Our People2023-03-15T11:47:56+00:00

Our People

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The people that make up Synchronicity Earth support each other and encourage new ideas and creativity to help us develop new projects, reach new audiences, and develop better ways of working internally and externally. We aim to apply the same dedication to a flourishing diversity of people and wildlife on our planet through our programmes to our working environment, where we have a core team of staff working between our London office and the remote workplace with our advisers, affiliates, and board of trustees.

Adam Sweidan

Adam Sweidan

Chair of Trustees

Adam has a deep love for the natural world and is an advocate for the intrinsic value of all species. He applies his knowledge of, and experience with, global markets to design and support organisations that work at the nexus of environmental health, human health, and social justice. He is passionate about creating and embedding models that sustain themselves over time.

As a founding member and Chief Investment Officer of Aurum Research Ltd, he has been investing in the alternative investment industry for almost 30 years. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Northwestern University.

In 1995 Adam formed a partnership with Jessica Sweidan to create the philanthropic Synchronicity Foundation. In 2007, they began exploring how to have a greater impact within the conservation realm, which resulted in the creation of Synchronicity Earth, a UK-based charity that launched in November 2009.

Adam was appointed as a Patron of Nature to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2012. In March 2015 Adam was appointed as an Honorary Conservation Fellow at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Adam is also a trustee for The Seneca Trust and became a member of the Oceans Board for Greenpeace UK and joined the board of directors for Arcus Foundation in 2022.

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Anna Heath

Anna Heath

Programme and Partner Manager
Ocean Programme

Throughout her time at Synchronicity Earth, Anna has had the opportunity to work across the Asian Species, Biocultural Diversity, and Congo Basin Programmes, but her main focus has been on our ocean work. She led the establishment of the High and Deep Seas Programme in 2017, as well as the development of this into the wider Ocean Programme from 2021.

Anna is also closely involved in wider work on how to ‘Reimagine Philanthropy’ by increasing funding and shifting power to locally-led organisations.

Anna has had an international upbringing, spending most of her life in Thailand be