Meet the Board

Education for Sustainability has now grown significantly since 2017, and now has an operational executive team of eight ?, who are a mixture of direct employees and contractors supporting the organisation using very different skillsets.

Leah Fairman

Chairperson

Leah Fairman has an array of experience in organizational leadership ranging from management consultancy to social enterprise. With expertise in HR, Learning & Development, Strategic Planning, and project management, Leah’s experience has included international work in Europe and the US.

She is passionate about the power of social enterprise to enact societal change by transforming local communities. For the past five years she has been at the helm of a social enterprise driving the regeneration of a Donegal community through the support of local enterprise, start-ups, community development and tourism projects.

Emer McPartland

Finance

Emer is an expert in the financial sector with more than 20 years’ experience working in a variety of roles in European payment operations and global liquidity and investments. She is passionate about growth and development leading to driving people initiatives within her regional roles and championing the diversity programmes.

Andrew Adams

Education

Andrew is Deputy Principal at Newpark Comprehensive School in Dublin. He has worked in the education sector for over 30 years and is passionate about education and providing young people with opportunities to learn and develop their knowledge and skills so that they can thrive in all aspects of their lives.

David Balfe

Strategy

David is owner of a successful Eco Cleaning Company in Dublin. His skill set lies in business development and strategy. His previous role as Head Chef in The Church Bar and Restaurant brings experience of people management, operations and budgeting.

Susan Adams

Execute Director.

Susan set up Education of Sustainability in 2017 as a social enterprise in response to research that revealed a lack of time and expertise for teachers to delivery climate literacy programmes. She was also motivated by the fact that young people were suffering from eco anxiety and the lack of action-based opportunities. 

Susan is an environmentalist and educator in conservation and climate change. Her first and foremost love is nature and the natural world which was inspired by her work in Dublin Zoo, her college education and from worldwide travel. She is passionate about educating and inspiring young people to develop awareness and knowledge of issues and to form a personal and ethical relationship with the environment that leads to actions that create a sustainable planet for now and the future

Want to get involved? Got previous board experience? If you would like to join our non-executive board, please get in touch.