Ed is a Director at the climate and energy think tank E3G . Ed has 18 years’ experience as an NGO campaigner on biodiversity and climate change issues and has worked for Friends of the Earth and WWF. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Renewable Energy Association’s Campaign of the Year award and the Observer Food Monthly Campaign of the Year award for his palm oil campaign.
Fiona worked in retail for 15 years specialising in the development of sustainable commodity sourcing policies. Between 2014-18 she co-chaired the Consumer Goods Soy and Palm Oil Working Groups, spearheading business action on deforestation commodities, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil over the same period. She has been at the heart of collaborative business efforts to break the link between palm oil and deforestation for over a decade. Earlier this year she moved to Olam International, a global commodity trader, to lead the development of their innovative B2B sustainability platform, AtSource.
Pete began his career in the private sector, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant before moving on to the voluntary sector. He has headed up finance teams in a small rural social enterprise charity and more recently a larger, research-focused environmental NGO. He brings strong financial management and budgetary control skills to the board of SOS as well as a passion for its work.
Gary has recently retired from Plan International, a global children’s development not for profit, where he was Director of Global Assurance. Prior to that he was head of Internal Audit at Oxfam GB, and has also worked in the UK commercial sector. He has travelled several times to Indonesia for both Plan International and Oxfam, including time on the 2004 Aceh tsunami humanitarian response. He became a trustee of SOS in 2009.
Katie was appointed a trustee of SOS in February 2013. Katie has worked in the charity sector for over 13 years, specialising in fundraising, marketing and communications. She is currently Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Somerset Wildlife Trust. Katie’s move into the charity sector followed marketing and communications roles with the international law firm, Linklaters, and in the UK’s emerging biotechnology sector. She has a lifelong interest in wildlife and conservation.
In the past decade he has been an advocate for regeneration in the supply chain and helped to set up many such projects at Lush in partnerships with communities, networks of farmers and like-minded suppliers. He also helped to launch a prize and a fund to reward regenerative initiatives around the world.
Simon has recently left Lush to leverage his influence and develop other regenerative business models. He remains a close advisor to Lush and will continue to help shape its future.
Anthony worked for 4 years in Sumatra, including volunteering for the Orangutan Health Project. He recorded the activities of wild and semi-wild orangutans in the forest as well as running an international volunteer program. After the tsunami of 2004, Anthony worked for an NGO in Aceh where he developed an interest in water management – the field he has worked in since returning to the UK. He brings considerable scientific and field experience to the SOS Board of Trustees.
Stephen is a lawyer at Fauna & Flora International, where he works on the legal aspects of project design and implementation, the use of law for wildlife conservation, and the charity’s general work. Prior to his move to conservation, he was a lawyer for 20 years in the City including 10 years as a partner at a leading international law firm. Stephen joined the board of SOS in March 2020.
Elspeth is a barrister at the environmental law NGO ClientEarth, where she works on innovative legal actions designed to protect the environment. Prior to joining ClientEarth, Elspeth practised as a self-employed barrister at a leading commercial barrister’s chambers in London, where she specialised in commercial litigation and arbitration. Elspeth was called to the bar in 2007, after studying law at the University of Oxford. Elsepth joined the Board of SOS in September 2015.
Rob is an ecologist and currently serves as Director for Research, Conservation, and Exploration at the National Geographic Society based in Washington DC. Rob has worked as a senior scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, UNESCO, and is a faculty member at the Graduate School at City University of New York. He has worked in conservation and science, natural resources management, capacity-building, livelihoods, environmental education, and governance in over 40 countries.