SCCAN’s work circles are supported by a small team of paid staff and freelancers. We currently also have a team of staff supporting the development of regional networks across much of Scotland.


Craig Dunn

SCCAN Operations Support Lead

Craig joins us directly from leading the team at the Knoydart Foundation. He spent four and half years there and oversaw a rapid increase in turnover, services and climate action.  He has thirteen years experience as a director and has a large level of experience in business development, marketing and operational systems.  He’s based on Knoydart with his wife and two kids (Bruce 8 and Hamish 5).  Recently he became a director for Knoydart Farm CIC (dedicated to food resilience for the peninsula) and was a founding member of the local climate action group.


Laura Forde

Finance & Admin Weaver

Following a 20 year career in banking, I joined SCCAN to help build a responsible and sustainable future for my children. I support SCCAN staff and volunteers by helping in aspects of finance, human resources and administration. I enjoy yoga, jigsaws and the Scottish countryside, celebrating local business and raising awareness of disabilities especially invisible ones.  


Lesley Anne Rose

Story Weaver

I’m a creative producer and writer and co-founder of Open Road, a company who believes that culture and creativity inspired by people and place can transform lives. I have worked on a number of community climate engagement projects, including as an Embedded Artist with Creative Carbon Scotland and Climate Ready Clyde.
I am one of SCCAN Story Weavers working with Joana Avi-Lorie and Kaska Hempel.  


Kaska Hempel

Story Weaver

Based in Tayport, North East Fife, I have worked in climate communication and digital community storytelling for 8 years, with PLANT group, Tayport Community Trust and with Transition University of St Andrews and now SCCAN. I believe empowering individuals and communities to share their stories of climate action can drive real change. I take care of 1000 Better Stories podcast, related training and audio storyteller collective for change.


Joana Avi-Lorie

Story Weaver & Event Coordinator

I’m a writer, artist and student researcher working with climate anxiety, stories and children. I joined SCCAN because I wanted to learn about and contribute to community climate action. I am also interested in sociocracy as a way to create positive change that can cascade across different areas of society.

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Tara O’Leary

Programme Lead – Regional Networks

My formal training is in human ecology, natural science and psychology along with over twenty years of practical skills and experience in community development.  Over recent years I’ve really enjoyed exploring activities to foster a sense of ‘belonging and becoming’ with thousands of teenagers and young adults.   I live with my family in a small community in rural North East Fife and can often be found by the sea or in the woods. 


Rebecca Gibbs

Programme Lead – Regional Networks

I’ve worked in health, policy and politics.  I have 15 years working on climate change – most recently on adaptation and am particularly interested in social adaptation.  Before working in the policy world, I spent time as a community worker in South London and lived in two eco communities in Dorset and Southern Spain. When I’m not at SCCAN I try to make my garden grow and co-convene an  adaptation forum, The Cadence Roundtable.


Kirsty Heron

Climate for Change Programme Lead

My work is about creating opportunities for people to explore their responses to the climate/ecological/social crises, uncover motivation to act, and find empowerment through collective action. I’m an Active Hope facilitator and trainer, passionate about communities building resilience together. I’m also an ecological fruit grower, natural builder, and dancer, currently based in rural Perthshire.


Johanna Saunderson

Member Engagement and Support Coordinator

I’ve worked across the creative sector, events and education. I’m also an artist and have been involved with climate action groups in Glasgow where I’m currently based. At SCCAN I aim to ensure members’ needs are met through delivering a range of activities and training opportunities.


Ruth McLaren

Communications Weaver

I have worked and volunteered in the environment sector for over 5 years and I have always been extremely passionate about issues surrounding the climate emergency, especially climate justice and addressing inequalities. I live on the Isle of Arran and love spending time in nature and reading (sometimes both at the same time!).



Madeleine Scobie

Content Creator & Media Assistant Intern

I’m currently SCCAN’s media intern, who is based in Ayrshire. I enjoy using my media production skills to help promote and raise awareness of SCCAN and community-led climate action in Scotland. I like working at SCCAN as I am passionate about the environment and believe it’s important to help Scottish communities adapt to climate change. In my spare time, I like to do nature photography and watch films and documentaries.


Board Members

Pat Abel

SCCAN Board Member


Pamela Candea

SCCAN Board Member

Based in Stirling, a founding member of Transition Stirling, I have been with SCCAN almost since its inception, believing strongly that grassroots initiatives, supporting each other, are key to moving toward a more sustainable, more democratic society.


Eva Schonveld

SCCAN Board Member

I am a climate activist, writer and process designer and facilitator. I work with Grassroots to Global, which takes a psychological and cultural approach to catalyse and explore better ways to make our collective decisions that can enable meaningful change locally, nationally and internationally.


Philip Revell

SCCAN Board Member

I’m a community activist, independent researcher, project manager, potter and grandad. Holding a positive vision whilst building well networked, resilient communities, all exploring and telling a new story of humans and nature flourishing together, locally and globally, is becoming ever more urgent.


Emma Yule

SCCAN Board Member

I work on projects that engage and inspire people to take climate action and begin their journey into climate science and climate justice. I am a PhD researcher and tutor at Edinburgh University focused on extreme weather and climate adaptation. I was listed on the Scottish Power COP26 Green Power List for her climate action work.


Iryna Zamuruieva

SCCAN Board Member


Investing in Regional Networks – Support Staff

Ian Malcolm

Midlothian Climate Action Network Coordinator

I am a retired Civil Servant within the Scottish Government, latterly Climate Change and Energy, with past experience in Scottish Enterprise, the University of Strathclyde and in event management also.  My passions are building community, social enterprise, early medieval history, the big outdoors and tackling climate change.


Kenny McCubbin

Glasgow Climate Action Network Coordinator

I have worked and volunteered outdoors for over 25 years supporting food growing projects, young people and environmental projects. It is something that I have been passionate about for over 40 years and want to do something to bring attention to the climate emergency we all find ourselves in. I love spending time outdoors with my family at weekends, whenever possible.


Lykke (she/her or they/them)

Glasgow Regional Network Coordinator

Glasgow has a strong history of resistance and resilience, I am proud to call my home. In my spare time, I’m involved in climate and social justice projects.


Taya Mozagba

West Lothian Climate Action Network Coordinator

Having moved around the globe with my family from a young age opened my eyes to environmental consciousness at a time when not many spoke about it. I have a background in life science but decided to follow my passion after becoming a mum. Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors with my family and exercising.


Kate Munro

Tayside Regional Network Coordinator



Argyll & Bute Regional Network Engagement Coordinator

This post is now vacant and recruitment will be advertised soon at: Information about the Argylle & Bute Climate Action Network is available here. For further information contact Rebecca Gibbs


Lisa Busby

Ayrshire Regional Network Coordinator

With a background in arts and music making, Lisa’s worked on projects to support, connect and empower people, networks and communities, including land and environmental sector; often with a focus on learning or creativity. She lives on the west coast and you will often find her in or on the sea.


Jean-Matthieu Gaunand

Edinburgh Regional Network Coordinator

With a background in community project management, I started working at SCCAN in 2018 as SCCAN communications coordinator and later as Network Weaver. I am now the Network Coordinator for the Edinburgh Climate Action Network. More info is available here.


Alison Limbert

Lanarkshire Regional Network Coordinator

Working with private and public sector stakeholders,I have previously supported projects which built and upgraded public sector buildings. In more recent years I have worked with social enterprises, charities and community groups, in supporting circular economy and sustainability projects. Moving with my family from an urban to a rural area allows me to enjoy Scotland’s stunning natural environment and inspires me to protect it for my children and future generations to be able to continue to enjoy it.


Circle Members

Zainab Al Lawati

Volunteer and Climate for Change Conversations Facilitator

I am very passionate about planet conservation. I think it very important to look after the environment and address the climate emergency, which is why I joined SCCAN. I also joined because SCCAN follows sociocracy, which enables each person to have a voice, which is essential too.

Annabel Collins

SCCAN Volunteer

I’m Annabel I live in Glasgow and I’m volunteer for the charity because I want to do my bit for the natural world.

Hazel Darwin-Clements

Storyteller, Community Climate Action Project worker

I’m interested in how to inspire effective community climate action in an artistic, meaningful and joyful way. My background is in theatre and arts, but I also freelance for a Porty Community Energy, run a cargo bike library, Community Fridge and Car Pool as well as organising Community Energy/Heat conversations.

Andrea Harrower

Development Worker at Greener Kirkcaldy

I started as a Media Volunteer at Greener Kirkcaldy in 2014. I joined their staff in 2021, coordinating the events schedule and marketing and communications activities. I also have a keen interest in media production as it is in this area I got my degree.

Katie Revell

Audio Producer

I’m an audio producer with a particular focus on food, farming and the climate crisis. For me, being involved in community climate action is a way of feeling connected and useful, and getting a regular dose of positivity – a necessary antidote to the frustration and despair that often comes with dwelling too much on the global situation!

Dominique O’Connor

SCCAN Volunteer

Mary Troup

SCCAN Volunteer

Alette Willis

SCCAN Volunteer

For the last two decades my work and my passion has revolved around how we think with stories about everyday ethical actions in relation to place and to the more-than-human world.  I have explored this and experimented through performance storytelling, writing children’s books, doing research, teaching and facilitating workshops.

Jenny Storey

Website Coordinator

Having grown up in the German countryside shaped my personality and I’ve been passionate about environmental protection from a young age. I help working on SCCAN’s website and am always eager to get involved in climate action. In my free time I love going for forest walks and exploring Edinburgh.