Meet the Earth Champions®‘ Team
‘It will take a local, national and global effort – with individuals, businesses and governments getting involved – to better the planet. …’
– Sir Crispin Tickell, Hong Kong Earth Champions Quest on 3rd August 2008.
Founder and CEO of Earth Champions® Foundation
President of Greenhouse Action Australia 1994 –1997 and an Executive of Memtec inventors of membrane micro-filtration. Member of UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD). Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) previously worked as a reporter for the ABC in Australia, Mexico and New York.
Bryan Belling focuses in industrial relations and employment law. He has 25 years experience and has appeared before both Australian State and Federal Courts and Industrial Tribunals in all aspects of public and private sector employment, industrial relations and safety law. He has acted for all tiers of government and State owned corporations
Nicholas provides advisory services and corporate finance support services through the company, Sajinvest, which is part of the SAAJ Family Office group. He is also involved with the Oakes Lyman Medical Fund which specialises in nurturing companies with unique technologies and taking them to market.
Managing Director of Nextek Limited. Honorary Professor at the Wolfson Materials Processing Centre at Brunel University London specialising in environmental technologies. Designed and supervised the first plastic to food contact recycling plant for London.
Annabel works as a practising psychologist, mediator, yoga teacher, and trains yoga and meditation teachers. She believes in the healing power of nature and in a symbiotic relationship between the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of humankind. Annabel has worked closely with the Foundation since 2002.
B2B communications strategies
Janine Wood has over 30 years’ experience in B2B communications strategies. Her focus is on high-quality content marketing to amplify Earth Champions’ core values and unique propositions. Janine works across a range of industry sectors delivering tailored communications and branding campaigns that ensure organisation’s relevant messages are heard and seen by their target audiences. As we shift through unprecedented times her goal is to keep a steady focus on the bigger picture and ensure corporate communications are clear, impactful and memorable.
Irene has expertise in environmental sustainability and public policy, based on technical understanding with experience in communication, writing and publishing. Extensive research experience using secondary evidence, specifically in sustainable development, energy policy, public policy, ocean plastics and polymer recycling. Experience, both academic and professional, in report writing on environmental and policy related subjects. Irene has excellent communication skills at all levels.
Recent former Chairman
Earth Champions Foundation International Advisory Committee
Distinguished British diplomat, Chairman of the International Advisory Committee, environmentalist and academic. Former British Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative on the UN Security Council (1987–1990). President of the Royal Geographical Society from 1990 to 1993.
Recent former Chairman UK
Renowned author and advisor to corporations and government. Has written over 63 books on creative and conceptual thinking which are taught from in over 600,000 schools in China. Dr De Bono coined the term ‘lateral thinking’.