Joining us on this journey are our newest trustees – Cristian, Ruben and Peter. Peter Brogden brings his CFO and project management experience and will take a leading role in managing the delivery of our Climate Voices programme; Ruben Brooke has been volunteering his time with ICN for the past three years, in particular leading our social media engagement, and he will bring a strong connection to our young secondary school students; Cristian Parrino will bring his creative, entrepreneurial skills to drive our expansion and reach students in new, innovative ways.
Cristian is a tech turned social entrepreneur, focussed on applying his commercial and innovation background to enable an inclusive and regenerative economy. He currently shares his time between building Greengame, a tech-for-good startup that works with cities, universities and businesses to incentivise sustainable behaviour, and helping social impact organisations scale through new programme development, fundraising and partnerships. Recently this has included working with primary and secondary schools on a climate action themed social entrepreneurship programme, advising the United Nations Global Compact on their Young SDG Innovators Program (YSIP), and building a research and innovation programme for environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Ruben first became involved with ICN in 2017. Attending a climate conference inspired him while he was developing a climate diplomacy schools project with a social mobility charity in London. Since then, Ruben has been engaged with the communications and digital side of the charity. Professionally, he works in the asset management industry and is currently a business analyst at Standard Life Aberdeen, one of the world’s largest investment companies. Ruben is due to graduate from the University of Bristol with an MSc in Management this September, and holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy with English from New College of the Humanities.
Peter is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in Management Sciences. He retired from full time employment in February 2020 after a career in financial management within multi-national groups spanning a variety of industrial and commercial sectors. For the last 12 years he was UK Finance Director and Company Secretary for a global public transport provider. He is married to Ruth, a chiropodist, and they have four children, all now adults.