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  • Karen Bellamy - Trustee

Karen is a lawyer working with the Health and Safety Executive, working mainly on Brexit and chemicals regulation. Prior to that she had careers as an advice worker, charity Director and as a physicist looking at structural changes in DNA (but not all at the same time). Karen has always had a keen interest in the environment and has been fascinated by the sea since she was a small child sitting in her family boat boat off the coast of Ireland whilst her uncle caught fish.  She has been a vegan for 30 years and believes we can change the world by putting back more than we take. She joined the Sea-Changers Board in 2017 and is really looking forward to being able to support activities that improve the marine environment and to using her skills in some small way to help the planet.  You can red more about Karen on her Linked In page. 

  • Pamela Buchan - Trustee

Pamela Buchan is an ESRC funded PhD student on the Environment, Energy and Resilience pathway at Exeter University researching public participation in marine governance. Prior to returning to university, for a decade Pamela worked professionally in the fields of science communication and public engagement in the third sector, specialising in volunteering strategy.

With a First Class degree in Marine Biology from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Pamela’s professional interest in the sea can be traced directly from her post-graduate research studying marine biorhythms in 2001, to her MSc in Coastal Zone Management with the University of Ulster, which had a particular focus on stakeholder engagement, and on to her current PhD.  You can find out more about Pam on her LinkedIn page. YOu can find out more about Pam's research by visiting her student profile. Pam is a Postgraduate Fellow of the RGS and Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Science.

  • Sarah Brown 

Sarah has sailed all her life, mostly in Irish and Scottish waters, and has a wealth of knowledge about the recreational boating sector, which will be of great use to the charity. She has worked for WWF, The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Yachting Association/British Marine Federation managing The Green Blue. Sarah currently manages the Cross Party Group on marine recreation and tourism in Scotland as part of her role as a marine planner with the Firth of Clyde Forum. Sarah is also a certified public participation practitioner, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and a Wise accredited trainer. She’s had a few articles and photos published and recently her first academic paper! You can find out more about her on her LinkedIn page or follow her on twitter @SarahC2W.

  • Rosy Carter

Rosy brings a wealth of relevant experience to the trustee role. Rosy has been volunteering for Sea-Changers since 2014 working on a number of projects to identify new funding streams and develop Sea-Changers' communication and marketing activities. Rosy combines Sea-Changers with work in the environmental sector for Lowland Derbyshire and Notts Local Nature Partnership. Rosy said "I'm really looking forward to getting more involved with Sea-Changers because I wholeheartedly believe that conservation of the marine environment benefits us all whether we are keen marine users, nature lovers or simply enjoy a day at the sea-side  We all rely on healthy oceans more than we realise and Sea-Changers has an innovative yet practical approach to raising money for projects that help ensure we can carry on enjoying the sea and the benefits it brings." You can find out more about Rosy on her Linked In page.

  • Tanya Ferry - Trustee

Tanya Ferry is the Environment Manager in the Planning and Environment Department at the Port of London Authority and advises on the coordination and implementation of the PLA’s environmental work throughout the tidal River Thames and leads the Authority’s statutory licensing and environmental duties, leading the Cleaner Thames Campaign and formation of the Thames Litter Forum.  She previously has worked on the freshwater and tidal Thames  in Environment Agency roles on fisheries and aquatic ecology.   As an active swimmer, diver, surfer and sailor she continues to promote marine conservation outside of her work. Alongside her new role as a trustee at Sea Changers, she also has voluntary member and trustee roles in RYA Planning and Environment committee, IFM Estuarine & Coastal Committee and Living River Foundation. As well as actively volunteering in Marine Life, ORCA survey work and Seasearch diving. She sailed two legs of Exxpedition Round Britain in 2017, and as an ocean advocate promotes the reduction of plastic, waste and protection of the estuarine and marine environment. You can red more about Tanya on her Linked In page. 

  • Lesley Fitt - Vice Chair

Lesley is a lifelong sailor, surfer, scuba diver. She lives on the Solent and for the last 10 years has been a Sea scout leader and skills instructor for kayaking and canoeing. Lesley co-founded an on-line sailing community and was co creator of the Green Marine Directory, a not-for-profit  on-line directory for all marine products and services with environmentally sensitive claims. You can find out more about Lesley on her LinkedIn page. 

  • Sue Holden - Trustee

Sue has a background in charity management including the Woodland Trust, the National Trust and Earthwatch. She has a love of seascapes and landscape, and has spent many happy hours windsurfing, sea kayaking, and back 20 years, diving. A passionate geographer, Sue is also a trustee of The Geographical Association. You can read more about Sue on her Linked In page. Read more about Sue on her Linked in Page. 

  • Beth Siddons - Chair

In 2013, after 15 years in marketing, Beth gave up the 9 to 5 and went to Bali to work as a diving instructor. Shortly after, she headed to Raja Ampat, in West Papua, to help set up and manage a volunteer marine conservation project in a newly created Marine Protected Area. She decided to retrain and returned to the UK to complete an MSc in Applied Marine Science, graduating from Plymouth University in 2016.  Beth currently works as a Natural Infrastructure Officer at Plymouth City Council, responsible for managing the environmental impacts of marine recreation on the Plymouth Sound and Tamar Estuaries Marine Protected Area. You can find out more about Beth on her Linked In page. 

 

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