Our current staff list is below. You can telephone us on 0131 243 2700 or email us using our online contact form.
Please note that several of our staff work part time but we will get back to you as soon as we can.
After a PhD in Astrophysics and an energy and environment MSc at Glasgow Caledonian University, Richard worked for CSV and Strathclyde Regional Council. He was appointed Head of Research at FoE Scotland in 1994. He worked on issues as diverse as climate change, bathing beaches and fish farming. He moved to become Head of Policy with WWF Scotland in 2002 and Richard became Director of WWF Scotland in July 2005.
He helped set up Transform Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. In 2011 WWF Scotland won the Great Places to Work award for best charity workplace in Scotland. In January 2013 Richard became Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, where he continues to work on energy and climate issues, as well as air quality. He serves on the boards of SEPA, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and SNIFFER.
Alice hails from Germany. She has a diploma in language studies English, French and Spanish and spent her first life working in the private sector in Germany before returning to University in 2000. She studied Information Science and Business Administration and graduated with a 2:1 from the University of Applied Science, Cologne. Alice's love for Scotland brought her to Edinburgh and she has been working in the public and charitable sector in Scotland for 10 years.
Alice has a strong interest in sustainability and activism and volunteers for NGOs and grassroots organisations which target environmental and social justice issues. She enjoys travelling and the outdoors and her spare time activities include gardening, black and white photography, walking and yoga. On a sunny and windy day you are most likely to find her on a beach with her kite. She is interested in culture and art, especially independent music and film.
Connal completed a BSc Psychology and MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queens University Belfast. He volunteered with Friends of the Earth 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 generally ensuring the technical expertise of campaigners is communicated in a way that makes sense to the outside world.
When not working he enjoys complaining about Northern Irish politics, exploring Edinburgh and going to festivals.
Following an undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Notingham, Emilia did an LL.M in International Law and Development at the same university.
She joined Friends of the Earth Scotland in 2013 as Air Pollution Campaigner, after volunteering for the charity on access to environmental justice and the Stop Big Biomass campaign.
Emilia has worked in several areas of environmental campaigning, starting out as a street fundraiser for an Australian environmental charity, working as a caseworker for the Environmental Law Foundation, and campaigning against industrial scale biofuels with Biofuelwatch.
In her spare time, Emilia enjoys running, swimming, hula hopping and singing with her band 'Kite and the Crane'.
John came to FoE Scotland after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Philosophy, specialising in environmental ethics and intergenerational justice. Before moving to Edinburgh, he worked at the national office of Quakers in Britain for seven years, initially fundraising from grants and trusts, then working on membership communications and member recruitment campaigns. John enjoys developing relationships with niche funders, and sharing the work of FoE Scotland with members and supporters.
In his spare time, John serves as a trustee and board member of a number of organisations, including Friends World Committee for Consultation (a global Quaker network) and Venue 40, a small Fringe venue. When not fundraising or volunteering he cycles, sails and walks in the mountains.
Mary has worked at Friends of the Earth Scotland since 2008 and as Head of Campaigns since 2013. She currently leads on unconventional gas and fracking and access to environmental justice work. Following a History degree at the University of Glasgow she did an MSc in Environment and Development at Edinburgh University’s Centre for the study of Environmental Change and Sustainability.
Mary has worked for the Scottish Government, as a travel planning consultant and was communications co-ordinator for the IUCN UK Peatland Programme. She has also worked in a voluntary capacity for Transform Scotland, and currently sits on the board of Changeworks.
She likes cycling and snorkelling.
Ric has campaigned with local communities and national networks on climate change in Scotland for some years, including working with Friends of the Earth members and staff on fracking, fossil-fuels and the Independence referendum. He has an MSc in Environment and International Development and writes and researches on dirty energy, finance and climate change.
As "Sustainable Finance Campaigner” he leads our work exploring how we can make money work for social good and campaigning to revolutionise our financial sector to support the green future we need.
Wing Yen Yip also known as Winnie, began working at FOES from April 2014. Born and raised in Edinburgh, a couple of years at the start in Kelso, Scottish Borders, and with roots to Hong Kong. She has volunteered with a variety of charitable organisations in the past, from recycling furniture to helping blind and partially sighted people.
When not working and volunteering Winnie enjoys trying many different hobbies and activities from reading and baking to travelling.
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