Ann Finlayson, Chief Executive
Ann has worked in the environmental and education field for over 30 years. After a stint as a countryside ranger in Scotland, she began travelling the world teaching, facilitating and consulting in places such as Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada.
She was Head of Education/Social Change at WWF-UK and the Commissioner for Education and Capability Building for the Sustainable Development Commission (2005-2010).
Ann took on the job of revamping CEE, now SEEd in 2008 and has enjoyed seeing it grow back to national significance as well a sharing her expertise. She is passionate about the role of learning in sustainability and for it to be about real people, real opportunities and real responsibilities.
Natasha Harris, SEEd Projects Officer
Natasha Harris is a project manager, having worked for a number of small conservation and environmental charities over the years. Much of her work has taken her abroad, working with small communities in rural and remote areas, focusing on a range of environmental and sustainability issues including: recycling, habitat conservation and education. Natasha has always had a keen interest in helping small charities with their business and project development needs.
At SEEd Natasha is responsible for the day to day operations of SEEd, be it finance, our website, events, membership, the office or our many volunteers and interns.
Justin Hayward, SEEd Associate
Justin has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with SEEd since its launch in 2008, where he has supported the organisation on various marketing and communications campaigns, as well as delivering our website.
As well as SEEd, Justin also works with other UK organisations and consultancies where he provides services in graphic and web design, and freelance communication support. www.mudislandmarketing.co.uk
Rupert Bannister, SEEd Associate
Rupert has a background in land-based and sustainability education. He has worked widely with in the further and higher education sectors in the UK and also overseas in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
He is owner and director of Community Interest Company Koru Education whose primary remit is the support and delivery of sustainability education. He is also on the board of directors for the South-West Learning for Sustainability Coalition. www.korueducation.org.uk
Angus Willson, SEEd Associate
Angus Willson is a geographer, educator, and consultant based in Ashford, Kent. Working with government departments, companies and voluntary-sector organisations, he has a keen focus on professional engagement for curriculum-making and leadership.
Work with SEEd includes networking, social media and the sustainability curriculum. www.pannage.com
Fay Blair, SEEd Associate
Fay now works as an independent sustainability professional following her Project Director role at Global to Local Ltd. In the 1990′s she worked on Local Agenda 21 as a council environmental co-ordinator, and then internationally for the LGA for UN World Summit on Sustainable Development Rio+10 in 2002, and subsequently for the Sustainable Development Commission as local governance advisor.
Over the last 20 years Fay has worked with hundreds of public sector organsiations and NGOs such as ICLEI, WWF, WRAP, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Sustainable Cities Research Institute at Northumbria University, on action research, training development (and roll out), sustainable public procurement and project and programme evaluation.
In 2011 Fay co-evaluated the ‘Leading for the future’ programme led by Commonwork with WWF. During 2012 Fay supported SEEd analysing UK responses to the UNESCO survey on ESD and advising on strategic project and programme development. She has a keen interest partnership working, young people and Corporate Responsibility and business. Her role as Deputy editor for ‘eg’ magazine keeps her in touch with innovation in policy in to practice – www.egemagazine.com.
Anna Marika Ramsden, SEEd Associate and Cycling4SEEd
After a month interning with SEEd she had the crazy idea to cycle across the UK capturing stories of sustainability in schools. The project ‘cycling4SEEd’ covered over 1500 miles and directly worked with 1000 students from Primary through to University level.
Michael Cutts, SEEd Associate and Cycling4SEEd
Michael was previously the Projects Manager at SEEd and helped run the annual NationalSustainable Schools Conference, Policy Fora in Westminster, Opening the Doorway to Sustainability Online Course and Facilitation for Learning for Sustainability. These skills and connections helped with the planning and delivery of Cycling4SEEd but not with the actual cycling alas. A background in Ecology and Biology from UEA, then Biodiversity and Taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, led to a career in conservation in Mauritius and Tanzania before joining SEEd and learning about learning. Michael is currently in India working with Muktangan, an educational programme that offers alternatives to orthodox educational practices, offering a sustainable model of quality education at an affordable cost for the economically deprived sections of the society, and in Mumbai in Michael’s case.
Linda Tibbetts, SEEd Associate
At SEEd she’s working on the Sustainable Curriculum Project, membership, and supporting the SSA
Morgan Finlayson, SEEd Associate
Morgan has worked for SEEd for the past few years in different capacities. During her time at SEEd, she has worked – chronologically – as an intern, interim projects manager and, most recently, newsletter editor while completing her Bachelors degree at Cardiff University. Currently, Morgan is an ESL teacher in Hunan Province, China.
Nemanja Pasalic, SEEd Associate
Nemanja has a diverse background in areas such as media, marketing and business. He has worked with the Media House in Belgrade and later as a foreign correspondent. He has experience as a consultant for an international company and has a keen interest in international affairs, and especially sustainability.
He is helping SEED with business planning and working with corporates.
Alina Bezhenar, SEEd Associate
Alina is doing her Master degree in Sustainable Development at International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
She is working with SEEd Team on a consulting project of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Education for Sustainable Development as part of her curriculum. She is contributing to SEEd’s efforts in creating a sustainability curriculum in business studies, by examining a variety of CSR applications in business and showing how different businesses approach the sustainability challenge.
Alina has been actively involved in environment and health processes in Europe since 2004. She is currently part of Organising Group of European Environment and Health Youth Coalition. She also has experience as a youth delegate at the UN conferences on climate change (COP-15) and sustainable development (Rio+20).
Maxine Asare, SEEd Associate
Maxine recently completed a degree in Psychology and HR Management at London South Bank University. Her interests are in volunteering and small charities. She volunteers for the UN as a researcher and does corporate volunteering for Kings College Hospital.
At SEEd Maxine has been working on Board admin, sorting resources for our online Sustainability Curriculum project and archiving our previous e-learning courses and events.
Gillian Symons, SEEd Associate
For SEEd, she is a facilitator on ‘Opening the Doorway to Sustainability: An online course for educators’ and researched and wrote ‘Practice, Barriers and Enablers in EE and ESD: A Review of the Research’.
Ankita Trivedi, SEEd Associate
An LSE graduate, Ankita is currently working with Maplecroft (a global risk analysing company) as Maps and Indices Analyst where she analyses 100+ environmental, political, economical and social risk indices.
Anika thoroughly enjoyed and learnt a lot during her 8 weeks internship to assist and organise National Sustainable Schools Conferences, getting involved with the membership drive and carrying out environment and sustainable development research.
Nicoletta Landi, SEEd Associate
Nicoletta has worked with SEEd as an intern during 2011. During that period she helped organising the launch event of the Sustainable Schools Alliance, which she felt was extremely interesting to understand how many initiatives in the schooling environment are out there.
She has also contributed to the refactoring of SEEd website and to the mapping of SEEd members.
Will Husby Is a principal partner in EcoLeaders Interpretation, a Canadian planning and program development consultancy specializing in heritage interpretation and environmental education. Will develops award-winning training manuals for heritage interpreters and environmental educators. He combines his training as a research biologist and his over twenty-five years experience as an educator to bring best practice techniques and approaches to his training materials. His publications include watershed (catchment) resources and evaluation tools, some of which he co-authored with Ann Finlayson.
To see samples of Will’s work go to www.ecoleaders.ca
Sue Ellen Fast is passionate about the natural environment. She believes that learning outside the classroom and heritage interpretation are part of learning for sustainability.
She has led and managed environmental education programs in Canadian parks and nature centres for many years, drawing on her field biology background. She is executive director of Interpretation Canada, editor of the association’s journal InterpScan ( http://www.interpscan.ca/ ), a partner in EcoLeaders Interpretation, and has contributed to projects co-authored with Ann Finlayson.
Examples of Sue Ellen’s award winning film work can be found here: www.naturewalk.ca
- Tanya Mowbray, SEEd Associate
- Em Munn, SEEd Associate
- Betsy King, SEEd Associate
- Alice Maggs, SEEd Associate
- Sarah Simmons, SEEd Associate
- Hannah Chalkley, SEEd Associate
- Hermione Fricker, SEEd Associate
SEEd is also grateful for the support of volunteers and interns who are working or have worked with us, including Alice, Sarah, Em, Seema, Hannah, Morgan, Ankita, Nicoletta, Laudine, Marika, Hannah (vR), Nemanja and Maxine. A big thank you to all!