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!

Ronan Leyden

Director of Consultancy

I joined Bioregional in 2007 and now provide expertise on how to use our One Planet Living framework across our Sustainable Business and Sustainable Places delivery teams

Tom Schuurman

Director of Finance and Resources

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

Patrick Clift

Director of Communications and Partnerships

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

Sian Cooke

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

Lewis Knight

Head of Sustainable Places

I lead our work to create more sustainable homes, communities and places that are great places to live and work

Jo Mortensen

Principal Consultant

In 2023, I joined Bioregional's Sustainable Places team. My role here involves partnering with local authorities and developers to bring to life transformative projects and policies that directly address the pressing climate and ecological crisis

Steph Schlipper

Principal Consultant

I joined Bioregional in 2024 as Principal Consultant in the Sustainable Business Team, and support clients to understand and report their impacts and develop ambitious net-zero road maps and wider sustainability strategies.

Nicole Lazarus

Principal Consultant - One Planet Living

As Bioregional's Principal Consultant, I'm currently working on carbon footprinting and One Planet Living leadership reviews

Alice Levett

Senior Consultant

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

Will Price

Senior Consultant

I am part of the Sustainable Business team, working with partners to design and deliver ambitious sustainability strategies, action plans, net-zero carbon plans, and support sustainability reporting.

Stewart Muir

Senior Technical Consultant

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

Katie Moen

Senior Consultant

I support our clients with sustainability strategies and sustainable products

Jess Daly

Senior Consultant

I am part of the Sustainable Places team, supporting clients with sustainability strategy and implementation to create positive impact for people and places

James Sheldon

Energy and Carbon Specialist

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

Nathan Hucks

Energy and Carbon Specialist

As an Energy and Carbon Specialist in the Sustainable Places team, Nathan focuses on the delivery of the technical elements of schemes, helping to shape net-zero carbon strategies and whole-life carbon assessments.

Marina Goodyear

Senior Technical Consultant

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

Iona Murphy

Consultant

I support the sustainable business team on work spanning sustainability strategy, net-zero roadmaps, and carbon footprinting

Philippa Hoy

Consultant

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

Ellen Hayward-Seers

Consultant

I support our partners to measure and understand their environmental and social impacts so that they can operate more sustainably

Katri Hastings

Carbon Lead (Corporate)

I support our work with businesses to develop their sustainability strategies, including carbon footprinting and working with them to create pathways to net zero

Javier Letamendi

Senior Analyst

I am part of the Sustainable Business team, supporting partners with their sustainability strategies, carbon footprinting, reporting, and providing guidance on their sustainable products

Nina Wallace

Senior Analyst

I work primarily in the Sustainable Places team, supporting local authorities and developers to apply our One Planet Living framework to the built environment

Alex McCann

Senior Analyst

I joined the Sustainable Places team at Bioregional in 2023, primarily to support local authorities implement ambitious policy approaches and work with developers to achieve such standards in practice.

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

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 Cupples

Analyst

I am part of the Sustainable Business team, measuring our partners' environmental and social impacts to help develop sustainability strategies

Thomas Russell

Analyst

I support clients to create more sustainable communities that provide healthy, happy places for both residents and nature.

I support clients in reaching their sustainability goals by analysing their carbon footprint and developing sustainability strategies.

Astrid Simmonds

Analyst

As a member of the Sustainable Business team, I specialise in transforming sustainability data into actionable insights for our clients

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

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

Zoë Arden

Trustee

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

Munish Datta

Trustee

Munish is Director of Sustainability for Specsavers Group, a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and also the Senior Independent Advisor to BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management UK

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 Kemmitt

Treasurer

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

Sarah Redshaw

Trustee

Sarah Redshaw is the Head of International People Management with WaterAid

Robert Sauven

Trustee

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

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

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

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

Ben Gill

One Planet Living Consultant

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