Management

We are a strong team with strong leadership.
Meet our management:

Pooran has been working in sustainability for over 30 years, as an entrepreneur, author and advisor. Pooran has chosen a mini Ganesh as his personal item that represents what sustainability means to him. For Pooran it is a reminder to not forget to take time for yourself, pause and to include the spiritual side of life. Ganesh is the elephant headed God and remover of obstacles.

Pooran Desai
CEO

Thought leader and a high-level strategist, Paul is dedicated to developing innovative and measurable investment models within areas of conservation and global natural resources. Paul is the founder of Milton Group LLC US and Milton Advisors Ltd UK.

Paul Milton
Director

Social entrepreneur and influencer. Sue co-founded sustainability charity and social enterprise Bioregional in 1994. She was part of the London 2012 Olympic bid team to write the sustainability strategy for our Olympic and Paralympic Games, and subsequently helped to deliver the greenest Games staged to date.

Sue Riddlestone
Director

Technologist. Robert is CEO of COINS Global, the global market leader in software solutions for the construction industry.

Robert Brown
Director

Our experts

We collaborate with various experts contributing
to our products and services. Meet our team:

Ben has been working in sustainability for 20 years, starting out with a rapping robot to teach primary school children about recycling and working up to supporting the implementation of sustainability on globally leading exemplars such as Villages Nature, Singita and Zibi. Ben has chosen from an apple tree he planted 20 years ago, reminding him of the need to take a long view, as well as the benefits as a local healthy diet.

Ben Gill
Head of Customer Success

Sam is experienced in software development, programme and operations management. A strong believer in innovative software that produces responsible technology, which helps people and our world. Sam chose her biosphere plant ecosystem as it is a reminder of how we should be a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment otherwise we will be like “Dino”!

Sam Morgan Pickard
Head of Programmes & Operations

Mitch is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of CatPrint.com where he is chief mad scientist, a software architect and an instrument-rated private pilot. Mitch is holding a medieval icon of Christ creating the universe, which is a constant reminder that the world, and everyone and everything in it is a beautiful and perfect gift, an icon of God, that we are responsible for nourishing and caring for.

Mitch VanDuyn
Chief Architect

Sophia is a Geography graduate who recently graduated from a master’s, where she dedicated her thesis to researching the importance of social value in sustainable communities. Sophia chose washing line pegs to represent sustainability through the idea that little lifestyle and behaviour changes can have a bigger impact in reducing our individual energy consumption.

Sophia Cockell
CEO Assistant & Communications Officer

Chloe graduated from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) before working in London in hotel asset management and advisory. She then decided to specialise in sustainability and pursued a Master’s degree. Chloe chose tofu to represent sustainability, as it is an easy swap to help decrease our meat consumption (we know that steak’s not good for the planet).

Chloe Charmillot
Customer Success Analyst

Priyanka is a computer scientist and engineering graduate aiming to fulfill the requirements of our society from a technical aspect. She has opted for a plant planted in an earthen pot to give two messages that are either we say no to plastics or reuse them as far as possible. Also, we get so much from plants. So why not plant more to replenish the environment and do our little bit to give back to mother earth.

Priyanka Mishra
Developer

Niamh is a recent Anthropology graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London. Niamh has chosen her bike to represent sustainability because cycling produces zero emissions and contributes to a healthy lifestyle! Niamh bought her bike second hand to reduce waste and challenge overconsumption.

Niamh James
Communications Officer

Abi is a “recovering academic” of Medieval Literature, who then worked in museums and archives to make them more accessible and future-proof. Her PhD, granted by the University of Cambridge, looked at all the ways non-human animals were used in the Middle Ages, so she has a decidedly creaturely perspective. Abi chose her rescue greyhound Elgar to represent sustainability. She likes to joke that even her dog is recycled, but he has fundamentally changed the way she engages with nature and the world around her.

Abi L. Glen
Project Manager

Kelly is an English and Politics graduate from the University of the Witswatsrand in Joburg and her favourite thing to do is to watch elephants splash around in the Kruger Park. After working for 8 years in publishing and communications, she changed her career towards sustainability to help preserve the animals she loves. Kelly chose a refill jar to represent the changes everyone can make in the day to day to reduce their footprint and as a reminder of the simple and beautiful things in life.

Kelly Grier
Customer Success Project Manager

I am a Professional IT Software developer, and I choose Water to represent sustainability, I always believe that one should be secure a lot towards the water by not wasting it or reusing your waste water for your gardens or plants around, or always use your tap water wisely. I always believe that effort done by the individual is what matters a lot.

Archit Dugar
Developer

Shivangi is a software engineer and she has done her graduation in computer science. She likes dancing and yoga. She chose an apple to represent sustainability. Because there is a saying "An apple a day keeps a doctor away" which contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Shivangi Jain
Developer