The Converging World

Governance at the climate change and sustainable development charity

Who is your chair?

Karen Morgan has been chair since 2008, two years after the charity was founded. As vice-chair of WaterAid and a member of the Natural Environment Research Council, she has an in-depth understanding of ecological issues and experience in overseas development.

How many trustees are there?

We have four, all of them voluntary. One is our chief executive, Wendy Stephenson. She is paid as chief executive, but not for her role on the board.

Who are the other trustees on the board?

We have the founders, John Pontin and Ian Roderick, who created the model of building wind farms in India to enable communities to sell renewable energy credits back to the west. There's also Tim Miles, finance director of JT Group, the construction firm that Pontin runs, so he was appointed to oversee the finances.

Will the board expand?

We plan to recruit a trustee within the next year who has expertise in the business side of renewable energy.

When does the board meet?

Every six to eight weeks, but this is flexible.

What is the board talking about at the moment?

Now we have proved the success of our model, we're planning to expand beyond our initial two wind turbines in Tamil Nadu in southern India.

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