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About us

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

We are part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

We are committed to

  • a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature.
  • each generation enjoying an environment that’s getting better; a safer climate, abundant nature, healthy air, water and food.
  • a growing and diverse network of people coming together to transform our environment into one which is flourishing, sustainable, and socially just.

Friends of the Earth Limited is a not-for-profit limited company limited by guarantee (company number 1012357).

We own the Friends of the Earth trademark and grant local groups a license to campaign under our name.

Friends of the Earth's Annual Review 2018

Read more about our activities and successes in the last year.

Governance and funding


We are led by a Senior Leadership Team:

Craig Bennett, Chief Executive

Emma Gibson, Interim Director of Campaigning Impact

Rob Halkyard, Director of Supporter Experience and Fundraising

Liz Hutchins, Director of Campaigning Impact

Hugh Knowles and Miriam Turner, co-Directors of Innovation

Alasdair Roxburgh, Director of Communities and Networks

Dan Youmans, Acting Director of Finance & People


We are governed by a Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and oversight of the organisation, ensuring regulatory compliance, monitoring and evaluating risks, and approval of the annual budget and audited accounts.

For our Memorandum and Articles of Association, please see our filing history with Companies House.


A substantial part of our funding comes from Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust.