Founders

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 and Sociology in two London schools before co-founding Climate Ed in 2018.

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Vivina Vincent is a Climate Reality Leader from The Climate Reality Project. She has given talks on climate change to children in schools and libraries. 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.

Trustees

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. 

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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.

Jennifer Kennedy is an English Teacher and Assistant Headteacher who hopes to empower young people to tackle climate change. 

 

She has a degree in English from the University of Exeter, completed her PGCSE via Teach First and holds an MA in Education from University College London. Currently, she is working at a secondary school in South London and studying for an NPQSL via the Ambition Institute. 

Looking to get involved?

We welcome anyone who wants to help us to grow and progress towards our goals, volunteering is a key part of Climate Ed!