Meet the OxCAN Committee, connect with other Alumni working on climate change in your region and find out about upcoming events.



Joy O'Neill

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Joy has an MSc in Learning and Teaching from Kellogg College. She has worked in educational leadership for over 20 years and has Fellowships with the Chartered College of Teaching, Higher Education Academy and Royal Society of Arts. Since 2018 she has been working with and researching care farming and community food projects. In 2020 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship looking at global care farming.


Harrykrishna Padiachy
Action Director

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Harry is an entrepreneur active in clean tech consultancy and real estate with significant experience in emerging markets. He graduated from Regent’s Park College with a Masters in Business Administration.


Jamie Anderson
Engagement Director

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Jamie holds a DPhil in Archaeological Science from Hertford and currently works to mitigate climate change and build food justice at the local level with Denver Food Rescue in the USA.


Vaanee Stock-Williams
Events Director

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Vaanee runs a management consultancy in The Netherlands, applying her wide-ranging career experience from various sectors. She is passionate about environmental impact and organising events that matter.


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Tracy Jin Cui
Regional Director, Asia Pacific

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Tracy is Head of hydrogen policy and renewable energy innovation at the Australian Capital Territory Government. Over the past decade, Tracy has delivered national, regional, and international climate tech initiatives. She is a graduate from the Environmental Change Institute and St John’s College


Olga Krylova
Regional Director, Europe

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[Bio coming soon]

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Charles Phillips
Regional Director, Middle East

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[Bio coming soon]


Artemis Gause
Database Project Lead

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[Bio coming soon]


Dominique Vassie
Graphics Specialist

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A biology graduate of Somerville who currently works as a freelance artist, designer and scientific illustrator. Recently graduated MSc Biodiversity and Conservation from Uni of Leeds with an interest in linking art and science.


Hugh Macleod
Content Lead

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After reading English at Brasenose, Hugh spent a decade in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent and filmmaker before taking the MSt in International Human Rights Law at New and qualifying as a barrister.


Josephine Bellman
Social Media Coordinator

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A Human Sciences graduate of Hertford, Josephine is now studying for an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London and has seen first hand the impacts of environmental degradation on people when volunteering in an Athens refugee camp.



Michal Fonea
Chair of Trustees

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Co-founder of Material Future, a clean energy company, Michal was Senior Manager at the UN’s responsible investors network, and holds an MSc in Environmental Policy from Kellogg.


Ben Tuppen

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An engineering graduate of Balliol, Ben’s career in supply chain and scaling branded businesses, including Innocent Drinks, inspired his move into sustainability and action on net zero.


Amir Sokolowski

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 Associate director for Climate with CDP and advisor to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries in UNFCCC negotiations. Amir wrote an Mphil on geography and the environment from Mansfield.

Any of the committee would be pleased to hear from you directly, or if in doubt who to speak to, email

The team is growing, so please check out the opportunities on the Join the team page.