LUCY GILLIAM – Lucy is an Environmental Scientist with a BSc (1st), in Biological Sciences and a Phd in Microbial Ecology; Soil Science. Lucy worked as a post-doctoral research scientist at Rothamsted Research before joining the UK Civil Service. Her portfolio of work consisted of advising on ecotoxicology including endocrine disruptors, nanotechnology, heavy metals, climate change, biodiversity and sustainable food production.
Lucy is an experienced speaker having presented at conferences, universities and governance institutions around the world. She consults globally on wide range of environmental and food related topics and has recently worked at Singularity University advising on the challenge of food security as part of the curriculum for the Graduate Studies Program (2013). The GSP class brings together 80 change-makers from 35+ countries.
Lucy is a Founder and Director of New Dawn Traders, a partnership of Artists, Scientists, and Chefs re-imagining global trade by sail power. Lucy has sailed all her life and represented Exeter University in British University Sailing Association championships as well as leading the University Club as Commodore in her final year of studies. She is an experienced Yacht racer and has crossed the Atlantic four times now.
Lucy is passionate about sailing; the sea, biodiversity; nature, activism; storytelling for a greener cleaner planet.