Trustees

The following people are trustees of The Resurgence Trust:

James Sainsbury is Chairman of the Trust. He is also Chair of the trustees of Home-Start, a national family support charity, and trustee to a number of charitable organisations, including the Voices Foundation and the National Byway Trust, which promotes cycling. He also has an interest in psychotherapy and is trained as an Option Process mentor. He is married with two sons.

Josephine Amankwah trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a professional classical singer and actor and has achieved notable success working in theatre, film and television. She has performed in productions in London, United States, Africa and Europe. Josephine is the Business Strategy and Contracts Manager for a leading nursing agency in the UK. She is deeply committed to charitable and philanthropic endeavours, indeed many of her recital engagements have been for charity including a major concert for UNICEF. She has a considerable love of humanity and a wonderful zest for life.

Dick Baker is passionate about Resurgence and its values. Having worked for many years in the field of corporate governance, he now runs his own practice advising organisations on good governance. He is also a Trustee at Wynstones Steiner school, a member of the board of the UK Policy Governance Association and involved in Journeyman UK, a charity providing contemporary rites of passage and mentoring for young men. He lives in Stroud with his wife and two children.

Sandy Brown is a ceramicist who lives in North Devon. She has exhibited internationally and has worked as an Artist in Residence in Australia with the British and the Australian Council. In 2015, Sandy was commissioned by Sotheby's to create an exciting large scale installation for the 2015 Sotheby's Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth House. For this she created a magnificent ceramic Temple as a spiritual non-denominational place for quiet contemplation.

Rebecca Hossack is the founder of the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London and New York. Rebecca is a major champion of non-Western artistic traditions. Her gallery was the first in Europe to exhibit Australian aboriginal painting, and it continues to promote such work through its regular regular Songlines seasons. She has also curated important exhibitions of work from the Bushmen of the Kalahari, from Papua New Guinea, and from tribal India. She writes regularly in the national press, lectures internationally and teaches a course on Aboriginal Art and Culture at Schumacher College in Devon. Rebecca is a dedicated campaigner for environmental issues.

Tony Juniper is a renowned keynote speaker, campaigner, writer, and commentator, and one of the UK’s best known environmentalists. For the last 25 years Tony has spent his time seeking change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels; from providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, to making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change. In 2016 Tony was appointed president of the Wildlife Trusts, one of Britain's leading conservation organisations.

Hylton Murray-Philipson is an environmental entrepreneur with a particular focus on farming and forests. He is a director of Agrivert (recycling and energy from waste in the UK); of Sustainable Land Management (restoring degraded land in Australia); and of Canopy Capital (creating value for the services of the forest in Guyana). He is Trustee of the Global Canopy Programme; Honorary Chief of the Yawanawa people in Brazil; and Special Advisor to the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London.

Nick Robins is co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He has over 20 years' experience in the policy, research and financial dimensions of sustainable development. Before joining UNEP, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC in London (2007-2014). In the Thomson Extel awards for European investment research, he was ranked as #1 analyst for integrated climate change. He is the author of The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational and Sustainable Investing: the Art of Long-Term Performance (with Cary Krosinsky). He has also written articles for the Financial Times, the Guardian, Huffington Post, the New Statesman and Resurgence.

Kim Samuel-Johnson conducts research, writes and lectures on poverty, human dignity and human rights. She is Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.

Ana Stanic is a lawyer specialising in energy and international law and is passionate about sustainability, governance and the rule of law. Ana lived in Yugoslavia (as it then was), Italy, and Australia before moving to the UK. She sings in an opera group and has just discovered the beauty of ceramic making. Ana is happy to speak to the media about energy related issues and Resurgence.

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