Meet the Veganuary Team!

Working towards a vegan world

Senior Management Team

  • Ria Rehberg


  • Dr. Toni Vernelli

    International Head of Communications & Marketing

  • Mauricio Serrano

    Director, Latin America

  • Wendy Matthews

    Director, US

  • Shona Tchilingirian

    Head Of Ops & Finance (Interim)

  • Christopher Hollmann

    Interim Director, Germany

Our International Team

  • Felicity Jane Crump

    Senior Creative & Communications Manager

  • Kieron Casey

    Digital Manager

  • Kim Waldron

    Marketing Manager

  • Julia Bulkina

    Finance Manager

  • Karimah Stroud

    HR Manager

  • Ravinder Jagdev

    Website & IT Manager

  • Stuart Giddens

    Content Strategist

  • Zaid Moosa

    Senior Fundraising Manager

  • Zoe West

    Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist, UK

  • Bree Cannon

    Senior Corporate Engagement Manager, US

  • Hannah Weller

    International Corporate Engagement Manager

  • Andrew Jolly

    Video and Creative Manager

  • Rita Parente

    Graphic Designer

  • Päivi Vahvelainen

    Communications Manager, UK

  • Karen Acevedo

    Campaign Manager, Argentina

  • Anita Krepp

    Communications Manager, Brazil

  • Rachel Pawelski

    Communications Manager, US

  • Prashanth Vishwanath

    Country Manager, India

  • Mahima Purohit

    Corporate & Communications Manager, India

  • Chelsea Harrop

    Communications Officer

  • Candice Haridimou

    Supporter Care & Social Media Officer, UK

  • Kristine Bakhturidze

    Marketing & Corporate Engagement Manager, Germany

  • Stina Kaiser

    Stina Kaiser

    Social Media & Marketing Manager, Germany

  • Bárbara Serrano Palma

    Social Media Manager (Spanish)

  • Francisca Valdebenito

    Communications Manager, Latin America

  • Gonzalo Atencio

    Corporative Engagement Manager, Latin America

  • Luiza Fischer

    Social Media Manager, Brazil

Meet Our Board

  • Matthew Glover

    Co-Founder and Chairman

    Matthew Glover is the co-founder of Veganuary. After 17 years of working in the window and door industry, his priorities and focus changed when he became vegan in 2011. With a drive to reduce animal suffering, Matthew used his business and marketing skills to launch the Veganuary campaign in 2014 with his partner Jane. Today he continues to guide the charity along with a team of very talented and dedicated trustees.

  • Jane Land

    Co-Founder and Trustee

    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.


  • 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.

  • Giles Fisher

    Giles Fisher is the Head of Category Trading at Waitrose. Giles was the driving force behind the first chilled vegan food bay in UK supermarket history. He was vegetarian for 31 years, before ‘upgrading’ to vegan over a year ago.

  • 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.

  • Marie Page

    Marie is a digital and social media marketer whose expertise and advice we have long relied upon! Marie is co-founder of The Digiterati and Digiterati Academy where she has several vegan client companies. Marie has been vegan since taking part in Veganuary 2017.

  • 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.