Meet the Veganuary Team!

Working towards a vegan world

Senior Management Team

  • Ria Rehberg


  • Dr. Toni Vernelli

    International Head of Policy and Communications

  • Ciara Lynch

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Wendy Matthews

    International Head of Partnerships and Expansion

OUR india team

  • Prashanth Vishwanath

    Director, India

  • Mahima Purohit

    Corporate & Communications Manager, India

Meet Our Board

  • Jane Land

    Co-Founder and Chair

    Jane Land is the co-founder of Veganuary. A former English teacher turned animal campaigner, she was horrified to witness the treatment of animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. Joining forces with her partner Matthew, they launched the Veganuary campaign in 2014 to inspire and support people to try vegan for the month of January. Today Jane continues to guide the charity along with a team of very talented and dedicated trustees.


  • Ruth Jenkins

    Ruth is a Chartered Accountant, specialising in the charity sector. She went vegan in 1998, founded Vegan Inclusive Education Ltd, and is a long term supporter of Veganuary.

  • Nihal Haria-Shah

    Nihal Haria-Shah is a Chartered Accountant, and currently the Finance Director of Misfits Health Ltd, a vegan healthy snacking company. Nihal went vegan in 2017, and is a passionate supporter of Veganuary.

  • Minal Shah

  • Clare Bland

  • Bradley Russell

    An investment manager, entrepreneur and co-founder of Manchester Pig Save and the UK Save Movement. Bradley went vegan in 2014 and is a long term supporter of Veganuary.

  • Jane Thurnell-Read

    Jane Thurnell-Read is a former university lecturer, now entrepreneur, philanthropist and inspirational speaker. Jane is longtime Veganuary supporter and became vegan after meeting the Veganuary founders.

  • Sagar Shah


    Sagar Shah is a professional economist and has worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors on a range of issues including financial regulation and happiness economics. He has supported Veganuary in measuring its impact for animals and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions on dietary change.

  • Seth Tibbott

    Seth Tibbott is the Chairman and Founder of the family-owned Tofurky Company and its parent company, Turtle Island Foods. Seth has been a long-term supporter of the Veganuary campaign and is pleased to be waving the flag for us in the USA.