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Stephen Walsh (Chair)

Born in Belfast and vegan since 1993, Stephen’s contributions range from helping with Vegan Camp to writing Plant Based Nutrition and Health, formulating VEG 1 and assisting the charity's relocation. As the embodiment of so many members' efforts over so many years, The Vegan Society occupies a unique position at the heart of the movement. Having served as Chair, Treasurer and Company Secretary, Stephen sees honesty, accountability and good governance as key to The Vegan Society’s reputation. He looks forward to working with members, staff and trustees to ensure all vegans and potential vegans get excellent advice and support.

Menna Jones (Treasurer)

Menna is a consultant clinical psychologist, and has been clinical lead of a multi-disciplinary NHS team since 2010. 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 since 2004 and long-time member of The Vegan Society, Menna values the society's role in supporting vegans.

Jenifer Vinell (Vice-Chair)

Constantin Imbs

Born in France and educated in England, Constantin is a natural internationalist. An enthusiastic cook, his colourful poster for the EU Eating Together project promotes diversity and educates caterers, by showing vegan foods accessible to the widest possible range of cultures. Providing accurate nutritional information in response to misinformation about vitamin B12 has led to positive changes in French national dietary advice and to discussions with the World Health Organisation. A keen promoter of the Vegan Trademark and VEG 1 multivitamin in France and beyond, Constantin aims to reinforce and extend the role of the society worldwide.

Sagar Shah

Sagar has been a vegetarian since birth and a vegan since 2007.  He comes from a Jain family, and believes his ancestors have been following a strict vegetarian diet for over 800 years.  Sagar helped start a grass-roots vegan movement within the UK Jain community in 2008.  Professionally, he works as a public policy economist, and holds first class degrees from the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.  

Salim Akbar

David Gore

Graham Neale

Patricia Tricker