Who We Are

Executive Team

Fresh out of university, Emily started her writing career with Lady Adventurer – telling tales of her travels and adventures. Inspired by all the travelling stories, she set sail for Bangalore to work at The New Indian Express newspaper as a journalist. After attending the National Climate Change Conference at Bangalore University in 2010, Emily was inspired to come home and join the Global Cool team to help spread the word of sustainable living and eco-friendly ideas. She has written for brands such as Rail Europe, Loco 2 and Hostel Bookers to promote rail travel and encourage people to live a greener life. Emily took over as Editor in 2012 and the site has since grown to 50,000 unique users a month. Emily is now working with Global Cool Foundation’s partners to help them communicate green living and sustainability.

We also work with a number  of freelancers from the worlds of commercial marketing, PR, music, entertainment, celebrity engagement, film production, journalism and media.

Board of Trustees

Tessa Tennant, Chair
Tessa is President of The ICE Organisation, an environmental rewards programme. She co-founded the UK’s first eco-investment fund in 1988 and was chair and co-founder of the UK Social Investment Forum, Carbon Disclosure Project and the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia. In 2003 she received the Sustainability Leadership Award from SAM/SPG, Switzerland. “Unless all of us, in our daily lives, get our act together then we still won’t crack it. I’m inspired by Global Cool’s approach because planet saving has to be the thing which everyone wants to do. It’s fun and rewarding and makes you feel good inside.” She is also a board member of The Calvert World Values Fund in Washington DC and an adviser to the UNEP Finance Initiative. She was named as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists in the 2008 Independent on Sunday Green list.

Richard Lord QCRichard Lord QC
Richard is a practising barrister and a member of Brick Court Chambers, specialising in commercial litigation. His areas of practice include commercial law, shipping, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and mediation. He has had a long-standing interest in the environment, especially at a local level, and has been a trustee of Web of Hope, a charity providing local solutions to sustainability issues, and the Wychwood Network, working on sustainability issues in Oxfordshire.

Gareth HughesGareth Hughes
Gareth is a founding partner of Beetle Capital Partners and head of Beetle Capital Advisors. Prior to this Gareth was a co-founder and board member of Climate Change Capital, where he raised more than $1.7bn towards Carbon Funds, Clean Tech Private Equity Fund, Long-Short Environmental Hedge Fund and Climate Focused Real Estate Fund. He is a non-executive director for both The ICE Organisation and Remote Energy Monitoring. Gareth was Managing Director of Marsh & McLennan where he developed Marsh’s European climate change initiatives.

Melba FoggoMelba Foggo
Melba Foggo is a member of the ICAEW Sustainability Committee. Trained as a Chartered Accountant, she is Managing Partner, Sustainability Services and Business Consulting for Logica. As a consultant her role is to educate heads of companies with insight and experience, with an overall aim to help their businesses run more efficiently and sustainably. Having previously been a founder and Global Director of Ernst & Young’s global Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice (est.2008), she has also worked in various other fields for the company including sales and business development.

mike mathiesonMike Mathieson
Mike Mathieson is co-founder and CEO of Cake, a creative communications & brand entertainment company with clients as diverse as Ben & Jerry’s, Motorola, Agent Provocateur, Penguin Books and Unilever. Mike’s passion for environmental issues has led Cake to actively engage in campaigns for environmental organisations including WWF, Greenpeace and The Prince’s Rainforest Project.

Michelle CfasMichelle Cfas
Michelle Cfas is the Business Director at Mindshare, the global media network delivering integrated media solutions across all channels and platforms. She is a highly-skilled marketeer with ten years of experience within the industry in which she has built up a successful track record and worked with major clients developing award-winning campaigns. Prior to her role at Mindshare, she was strategy director at TWBA Advertising Agency where she teamed up with Global Cool to develop our Turn Up The Style, Turn Down The Heat campaign, promoting energy efficiency in the home.

Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee provides specialised knowledge across many areas of our work. It is dedicated to identifying, validating and promoting best practices for the foundation. It includes climate scientists, branding experts, market researchers, local government expertise, senior music industry executives, strategists, and behaviour change experts.

Bill Lord
Bill Lord is the founder and Chief Executive of BlinkTV, a leading media and production company specialising in the live music and entertainment industries. The company’s expertise ranges from the supply of advertiser-funded video screens to the creation of bespoke content for the world’s most technically-advanced LED screens and the production of live music TV spectaculars. BlinkTV has worked with a global who’s who of artist and advertiser clients for more than 10 years including Madonna, the X Factor and Lily Allen.

Professor Mark Maslin
Professor Mark Maslin is Head of the Department of Geography, University College London and the Director of the UCL Environment Institute. Mark is a leading climatologist with particular expertise in past global and regional climatic change and has published over 75 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, Geology, GRL, QSR, JHE and Paleoceanography.

Chris Rose
Chris Rose is a Director of Campaign Strategy Ltd. His clients include the Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, Greenpeace International, the Cabinet Office, Unilever, WWF International, UNICEF, Amnesty International, BP, and the BBC, to name but a few. Previously Chris was Deputy Executive and Programme Director of Greenpeace UK and Strategic Adviser to Greenpeace International.

Pat Dade
Pat Dade is an internationally recognised expert on human motivations and their applications to communications and behaviour change programmes. He is a founding director of Cultural Dynamics Strategy and Marketing, which conducts numerous studies every year into the changing values, beliefs and motivations of national populations. Hundreds of clients have benefited from his programmes, including Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Greenpeace, Shell, McKinsey&Co., and Arsenal Football Club.

Alison Tickell
Alison Tickell set up Julie’s Bicycle in April 2007. Julie’s Bicycle is a coalition of industry, science and energy experts who are working to create a low carbon future for the music and creative industries. Before that she led the music consultation for the National Skills Academy, was the Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills (which she helped set up) and spent 15 years developing the community music sector at Community Music.

Steve Machin
Steve Machin is currently CEO of Tixdaq, where he is focusing on building an integrated online service for music, sport and theatre fans. Steve has extensive experience of the live music industry. He was previously Head of Music Services for Ticketmaster Europe and Vice President for International Business Development for Live Nation’s Ultrastar fan-club business.

Michelle Shipworth
Michelle Shipworth is a quantitative social researcher based at the UCL Energy Institute. She studies the human dimension of home energy use: behaviours, social influences and the interaction of these with technologies and buildings. She has taught environmental sociology, research skills and statistics and is a peer reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council and the journal Building Research & Information.

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