Sam is a final year economics student at the University of Edinburgh. Whilst 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 is Advocacy Coordinator in the WEAll global amp team, and also coordinates operations and 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 is the communications volunteer for WEAll Scotland, where he writes, talks, and tweets about all things wellbeing economy.
After studying English and journalism in the US, Joey relocated to Scotland, where he’s spent the last five years specialising in digital content and communications. Currently working with a variety of clients in his day job, he joined WEAll with the resolve that a wellbeing economy is key to building a fairer future, especially the tumultuous events of 2020.
When not thinking about comms, you can usually find him reading, playing piano, or chilling with his cat.
Dr Lukas Hardt
Lukas is a researcher in wellbeing economics living in Glasgow. In his PhD, he investigated how structural change in the economy can contribute to the creation of a sustainable post-growth economy. He is a member of the coordination group for the Post-growth Economics Network, a Europe-wide network of researchers working in the field of post-growth and ecological macroeconomics. 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.
Lukas is a volunteer for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance in Scotland because he is passionate about developing new economic models and practical measures that take seriously the environmental emergencies we are facing and can move Scotland closer towards a wellbeing economy.
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 & 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.
Whilst 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.
Dr Katherine Trebeck
Katherine is co-founder and Strategic Advocacy Advisor, 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 Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity.
Katherine has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Politics and holds a Political Science PhD from ANU. She is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. Her recent book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) was published in 2019.
Her talks and writing can be found here: katherinetrebeck.com
Outwith work, Linda is a trustee and secretary of the Jim Boyack Trust which provides financial support to planning students in Scotland. Linda joins WEAll to share her skills in building a wellbeing economy through collaboration.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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.
Sarah is passionate about creating a progressive economy – one that delivers for people and planet. She previously led Co-operative Development Scotland, championing employee ownership and co-operatives. As a director at Scottish Enterprise she led the organisation’s support for social enterprise. Her professional background is in strategy, marketing and business development.
In a non-executive capacity, she is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, chair of North Ayrshire’s expert advisory group on Community Wealth Building, a member of the British Council’s Scotland Advisory Committee and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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 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.
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. She 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 has a degree in biology and is Executive Officer at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Previously she has 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 is one of the co-founders of 2050 Climate Group and is on the advisory panel of the Young Women’s Movement. She also took part in the Young Women Lead programme forming the first parliamentary committee made up of women under 30. She is passionate about protecting nature and helping create a more equal society. When she isn’t working you can find her reading, attending ballet classes or spending some time at home with her family and dog in the Highlands.