’s empowerment through fieldwork in Egypt.

Rosemary Horsey
Individual outreach
Has worked for environmental organizations for most of her life.

Percy Kelland
Honorary treasurer
Chartered accountant with over 30 years experience of advising privately-owned businesses. Passionate interest in wildlife, the environment and conservation. Trustee of Whale and Dolphin Conservation since 2003 and advises other charities.

Julie Lewis
Finance and membership manager
Spent 15 years in energy consultancy providing economic analysis to clients around the world. Following a career shift, worked with several charities and grant-making trusts before focusing on population and sustainability. Responsible for membership and finance.

Jonathan Walker
Development coordinator
Completing an MSc in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics with prior studies in Human Geography. Has worked on HIV/AIDS, sustainable livelihoods and health promotion programmes in Canada, Uganda and Kenya. Interested in the politics surrounding primordial prevention and the role of population health policies in environmental sustainability.

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Facebook

Karin Kuhlemann
Facebook manager
A public sector regulatory lawyer and part-time PhD student at University College London, researching political theory and law about the right to procreate and its implications for population policy.

Jeremy Randles
Facebook administrator
A Chartered Engineer working in global telecommunications programmes and member of several environmental charities. Has been a keen letter writer and lobbyist on environmental and population issues for many years.

Marcus Dredge
Facebook administrator
Media Studies student, vegan and ecological activist. Presents The Species Barrier radio show, which examines our relationship with Earth and other animals and has edited local environmental publications.

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PopOffsets

John Charnock-Wilson
PopOffsets manager
Consultant, Registered Environmental Auditor and Trainer with broad understanding of current environmental issues. John has extensive management experience in leading chemical, water and environmental companies and the government sector.

Jonathan Austen
PopOffsets Facebook manager
Jonathan, who has a Bsc in computer science, spent many years as a software developer before becoming a self-employed horticulturist and gardener. He also does work for the Brambleton Park green space initiative.

Eric Rimmer
PopOffsets researcher
Qualified as electrical engineer, later switching to international human resource management and executive coaching.

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