Associates

Trevor Rees, Director, UK

Trevor has worked in sustainability for more than 20 years. He founded Arbores to help people and organisations who find themselves dealing with ‘Adaptive Challenges’; the problems that are harder to define and often are without obvious, clear solutions.

Relationships are key to Trevor's approach in working with the complex challenges of sustainability and leadership. He works with people from all sectors to provide context and reflection in order for them to explore how global issues relate to their professional and personal choices.

Much of his career has focused on issues of environment and development with significant international experience. His first degree was in Environmental Management, with a focus on the management of natural resources.

For the past 10 years his work has focused on questions of leadership, change and sustainability. Working for LEAD International, Trevor managed the Next Generation Development Programme for HSBC for 5 years. This is a transfomative leadership programme that places participants in inspiring learning environments where they work closely with innovative leaders to address complex real-life challenges.

Trevor's professional experience covers education and training and well as multi-stakeholder engagement to support international policy processes. He has senior private sector experience including business development and strategic management in emerging markets.

Trevor is also a Trustee of INTRAC. INTRAC is the International Training and Research Centre and provides training, consultancy and research services to international development and relief organisations.


Jebi Rahman, Associate, India

Jebi is currently based in New Delhi, India, where she is working with partner organisation, LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) India, a member of the world’s largest non-profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development.

Jebi is responsible for developing corporate partnerships, not only with private companies and PSUs, but with business schools, micro, small and medium enterprises and other strategic stakeholders. She represents LEAD India at monthly UN Global Compact Network meetings, and helped the organisation to host a two-day side event at the Eleventh Conference to the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which was held in Hyderabad in October 2012.

Jebi is a versatile and experienced international development professional with proven proficiency in project management, partnership development, fund and resource mobilisation, and monitoring and evaluation gained over 10 years of working in Asia, Africa and the UK. She holds humanities and social science degrees from the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford in the UK, and has grounding in research, writing, teaching, training and presenting in public. She is a firm believer in leading by example, and is successful and passionate about empowering people to achieve positive and sustainable change.


Oz Osborne, Associate, UK

Oz has been initiating, managing, supporting, evaluating and delivering development, regeneration and sustainability projects and policy for many years.

After working on community and environmental projects he set up and managed Westden, a Devon-based charity and community business that won many awards for regeneration and environmental projects. During this time he was involved in sustainability strategy and indicators development regionally, nationally and internationally – even working on a community-based strategy for a region of Ukraine.

He lectures on ethical, international development, social enterprise and other topics for UK and overseas universities. He trains in many countries on project development and management as well as climate change impact and other social, environmental and economic issues. He recently completed the delivery of workshops in 7 African countries to boost business investment into small-scale agriculture.

Oz set up a charity to support impoverished rural communities in South India which he has been visiting for many years. Currently, he is in Africa, delivering training on an anti-corruption programme and working with an NGO working in the Niger Delta.


Oliver Sylvester-Bradley, Associate, UK

Oliver is a marketing and communications adviser with many years experience in sustainability.

Having graduated from Central Saint Martins he then studied an Msc in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. He wrote his thesis on Encouraging Environmentally Responsible Behaviour and specialises in communications and marketing strategies which encourage sustainable choices.

Having worked as Marketing Manager for Solarcentury for six years, and helped introduce the UK solar feed-in tariff, Oliver has worked on communications campaigns for a wide range of the UK's leading ethical brands.

He now runs Defacto Design, an ethical marketing agency, and is Head of Marketing at Positive News.

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