I’m a lifelong surfer and live in Braunton, North Devon. You’ll find me in at my local break, Croyde, or frothing with my three groms at the other breaks.
I am an ocean optimist. I believe it’s possible to transform the way we interact with the ocean and shape our lives to benefit future generations but we can only do this by building communities that tackle the laws, policies, markets and attitudes that are currently devastating our oceans and marine life as well as our own shared health and future.
I joined SAS many years ago as a younger grom and it gave me a positive way to learn more about our environment but also be involved in making change happen and since then I’ve been involved in events, beach cleans and campaign actions. I then went on to join the Board of Trustees as a volunteer before joining the team in St Agnes full time this year. Over the past few years I’ve worked directly with our CEO, Hugo Tagholm and the team to cofound the Plastic Free Communities movement.
SAS is about community. Great campaigns operate like a current and are led by diverse, enthusiastic and committed communities coming together behind a cause. At SAS we support individuals, groups, businesses, schools and networks to be a force for good. We don’t get everything right but we learn from each other and the communities we work with. We’re constantly testing, learning, sharing and listening.
My previous work gave me a lot of experience in leading high impact campaigns, building community movements and supporting new innovations. I’ve worked across the non-profit sector and with Government and most recently led campaigns for ground-breaking global education charity Theirworld where we built a global campaign movement of ten-million people and a vibrant Global Youth Ambassador programme. My previous role was global campaigns operations director for Save the Children.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in a number of countries around the world including India, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, and feel deeply passionate that the struggle for environmental justice is interwoven with the fight for social justice.