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Peter Armstrong
Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong - Activist, TV and Radio Producer

After 25 years at the BBC and a Bafta Lifetime Achievement Award, Peter co-founded OneWorld Network with Anuradha Vittachi (see below).  OneWorldTV and OneClimate were later developments under the OneWorld banner. He now runs the Hedgerley Wood Trust with Anuradha.

Damien Downing
Damien Downing

Dr Damien Downing - Integrative Medicine Doctor

Damien is a pioneer in Ecological Medicine and is the Chair of the British Society for Ecological Medicine. He was also a founder member of the British Society for Integrative Oncology, the professional association of practitioners interested in developing Integrative Medicine for cancer. Damien has been an advisor to the charity for many years.

Nigel Carew-Jones
Nigel Carew-Jones

Nigel Carew-Jones - Business Owner

Nigel has run a very successful custom furniture business (carewjones.co.uk) for several decades,surviving despite several drastic downturns that spelt the end for many around him. He has long been associated with Yes to Life, and was, for several years following the formation of the charity, part of an earlier group of advisors.

 

Rob Verkerk
Rob Verkerk

Robert Verkerk - Scientist and Campaigner

An internationally acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability.  He has a Masters Degree and a PhD from Imperial College London, awarded prior to his continuing research for a further 7 years at Imperial's Department of Biology as a post-doctoral Research Fellow.

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Anuradha Vittachi
Anuradha Vittachi

Anuradha Vittachi - Writer, Filmmaker, Broadcaster

Anuradha is internationally recognized as a people’s media pioneer, using responsible media to save the lives of at-risk children in the global south. She was the UK’s civil society delegate to the G8 taskforce on closing the digital divide and, with Peter Armstrong, co-founded the OneWorld network, OneClimate, and later the Hedgerley Wood Trust in memory of their beloved daughter Boo, whose life was profoundly enriched by Yes to Life.

Claire Wallace
Claire Wallace

Claire Wallace - Charity Executive, Author, Marketing Expert, Investor

Claire left her role as Marketing Executive in the business sector to become the first Executive Director of Yes to Life in 2005.  She was a Trustee of the charity for 10 years from 2005 until 2015 and has been part of the Yes to Life fabric since its inception.

 

James Ware
James Ware

James Ware - Lawyer

James is a commercial solicitor with extensive knowledge of the legal aspects involved in the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights and ideas in the creative industries.  He was closely involved in the early beginnings of the law centre movement and for many years was on the governing body of Brent Community Law Centre.  

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