Ben Cuddon grew up in London. He studied History at Edinburgh University and was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard where he took an MA in Middle East Studies. He also has a PGCE from Cambridge University. He taught History and Sociology in two London schools (Ernest Bevin College and Archbishop Tenison's High School) before co-founding Climate Ed in 2018.
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.
David Morgan (Chair) 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.
Henry Purkis is a Project Manager at the London Borough of Camden in Children’s Integrated Commissioning. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of PACE (Play Adventures & Community Enrichment) for 9 years - a children’s charity based in Camden.
Henry started working in the voluntary sector as a playworker at an adventure playground in Lambeth in 2002 and has a degree in Playwork from Leeds Beckett University. Before joining Camden LA, Henry worked for various charitable organisations - initially as a front-line worker and subsequently in management - delivering a wide range of Local Authority commissioned contracts and other non-statutory services for children, young people and families.
Dominique Airey has worked in a range of leadership roles in start-ups and non-profits. She is passionate about scaling organisations that deliver sustainable social and environmental impact by blending evidence-based and market-based approaches.
She is Partnerships Director at Cur8 and Adviser to Rethinking Removals who both focus on accelerating carbon removals. She previously co-founded a carbon removal start-up and led commercial/impact functions for two other start-ups. Dominique has also worked extensively for youth-focused non-profits as CEO, Head of Partnerships, independent advisor, and trustee. She brings significant fundraising, strategy, and governance experience to the board.
Jack Curtis is the Co-Founder of Carbon Jacked, an environmental start-up that helps individuals and businesses combat climate change through carbon footprint reduction, rewilding and education.
Prior to this, Jack worked in the private sector as a consultant, for HM Treasury as a Senior Policy Adviser and as a political campaign consultant. He brings experience of media and communications, public policy and the private sector to the Climate Ed board.