Our current staff list is below. You can telephone us on 0131 243 2700 or email us using our online contact form. Please note that several of our staff work part time, but we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Alice Johnston, Interim Co-Director (Operations)
Alice hails from Germany. She has a diploma in language studies English, French and Spanish and spent her first life working in the private sector in Germany before returning to University in 2000. She studied Information Science and Business Administration at the University of Applied Science, Cologne. She enjoys travelling and the outdoors and her spare time activities include gardening, herbalism, walking and yoga. She is interested in culture and art, especially independent music and film. @my_stripy_socks
Kerrigan Bell, Interim Co-Director (Development and Communications)
Kerrigan’s focus at FoE Scotland is on fundraising and communications. Following a degree in Social Sciences (Anthropology) at Southampton University, she worked at Trees for Life in Morayshire for five years. She then held marketing and fundraising roles including at Oxford University Press and Royal Blind. Kerrigan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and is fascinated by what makes people tick. She volunteers at a mental health charity and loves hillwalking, dogs, talking politics and raising the money that powers our campaigns.
Mary Church, Interim Co-Director (Campaigns)
Mary has been with FoES since 2008. Over the past decade her work has focused on climate and environmental justice. She led FoES’ successful campaign to stop fracking in Scotland, and helped found (and is active in) the COP26 Coalition, the Just Transition Partnership and the Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. She also sits on the board of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Outside of work Mary enjoys cycling, swimming in the sea, reading and trying new foods. @mmachch
Alex Lee, Climate Campaigner
Alex graduated with a BA Hons in Media, Culture and Society and more recently completed an MSc in Soil Science and Sustainability. Alex currently campaigns around climate policy and leads our work on False Solutions which includes Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and fossil hydrogen. Alex is a passionate eco-feminist, queer cinema enthusiast and loves all things witchy.
Anny Morel, Administrative Assistant
Anny joined FoE Scotland in 2021. Born in Switzerland, she enjoys travelling and discovering the beauty of Scotland. Anny’s background is in hospitality where she worked as a Store Manager for Costa Coffee. She is passionate about providing great customer service and is excited to be working for FoE Scotland. When she is not working, Anny enjoys spending time with her partner and two children. During lockdown Anny discovered calligraphy and brush lettering and has been practising ever since.
Connal Hughes, Communications Manager
Connal has a MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Queens University Belfast. He volunteered with FoE Northern Ireland for 18 months and spent six months in Brussels in the FoE Europe office as a communications intern. He works on social media, press releases and helps to ensure the technical expertise of campaigners is communicated in accesssible ways. He enjoys watching football, complaining about Northern Irish politics and going to festivals. @FoEScot
Caroline Rance, Climate and Energy Campaigner
Caroline is FoES Oil & Gas Campaign Lead, working for a just phase out of North Sea oil and gas and coordinating the FoES oil & gas team. Before that she spent several years working on improving Scotland’s Climate Change Act, then leading on our work on COVID-19 recovery and co-ordinating the Just and Green Recovery Scotland civil society coalition. She joined FoES in 2017 from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland where she was Campaigns Manager. @carorance
Eilidh Stanners, Communications Officer
Eilidh focuses on getting the message out about our air pollution and plastics campaigns through the media and our digital channels. Previously, she worked at People’s Postcode Lottery, sharing stories of the environmental and international projects that were funded by the lottery. Outside of work, Eilidh is a trustee at Craigmillar Literacy Trust. She enjoys reading, yoga and is looking forward to the post-pandemic return of live music. @eilidhstanners
Gavin Thomson, Transport Campaigner
Originally from Ayrshire, Gavin was a campaigner in London working on social justice and public health issues including as the Healthy Air campaigner at ClientEarth, who have a long-running legal case against the UK Government. Gavin holds an MSc in Urban Policy, focusing on the links between transport, planning, and health. He likes Joni Mitchell enormously. He is very approachable and almost certainly wants to hear your ideas and questions about air pollution. On twitter, he can be found at: @GavinThomson
Kate Whitaker, Activism Organiser
Kate supports local groups, communities and activists working towards climate and environmental justice across Scotland. Previously, she worked on network development for Young FoE Europe co-ordinating international exchange projects, campaigns and trainings. She is interested in popular education, community organising, movement building, as well as bagging Munros and playing guitar in her feminist punk band.
Kim Pratt, Circular Economy Campaigner
Kim is from London and moved to Scotland to study Environmental Management and Protection. Her work focuses on material and waste research in a policy context and has included developing the Scottish Carbon Metric (a national indicator for measuring the carbon impacts of waste). She is a guest lecturer at Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities on Life Cycle Analysis, a technique used to measure and compare environmental impacts of products and systems. Outside of work, Kim enjoys reading sci-fi and feminist novels. @kimpratt
Malachy Clarke, Public Affairs Manager
Originally from Belfast, Malachy moved to Glasgow in 2009 to study Politics, followed by an MSc in Political Communication. He has worked in and around Scottish Politics ever since. Malachy works on maintaining political relationships, representing FoES to external political organisations and managing FoES political output. Outside of work Malachy enjoys tabletop gaming and watching American Football. @malachyclarke
Matthew Crighton, Sustainable Economy Advisor
Matthew helps co-ordinate the Foe Edinburgh local group and is a Convenor of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival. He is on the Just Transition Partnership, which was formed by FoE Scotland and the STUC in 2016. Membership includes Unite Scotland, UNISON Scotland and others. He first became involved as International Officer of his UNISON branch. He works as an associate of the Learning and Work Institute.
Ric Lander, Divestment Campaigner
Ric has campaigned with Scottish activist groups and national networks on climate change for some years, including working with Friends of the Earth members and staff on fracking, fossil fuel finance and the Independence referendum. He has an MSc in Environment and Development and writes and researches climate change and democracy. Since 2014, Ric has lead our work campaigning for investors and institutions to break financial their ties with fossil fuel companies.
Ryan Morrison, Just Transition Campaigner
Ryan joined FoE Scotland in 2019 after having worked for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland for 18 months. From Paisley with family ties to Middlesbrough, he’s spent several years campaigning on youth representation, nuclear disarmament and ending austerity. After studying Law at the University of Strathclyde, Ryan did a masters in International Relations at Durham University. Ryan loves talking about industrial and energy strategy, worker’s rights and how we can move to a fairer society while shifting away from dependancy on fossil fuels.
Sally-Anne Dunn, HR Manager
Sally-Anne joined FoE Scotland in 2020, after working at the Church of Scotland, Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), and as a freelance HR consultant and coach. She has a BA in Architecture, an MA in Personnel and Development, and a cycling proficiency badge. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with the Green Team, cycle touring and mountain biking, chilly sea swimming, and singing.
Scott Herrett, Just Transition Organiser
Originally from Grimsby, Scott worked in construction for 15 years before completing a master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh. He lives in Aberdeen and previously work as a social environmental researcher. Along the way climate and social justice activism has been a big part of Scott’s life, and so is rock climbing. When Scott is not working on building a people-led Just Transition movement in the North East, he can often be found clinging to some Aberdeenshire sea cliff.
Stuart Forbes, Parliamentary Officer
An experienced environmental and equalities campaigner, Stuart works to advance our goals with the Scottish Parliament on oil and gas issues. He studied Geology at university and has a love for the outdoors and wild places, especially north-west Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. In his spare time, he runs a campaign against sewage pollution in Scotland’s rivers.
Wing Yen Yip, Administrative Assistant
Wing Yen Yip (also known as Winnie), joined FoE Scotland in 2014. Born and raised in Edinburgh, she spent some years in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, and has roots in Hong Kong. She has volunteered with a variety of charitable organisations in the past, from recycling furniture to helping blind and partially sighted people. When not working and volunteering Winnie enjoys trying many different hobbies and activities from reading and baking to travelling.
Current Board members
Our current Board members (updated June 2021) are listed below.
Mark Ballard, Co-Chair
Laura Curtis-Moss, Co-Chair
Catherine Lyons, Treasurer
Louise Bowen, Secretary
Other Board members