We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Page and Jeff Twentyman as the new co-chairs of UKSSD. They join UKSSD at an exciting time for the initiative and bring lots of energy and expertise to help accelerate the UK's progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.    

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Victoria joins UKSSD with a track record in communications and strategy, which has seen her work with some of the world’s leading businesses including Sky, Unilever, and Sony and set up her own sustainable business consultancy, VP Comms. She’s also a Fellow at the RSA and founder of grassroots community initiative Love Haslemere, Hate Waste.

UKSSD is an incredible network focused on action to deliver the SDGs. With only a decade remaining to deliver on the Goals, our time to achieve a sustainable and prosperous society is fast running out. I’m delighted to be harnessing my passion and expertise to drive real and tangible change in the UK and honoured to be doing that through UKSSD.

Jeff is a partner at international law firm Slaughter and May, where he is a principal sponsors for their responsible business initiatives and manages major client relationships. He has substantial board experience including as the Chairman of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, the Commonwealth Education Trust, and of Heartlands High School in Haringey. 

I am pleased to be getting involved with UKSSD at this critical time for the SDGs in the UK when the need to increase momentum and engagement is clear.  I have admired the way UKSSD has brought together such a wide group of committed partners and I look forward to meeting many of you soon.

At this exciting juncture in UKSSD's evolution, and in recognition of the urgency of the task facing our network, the UKSSD Steering Group reviewed its governance structure and processes in 2018. This has resulted in a number of changes including several members stepping down from their posts. 

We would like to thank Louise Scott, Steve Kenzie, Steve Martin and Farooq Ullah for the enthusiasm and energy they have dedicated to UKSSD. They remain involved as representatives of partner organisations and will maintain a close relationship with the network.

In line with the decision to recruit a new chair, Emily Auckland has stepped down as co-chair and from the Steering Group. She remains Network Director and is responsible for the management and delivery of UKSSD. Tom Schuurman has joined the Steering Group as a representative of the host organisation Bioregional where he is Head of Finance and Resources.

Dominic White is also stepping down as co-chair and remains on the Steering Group as our government engagement lead. The other members are Amanda Powell-Smith, Colin Curtis, Francesca Sharp and Jason Perks. You can find out more about their roles on the group here.