The WEAll Scotland core team operates mostly on a voluntary basis, with some team members undertaking paid project work. Team members bring extensive collective experience from different sectors and backgrounds. All of them are passionate about building a wellbeing economy and excited about the possibilities presented in Scotland.
WEAll Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland, and is overseen by a board of trustees (more on them below), who are also active in representing the organisation and contributing to our activities.
Sam is a final year economics student at the University of Edinburgh. Whilst at university he has been closely involved in the international network Rethinking Economics, including as Chair of Economics for Change and a co-founder of Economists for Future.
He believes that the opening today presents to fundamentally redesign the economy is the most exciting opportunity of his generation, and one the world cannot afford for young people not to seize. He is working to bring young people together from across Scotland to help accelerate this economic transformation.
Anna is Advocacy Coordinator in the WEAll global amp team, and also coordinates operations and projects for WEAll Scotland.
She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Athens, a postgraduate degree in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and has translated articles for the Research and Degrowth academic collective.
Her interest in political ecology, community-based renewable energy projects, and exercising practices that place people and the environment ahead of profit makes her passionate about working with WEAll Scotland.
Joey is the Communications Assistant for WEAll Scotland, where he writes (and tweets) about all things wellbeing economy.
After studying English and journalism at university in his native US, Joey relocated to Edinburgh, where he’s spent the last five years specialising in digital marketing and communications. Having worked with a variety of organisations in his day job, from tech and travel to ecommerce and education, he joined WEAll with the resolve that a wellbeing economy is key to building a fairer future following the tumultuous events of 2020.
When not thinking about comms, you can usually find him reading a good book or chilling with his cat.
Lisa works as Communications and Mobilisation lead in the global WEAll team, and is based in Glasgow. She holds a BA in Journalism and Politics and an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics, and has previously worked as Campaigns and Communications Manager for Oxfam Scotland and Sustainability Manager for RBS.
Lisa is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Take One Action Film Festivals, and she was one of the founders of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group. She is currently serving on the advisory group for Plan UK’s report into the status of girls’ rights in the UK.
When not working to transform the economic system, she can be found playing a large saxophone with raucous community band SambaYaBamba.
Tabitha Jayne is the Director and Lead Coach at EarthSelf and the host of the award-winning Sustainable: The Podcast. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Applied Ecopsychology and MSc (Merit) in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology.
Tabitha coaches leaders and teams from social enterprises, start-ups, small businesses, corporate and non-profit organisation. Her signature style of Coaching with Nature is an evidence-based approach that is specifically designed to create leaders, teams and businesses fit for the 21st Century. Through EarthSelf’s Transformational Change Coaching with Nature Coach Training Program, Tabitha trains professionals and business owners to also master the art of Coaching with Nature. Within WEAll Scotland, she brings her skillset in program development, knowledge commercialisation and business for good.
Jane is a Policy Manager within the Scottish Government’s Social Security Directorate and is working to help the government develop a social security system that delivers for the people of Scotland by placing dignity, fairness and respect at its heart.
She has an extensive background in education having previously spent 16 years working as a Modern Studies teacher and careers adviser, helping young people achieve their potential in a variety of settings. She brings an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to WEAll, coupled with a desire to achieve better outcomes for people and planet through system change. Outside of work, you can find her practising Ashtanga yoga and going to gigs with friends.
Karen brings her background in economics, sustainable business and social innovation to the wellbeing economy. She has experience working in development, project management and advisory roles across the sectors, private, public and not for profit, in the UK, USA and Europe, where she has the privilege of working with people from all walks of life. Supporting organisations and communities to tackle issues and build opportunities, from brand development to the sustainability of small charities, enable Karen to connect the rapidly growing cohort of people and places looking for a better way for us to live and work.
Dr Katherine Trebeck
Katherine is the Policy & Knowledge Lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Having developed the Humankind Index as a Researcher at Oxfam, she has an in-depth understanding of the post GDP debate, experience in building political support for new measures of progress with policy makers, and an appreciation of the inherent trade-offs such as between participatory approaches and comparability, single indices versus a dash board approach, and the dilemmas of weighting components of a composite index. She instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership – a small, but growing group of governments collaborating on building wellbeing economies, rather than defining success according to GDP rankings.
Katherine holds a PhD in Political Science and is a Senior Visiting Researcher at the University of Strathclyde and an Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland. She also sits on various advisory groups including the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.
Board of trustees
Gemma Bone Dodds
Gemma is a motivated and proactive political economist and systems change specialist dedicated to transforming the economy to serve society and the environment. She is founder and director of All In Agency, a Fellow of the RSA and a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab.
Gemma has a PhD in diverse economies and has authored a number of high-impact papers on transforming banking and finance including Banking for the Common Good: Laying the foundations for safe, sustainable, stakeholder banking in Scotland, Better Banking: A Public-Good Banking Network for Scotland and the Green Finance Certificate.
Sarah is passionate about creating a progressive economy – one that delivers for people and planet. She previously led Co-operative Development Scotland, championing employee ownership and co-operatives. As a director at Scottish Enterprise she led the organisation’s support for social enterprise. Her professional background is in strategy, marketing and business development. In a non-executive capacity, she is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, chair of North Ayrshire’s expert advisory group on Community Wealth Building, a member of the British Council’s Scotland Advisory Committee and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Doreen brings to WEALL a curious mind and the perspective of many years working on understanding how our past has shaped our identity and our response to the present. After 25 years working in archaeology and history she moved into the strategy unit in Scottish Government when Scotland was experiencing a renaissance of thinking about its future. Currently Head of Open Government at Scottish Government, she is working to help the Government fulfil its commitments to being more transparent, accountable and to work more closely with people to improve the lives and the environment enjoyed by people in Scotland. These reform programmes align closely with the work of WEALL to have an economy which leaves no one behind and recognises that individuals, organisations and communities can all play their part.
Andrew Mason is a Senior Investment Manager with Aberdeen Standard Investments. Mr. Mason is an Ambassador for the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainable Business, a member of an Ethical Oversight Committee reviewing the ethical investment portfolios of an Edinburgh based asset manager and the former Chairman of a Scottish based Children’s Charity ‘The Junction’.
He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Post Graduate Degree from University of Cambridge.
Tam is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art as well as being a music tutor and working musician. As a volunteer and long term member of staff with the GalGael Trust he has worked at the front line of where economic injustice hits hardest in Glasgow’s most pressed communities. He believes that everyone has a meaningful part to play in developing a new economic model in which social and ecological justice are at the forefront.
Mary’s academic background is in the philosophy of sustainable thinking with a specific interest in how we can ensure a fairer use of the world’s limited resources. She is Co-Founder of Ostrero, an advocacy body which aims to grow the Circular Economy in Scotland.
She is Director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, where she instigated their Ethical Making Programme and is responsible for their charitable and educational programmes; and Vice Chair of Craft Scotland, Scotland’s national agency for craft.
Jane has a degree in biology and is Executive Officer at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Previously she has held a number of roles in the environment sector, with a particular focus on conservation, ecological research, environmental management, public engagement and behaviour change.
She is one of the co-founders of 2050 Climate Group and is on the advisory panel of the Young Women’s Movement. She also took part in the Young Women Lead programme forming the first parliamentary committee made up of women under 30. She is passionate about protecting nature and helping create a more equal society. When she isn’t working you can find her reading, attending ballet classes or spending some time at home with her family and dog in the Highlands.