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, in 2009; kompost provides equipment and training to businesses that wishes to turn their food waste into compost on-site.

Dennis Geertsen

Soap Reprocessing Unit & Logistics Manager

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

Elna Kotze

Toiletry Reprocessing Unit  Manager

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


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

James Keeling


MD & Finance Director JGK Financial Management Ltd

Special Advisors

Jenny Gush

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

Our Patron

Ciarán Fahy

Our Patron

Chief Executive Officer, Ellerman Investments Ltd (Hotels Division)

Ciarán is a member of the Executive Committee of the Master Innholders.  He is Chairman of the Jermyn Street Association and The London Committee of the BHA and is a Board Member of the Heart of London Business Alliance.