Ben Cuddon grew up in London. He has a First Class degree in History from Edinburgh University, an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University (where he studied on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship) and a PGCE (secondary History) from Cambridge University. He taught History in two London schools before co-founding Climate Ed in 2018.
As well as teaching about climate change in schools he is a trained Carbon Conversations facilitator.
Vivina Vincent is a Climate Reality Leader from The Climate Reality Project. She has given talks in schools and libraries on Climate Change for children. She has also given talks to the general public at various events.
She has undertaken and participated in community activities in India, Singapore, and London on the environment and climate change. She is also a school speaker for Animal Aid and Water Aid.
Henry Purkis is the Chief Operating Officer of a children’s charity based in Camden. Henry has a degree in playwork and has worked in the voluntary sector for 17 years, starting as a front-line worker before becoming a project manager delivering Local Authority commissioned contracts for various charitable organisations.
Since 2013 Henry has been the organisational lead staff member for PACE.
Patrick Osmond began his career by joining a rapidly expanding family business which was eventually bought by a public company which was then bought by another large public company. He then joined a management consultancy and in time became Managing Director until retirement.
He continues to work part time and has become increasingly aware of climate problems and what the effect would be on future generations.
Maud Gambier-Ellis is a Public and International Law graduate from the University of Montpellier (France), who has been living in Wandsworth for 25 years and has two young adult children. With a long-standing interest in the environment and ways of tackling climate change, Maud is a firm believer that educating children holds one of the keys to helping families reduce their carbon footprints.
A Project Manager in Community Investment for the L&Q Foundation, she has been working as a fund and project manager with a wide range of private, charitable and public stakeholders for the past 12 years.
David Morgan has worked as a sales and marketing director in education organisations for the past decade. He previously ran marketing, digital and customer experience teams in major corporates such as Vodafone and BT.
David joined Climate Ed through a desire to help young people understand the action they can take on climate change and empower them to reduce their own carbon footprint and that of their local communities.
Meena Wood is a former HMI and has worked across the British and international education sectors. She held senior leadership positions in English schools and further education colleges, notably as Principal of a secondary academy and Principal of an Adult College.
As a former adviser to the DfE and currently as a consultant, her insights into education are shaped by placing learners’ aspirations and needs at the heart of curriculum.