Meet the Veganuary Team!

Working towards a vegan world


Senior Management Team

  • Ria Rehberg


  • Dr. Toni Vernelli

    International Head of Communications & Marketing

  • Ciara Lynch

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Mauricio Serrano

    Director, Latin America

  • Wendy Matthews

    Director, US

Our International Team

  • Christopher Hollmann

    Director, Germany

  • Felicity Jane Crump

    Senior Creative & Communications Manager

  • Kieron Casey

    Digital Manager

  • Kim Waldron

    Marketing Manager

  • Julia Bulkina

    Finance Manager

  • Erica Garbas

    HR Manager

  • Ravinder Jagdev

    Senior Website Developer

  • Stuart Giddens

    Content Strategist

  • 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 Director, India

  • Chelsea Harrop - Communications Officer

    Chelsea Harrop

    Communications Officer

  • Mahima Purohit

    Corporate & Communications Manager, India

  • Emily Davey

    Social Media Officer & Content Creator

  • Candice Haridimou

    Supporter Care & Social Media Officer, UK

  • Kristine Bakhturidze

    Marketing & Corporate Engagement Manager, Germany

  • Stina Kaiser

    Stina Kaiser

    Marketing & Communications Manager, Germany

  • Francisca Valdebenito

    Communications Manager, Latin America

  • Bárbara Serrano Palma

    Social Media Manager (Spanish)

  • Luiza Fischer

    Social Media Manager, Brazil

  • Gonzalo Atencio

    Corporate Engagement Manager, Latin America

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.


  • 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.