The SEA is a member-lead organisation, is not for profit and runs on the energy of enthusiastic industry leaders and modest membership fees.
‘Sustainable Event Alliance Incorporated’ is a registered not-for-profit association. It is incubated in Australia and its legal and financial management resides there and under that country’s laws. (Associations Incorporation Act 2009, Australia). Registration no: INC9893674
The SEA has a constitution (rules of the association) which can be read here.
The SEA is managed by a board of directors consisting of:
- Meegan Jones – Australia (president, public officer, founding)
- Carly Cosmo – Australia (committee member, joined June 2012)
- Liam O’Keefe – Australia (secretary, committee member, founding)
- Magdalina Yarichkova – Bulgaria (committee member, joined June 2011)
- Ann-Kari Bade – Norway (committee member, joined November 2012)
- Jane Fullerton-Smith – Australia (Secretary) – retired March 2012
- Kathryn Calaby- Australia (committee member) – retired March 2012
- Alexandra Idri – Italy (committee member) – retired December 2012
Management Sub-Committee & Country Co-ordinators
Each country that has SEA activity has a co-ordinator for that country or region. Each co-ordinator is on the SEA management sub-committee and together make decisions on the day-to-day operations of the organisation. Visit the contact page for details on each country co-ordinator. Read the roles of these representatives here.
The advisory group consists of representatives of event industry stakeholder groups and experts in events sustainability from many of our representative countries. Our advisory group to date consists of:
- Fiona Pelham (UK)
- Ann Duffy (Canada)
- Emma Wellman (UK)
- Ginny Stratton (Canada)
Solar Power: Andy Mead (UK)
Carbon Offsetting: Dr Adam Bumpus (UK)
Food Serviceware: Wayne Lever (Australia)
Biofuels: Paul Martin (Australia)
All members of SEA are required to read and agree to a membership charter which covers code of conduct. Read membership charters here.
UN Global Compact
The SEA is managed under the guiding principles of the UN Global Compact. See here for more details.