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Meet our team of changemakers

We’re made up of everyday people doing extraordinary things – we’re campaigners, activists, volunteers, academics, influencers, techies, strategists, creatives, partnership managers, social marketeers and more 

Natalie Fée – Founder

I started City to Sea as a response to the feeling of “I have to DO something about the plastic problem!” back in 2014. The Albatross chicks on the Midway Islands were the inspiration, and it kind of grew from there! 

What’s a fun fact about you?

I write comedy songs on the ukulele to make myself laugh. They sometimes make other people laugh too.

Our creative storytellers 

We’re the team behind our powerful campaigns that raise awareness and inspire people to take action. 
 

Jo Morley – Head of Marketing and campaigns

I head up the Marketing & Campaigns team – leading on our strategy, comms and our planet-protecting campaigns.

What brought you to City to Sea?

Whilst living in Australia in 2015, I started writing about Plastic Pollution and organising beach cleans on my local beach in Manly.

Steve Hynd – Media and Policy Manager

I over-sea City to Sea’s Media and Policy work with a healthy number of playful puns.

What’s your biggest plastic achievement?

Taking the #RefillRevolution and World Refill Day to media outlets around the world.

Matt Mellen –  Refill Campaign Manager

Matt manages all things Refill, making sure it is even easier for everyone to join the Refill Revolution!

What’s a fun fact about you?

Matt has worked on flagship programmes led by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai and HRH Prince Charles, with major corporations and the United Nations and for organisations including: BioRegional, Global Action Plan and Compassion in World Farming. 

Eve Warlow –  Marketing Manager

I work on our people-powered, planet-protecting campaigns, helping to turn the tide on plastic pollution by inspiring people to take action through our marketing and comms. 

What brought you to City to Sea?

Living on the beach in Mexico and seeing plastic items washed up alongside dead sea life was heart-breaking so I’m happy to now be part of a brilliant team working to stop plastic polluting our beaches and killing our wildlife.

Barbara Lopez Andrade – Plastic Free Period Campaign Manager

I am responsible for managing the Plastic Free Periods Campaign and all the workstreams and projects that sit within this (including Rethink Periods)- working with the team, partners and stakeholders to prevent plastic pollution from period products.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m half Nicaraguan and half Cuban and when I moved to the UK in 2019, I became fascinated with the concept of ‘brunch’. Going for a veggie brunch with family and friends is now my favourite activity to do 😀.

Alexandra Hanna – Refill Communities Coordinator

I support our Refill Communities across the UK, an amazing set of volunteers from grass-roots environmental organisations, climate action groups, BID’s and Councils who power the #RefillRevolution on a daily basis.

What brought you to City to Sea?

A keen ocean swimmer when living on Manly Beach I experienced first-hand the devastation of beach litter on marine life. This lead me to find out what I could do to make a difference.

Our Development team

We are always building and perfecting our Refill app, the go-to place for living with less waste, made easy!

Jane Martin – Head of Development

Jane’s role is to bring partners, stakeholders and changemakers  together to design and deliver practical and creative solutions to the complex issue of plastic pollution. With over 20 years’ experience across commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors, Jane’s mission is to unlock innovative, disruptive and impactful campaigning and fundraising opportunities like our ground-breaking research project  Food To Go: Good to go? in 2020.

What’s a fun fact about you?

Jane does not suffer from sea sickness, she only found this out after City to Sea sent her sailing on a voyage on a tall ship to survey plastic pollution which was beset by high seas and force 9 gales! Click here to find out what we discovered!

Hannah Osman – Refill Wales Manager

I coordinate the Refill campaign in Wales; leading the relationship with the Welsh Government, supporting our volunteers and developing
collaborations with key organisations in Wales.

What brought you to City to Sea?

I came to City To Sea because I want to play a part in changing how we are going to reshape the way we live, starting with helping to preserve the quality of our beautiful seas and beaches for my son and our future generations. 

Ludo McCormick – App Business Development Manager 

I oversee development of the Refill app and manage relationships with our key stakeholders, who use the app to engage with our growing audience of conscious consumers, concerned about plastic waste.

What brought you to City to Sea?

I joined City to Sea so I could be proud of the work I do and have a positive impact on our planet by helping to make it easier for all of us to do our bit to reduce plastic pollution.

Hannah Giles – Digital Platforms Coordinator

Taking care of our digital platforms, including the websites and Refill app, and making them look beautiful to help everyone access our campaigns and connect with our mission and vision.

What is your biggest plastic achievement?

I have always carried a reusable water bottle, but the day I started using reusable period products was a game-changer.

the faces behind our partnerships

We build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with organisations that share our values. 

Dana Day – Head of Corporate Partnerships

I am so delighted to be joining City to Sea as Head of Partnerships covering Maternity Leave for 2022, managing our existing corporate partnerships and supporting the team with new partnership negotiations.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I love to DJ and dance and run an event every week called Dance Medicine.

Sophie Barnett – Corporate Partnerships Manager

I account manage City to Sea’s amazing corporate partners, working closely with them across our various campaigns, helping to spread the message about plastic pollution to wider audiences.

What brought you to City to Sea?

Recognising the current fragility of our oceans and rivers, and how we can play a part in trying to protect and improve the situation. I just want to do my bit to help spread awareness around plastic pollution and the impacts this has on our ecosystems.

 

Chloe O’Keeffe – Partnership Coordinator

I account manage a selection of City to Sea’s corporate partners, with a particular focus on those in the reuse infrastructure sector, helping to spread the message about plastic pollution and the refill/reuse revolution!

A fun fact

I have a secret fascination with volcanoes – the highest I’ve summited is Kilimanjaro; the lowest is underwater, in the Maldives!

Our operations team 

We keep everything running smoothly – like admin, compliance, HR – and researching plastic issues. 

Hetti Dysch – HR Manager

Bringing the heart and soul to Human Resources.

What’s your biggest plastic achievement?

Many moons ago I met Natalie Fee under a pear tree on Brandon Hill – she inspired in me a plastic awakening which led me to this amazing role!

Livvy Drake – Behaviour Change Consultant

Advising and evaluating materials and schemes, providing consultancy support to businesses looking to reduce their plastics footprint and change their staff behaviour.

What’s your biggest plastic achievement?

Developing and delivering the Rethink Periods school behaviour change pilot which went on to get funded by the Waitrose Plastics Fund.

EVERYONE’S WELCOME (DESPITE WHAT IT MIGHT CURRENTLY LOOK LIKE)

We’re uncomfortably conscious that currently, we’re mostly made up of people who identify as white women. And we’re not ok with that. We know we’ll be even stronger and more effective in helping power the changes we need to see in the world when we’re a more diverse team. So, here’s what we’re doing to change that.

Our volunteer network

Here are some of the great people who have supported us through our journey to where we are now.

I started volunteering with City to Sea as an intern for Refill Day. My role was really hands-on, giving me a taste of all different areas of the organisation including social media, being involved with action days and video production. My time volunteering showing me what it takes to run a fantastic national campaign!

As proof of how much I enjoyed my volunteering, I applied for a role with City to Sea and was lucky enough to be hired as Digital Assistant.

Hannah Giles

Volunteering with City to Sea definitely expanded my horizons, allowed me to meet some truly interesting people from experts in different environmental fields to peers with equal interest in sustainability but most importantly it further enhanced my knowledge on the importance of being more environmentally conscious.

The highlight of my volunteering experience was representing City to Sea at the ‘Going for Gold’ event hosted by Bristol City Council. This is because I learnt how collectively as a city we can all reduce our impacts on the environment as well as share resources towards a common goal.

Aneesh Malde

I have volunteered with City to Sea on multiple occasions in video production, and every time it was a rewarding experience. I was treated as part of the team and was given a great insight as to what working in a fast-paced not-for-profit organisation is like.

Madison O'Connell

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