Team

Sue Riddlestone OBE

Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Bioregional

I lead Bioregional’s work to create projects and partnerships for sustainable living – then spread the word that it can be done!

Hayley Baines-Buffery

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer I'm here to make sure that Bioregional has solid business plans and the resources in place that will enable us to create a sustainable future

Julia Hawkins

Head of Communications and Policy

I lead the Communications and Policy team, which aims to influence change by inspiring others with our vision of One Planet Living 

Ronan Leyden

Head of Sustainable Places

I joined Bioregional in 2007 and now lead our work to create more sustainable homes, communities and places that are great places to live and work

Nicole Lazarus

Head of One Planet Living

I lead the One Planet Living initiative, offering resources and support around the world for partners that are serious about sustainability

Tom Schuurman

Head of Finance and Resources

I oversee the delivery of the finance, HR, IT, legal, and facilities areas at Bioregional

Majonne Frost

Head of Sustainable Business

I lead our work with businesses to help them transform their own operations as well as the products and services they sell

Emily Auckland

UKSSD Network Director

As UKSSD’s Network Director, I work with organisations in the UK to drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Claire Brady

Programme Manager - Sustainable Business

I lead Bioregional’s work on future trends and sustainability developments

Florence Best

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

I support our CEO Sue Riddlestone in her work, helping her (and the organisation as a whole) to achieve its goals and make the biggest impact possible

Danielle Boyd

Project Officer

I support Bioregional’s corporate sustainability work – helping our partners develop and deliver their sustainability plans

Emmelie Brownlee

Digital Communications Manager

I lead on communications for One Planet Living - gathering great stories from our partners to help inspire a happier, healthier way to live

Karen Bruce

Office Administrator

I'm Bioregional's receptionist and administration assistant

Sian Cooke

Project Manager

I help a range of businesses across the built environment operate more sustainably

Douglas Drewniak

BEPIT Manager

I’m a building performance engineer, leading Bioregional’s drive to create truly sustainable, energy-efficient homes

Andy Edwards

ERDF Project Manager

I have been with the Bioregional Oxford team since 2011, working primarily around the NW Bicester Eco Town and community-centred projects in Bicester.

Charlotte Fincham

Finance Officer

I am a Finance Officer looking after the day to day accountancy functions, using my financial skills to help Bioregional achieve its mission to champion a better, more sustainable future

Ben Gill

One Planet Living Manager

I lead Bioregional’s work with our international One Planet Communities, helping them to set and achieve world-leading targets to achieve One Planet Living.

Marina Goodyear

Project Officer

I work on research, monitoring and writing to help our partners understand how to make their business, new development or city the most sustainable it can be

Suzannah Gore

Project Manager

I provide technical sustainability support for businesses, focusing on product and materials analysis and solutions for the circular economy

Chloe Joyeux

Project Manager

I am an expert in building sustainability strategies, and monitoring and reporting frameworks for businesses

Lewis Knight

Senior Project Manager

I work on a suite of environmental and One Planet Living projects across Oxfordshire and further afield

Kat Lund-Yates

Fundraising Manager

I oversee the fundraising efforts of the Bioregional team, helping to fund our pioneering sustainability work

Joe Pitts-Cunningham

One Planet Living Partnerships Manager

I’m the partnerships manager for One Planet Living. I support partners worldwide on their use of the One Planet Living framework to help them work towards a happier, healthier, more sustainable future for everyone

Anthony Probert

Programme Manager

As part of Bioregional's Sustainable Places team, I challenge development teams to maximise the sustainability of their proposals

Hannah Scott

Project Officer

I work with the Bioregional Oxfordshire team and provide support for a number of projects

Lyndsey Vipond

Senior Project Officer

I work with public and private sector partners to provide solutions to sustainability issues, with a focus on planning and carbon management

Matt Wood

Senior Project Manager

I’m a Senior Project Manager with expertise and experience in energy and carbon

Sophia Zielinski-Keall

Project Officer

I support Bioregional's sustainability work across different businesses, focusing on products and materials, having had a background in retail

Russell Tame

Managing Director of Bioregional Homes

I run Bioregional Homes, delivering community-led, affordable, sustainable homes for purchase that are designed as One Planet Communities

International representatives

Sarah Alsen

Director, Bioregional South Africa

Sarah comes from a nursing background and completed an Honours in Nature Conservation in South Africa and a Masters in Environmental Science at London University.

Suzette Jackson

Bioregional Australia Executive Director

Suzette is the Executive Director of Bioregional Australia

Marika Ramsden

One Planet Schools Representative

Marika is helping Bioregional expand and develop an education program to engage youth in schools. She is currently working on a One Planet Schools programme in California.

Our patrons

Kevin McCloud

Patron for the Built Environment

Kevin McCloud, MBE, is best known for Channel 4’s BAFTA-nominated Grand Designs and for his past coverage of the Stirling Prize.

Sir Ghillean Prance

Patron for the Natural Environment

Sir Ghillean is Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall, Visiting Professor at Reading University and President of Christians in Science.

Our trustees

John Hoadly

Chair

John worked at the National Audit Office (NAO) for many years, primarily as a value for money audit specialist.

Sarah Kemmitt

Treasurer

Sarah’s career has spanned ecological conservation, the third sector, scientific research, information science, financial regulation and internal audit.

Zoë Arden

Trustee

Zoë is associate director at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and at the advisory firm and think tank SustainAbility.

Ben Callison

Trustee

Ben is Managing Director of Borneo Orangutan Survival UK (BOS-UK), and oversees all segments of the charity’s operation. BOS-UK works to protect the critically endangered orangutan and its habitat in Indonesia.

Jonathan is a digital publishing consultant. The last digital project he led was awarded best Digital Technology Application and Innovator of the Year by the Stationers’ Company in its 2017 Innovation Excellence Awards.

Hilary Jennings

Trustee

Hilary lives in Tooting and works freelance across the arts and cultural sectors.

Sarah Redshaw

Trustee

Sarah Redshaw is the Head of International People Management with WaterAid.

Jo Walton

Trustee

Jo is Director of Communications and People at Ashden and oversees the promotion of Ashden and Ashden winners to a wide audience.

Associates

Pooran Desai OBE

Associate

Pooran studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities before co-founding Bioregional in 1994 and oneplanet.com in 2018

Dr Kelly Watson has a PhD in the development of social value approaches for appraising, monitoring and evaluating the impact of the built environment