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!

Patrick Clift

Head of Communications and Policy

I lead the Communications 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 Cities & Regions

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

Claire Brady

Programme Manager - Sustainable Business

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

Hugh Bonner

Project Officer

I work in Bioregional’s Sustainable Places team, supporting our partners in delivering holistically sustainable developments

Amy Brimmicombe

Senior Project Officer

I support our work with businesses to develop and implement their sustainability strategies, helping them monitor and report on progress.

Karen Bruce

Office Administrator

I'm Bioregional's receptionist and administration assistant

James Clark

Digital Communications Manager

I lead on Bioregional's digital engagement, managing the website and all other digital communications channels. I also work with our One Plant Living partners to tell inspiring stories about their achievements.

Sian Cooke

Programme Manager

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

Keenia Dyer-Williams

Communications Officer

I provide communications, social media, and design support across Bioregional’s digital platforms as well as the wider organisation to spread the word of One Planet Living

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

Douglas Fraser

Project Officer

I work with a range of partners to devise and deliver their sustainability strategies

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

Senior 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

Rosemary Grant-Muller

Project Manager

I am part of the Sustainable Places team working on low carbon design for residential developments as well as research on community engagement in shared renewable energy

Philippa Hoy

Project Manager

I work with the Oxfordshire team, supporting a range of businesses, councils and social enterprises to achieve their sustainability goals.

Chloe Joyeux

Project Manager

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

Lewis Knight

Programme Manager

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

Alice Levett

Project Officer

I am part of the sustainable business team, working with partners to support sustainability reporting, assess performance data, and provide guidance for creating and implementing sustainability action plans.

Stewart Muir

Project Manager

I joined Bioregional at the start of 2020 to work on sustainable products projects, looking at energy and water efficiency, use of sustainable materials, and embedding circular economy principles in design and supply chain practices

Joe Pitts-Cunningham

One Planet Living Lead

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

Hannah Scott

Project Officer

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

Sanja Shea

Grant Fundraising Manager

I manage grant fundraising across Bioregional, working alongside Project Managers to develop proposals and manage relationships with our supporters.

James Sheldon

Senior Project Manager

I joined Bioregional in 2020 as its energy and carbon specialist, advising companies, housing associations, councils and building designers on how best to achieve net-zero emissions and holistically sustainable outcomes

Lucy Victor

Project Manager

I help to deliver our work on sustainability in the built environment, and provide support for Bioregional Homes projects

Nina Wallace

Project Officer to the Chief Executive

I work with and support Sue to fulfil the three main aspects of her role: leadership and governance of the organisation, new project and partnerships development, and communicating Bioregional’s work externally

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

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.

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.

Phil Donaldson

Chief Executive Leader

Phil Donaldson is the Chief Executive Leader of Bioregional Australia.

Our patrons

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

Besides chairing the Bioregional Board, Jonathan is the Managing Director of the International Food Information Service (IFIS), a charity that provides information and educational services to food scientists

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.

Jenny Hindley

Trustee

Jenny is a solicitor at a central London firm specialising in dispute resolution. She has recently been leading a project to promote the sustainability of the English court system

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.

Johann Van Dyke

Trustee

Johann works in public affairs at Smart Energy GB, the national consumer engagement campaign for the smart meter rollout in Great Britain.

Robert Sauven

Trustee

Rob works for GE Renewable Energy, leading engineering and product development teams in developing wind turbines.

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

Nicholas Schoon

Writer and researcher

I work on sharing Bioregional’s knowledge and good practice with key audiences including the media, policymakers and business