WEAll Scotland – who we are

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 Butler-Sloss

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.

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Anna Chrysopoulou

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.

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Joey Gartin

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.
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Lisa Hough-Stewart

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.

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Tabitha Jayne

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.

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Denisha Killoh
Denisha is a recent graduate from the University of Strathclyde, holding a BA in Politics and International Relations with Social Policy. She is an avid activist who has campaigned extensively to amplify the voices of those who come from marginalised backgrounds.
She believes that in order to tackle the root causes of economic, social and environmental inequality, our current economic system must undergo a paradigm shift. At the heart of this repurposing, she thinks that those with direct experience of economic hardship must have meaningful and equitable opportunities to deliver a wellbeing economy.
In her role as a Participation Assistant at WEAll Scotland, Denisha hopes to accelerate the mission of Build Back Better. To do this, she is focusing her work on shifting power structures to instead empower people in communities to use grassroots activism to create transformational and long-term sustainable change.
Lewis Park

Lewis is a volunteer Project Lead for WEAll Scotland, and has been involved in event coordination, operations, and funding application development.

In his day job, Lewis works as a Project Lead within the Reporting & Analytics team at Ernst & Young. He has a keen interest in modern technologies such as predictive analytics, and the insight we can gain from widening our perspectives through data.

Whilst not previously engaged in economics professionally, Lewis has developed a curiosity around the ripple effect our daily life choices can have on the economy. Lewis has a particular interest in local economies, and how through technology, we might provide the same ease of access to local produce that we have to mainstream retailers.

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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.

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Linda White
Linda is a charted planner and environmentalist with 25 years’ experience of environmental and planning policy, projects and partnerships. She worked previously for an environmental regulator, Scottish planning authorities, conservation NGO and consultancy. Linda has managed a broad range of initiatives from spatial planning, sustainable flood risk management, waste planning, strategic environmental assessment to e-planning.
Now working in the infrastructure sector, Linda is responding to the climate and nature crises through advocacy, collaboration and employee engagement. Linda has experience in strategy, sustainability reporting, environmental management systems, auditing and awareness raising and learning. She is also embedding UN Global Goals into business practice and reporting and in June 2020 become a member of UN Global Compact UK Network Advisory Group. Outwith work, Linda is a trustee and secretary of the Jim Boyack Trust which provides financial support to planning students in Scotland. Linda joins WEAll to share her skills in building a wellbeing economy through collaboration.

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 ScotlandBetter Banking: A Public-Good Banking Network for Scotland and the Green Finance Certificate.

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Sarah Deas

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.

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Doreen Grove

Board Chair

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.

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Charlotte Miller

Charlotte MillarCharlotte is a leader and strategist for systems change, with expertise in collaborative leadership, organisational development and coaching. She developed this expertise through co-founding the Finance Innovation Lab and the New Economy Organisers Network and growing them to scale. In both organisations, she led on strategy, culture, leadership development, diversity and inclusion and coaching. She was twice winner of NESTA’s New Radicals award and was recognisedin 2019 as one of the UK’s 100 most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise.

Andrew Mason

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.

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Tam McGarvey

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.

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Siri Pantjar
Siri is passionate about imagining a future that is not only adequate, safe and sustainable, but also fulfilling and exciting—for all of us—and then working towards that future. She is currently working with Climate Outreach, a climate change communications charity, as an Executive Assistant. Her background is in communitycharity work in Edinburgh, and she has supported several young charities in fundraising, systems development and governance, helping them acquire the necessary tools to work effectively towards their mission. Siri has a master’s degreein Global Environment, Politics and Society from the University of Edinburgh.

Mary Michel

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.

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Jane Morrison

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.

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Gillian Harkness
Gillian is a commercial, corporate and charities lawyer working with public and third sector clients, and with those private sector organisations interested in engaging with the public and third sectors (including as part of the wellbeing economy). Gillian is passionate about the part that social enterprise and the wider third sector can play in shaping the economy and in “building back better”.