Our team

Andrew Durling

Andrew Durling

Executive Director

Executive & financial management, research, Climate Adaptation Group, Food Group

Joint Co-ordinator of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth representative on Air Quality Partnership Eastbourne. Manager of Pevensey & Westham Community Forest Garden. Member of Steering Group on Eastbourne Food Partnership, Director of Plastic Free Eastbourne, Fellow of RSA. Andy has an interest in facilitating deep cross-community collaboration on climate action through the use of best practice social technology, supported by appropriate digital creative tech platforms.

Robert McGowan

Robert McGowan


Project management & delivery, digital strategy, community engagement

A journalist and editor with a background in geography and economics, Robert has a longstanding interest in environmental issues. He has written and produced numerous TV and radio programmes, including for BBC World’s Earth Report series, and helped a range of companies and organisations including the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN Environment Programme and the World Trade Organization convey complex ideas and information in simple, elegant language. Through a small publishing company (Riffle & Pool Press), Robert has worked with East Sussex artists and designers to produce a series of illustrated maps and guides. A keen cyclist – he thinks he’s ridden a bicycle in most weeks since he was five – Robert has campaigned for Eastbourne’s Bespoke Cycle Group since 2012.

Roxana Caporicci

Project Director

Environmental Accreditation in business, corporate engagement, Workplace Group, Carbon Capture Group

A senior manager in a digital on demand business Roxana pioneered and implemented ISO14001 for her company, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) registration, and is responsible for maintaining both in a dynamic and competitive market. She is now advising the company at group level regarding the certification of other locations in response to demand from their clients. Roxana is a long standing member of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth, and an active member of their Tree Group.