Our mission is to assimilate, document and present scientific data relating to climate change; including deforestation, disease, drought and global hunger.
To serve as an access-point for information to assist media and concerned parties to engage these topics and to encourage governments, public bodies and other institutions to introduce beneficial legislation and policies resulting in the subsequent mitigation of climate change and minimization of associated human, planetary and economic costs; also safeguarding water supplies, preserving forests, minimizing environmental degradation, improving health and alleviating global food shortages.
Born to Tim and Alexandra Rogers, Sam is a founding member of the World Preservation Foundation and since 2005 a spokesperson on environmental issues.
His grandmother Natasha married into the Balfour family, where Sam gained much of his inspiration for protecting the environment. His step-grandfather Gerald, the 4th Earl of Balfour, was nephew of Eve Balfour, founder of the Soil Association and the Voice of the organic movement. The 1st Earl, AJ Balfour, was British Prime Minister from 1902-1905.
Sam was regularly invited to the House of Lords when Lord Gerald Balfour was sitting there, meeting others who shared his environmental concerns.
Directly descended from the Lousada family through his maternal line, Sam’s ancestry dates back to Sir Moses Montefiori and Moses Mocatta.
Sam is married to Jenny, and their daughter Roxanna follows her father’s love of the natural world.
Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop worked until mid 2010 as a Principal Scientist with the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Resources Management Remote Sensing Centre.
He was responsible for assessing and monitoring vegetation cover, structure and trend across the state. This involved leading a team of remote sensing scientists to develop satellite monitoring methods to cover an area of 1.7 million square km. each year.
Products developed included a yearly assessment of forest cover and deforestation, ground cover and weed monitoring, all of which were used routinely for resource management by landholders, local, state and federal government agencies and stakeholders such as conservation groups.
Following 37 years with federal and state government, Gerard is now engaged in communicating environmental issues such as deforestation, land degradation and biodiversity loss, and pursuing his life interest in sustainable home design.
Co-Founder & Director
Mark has distinguished himself throughout his career as a motivator able to initiate cooperation and change.
With an early history of entrepreneurial successes in several fields, Mark diversified into the organic foods sector, in turn leading to increased environmental awareness and subsequent career realignment.
Mark has gone on to organize international climate change related conferences and events across Europe featuring world-leading speakers and delegates, and also participated in UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen as part of the Swiss delegation.
Most recently, Mark brought his considerable expertise to coordinate the Leaders’ conference in the Houses of Parliament, London, UK.
Dr Khoo Hsien Hui
Co-Founder & Board Member
Dr Khoo is a senior research specialist and consultant on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the carbon footprint of various products, including fuels and food.
With a career spanning over 10 years in research on issues concerning environmental sustainability, and with over 50 publications in international scientific journals and conference proceedings, including 4 book chapters, she is a sought after speaker on carbon footprint and food & product LCA in numerous conferences, workshops, symposiums and global companies.
Hsien Hui holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Singapore, specialised in the field of LCA and carbon mitigation.
Lefkothea Pavlidis has a Masters Degree in Geomatics Science with over 10 years experience in the various disciplines of the geomatics field including remote sensing of natural resources, geographic information systems, measurement and mapping.
She recently worked as a Remote Sensing Scientist with the Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland Government, Australia.
Her specialized skills are now focused on research into humans’ impact on the environment and climate change for the World Preservation Foundation.
Lu Jiang, ACA, MSc
Treasurer & Board Member
Lu Jiang is Group Reporting Manager in the Corporate Sustainability department at HSBC, where she manages the bank’s global environmental reporting.
Prior to her transfer to the Sustainability department, motivated by her long-term interest in promoting sustainable ways of living and methods of conducting business, Lu had an established career in the financial reporting field. Before joining HSBC’s finance department, she was financial controller and board member of two independent TV production companies, 3BM and Blakeway.
Lu obtained her qualification as Chartered Accountant with three years’ working and training at Deloitt where her client base was primarily the financial service sector. She also worked at Bank of China as banking officer for four years in China before her move to the UK to study for a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Finance at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Piotr M. Mensz, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Dr. Mensz is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Problems in Poland, currently researching physics and engineering problems of atomic batteries and novel energy sources.
With expertise in semiconductor, electrical, and photonic nuclear device physics, he has 30 years of experience in semiconductor device R&D in both industry and academia, including among others, Philips Laboratories, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Princeton, and Yale Universities.
Piotr holds a D. Sc. (Habilitated Doctor’s Degree) in Electronic Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Physics from Yale University.
Prof. Maritza Ramos de Leone
Maritza Ramos de Leone is the Chair of the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Titular Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural, Exact Sciences and Technology at the University of Panama.
Maritza has conducted extensive environmental and chemistry related studies and research, including examining levels of toxic metals and hazardous chemicals in soil and in river and sea water, levels of anaesthetics in surgery rooms at hospitals, blood lead poisoning, DES (Diethyl Ethyl Bestrol) in edible meat, toxic chemical waste treatment, etc.
Maritza holds a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
Dr. Nguyên Phạm
A doctor of dental medicine by profession, Dr. Nguyên Phạm has always held a deep passion for animals and keen interest in environmental issues. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Nguyên travelled to Haiti as a medical team volunteer to provide wound care for earthquake disaster victims.
Recognizing the ever increasing frequency of natural and human activity induced disasters such as floods, earthquakes, torrential rains, landslides, tornadoes, wildfires, Nguyên actively participated in the founding of World Preservation Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and provide education on environmental issues and climate change.
Nguyên graduated as a Doctor from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, and holds a BA in Chemistry from Boston University where she studied with a full four-year scholarship and won a Merck Index Award.
Charles Fraser is the founder of The Sustainable Media Co-operative and various hemp farming co-operatives in the UK. He created 'Manna - The Ubuntu Living Show', a global public domain TV show focusing on how to work harmlessly with nature, to provide what we need, in abundance, for free.
Charles has also been in government and corporate boardrooms explaining the economic benefits and necessities of living in harmony with nature since the beginning of his career.
Christopher is the Director for Asia at WPF, in addition to roles in analysis and research. His background is engineering and environmental media.
Ella graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Management Science. Her previous work experiences include energy research for investment at Merrill Lynch and research and development of concentrating photovoltaic technology at Pyron Solar, LLC.
She has also conducted research on the livestock industry and participated in various grassroots campaigns to help promote the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet to decrease our environmental footprint.