Elspeth joined Size of Wales as Director in January 2019.
A passionate environmentalist, Elspeth previously worked as a barrister at the environmental law NGO, ClientEarth where she was a founding lawyer in ClientEarth’s climate litigation team, developing and securing funding for its innovative programme using legal challenges to combat climate change. More recently she held a senior strategy role at ClientEarth, working on the strategic development of the organisation.
Elspeth is also Vice-Chair of the Sumatran Orangutan Society.
We have reached a crucial moment in history for tackling climate change. We have so much to do and not much time to do it. Tropical forests need to be central a part of the solution, and Size of Wales has a big role to play in that.
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.
Aimee joined the team in August 2016 and is responsible for supporting Size of Wales’ forest project partners.
As well as maintaining strong relationships with the forest partners, Aimee’s primary goal is to ensure that each project effectively tackles climate change and delivers maximum impact, whilst making a genuine difference to the well-being of both the forests and forest communities.
I spent 6 months in Uganda in 2012 and witnessed the impact of climate change on the rural communities there. They were living in very harsh conditions in terms of their ability to grow food and generate an income. This was largely due to the climatic changes they had experienced in recent years. I became passionate about supporting these communities and continue to be determined to do what I can to make a difference.
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.
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.