Ann Finlayson, CEO and Learning for Sustainability Lead
James Hollway, Treasurer
James has been a partner in a firm of independent financial adviser for 25 years, educating people to make better financial decisions, and is interested in transferring this skill to SEEd by changing the word ‘financial’ to ‘environmental.’ James is keen to help create new relationships between SEEd and local business. Since becoming a grandfather, and being frightened and saddened by the predictions in the 2018 IPCC report, he has become increasingly more engaged with environmental issues and has been actively supporting Extinction Rebellion’s call for government to tell the truth and act accordingly. James is keen to spend time planting trees, protesting, and helping disseminate positive initiatives.
Jane is former magazine journalist turned TV executive. Experience includes TV Production, International Distribution, Broadcasting and M&A. Now at Sky, she has established a production portfolio, and distribution division, Sky Vision, growing the business by 2000% over six years, restructuring Sky Vision, and joining Sky’s new production initiative, Sky Studios, as Chief Commercial Officer. Jane is a Board member of UK TV Production companies: Love Productions, Blast Films, True North, Sugar Films, Avanti Media; and of US TV Production companies: Jupiter Entertainment, Znak & Co, Talos Films. She is also a Board member of Edinburgh TV Festival Council and Edinburgh International Television Festival Ltd, a Trustee of Royal Television Society, BAFTA member and film voter, member of International Academy of Arts and Sciences (Emmys), and Co-owner of Darbyshire Limited, fine art framing and art fabrication business. Jane lives in Stroud with husband Paul, teenage sons Billy and Joe, Seamus the dog, and six sheep. She is an avid scuba diver, enthusiastic mixologist and terrible surfer, with unbridled passion for all three!
With 30 years of experience in journalism and business, Jane is keen to put her skills and expertise to use in a not-for-profit organisation – to give back. She is interested in environmentalism, and finds the fusion of environmentalism in education particularly compelling. She wholeheartedly supports the holistic, whole school, approach of SEEd.
Doug is an environmentalist and educator and a lifelong protagonist of learning for the environment and sustainability. Following 30-years as a director with the Wildlife Trusts and at the Wildfowl and Wetlands, Doug became an independent advisor to the heritage and environmental sectors in 2006. He was a Baord member for English Nature and its successor, Natural England, served as a Trustee for the Heritage Lottery Fund, led the Public Engagement Group for DEFRA, and now currently Chairs the National Trust SW Regional Advisory Board and is a newly elected member of the NT Council, he took over as Chair of the Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership in August 2018, and was, until recently, Chair of the Jurassic Coast Trust and the Earth Trust. Now completing an eco house project near Stroud, for the last two years he has been revisiting his radical roots in the ecological movement and exploring the mechanics of systemic change.
Dr Katy Wheeler is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex. She is currently undertaking a research project about Education for Sustainable Development. She has looked at a range of educational resources developed by various NGO’s and private organisations to learn how young people are mobilised as citizen-consumers through these resources. Her previous research has explored sustainable/ethical consumption in different countries. She has published numerous articles and two books ‘Fair Trade and the Citizen-Consumer: Shopping for Justice’ (Palgrave, 2012) and ‘Household Recycling and Consumption Work: Social and Moral Economies’ (Palgrave, 2015, with Miriam Glucksmann). She is delighted to join the team at SEEd and looks forward to finding ways to co-produce and disseminate research about ESD, as well as to support the work that they do.
Morgan is a Senior Consultant for public services consultancy Mutual Ventures, with a focus on children’s social care, local growth, and healthcare; she has been involved with SEEd in different roles since 2010. Morgan previously spent eight years as a civil servant, working across seven central Government departments, with a range of policy, project management and strategy roles. She previously trained as an English as a Foreign Language teacher in China, was seconded to a criminal justice charity to develop their first monitoring and evaluation strategy, and developed sustainable transport options in private consultancy for local government. Morgan provides public sector experience, impact measurement knowledge and a corporate and commercial background to support SEEd in improving its internal policies, and measuring its outreach and impact.