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Victor Anderson was a Green member of the London Assembly from 2000 to 2003. He previously worked as a researcher for Cynog Dafis, joint Green-Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion. He is also a published academic, writing for the New Economics Foundation and publishing Alternative Economic Indicators, a book which challenged the use of GDP as the central measure of economic activity.
Nadine Andrews is a psychosocial researcher and mindfulness and nature-based coach, consultant and trainer. Her work is concerned with supporting people to live in harmonious relationship with the natural world. She works as a senior social researcher in the Scottish Government and is a Visiting Researcher at Lancaster University's Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business. Nadine is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, the International Ecolinguistics Association and the UK ecopsychology community.
Anne Chapman studied biochemistry at Oxford and has environment-related masters degrees from Manchester and Lancaster universities. She has academic publications in the field of the philosophy of science and technology; her book Democratizing Technology was published by Earthscan in 2007. Anne lives in Lancaster where she is a director of a renewable energy co-operative. She a director of Green House Think Tank Ltd and is co-chair of Green House.
Ray Cunninghamis a freelance writer, speaker, translator and consultant on British-German knowledge exchange, mainly in the area of sustainability. He previously worked for the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society as Projects Director, Deputy Director (in Berlin) and Director. Before that he taught in the university system in both Britain and Germany and worked in academic publishing. He is joint Founder and Convenor of the British-German Environment Forum.
Jonathan Essex is a chartered engineer and environmentalist. He has worked for engineering consultants and contractors in the UK, Bangladesh and Vietnam. This work has included developing strategies for a social enterprise ecopark, Pushing Reuse, and for decarbonising the UK construction and housing industries. His current work focuses on improving the sustainability and resilience of livelihoods and infrastructure investments worldwide.
John Foster is a freelance writer and philosophy teacher, and an associate lecturer in the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. He has worked as a schoolteacher and an NHS administrator, and has been an environmentalist for nearly forty years. His relevant publications include Valuing Nature? (ed.) (Routledge, 1997), The Sustainability Mirage (Earthscan, 2008), After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval ( Earthscan/Routledge, 2015), and Post-Sustainability: Tragedy and Transformation (ed.) (Routledge 2017). John is co-chair of Green House.
Brian Heatley is a former senior civil servant. He has worked amongst other things on on policy, finance and planning for major government training programmes, and earlier on support for small businesses, the privatisation of British Telecom and on the regulation of the financial sector. He has masters degrees in mathematics and history. He was co-author with Andy Dobson of the Green Party's 2010 and 2015 General Election manifestos. Brian is a director of Green House Think Tank Ltd.
Ann Pfeiffer manages meeting administration and social media for Green House. Ann is Head of Finance and Administration at Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. Prior to this she carried out similar roles at the Consortium on Opportunities for Volunteering, the Anglo-German Foundation, the TUC, and most recently at Advocates for International Development. She has also acted as a consultant for several small charities and not-for profit organisations. Ann is a director of Green House Think Tank Ltd.
Andrew Mearman is an Associate Professor of Economics at Leeds University Business School. He is a former Co-ordinator of the Association for Heterodox Economics. He has written extensively on economic methodology, teaching economics and heterodox economics, including a number of contributions linking to ecological concerns. Outside of academic life, Andrew has worked in various social projects, including helping to establish a local transition town group and a community radio station.
Rupert Read works closely with environmental scientists, in eco-philosophy, at UEA. His publications include his popular book, Philosophy for Life: Applying Philosophy in Politics and Culture. He was a Green Party Councillor from 2004-2011, and helped write the first draft of the Green 2009 Euro-election manifesto. He blogs on environmental reframing at Green Words.
Peter Sims is an Electronic Engineer who specialises in systems engineering. He particularly focuses on the overlap and interfaces between human and non-human systems. For example, the relationship between energy or transport systems and human behaviour in the context of climate change. This work has included a multi disciplinary design project to propose a 2 degree compatible energy system for Europe. He has carried out the modelling of job creation from the transition to a zero-carbon economy that Green House has done as part of its Climate Jobs work.
Prashant Vaze was born in India and moved to the UK as an infant. He studied biology at Oxford University, and Agricultural economics at Reading then worked as a government economist and policy maker chiefly on environmental, statistical and regulatory matters. He now works on climate finance issues for an international not-for-profit organisation. He also writes young adult science-fiction with an environmental theme and popular science / economics books which explore climate change, technological change and the nature of economic progress.