Our Story - Our team

Kris Tisdale

Kris Tisdale

Director

I am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to see much of the world and whilst travelling I have seen first-hand the devastating impact plastic can have on the marine and wider environment. 

Washed up on a beach in Indonesia, trapped on coral in the Indian Ocean or on the open grasslands of Africa I have observed plastic and the often deadly effects it can have on nature.

I have realised that for too long we have let this continue unchecked and if we do not act immediately and decisively it will soon be too late.

I am also a director of an award winning digital creative agency based in the North West and work with well known brands to help them transform their online presence.

Working with Changing Streams since 2018 I have a remit to help lead our ambitious plans for growth and to articulate the Changing Streams message globally.

The rest of our team

Neal Maxwell

Founder

I’ve spent over 30 years in the Fit out industry and have seen a number of seismic changes in my working environment and of...

Prof Jonathan Sharples

Co Founder & Head of Oceanography

I have been researching the ocean for the past 30 years, studying how ocean physics (tides, weather, ocean currents) affects the growth and distribution...

Dr Gareth Abrahams

Co Founder & Head of Building Design Research

Before becoming an academic I worked for over 10 years as a senior project architect designing and delivered a number of prestigious projects across...

Brendon Kenny

Co Founder & Head of Engagement

I am passionate about the environment and believe business should create profit with purpose. I have over 35 years of Business experience at Senior...

Terry Cheesman

Finance Director

I haven’t always been a specialist tax accountant.  In my mid twenties I was a member of Friends of the Earth, worked in forestry...

Dr Wendy Jones

Company Secretary

I am a scientist with many years experience of business development on both sides of the academic-industry interface.  I have lived and worked in...

John Hall

Head of Memberships

I am a qualified solicitor having been a partner in the commercial law firm of Bermans for 35 years. I then became CEO of...

Prof Ric Williams

Climate Adviser to Changing Streams and co-chair of the Climate Futures Research Challenge

I have been researching how the ocean affects the climate system, addressing the reasons why climate models show a large spread in how much...

Dr Stephen Finnegan

Advisor to Changing Streams on carbon reduction and founder of the Zero Carbon Research institute

Dr Stephen Finnegan acts as the Director of the ZCRI and investigates the whole life sustainability and financial implications of creating individual projects, buildings,...

Dr Luigi Di Sarno

Sustainable Materials and Infrastructure Specialist

I am a Senior Lecturer in Structural Design in the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool. I have more than two decades of experience...

Dr Adeayo Sotayo

Sustainable Engineering and Material Design Specialist

I am an Engineer, Research Fellow and Course Instructor based in the UK. I have previously worked at Lancaster University, University of Liverpool and...

Rob Capleton

Industrial Relations Manager

I am the Industry Relations Manager on the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory programme at the University of Liverpool, who offer ambitious business owners unique academic...

Mick Ord

Public Relations

I am the former manager of  one of the BBC's most successful radio stations BBC Radio Merseyside where I started as a reporter in...

Leo Aspden

Coaching and Training Adviser

As an award-winning high growth business consultant and executive/leadership coach, I have more than 30 years experience of working with business leaders, executives, and...

Georgia Elliott-Smith

Environmental Sustainability Consultant

An environmental engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, I started my career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the first Environment Managers in the UK...

Amanda Keetley

Ambassador

I am a professionally qualified Marketing expert with over 20 years' experience, specialising in strategy and communications.I founded Less Plastic in 2015 to raise...