Keith Tyrell, Director
Direct tel: +44 (0)1273 964233
Keith started at PAN UK as Director in May 2010. Keith has over 20 years' environmental experience. Prior to joining PAN UK he was the Director of Programmes and Research at the Koru Foundation – a charity that supports community scale renewable energy projects in the developing world. He also spent eight years working on UK and EU environmental policy at the ENDS Report where his last role was Climate and Energy Editor. He has extensive experience of working with grassroots organisations and ran the European arm of a three-year international research and advocacy project for WWF. He holds a Doctorate in Development Studies, and MA in Environment Development and Policy - both of which involved research into pesticide use.
Nick Mole, Policy Officer
Direct tel: +44 (0)1273 964230
Nick joined PAN UK in March 2007 as the UK and European Programme Coordinator. At university Nick studied environmental science focussing on hydrology, water quality and environmental hazards. Prior to joining PAN UK Nick spent six years working for the Environmental Investigation Agency as a campaigner, working on a diverse range of issues relating to investigating and exposing the illegal trade in endangered species.
Stephanie Williamson, Chief Scientist
Direct tel: +44 (0)1273 964234
Stephanie trained as an ecologist and entomologist and has worked in environmental and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training and educational activities, in the UK and abroad, since 1985. She holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Centre for Environment & Society, University of Essex. She has worked in over 17 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, with four years spent in Nicaragua (where she also learnt how to pick coffee!). She served on PAN UK's Board of Directors for two years whilst working at CABI Bioscience UK Centre, before joining PAN UK as a staff member in 2000. Her main area of work at PAN UK is on pesticide problems, IPM and alternatives, with an emphasis on Africa. She is involved with pesticide policies for supply chain initiatives including Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board and the 4C Coffee Association Council. She also serves as a Board Member for PAN Europe and represents them on the advisory board of the European ENDURE research network for diversifying crop protection.
Sheila’s background is in pest management and entomology. Sheila gained a doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1994 and spent the following couple of years in East Africa, working in sustainable crop protection and participatory research. There followed a period, while her children were young, when Sheila took on roles in communications and fundraising. Since 2006 Sheila has worked in pesticide management for PAN-UK, FAO, UNEP, the Secretariats of the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and the University of Cape Town. Sheila is currently working with PAN-UK on pesticide exposure and risk reduction in the Former Soviet Union.
Rina obtained a degree in Biology in Italy and a PhD in Toxicology from Paris 7 University. Rina previously worked for Legambiente (the most widespread environmentalist NGO in Italy) for 12 years, dealing with environmental issues and their impact on human health. In particular, focussing on air pollution and pesticide residues, becoming the supervisor of a Legambiente’s national campaign for quality agriculture in Italy
Paul joined PAN UK in January 2013 as its Communications Manager. Before joining PAN UK, Paul worked for 23 years at the Office of Fair Trading, the UK government Department responsible for consumer protection. He has experience across the range of communications activities, with particular expertise in digital and internal communications.
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