I am the Political Director of Greenpeace International, heading their Political and Business Unit. I am leading a global team of specialists working on issues ranging from protecting the Arctic and High Seas to delivering progressive policies that protect our climate. We are responsible for internal strategy advice to campaigns and external representation at global political and business fora. I am a member of the Global Program managing team and from 2010 to 2012 was also on the senior management team of Greenpeace's global forest campaign.
From 1997-2000 I was a researcher at the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London. I was looking at achieving sustainabilty in cities; mainly because I love cities. The year before, I was living in Bonn serving my country by writing press releases for the youth-wing of Friends of the Earth Germany (BUNDjugend).
I still think Edinburgh is one of the finest city on the planet (though I am equally fond of New York). But Edinburgh could do even better, especially on transport, which is why I ran Edinburgh Friends of the Earth for a while.
I love kayaking, reading, going to the theatre and cinema, hiking, music (I still try to play the cello) - all the usual middle class stuff. I have a way too loud laugh, but at least I manage to laugh. What really excites me is making the world at the same time a more just and greener place - and creating spaces where people can get active. So, do something!
DISCLAIMER: This site strictly represents my personal views only!