Our Board

Giles Goddard

Giles Goddard is Priest in Charge of St John’s Church, Waterloo. He is Chair of Inclusive Church and an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral. He formed the Isaiah Community at St John’s in 2010, which meets weekly to pray and work for justice. He was previously Rector of St Peter’s in Walworth, London, where he set up InSpire – a centre for learning, arts and community.

Siobhan Grimes

Siobhan started campaigning against climate change after a trip to Uganda in 2009 where she was devastated to witness the impact of climate change on some of the world's poorest people. Siobhan has worked as Campaign Coordinator for the women led eco-activist group Climate Rush, where she helped to organise creative, high-profile and inclusive protests. She is also an organising member of Christianity Uncut.

Chris Halliwell

Revd Chris Halliwell is the Blackburn Diocesan Rural and Environmental Project Officer as well as part-time Anglican vicar. Chris worked as a bi-lingual transport administrator for a major Danish shipping company before ordination as an Anglican minister in 1991. After sabbatical study in 2009 exploring the challenges of global climate change and time spent with Arocha in Kenya he studied for the JRI CRES award. Chris seeks to engage with church structures and wider society to take these challenges seriously in a theological context.

Nicky Bull

 Nicky read Biochemistry at Oxford and Human Nutrition in London. A mother of four grown-up children she has, since 1995, been a freelance editor and proofreader, working mainly on Christian books. She is active in her local Baptist church – an Eco-congregation –and is also involved in ecumenical and environmental groups. In 2011 she completed a Masters degree in theology from St Andrews University, studying Christian responses to climate change for her dissertation.

Sunniva Taylor

Sunniva Taylor is programme manager for the Sustainability & Peace programme at Quaker Peace & Social Witness. The programme supports and encourages Friends to take action on environmental sustainability and to explore and deepen the spiritual roots of their concern as well as the systemic causes of the environmental crisis. She has worked for Quakers for three years, previously on the economic issues programme when she also worked as a researcher for the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility.

Revd Chris Brice

Chris is Priest in Charge of St Martin’s Church Gospel Oak in North West London. From 1993 – 2008 he was Adviser for Social Justice in the Diocese of London where he pioneered Diocesan involvement with environmental issues and, in 1999, helped produce one of the first environmental audits for churches. 

Ruth Jarman

Ruth read chemistry at Oxford before her career in the semiconductor industry. She is a trustee of Christian Ecology Link and lives in Hampshire with her husband and three children. She attends the local evangelical C of E church.

Mark Letcher

Mark Letcher is the Director of Climate Works a sustainable energy and climate change consultancy. Much of his current work is about developing responses to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and bringing together behavioural and technical measures to cut carbon emissions. Mark lives in Bristol with his wife and two children.

Reggie Norton

Reggie spent many years working for Oxfam in Latin America and also spent time as the chair of Anti-Slavery International. He now lives in Faringdon, Oxfordshire and devotes much of his time to climate change action.

Sister Louisa Poole

Sister Louisa, a member of the Sisters of St. Louis, represents the Catholic Bishops' Conference on the Environmental Issues Network of the CTBI, ECEN (European Christian Environment Network), the Environment Committee of the National JPIC Network (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) and is Convenor of the Environment Committee of the National Board of Catholic Women.

Isabel Carter

Isabel worked for over 20 years with Tearfund coordinating their international publications. She is now focussing on climate change issues and has produced a web-based directory, AmberLinks.org, to help connect people to information on responding positively to climate change. She is Chair of Operation Noah.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson was Canon Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral and Diocesan Missioner from 1992-6. He went on to become Archdeacon of Lewisham 199-2001, the Bishop of Thetford in Norwich Diocese until his retirement in 2009. His most recent book is "Renewing the Face of the Earth: theological and pastoral responses to climate change". David currently holds the post of Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Southwark, doing odd bits for the diocese in between looking after grandchildren, and helping Sue on the allotment.

Penny Dakin Kiley

Penny Dakin Kiley works as an editor and website manager. She has been active for several years in grassroots environmental work and led the Eco-congregation project at Didcot Methodist Church. Penny is particularly interested in communication issues, including the use of social media for campaigning

Leonard Beighton

Leonard Beighton is Operation Noah's treasurer. He is a former member of the Inland Revenue. Since retiring, he has worked, often in a financial role, with a very wide variety of, mainly Christian, charities seeking justice for the poor and disadvantaged both at home and overseas.