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Expert Bureau

We are honoured to represent the following authorities, each with specific areas of expertise and insights. Given the current climate, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, health service and environment looks set to dominate conversations for months to come.

 

Expert Bureau is a resource for journalists. If you would like to speak to or get a quote from any of our experts please email: experts@higginsonstrategy.com

 

Lucy Siegle

Chair of the Real Circularity Coalition

Lucy Siegle is a journalist, author and passionate campaigner for a more sustainable way of life.

In January 2020 she became Chair of the Real Circularity Coalition, an international campaign with the goal of creating a real circular economy.

She is a reporter on BBC One programme The One Show and is a columnist for The Guardian.
She has written a number of books on environmental issues.

Janez Potočnik

Janez Potočnik

Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel

Janez Potočnik is the Co-Chair of United Nations’ International Resource Panel (IRP), a forum of eminent scientists and experts working to improve our use of resources worldwide.

From 2009 until 2014, Janez served as European Commissioner for Environment. Prior to that, he was Slovenia’s Minister for European Affairs.

In September 2013 he received the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth Award.

Lucy Siegle
Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle

UN Patron of the Wilderness and Chair of Nature 2030

Ben Fogle is UN Patron of the Wilderness and Chair of environmental coalition Nature 2030. He is an award-winning broadcaster, adventurer and author.

Janez Potočnik
Sian Sutherland

Sian Sutherland

Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet

Sian advises Higginson’s clients on how to build brands with heart and how to communicate purpose. Co-Founder of the Mio and Mama Mio range and campaign group A Plastic Planet, Sian helps people and brands ignite and flourish. She has 25 years’ experience in brand building in Europe and the USA.

Sian Sutherland is Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet, one of the most recognised and respected campaigns combatting the plastic crisis.

Ben Fogle
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah

WHO air pollution advocate

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is the Co-Founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation.

Rosamund is now the World Health Organisation Advocate for Health and Air Quality.

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation was set up in memory of Rosamund’s daughter Ella who died aged nine-years-old in 2013. Air pollution in London was breaking EU legal limits on the day Ella died.

 

Sian Sutherland
Daphna Nissenbaum

Daphna Nissenbaum

Co-Founder and CEO of TIPA

Daphna Nissenbaum is the co-founder and CEO of TIPA, a leading manufacturer of compostable flexible packaging.

Described as “A Disruptive Leader for a Good Cause” by Insights Success, Daphna was named as one of the “30 Most Influential Business Leaders in Tech, 2019”.

For her work tackling the plastic pollution crisis, Daphna has been invited to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos and has written articles for publications including The Independent.

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah
Juliet Gellatley

Juliet Gellatley

Founder & Director of Viva!

Juliet Gellatley is founder & director of Viva! – the biggest vegan charity in Europe. Viva! launched in 1994, joined by Viva! Poland in 2002. She was previously director of the Vegetarian Society of the UK.

Juliet has created and launched numerous campaigns on the impact of what we eat on the planet and our health. She has also investigated many farms – often the big names – and exposed the devastating animal cruelty that seems to hold no bounds in agribusiness and written several reports, guides and books.

Juliet has a degree in Zoology & Psychology and is a qualified nutritional therapist.

Viva! is funded by public donations.  viva.org.uk   vivahealth.org.uk

Daphna Nissenbaum