Meet the WEAll Scotland Team
Hello! We are the WEAll Scotland team. A mix of paid staff and (mostly) volunteers, we bring together a wide range of skills, experiences, and personal backgrounds. The thing we all have in common? Belief in and passion for a wellbeing economy—in Scotland and around the world.
WEAll Scotland is a registered charity in Scotland, and our board of trustees oversees the organisation, along with our director.
Keep reading to learn about our core team, our board, and all of the exciting work we do here in Scotland.
Sam is a final year economics student at the University of Edinburgh. While at university, he has been closely involved in the international network Rethinking Economics, including as Chair of Economics for Change and a co-founder of Economists for Future.
He believes that the opening today presents to fundamentally redesign the economy is the most exciting opportunity of his generation, and one the world cannot afford for young people not to seize. He is working to bring young people together from across Scotland to help accelerate this economic transformation.
Anna coordinates operations and has participated in research projects for WEAll Scotland.
She is also an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Athens, a postgraduate degree in ecological economics from the University of Edinburgh, and has translated articles for the Research and Degrowth academic collective.
Her interest in political ecology, community-based renewable energy projects, and exercising practices that place people and the environment ahead of profit makes her passionate about working with WEAll Scotland.
Joey looks after communications for WEAll Scotland, where he writes, talks, and tweets about all things wellbeing economy.
After studying English, history, and journalism in his native Arkansas, Joey moved to Edinburgh, where he spent five years as a consultant in digital agencies. He now works on the digital experience team at Renfrewshire Council and is on the board of Granton Youth. He joined WEAll with the resolve that transitioning to a wellbeing economy is key to building a future which works for people and planet, not just profit.
When not thinking about comms, you can usually find Joey reading Ursula K. Le Guin, playing piano, or spending time with his partner and cat.
Dr Lukas Hardt
Lukas is the policy and engagement lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance in Scotland and is based in Glasgow. Lukas works for WEAll Scotland because he is passionate about putting new economic models into practice by building a community for systems change.
Lukas has several years of experience researching and promoting wellbeing and post-growth economics. He recently finished his PhD at the University of Leeds, in which he investigated how structural change can contribute to the creation of a sustainable, post-growth economy. Lukas holds an MSc degree in Ecological Economics from the University of Leeds and a BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews. He is also a founding member of the Post-growth Economics Network, a Europe-wide network of researchers working in the field of post-growth and ecological macroeconomics.
When he is not mulling over economics questions you can usually find Lukas outside, exploring the magnificent Scottish landscape.
Lewis is a volunteer project lead for WEAll Scotland and has been involved in event coordination, operations, and funding application development.
In his day job, Lewis works as a project lead within the reporting and analytics team at Ernst & Young. He has a keen interest in modern technologies such as predictive analytics and the insight we can gain from widening our perspectives through data.
While not previously engaged in economics professionally, Lewis has developed a curiosity around the ripple effect our daily life choices can have on the economy. Lewis has a particular interest in local economies, and how through technology we might provide the same ease of access to local produce that we have to mainstream retailers.
Jimmy is director of WEAll Scotland, having joined the organisation in April 2021. He leads our team and Allies programme as we continue to support Scotland’s transition to a wellbeing economy during the pandemic recovery and beyond.
With leadership experience in the health and social care sectors, most recently at CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection), he uses what he has learned from these roles, as well as from his own personal experiences, to place underrepresented communities and voices at the forefront of the wellbeing economy movement. He was also co-chair on Scotland’s world-leading Independent Care Review (2017-2020).
One of Jimmy’s goals is to connect with people passionate about economic systems change but also communities and individuals who would benefit from a wellbeing economy. If you’d like to reach out, email Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on Twitter at @Jimmypaul90.
Frances is Communications Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance in Scotland.
She believes that most of us yearn for a different kind of economy and society. And she loves working with others to bring the vision of a wellbeing economy to life.
Before joining WEAll Scotland, Frances spent over a decade in a range of communications and campaigning roles for social and environmental causes. Most recently, as a Senior Communications Strategist at FrameWorks UK she helped change-makers use framing research to drive long term changes in public attitudes. Prior to this she led communications at Poverty Alliance and WWF Scotland and mobilised public support for climate action as Chair of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland campaigns group and Campaigns Officer at SCIAF.
When not talking about how we can redesign our economy, she likes walking in nature, painting and dancing.
Dr Katherine Trebeck
Katherine is co-founder and strategic advocacy advisor of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and co-founder of WEAll Scotland. She held various roles with Oxfam GB and instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership. Katherine sits on several advisory groups, including The Democracy Collaborative and CUSP. Katherine holds a Political Science PhD from ANU and is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. Her book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) was published in 2019. You can find her talks, writing and projects here: katherinetrebeck.com
Linda is a sustainability champion with senior management experience of delivering environmental solutions and behavioural change in the corporate world and public sector. With 10 years’ experience in the energy sector, Linda brings her specialist knowledge of environmental leadership, stakeholder collaboration, and innovation to the WEAll team.
As a chartered environmentalist and planner, Linda is passionate about tackling the climate and nature crises through ambition, advocacy, and employee engagement. In her current role, Linda is amplifying the voice of the social enterprise sector in Scotland, and supporting organisations to become more sustainable with a positive vision for helping to create fairer, greener, and more inclusive communities. She is keen to accelerate actions towards the UN Global Goals, and contributed to the work of the UN Global Compact UK Network Advisory Group in 2020 and 2021.
Linda joins WEAll as a volunteer to make a difference to peoples’ lives and enhance Scotland’s natural capital through a wellbeing economy agenda.
Coming soon . . .
Board of Trustees
Dr Gemma Bone Dodds
Gemma is a motivated and proactive political economist and systems change specialist dedicated to transforming the economy to serve society and the environment. She is founder and director of All In Agency, a Fellow of the RSA and a Senior Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab.
Gemma has a PhD in diverse economies and has authored a number of high-impact papers on transforming banking and finance including Banking for the Common Good: Laying the foundations for safe, sustainable, stakeholder banking in Scotland, Better Banking: A Public-Good Banking Network for Scotland and the Green Finance Certificate.
You can find her on social media here: @GemmaLouiseBon1
Sarah is passionate about creating a progressive economy—one that delivers for people and planet. She is a co-founder of WEAll Scotland and represents geographic hubs on WEAll’s global council.
She is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, chair of North Ayrshire’s community wealth building expert advisory group, a member of the Institute of Directors’ sustainability taskforce, and an executive coach/mentor. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Salzburg Global Seminars.
Her career spans the public and private sectors, most recently as chief executive of Co-operative Development Scotland, where she championed progressive business models. As a director at Scottish Enterprise, she also led the organisation’s support for social enterprise. Previous non-executive roles include founder director of the Bank of Scotland Foundation, chair of Arts & Business Scotland, and trustee of Scottish Youth Theatre. She was winner of IoD Scotland’s ‘Non-Executive Director of the Year’ Award in 2020.
Doreen Grove (Chair)
Doreen brings to WEALL a curious mind and the perspective of many years working on understanding how our past has shaped our identity and our response to the present. After 25 years working in archaeology and history, she moved into the strategy unit in Scottish Government when Scotland was experiencing a renaissance of thinking about its future.
Currently head of open government at the Scottish Government, she is working to help the government fulfil its commitments to being more transparent, accountable, and to work more closely with people to improve the lives and the environment enjoyed by people in Scotland. These reform programmes align closely with the work of WEALL to have an economy which leaves no one behind and recognises that individuals, organisations, and communities can all play their part.
Denisha (she/her) is a trustee and core team member at WEAll Scotland, and the lead of the Scottish Government funded National Childhood Bereavement Project delivered by Includem. Denisha has dedicated her personal and professional life to amplifying the voices of those who come from marginalised backgrounds to shift power structures and create transformational, long-term sustainable change. She believes that in order to tackle the root causes of inequality, our current economic system must undergo a paradigm shift. At the heart of this repurposing, she thinks that those with direct experience of economic hardship must have meaningful and equitable opportunities to design and deliver a wellbeing economy.
Mary’s academic background is in the philosophy of sustainable thinking, with a specific interest in how we can ensure a fairer use of the world’s limited resources. Mary is co-founder of Ostrero, an advocacy body which aims to grow the circular economy in Scotland through education and mindset change.
Charlotte is a leader and strategist for systems change, with expertise in collaborative leadership, organisational development, and coaching. She developed this expertise through co-founding the Finance Innovation Lab and the New Economy Organisers Network and growing them to scale. In both organisations, she led on strategy, culture, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and coaching. She was twice winner of NESTA’s New Radicals award and was recognised in 2019 as one of the UK’s 100 most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise.
Jane is a biologist working in environmental protection. Previously, she held a number of roles in the environment sector, with a particular focus on conservation, ecological research, environmental management, public engagement, and behaviour change.
She was one of the co-founders of 2050 Climate Group and is on the Common Vision advisory panel on eco-anxiety and young people. She also took part in the Young Women Lead programme, forming the first parliamentary committee made up of women under 30 in Scotland. She is passionate about protecting nature and helping create a more equal society. When she isn’t working, you can find her reading, wild swimming, watching live music, or spending some time at home with her family and dog in the Highlands.
Daisy is the Senior Manager – Placemaking and Mobility at the City of Edinburgh Council, where she leads on delivering a city-wide integrated approach to transport and placemaking. She is on the board of Architecture & Design Scotland and a member of the evidence group for Scotland’s Climate Assembly. She was on the Active Travel Task Force set up by the Minister for Transport and the Islands and is a member of the Scottish Transport Awards judging panel.
Drawing on her previous experience working as an architect and urban designer in India, Singapore, England, and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.
A music aficionado, a bookworm and a linguist, Daisy spends her time enjoying the Scottish outdoors with her husband and two children.
Siri is passionate about imagining a future that is not only adequate, safe and sustainable, but also fulfilling and exciting—for all of us—and then working towards that future. She is currently working with Climate Outreach, a climate change communications charity, as an project manager. Her background is in community charity work in Edinburgh, and she has supported several young charities in fundraising, systems development, and governance, helping them acquire the necessary tools to work effectively towards their mission. Siri has a master’s degree in global environment, politics, and society from the University of Edinburgh.
Satwat is the chief executive of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS). OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland, providing expert advice, practical support, and campaigning with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies, and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.
Satwat has more than 30 years’ experience in the voluntary and public sector in Scotland and England, working in the fields of equalities, education, employability, economic development/regeneration, and early years and childcare.
Since joining OPFS in 2011, she has been a member of several commissions and advisory groups including the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls and the Scottish Government’s Social Renewal Advisory Board. She is on the boards of Child Poverty Action Group (UK), Children in Scotland, and is chair of Intercultural Youth Scotland.
Satwat lives in Edinburgh with her partner and two children.