Richard has a BSc and PhD in Astrophysics, and an MSc in Energy Systems and Environment Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Before joining Friends of the Earth Scotland, he led WWF Scotland for 7 years, working on energy, climate, transport and consumption issues. Prior to this he worked for Community Service Volunteers and Strathclyde Regional Council, and was previously Head of Research at Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Omolara is the Managing Partner of TruPact, a consulting firm focused on Social Impact Assessment. Prior to starting TruPact, Omolara was involved in the implementation and evaluation of projects and policies in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She has helped organizations develop contextual strategies for evaluating and managing both long-term and short-term impacts.
Omolara is passionate about bottom-up impact evaluation and management. She has worked with a number of organizations within the commercial and development sectors to develop strategies for effectively identifying and sustaining their contributions to broader positive social value.
Chupa is a fundraising strategist and trainer with 22 years of experience including funders in the UK, mainland Europe and Africa. She has worked across a diverse range of causes including community development, housing and homelessness, disabilities, human rights, gender issues, global health, youth and international development.
Chupa is currently a Consultant Grant Assessor at The Fore and Steering Committee member for the Baobab Foundation (an emergent, membership-led UK Racial Justice Foundation). Chupa set up Oko Consultancy as a social enterprise with all profits going to The Twikatane Community Foundation in Zambia, a Foundation founded by Chupa to inspire local philanthropy and support community-based organisations achieve their goals, missions and visions through funding and training.
Sanjay has 20 years’ experience in business development from banking, combined with his charitable sector career, providing him with expertise in how to manage high-value funding portfolios with social purpose, both in the UK and internationally. Sanjay has specialist knowledge in international development, human rights, food insecurity, partnerships, collaborations and governance. He has worked with some of the most prominent charities in the UK, many of whom are funded by the Trusts.
He is Head of Funding Programmes at Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation (NHS Lothian official charity), responsible for the strategy, management and distribution of a multi-million-pound funding programme. Sanjay is a Trustee of the Greggs Foundation, where he also sits on the Grant Making sub-committee. He has also served as an advisory council member of both UNICEF and WWF in Scotland.