Jim Pettiward

About Jim Pettiward

Head of Communications (Senior Leadership Team)

Although a Londoner at heart, Jim’s first degree was in Modern Languages, and it enabled him to indulge his wanderlust. He spent time living and working in some of Earth’s most biologically diverse regions, including Ecuador and Venezuela, and developed a passion for the underwater realm through his favourite hobby, scuba diving.

Whilst building a career in education, training, and online learning at various universities and educational institutions, Jim began to explore opportunities to volunteer in marine conservation, spending time in Ecuador and south-west Madagascar.

As a long-term friend and supporter, Jim initially joined Synchronicity Earth’s team in 2016 to draw out compelling stories from the brilliant work of its programmes and partners around the world. His role was to weave these stories together into a coherent and strategic narrative, developing communications materials and building the organisation’s online presence.

As Synchronicity Earth grew, Jim took a more active role in developing the strategic direction and framing of the organisation. In 2018, he was promoted to Head of Communications. He currently manages a small communications team and has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team since its creation in 2020.

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Jim Pettiward

Jim Pettiward

Head of Communications (Senior Leadership Team)
Communications, Senior Leadership Team
Jim’s background is in education and training, a field in which he has held a number of roles including designing and writing resources for the web, developing teacher training resources and workshops, teaching effective research and writing skills and providing online learning support for students and staff in UK Higher Education institutions. Jim’s role at Synchronicity Earth is to enhance our communications strategy and to design and write new content and resources to inform and inspire supporters, partners, friends and anyone with an interest in conservation and the environment. By telling the stories of Synchronicity Earth and its partners, we aim to bring their work on critical conservation projects around the world to life. Jim works closely with our res