The Ecoisland Team
CEO and Founder
David was the originator of the Ecoisland idea setting up the Ecoisland Partnership CIC in 2011. Previous to this he ran the United Kingdom Sailing Academy, spending a lot of time on a boat where you can only use what you have, he realised that this was a much better way to live and thus began his journey into sustainability. David works with all our partners and is the figurehead for Ecoisland and Isle of Wight sustainability, speaking at many conferences and summits globally, you can find him tweeting @ecoislandhub.
Jeremy joined Joni and David in August 2011 having worked with David before at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy. As a Father and sailor Jeremy has been interested in sustainability for a long time as he would like his two children to grow up with everything that he had. Jeremy's work with Ecoisland involves working with local businesses and seeing what opportunities are available for them to work with Ecoisland and save money on their bills with renewable energy. Jeremy works closely with David to manage partnerships, especially with our local partners, and advise in the decision making process. Jeremy is a regular at Ecoisland events and you will often see him and his two children at the beach cleans.
Joni was born on the Isle of Wight and began her professional career in media and communications, spending over 4 years with Island Community TV channel Solent TV and progressing to run a small and successful production company which took her, quite literally, around the world. Following a move to London, Joni continued to work in broadcast and was employed by Arqiva for the majority of her time in the city. Currently training to be a yoga teacher, and with a passion for healthy living, Joni was delighted to be able to return to her roots and work with her home community on the Ecoisland project. As Operations Manager, and the first official employee of the CIC in March 2011, Joni is proud to play a pivotal role in such an important and game changing initiative.
Executive Assistant to David Green
Abigail joined Ecoisland after working as a P.A. in London, and wanting to move into the sustainability sector and back to the Island where she grew up. Whilst in London Abigail volunteered for the British Trust of Conservation Volunteers as a Project Officer, for Project Dirt as their head of conservation and also set up her own voluntary group ‘Friends of Railway Fields’. Abigail's role at Ecoisland involves managing David’s diary, emails and travel arrangements and helping to spread the Ecoisland message. You can find her tweeting at @ecoislandteam. When not at work Abi is a big supporter of ‘grow your own’ and is battling against the weather (and slugs) to produce her own food.
Receptionist and Apprentice
Rosie has recently joined the Ecoisland team as the informally branded Sorcerer's Apprentice. Rosie joined half a year ago, unsure of the prospects Ecoisland would present to her, since then she hasn't looked back. The team have sparked a passion within Rosie for sustainable living, and our mother earth and now see's this is as the long and winding road of her future, and career. Rosie has fallen into co-ordinating the GREENback scheme, which as you may or may not know, is our discount card we offer to people after discounts across the Isle of Wight, including ferry travel and accommodation. Rosie is keen to grow alongside the CIC, and can see a bright (green) future for us all.