James Sainsbury is Chairman of the Trust. He is also Chair of the trustees of Home-Start, a national family support charity, and trustee to a number of charitable organisations, including the Voices Foundation and the National Byway Trust, which promotes cycling. He also has an interest in psychotherapy and is trained as an Option Process mentor. He is married with two sons.
Josephine Amankwah trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a professional classical singer and actor and has achieved notable success working in theatre, film and television. She has performed in productions in London, United States, Africa and Europe. Josephine is the Business Strategy and Contracts Manager for a leading nursing agency in the UK. She is deeply committed to charitable and philanthropic endeavours, indeed many of her recital engagements have been for charity including a major concert for UNICEF. She has a considerable love of humanity and a wonderful zest for life.
Dick Baker is passionate about Resurgence and its values. Having worked for many years in the field of corporate governance, he now runs his own practice advising organisations on good governance. He is also a Trustee at Wynstones Steiner school, a member of the board of the UK Policy Governance Association and involved in Journeyman UK, a charity providing contemporary rites of passage and mentoring for young men. He lives in Stroud with his wife and two children.
Sandy Brown is a ceramicist who lives in North Devon. She has exhibited internationally and has worked as an Artist in Residence in Australia with the British and the Australian Council. She has been a contributor to Resurgence magazine for many years and writes the regular Craft column.
Rebecca Hossack opened her first art gallery in 1988 and regularly writes and lectures on aboriginal art. Rebecca is also the first Conservative Councillor which Bloomsbury has had for 35 years as well as being a director of the Art and Antique Dealers Association. She lives in central London with her husband, the writer Matthew Sturgis.
Tony Juniper is a renowned keynote speaker, campaigner, writer, and commentator, and one of the UK’s best known environmentalists. For the last 25 years Tony has spent his time seeking change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels; from providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, to making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change.
Hylton Murray-Philipson is an environmental entrepreneur with a particular focus on farming and forests. He is a director of Agrivert (recycling and energy from waste in the UK); of Sustainable Land Management (restoring degraded land in Australia); and of Canopy Capital (creating value for the services of the forest in Guyana). He is Trustee of the Global Canopy Programme; Honorary Chief of the Yawanawa people in Brazil; and Special Advisor to the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London.
Nick Robins is Head of the Climate Change Institute at HSBC. He was formerly Head of Sustainability and Responsible Funds (S.R.I.) at Henderson Global Investors, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the U.K. Government’s Sustainable Development Panel and an associate editor of Resurgence magazine.
Ana Stanic is a lawyer specialising in energy and international law and is passionate about sustainability, governance and the rule of law. Ana lived in Yugoslavia (as it then was), Italy, and Australia before moving to the UK. She sings in an opera group and has just discovered the beauty of ceramic making. Ana is happy to speak to the media about energy related issues and Resurgence.