Tamsin is on maternity leave until September 2013. Edward Hobson is covering the post of deputy director until then.
Tamsin heads up the policy team at Green Alliance, with responsibility for shaping its work and overseeing its delivery across the six work themes. She has a particular interest in building Green Alliance’s capability and activities in Europe and around the green economy. She also contributes to the development of Green Alliance’s strategic plan and works closely with our development manager, Laura Williams, in fostering our relationships with charitable trusts and corporate organisations, including Green Alliance’s Business Circle.
Prior to joining Green Alliance in 2010, Tamsin worked at IEEP (the Institute for European Environmental Policy) where latterly she was head of the agriculture and land management programme. At IEEP she led numerous pan-European policy studies for the European Commission, European Parliament and the UK nature conservation agencies, focusing on the provision of environmental public goods through agriculture as well as land-use change, food security and CAP reform.
Tamsin has a detailed knowledge of EU institutions, environmental policy, and the EU budget, with a wide network of contacts in NGOs and policy institutes across the 27 member states. She has sat on a number of advisory panels, including for the Rural Economies and Land Use programme (2007 -2010), and has given evidence to the House of Lords on CAP reform. She has authored many reports and articles on CAP reform.
Tamsin has a PhD in geography, an MSc in conservation from UCL, and speaks French.