The Team

Gwen Powell

Founder and Project Director

Gwen left a 17 year career in the legal world to start her own recycling business, kompost ltd, in 2009; kompost provides equipment and training to businesses that wishes to turn their food waste into compost on-site.

Dennis Geertsen

Production Manager

Dennis, a qualified lithographic printer, joined her in 2010 and they have been working together ever since.


Sue Gillie

Chair of Trustees

Co-Founder of The Funding Network, and Trustee to numerous other charities

Alan Brand

Founding Trustee

Retired Director of Estate & Hotel Services for Henley Business School

Jo Taylor

Founding Trustee

Consultant to the NGO sector and former first Director of the Ethical Property Foundation

Stephen Wright


Former Head of Finance Aioi Insurance Management

Special Advisors

Elna Kotze

Retired businesswoman, environmentalist, Ashoka Fellow, former Chair of the consulting Board and retired Operations Director of the New Economics Foundation.

Jenny Gush

Formerly Pharmacy Stores and Distribution Manager, Trained NVQ Assessor and Quality Assurer