Environmental Investigation Agency Trust Limited
About EIA Trust
The Environmental Investigation Agency Trust Limited (hereafter ‘EIA Trust’) is a registered company limited by guarantee, number 7844550, incorporated on November 11, 2011 and registered with the Charity Commission, number 1145359.
The company was established under a memorandum and articles of association which established the objects and powers of the company and is governed under its articles of association. The objects of the company are for the public benefit; the Trustees are also the Members of the Company and have no beneficial interest in the company:
- To advance the education of the public in environmental matters, the preservation and conservation of the natural environment and the causes and effects of environmental degradation;
- The conservation and protection and restoration of the natural environment, ecosystems, wildlife and plant life of the world.
EIA Trust works in cooperation with EIA UK and EIA Inc based in Washington DC, USA. It shares premises with EIA UK.
The Trust was set up as a fundraising trust. The Trustees acting as a board have determined that the best way for EIA Trust to fulfil its objectives is to support the charitable aspects of work undertaken by EIA (UK) Limited, a separate company. This decision is reviewed annually or as and when the Trustees consider appropriate. The Trustees consider applications for funding from EIA (UK) Limited in light of the charity’s objectives and each successful application is governed by a separate and specific grant agreement.
Since it was formed, the Trust has raised more than £1.5 million, making a vital contribution to work carried out by EIA UK.
EIA Trust members
Jenine Langrish is passionate about environmental issues and wildlife conservation, and is a longstanding supporter of EIA. Jenine previously worked in the City for 25 years as a Fund Manager and latterly as a Client Relationship Director and so has a good understanding of finance, as well as an interest in governance. Since leaving the City she has held a number of roles in the not-for-profit sector. She is currently a Director of TCHG, a housing association based in Tunbridge Wells, and chairs its Investment and Finance Committee. She has been a member of Christian Aid’s Finance Committee since March 2007 and is a former Chair of ShareAction (a charity campaigning for responsible investment).
Jon Miller is a business and communications advisor and the author of Everybody’s Business: The Unlikely Story of How Business Can Fix the World. He has worked around the globe with brands such as Coca-Cola and American Express. He was Strategy Director for Mother, one of the most awarded creative agencies in the world, and spent many years with Ogilvy. Jon has a lifelong commitment to the environment and has created campaigns for many NGOs, including Amnesty, Greenpeace and WWF.
Mark Roberts has practiced law for 27 years – specialising in environmental, energy and land use law and litigation. He joined EIA in 2008 as Senior Counsel and International Policy Advisor and is actively involved in international environmental, climate and deforestation issues. He participates at the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other international fora to enhance actions to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and to prevent deforestation. He regularly speaks and writes on legal, technical and policy issues related to climate change, control of greenhouse gases and energy efficiency.
Kit Stoner (Chair) became Joint Chief Executive of the Bat Conservation Trust in 2014. She was previously Director of Operations, following three years spent directing statutory fundraising, the helpline and training departments and critical strategic areas such as organisational project management. Prior to this she managed the National Bat Helpline and developed a training programme for professionals and volunteers working with bats. Alongside her work, she is studying for a part-time degree looking at the associations and/or communications between birds and lemurs in Madagascar. Before entering the world of conservation, she worked in publishing, advertising and training.
Michelle Thew is Chief Executive of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, Cruelty Free International and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments. Michelle is one of the most respected and accomplished individuals in the animal protection movement. With more than 15 years of experience leading and directing national and international campaign efforts, Michelle has worked with governments, regulatory agencies, local communities, grassroots networks and media around the globe. She led the campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals in Europe and spearheaded a wide range of campaigns challenging the UK Government’s support for animal experimentation.
• Contact EIA Trust via Jo Taylor, Clerk to the Trustees, by telephone on 07799 413009, email JTaylor@eia-international.org or write to her at 62-63 Upper Street, London, N1 1NY, UK.