Richard has a BSc and PhD in Astrophysics, and an MSc in Energy Systems and Environment Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Before joining Friends of the Earth Scotland, he led WWF Scotland for 7 years, working on energy, climate, transport and consumption issues. Prior to this he worked for Community Service Volunteers and Strathclyde Regional Council, and was previously Head of Research at Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Charles is Public Affairs Manager for Scotland at The Woodland Trust. He spends his time reminding Councils, Ministers, and elected representatives at all levels, of the value that creating and protecting native woodland can bring to our environment and society, and pushing for a better appreciation of forestry amongst everyone. Charles has a MA (Hons) in History from University of Glasgow.
Jonathan worked in international telecoms and capital markets, both for large global corporations and small start-ups, in senior management and board level roles. Most recently he has been active in built heritage, setting up and running property development, rental, consultancy and contracting businesses. He has a BA (Hons) in Geography and an MBA, both from Durham University, has a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has an MSt in Building History from Cambridge University.
Omolara is the Managing Partner of TruPact, a consulting firm focused on Social Impact Assessment. Prior to starting TruPact, Omolara was involved in the implementation and evaluation of projects and policies in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She has helped organizations develop contextual strategies for evaluating and managing both long-term and short-term impacts.
Omolara is passionate about bottom-up impact evaluation and management. She has worked with a number of organizations within the commercial and development sectors to develop strategies for effectively identifying and sustaining their contributions to broader positive social value.
Joe Traynor is Head of Museums Development at Museums Galleries Scotland. Having worked with the MA Board as Councillor in Scotland, the Committee of the Scottish Museums Federation, and as a Museum Mentor, Joe is a real advocate for meaningful engagement with, and advocacy of, museums in Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, a Chartered Manager and an Fellow of the Museums Association.