Our current staff team and Board members are listed below. You can telephone us on 0131 243 2700 or email us using our online contact form. Please note that some of us are part-time and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Gracie Bradley, Director

Gracie has over a decade’s experience working for human rights and migrant justice organisations and was Director of civil liberties group Liberty from 2020 – 2021. She also has a background in grassroots campaigning, and is the co-author of Against Borders: The Case for Abolition. Outside of work, Gracie enjoys wild swimming, etching, writing fiction and recently had her first poem published.

Alison Ritchie, Head of Operations Alison Ritchie

Alison’s focus is on operations, including finance, HR and membership. Before joining FoES she worked in hospitality, managing hotels in Scotland, France and Switzerland, but was very excited at the chance to work for a charity campaigning on environment issues. She lives in Pitlochry, where she volunteers for local nature restoration projects planting trees and clearing Himalayan balsam. In her spare time she enjoys reading, and walking and canoeing with her dog.

Kerrigan Bell, Head of Development and Communications

Kerrigan’s focus at FoES is fundraising and communications. With a degree in Social Sciences (Anthropology) at Southampton University, she has 16 years’ experience in fundraising and marketing including time at Trees for Life in Morayshire, Oxford University Press and Sight Scotland. Kerrigan likes thinking about what makes people tick and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. She volunteers at a mental health charity, loves hillwalking, dogs, talking politics and raising the money that powers our campaigns.


Mary ChurchMary Church, Head of Campaigns

Mary has worked at FoES since 2008 and as Head of Campaigns since 2013, leading on unconventional gas and fracking and environmental justice work. Following a History degree at the University of Glasgow, she did an MSc in Environment and Development at Edinburgh University. Mary has worked for the Scottish Government, and as Communications Co-ordinator for the IUCN UK Peatland Programme. She sits on the board of Changeworks and likes cycling and snorkelling. @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 challenging the Government’s reliance on 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, Membership and Finance Officer

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.


Caroline Rance, Climate and Energy Campaigner

Caroline joined in 2017 from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland where she was Campaigns Manager. She spent several years working on improving Scotland’s Climate Change Act, lead on our work on COVID-19 recovery, co-ordinating the Just and Green Recovery Scotland civil society coalition. She is now Oil & Gas Campaign Lead and her role spans from policy development and political advocacy, to working with activists and local groups. Caroline is on parental leave. @carorance

Catrina Randall, Young Friends of the Earth Scotland Network Co-ordinator

Catrina supports our youth network, Young FoES, helping young people with the skills and resources they need to take climate action in their communities. Catrina has an MA in Geography and an MSc in Environment, Culture and Society. She previously worked for an environmental community project in Edinburgh and was involved in youth climate activism and anti fossil fuel campaigning before coordinating YFoES. In her spare time Catrina is interested in sci-fi and fantasy novels, following Scottish women’s football, and community organising.


Connal Hughes, Communications Manager Connal Hughes

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.




Eilidh Stanners, Communications Officer

Eilidh focuses on getting the message out about our transport, divestment and circular economy 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

Freya Aitchison, Oil & Gas CampaignerFreya Aitchison

Freya joined us to campaign on oil and gas in 2022 after working for 9 months on a climate education programme for young people and youth workers. She studied Social Anthropology at Edinburgh University and graduated in 2021. In her spare time, she coordinates a group of climate activists in Argyll and Bute to raise awareness of local climate issues and solutions, and campaign for political action. Outside of this, Freya can usually be found at music festivals on various Scottish islands.


Kate Whitaker, Activism Organiser Kate Whitaker

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 their financial ties with fossil fuel companies.


Rosie Hampton, Just Transition Campaigner

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Rosie joined the team in March 2023 to campaign for a just transition for workers and communities, working closely with our trade union partners. She is currently finishing a PhD in Geography at the University of Glasgow, which examines left-wing spaces and political organising in 1970s and 1980s Britain. Rosie also organises with her local Living Rent branch in Partick. Outside of work and politics, she enjoys swimming, playing piano, and going to gigs. @rosiehampton_

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.


Current Board members

Our current Board members (updated Apr 2023).

Executive Committee

Mark Ballard, Chair

Rowan Gard, Secretary

Catherine Lyons, Treasurer

Other Board members

Daisy Jamieson

Duncan Wallace

Iain Black

Mona Moufahim

Stewart Kirkpatrick