Our Trustees

Mrs Marlyn Lee – Hughes (Chair of Trustees), Mrs Miriam Kennet, Mrs Michelle S Gale (Brazil & US), Ms Bianca Madison-Vuleta, Ms Pamela Harling, Councillor David Williams, Mr Paul Kennet, Mr Jack Easton, Mrs Areti Zenon, Prof Maria Alejandro Madi (Brazil), Mrs Agneta Granstrom, Anjikwi Mshelbwana (Nigeria)

Marlyn Lee Hughes, Chair of  Trustees

Marlyn Lee Hughes

name=”Marlyn Lee-Hughes” job=”” ] Marlyn, our Chair of Trustees, was a Radiographer, qualified at Edinburgh, a former BA Air Hostess, English Language teacher and designer of Education Courses at Newbury College and has, for the past four years, been mentoring teachers in all areas of FE. Marlyn is our Director of Studies at the Green Economics Institute Trust. [/team] [/column]


name=”Miriam Kennet” job=”” ] Miriam Kennet was one of the Founder Members of the Green Economics Institute Trust. She has been trained in Trust issues, administration, finance and many other aspects of Trust Management and is on the board of two other Foundations, The Green European Foundation and the European Network of Political Foundations,  one in Luxembourg and one in Brussels.


Pamela Harling graduated in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and has an MSc in Information Science and one in Landscape Ecology. She has worked in technical libraries for BP and the Central Electricity Generating Board, in the conservation sector (The Woodland Trust), environmental consultancy (Environmental Resources Management) and environmental policy (International Institute for Environment and Development).

 Bianca Madison – Vuleta, Trustee


name=”Bianca Madison–Vuleta” job=”” ] Bianca Madison-Vuleta is highly trained and experienced in the areas of holistic, ecological and sustainable living. Bianca has been actively involved in the work of numerous national and international human rights and environmental NGOs as a committed and inspired campaigner, fundraiser and public speaker. A passionate humanitarian and environmentalist and Co-founder of The Sustainable Planet Foundation, Bianca works tirelessly to be the change in the world. [/team]

Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira is a director of the Green Economics Institute, UK. She is a member of the Law School of the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), holding an MA in Human Rights Law with a focus on Islamic Law, Peace-Building, and Developing Countries, specifically South Sudan. Founder of the Gender Progress Consortium, she holds degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL). She is a deputy editor of the International Journal of Green Economics.

Councillor David Williams has a Degree in Art History and Politics at Newcastle University and international politics at Manchester University with an MA. He took a further Masters Degree in International Education later. David worked as a senior lecturer in FE and HE for 35 years in a number of Colleges and Universities including a number of years as Chief Executive of Quest Quays International an organisation heavily involved in developmental projects with Eastern European countries.He came to Oxford in 1997 as head of the International Office at what is now OCVC. His role was to recruit students to study in Oxford at the College and its associates. As a result of his work he travelled all over the world.David now heads up Oxford UK Excellence a consultancy group that brings leading edge expertise in a wide range of themes to international clients. After 20 years on Rochdale Council as a Labour councillor where he served as Chair of Education Committee and Chair of Economic Development.

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Jack Easton, Trustee


Jack is now committed to harnessing his accounting and business skills for the good of the broad green agenda, and was part of the GEI team in Paris at COP21.

Jack is our lead on Finance and Accounting and Sustainability.

Jack Easton is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed a long career in public practice in the UK.  Until recently Jack was the Technical and Training partner in a City of London-based firm of accountants, specialising himself in auditing and financial reporting by both companies and not-for profit organisations such as charities. As you might have already guessed, the role also included the oversight of the firm’s training programme and the delivery of many of its courses.  He was one of the founders of Transition St Albans and remains on the local steering group.  Long ago but not so far away, Jack’s first degree was in Mathematics.

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photo Maria Alejandra Madi 2017

Prof Maria Alejandra Madi

Maria Alejandra Madi holds an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil). Her academic career includes a long-term professorship at UNICAMP (1983-2012) and visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba

(Canada) and at the University of Kassel (Germany), in addition to a position as Avocational Lecturer at Steinbes University Berlin. She is also researcher at the Center for Pragmatism Studies (PUC-SP, Brazil). In addition to her overall

research interest that lies in the financial and social challenges of globalization, her current line of investigation includes a philosophical discussion both of realism in economics and in the methodology of economics within the wider context of the philosophy of science.

She has been Chair of the World Economics Association (WEA)Online Conferences Programme since 2014, Editor of the WEA Books Conference Series and founding editor of the WEA Pedagogy Blog (weapedagogy.wordpress.com/). On behalf of her interest in a pluralist Economics = Education, she is also Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.

Besides having published research papers and book reviews in international journals, she co-edited some of The Green Economics Institute (UK) books, including The Greening of Global Finance, The Greening of Latin America and Values, Valuation and Valuing. She also co-edited some of the World Economics Association (UK) books: The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation, Ideas towards a new international financial architecture? and Capital and Justice. Her latest books include Global Finance and Development (Sanbun, India), Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges (Nova Publishers, U.S.) and Pluralist Readings in Economics: key-concepts and policy-tools for the 21st century (Bentham Science). Among other activities in professional and academic organizations, she is Vice-President of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil, Counselor of the Conselho Regional de Economia-SP and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Green Economics and the Journal of Reviews on Global Economics.




Agneta Granstrom


Anjikwi Mshelbwala