About Me

  • Principle Associate, The Sustainable Literacy Project.
  • Founder Director and Trustee Forum for the Future (co-founded with Jonathon Porritt and Paul Ekins)
  • For Forum for the Future designed and taught for 20 years on a pioneering MA in Leadership for Sustainable Development, and ran major projects with, for example, universities, the post-school sector and professional bodies including Engineers for the 21st Century.
  • Last book published in 2010 The Positive Deviant: Sustainability leadership in a perverse world is used as a course book around the world
  • Wrote Green Parties: An international guide in 1989; (ed) Green Light on Europe in 1991; Green Futures, and Life and Death of Petra Kelly in 1994
  • Serves on the Boards of the Higher Education Academy and the Carnegie Trust for universities in Scotland, advises the National Union of Students and Chairs the Board of the Richard Sandbrook Trust. Other relevant past board experience includes European Training Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council, Leadership Foundation for HE, Environment Agency of E&W.
  • In the past held high-profile leadership roles in the UK Green Party and brokered and led The European Green Coordination, now the European Green Party www.europeangreens.eu (no current political affiliations).
  • Early working life in the nursing profession, mostly in Edinburgh and including research and family planning
  • Born 1946 in Aberdeen, née McEwan. Married, two sons. Lives between Island of Islay and London