Ian Liddle (current Chair)
Ian (pictured right) is a partner in a marketing communications agency and has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years, including at the RSPCA, Age Concern England and ChildLine. His roles have involved fundraising, marketing and trading. Ian wishes to increase awareness of the Society and promote veganism to new audiences. For the past 15 years Ian has followed a vegan lifestyle for health, ethical and environmental reasons. Ian and his wife Jenny have raised their 9 year-old daughter vegan from birth.
Paul has done much strategic work with the homeless in his hometown of Brighton, including founding and helping run a Community Self-Build for Rent project. Paul is also a Board member at AmicusHorizon Housing Association and wishes to utilise his experience to help guide the strategic business of the Society in a positive, collective environment. Paul believes that we live in a time when the use of animal products is unnecessary and has been vegan for the past 22 years.
Menna is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and for the past three years has been Clinical Lead of a multi-disciplinary NHS team. She has a particular interest in promoting the relevance of veganism within contemporary Welsh culture and regularly translates vegan resources into Welsh. Menna is currently working on establishing a Welsh language social networking group to promote veganism. As a committed vegan for the past eight years and long-time member of The Vegan Society, Menna values the Society's role in supporting vegans.
Alex is a marketing and communications specialist and intends using her experience to help identify the most effective channels to overcome objections and persuade organisations and individuals to engage with veganism. Alex became vegan in 2007 after reading a harrowing account of the slaughter of a pig in a national newspaper, when she realised that pain is pain - for all sentient creatures.
Nicola is a qualified accountant with a wealth of charity sector experience. She has been heavily involved with the Society for many years, first as an Administration Officer and then as Council member and Treasurer. A Society member since 1996, Nicola has been vegan for 24 years, having gradually transformed from vegetarianism after picking up a flyer at an animal rights event.
Born 1940, George is the only Trustee older than The Vegan Society itself! A retired science teacher and long-time Trustee, George is extremely active in the veg*n scene in the North East of Scotland. He has compiled several editions of the Vegan Passport and has a particular interest in the Society’s Trademark operations. He has been vegan since 1992, despite having been brought up on a livestock farm!
Kelly currently works in the publishing subsidiary of an international development organisation. She is drawing on her vast publishing experience and editorial expertise to positively influence financial and editorial considerations for the Society’s printed materials (including The Vegan magazine and information leaflets), website and digital communications, and overall branding. Kelly has completed several short term contracts with The Vegan Society and has contributed to The Vegan magazine. She is an enthusiastic blogger of vegan issues and currently working on a Vegan City Guide to Birmingham eBook. After becoming vegetarian during her teen years, Kelly transitioned to veganism seven years ago after learning the details about the dairy industry.