Kirsty Finlayson is a solicitor specialising in professional indemnity and policy coverage insurance disputes. Having worked in the City of London, Kirsty can see endless opportunities to promote pro-market, sensible environmentalism within the workplace.
Kirsty has previously stood as a Conservative Party candidate in a General Election (2017 - East Ham), Council Election (2018 - Tower Hamlets) and European Election (2019 - London). Formerly Deputy Chairman of Conservative Young Women, the voice for female members under 30, Kirsty is now a Director for the 50:50 Parliament #AskHerToStand campaign, a non-partisan, cross-party campaign for a more gender-balanced parliament. In her spare time, Kirsty volunteers for the mental health charity Samaritans and as a School Governor. Kirsty's passion for the environment stems from her passion for scuba diving. Having visited some of the best dive sites in the world, diving in the Galapagos, Mozambique and Indonesia, Kirsty has been struck by the enormous impact of humans on marine life, most notably the amount of plastic in the oceans. Kirsty's recent speech at the 2018 Conservative Party Conference on the environment and animal welfare generated over 16,000 views on social media.
Danny has had a longstanding yearning to combat environmental degradation and develop innovative solutions to tackling climate change. Possessing a mixed background of Iraqi-German heritage and growing up in Spain, Danny has a strong multi-cultural understanding and seen first hand the global nature of the problems at hand. A firm believer in empowering the individual to make their own choices, Danny has had experience interning at both the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Taxpayers’ Alliance.
A keen humanitarian, Danny has supplemented this with work as a Higher Education Liasion for his university, promoting higher education to disadvantaged pupils across the country. It is his belief that through the BCA, this combination of individualism, environmentalism and humanitarianism can be merged to truly make a difference."
Jesse is a native Californian, who spent four years in England studying journalism and English literature at the University of Kent. He was editor of UKC’s national-award winning student newspaper, InQuire, and is now attending UC Berkeley in California for his master’s in journalism (Narrative Writing). Having grown up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, spending his summers at his family’s off-grid cabin at Echo Lake, the outdoors and its preservation are of utmost importance to Jesse.
As climate change predictions grow more dire, he is excited about the new energy and ideas that the British Conservation Alliance adds to the global conversation.
He is, finally, a want-to-be expat, so any connection to a British organization is, for Jesse, a step in the right direction.