Nicola Pulman has a background in countryside management for conservation and working with local people. In 1998 she volunteered for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Ghana coordinating a conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conserving endangered areas of community forest called Sacred Groves. In Nigeria, Nicola worked with forest communities to help sustain rainforest and primates and worked on sustainable livelihood and community development projects. In the UK, Nicola has worked in the charitable sector and for a Higher Education Institution, Cardiff University, where she managed an international partnership.
Small actions can change the world. Planting a seed can create a habitat for hundreds, if not thousands of plants and animals. Planting a forest can mitigate climate change. Everyone can bring about change, no matter how small, and make a positive difference to the environment.
Anna has been at Size of Wales since April 2017 and is responsible for overseeing Size of Wales’ forest protection projects. Anna is also developing Size’s newly established Community Outreach programme. The aim of this new body of work is to engage people and communities of Wales, empowering them to reconnect with Wales’ own forests, and actively protect and restore the forests of the world. Size will be looking to the arts and culture to support some of this work.
Anna has both a personal and professional passion for nature, culture, people and communities, as well as issues surrounding land-use and human rights, both locally and globally.
Kevin joined Size of Wales in January 2020.
Having worked in the third sector for most of his carer, Kevin has joined Size of Wales to focus on his passion for the environment and sustainability. Kevin has an academic background in Environmental Sciences, previously has worked on inclusivity in transport and cycling, as a development worker in some of the most deprived areas of Wales and on links between the third sector and the NHS.
Kevin is a trustee of the Anwen Project, aimed at creating democratic educational institutes.
What keeps me awake at night is the state of the future of our world, I believe that natural solutions to our problems are the key in tackling our climate emergency. Size of Wales is in the right place to make a difference and help us achieve a sustainable future for and in Wales.
Barbara joined Size of Wales as Head of Programmes in January 2020 and is responsible for overseeing Size of Wales’ forest projects and policy work. She has over 15 years of experience working at the international development NGO, CAFOD, where she was Andes Country Representative, managing programmes to promote human rights, protect the environment and tackle climate change.
Barbara is passionate about working with local communities, particularly indigenous groups that are at the forefront of efforts to tackle climate change and making their voices heard by decision makers at national and international level.
Thanks to Size of Wales’ work we have an opportunity to not only support communities to protect tropical forests in Latin America, Africa and Asia but also to call for changes in legislation and practices in Wales to prevent deforestation. Wales has an opportunity to put into practice its commitment to be a globally responsible nation.
Laura joined Size of Wales in September 2020 and is responsible for managing our Education and Youth Engagement programme. She has fifteen years’ experience of teaching in primary schools and has worked as a Project Manager in the charity sector. Laura has also spent time living and volunteering in Ghana where she experienced first-hand the climate change issues communities are facing.
I am passionate about education and empowering young people to take positive action to protect our tropical forests and create a sustainable future.
Jamie joined Size of Wales as Communications and Marketing Manager in November 2020. He has worked for a variety of different non-profit organisations throughout his career, most recently at the International Growth Centre which promotes sustainable growth in developing countries. He is passionate about social justice and environmental issues on an international scale and is interested in the ideas around a Green New Deal.
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity. Global challenges require a global response, and I am proud to be part of Wales' response to the climate crisis.
Kath is a Chartered Accountant with a wide range of experience across sectors, including the Third Sector. Prior to joining Size of Wales, Kath was responsible for financial, management and project accounting at the local voluntary council for Bridgend County where she also supported groups and organisations.
I believe that the better we play our role as 'caretakers' both locally and globally, the better nature is able to care for us and the wonders that planet earth is home to.
Angie joined Size of Wales in January 2021 to work on the Deforestation Free Nation campaign. She has experience working in the Welsh public sector – most recently with the Health and Sustainability Hub in Public Health Wales – where her focus was sustainable behaviour change and policy implementation. She is also a creative practitioner, singer, artist and poet.
Nature is such a huge source of wonder and inspiration for me - from the smallest minibeast to the tallest tree and everything in between. To protect our planet and our future, we need to rebalance our relationship with nature and part of this is understanding how our behaviours impact the world around us. I’m delighted to have the chance to help make Wales a deforestation free nation
Nigel has worked in environmental education for 15 years and has a background in storytelling.
He helped develop Size of Wales’ education program six years ago and has been a familiar face to pupils and teachers across South Wales ever since!
Size of Wales empowers children to create positive change to their world. We're more of an ethos than a charity - that's what attracted me to Size of Wales, and what continues to drive me to spread our message of climate change awareness and tropical forest preservation.
Ann worked as a teacher of Design and Technology in comprehensive schools in London before going to the Centre for Alternative Technology as an Education Officer in 1989. In that role she developed activities and resources and taught school groups right across the age ranges, as well as running courses for teachers. Topics included climate change, renewable energy, energy conservation, impacts of products and materials, water and development issues. She also learned Welsh.
I’m enthusiastic about working for Size of Wales as it offers the opportunity to teach about the vital topic of climate change, putting it into a very real context that pupils can get excited about.
Jodie is Size of Wales’ Education Outreach Officer covering North Wales and Anglesey. She has a background in outdoor education and personal development and has worked with young people of all ages across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Jodie brings a wealth of experience in designing and delivering training programmes and workshops that inspire change in the way we live. She can be most often found out walking in the rugged mountains of Snowdonia with her 1 year old boy.
We live in a world where change begins at home. Every person can make a difference in protecting the vital resources of our planet; our seas and our forests. I have been so heartened to see how our attitude towards single use plastic has changed in the last 8 years, and the amount of positive behaviour change happening globally to protect our oceans. At Size of Wales I love motivating our young people to take action in protecting and restoring vital tropical forest landscapes as we tackle the most important issue facing our planet.
Nicky joined the Size of Wales Education and Youth Engagement programme in 2020. She has 10 years’ experience in the charity sector working for the international NGO, WWF, on climate change and sustainability policy. She has worked with both corporations and politicians to help advocate for change across the UK and here in Wales. Having taken a career break to raise her own family, Nicky, has watched with excitement as the energy and determination of young people to fight for our world has exploded, achieving so much in such a short space of time. Nicky is passionate about the power of youth and the role of forests in solving our climate and biodiversity crisis. She is keen to use her energy to bring the beauty and wonder of our planet into the classroom in the most creative ways possible.
Size of Wales is working hard to share knowledge and build understanding in our children of the opportunities we have to help restore our beautiful planet. Children are creative and determined in their resolve to build a better world. Working with an innovative organisation like Size to inspire the next generation of custodians of our planet, is a really exciting and thrilling opportunity.
I am extremely proud to be a member of the Size of Wales team and admire all the staff's energy and expertise on the subject of climate change and supporting native communities to protect their tropical rainforests. I feel that everything I have worked on in the past has lead me on a journey to this position, where I can combine creativity with raising awareness for an essential cause to make a positive change.