Our National Committee look after the day-to-day running of the organisation, supporting local groups and members among other things. It is elected each year in Autumn at our Annual Convention and consists of two co-chairs, Treasurer and a number of general members who work together to ensure all tasks are looked after. It meets regularly to set strategy, the budget and review the progress of the organisation.
The Young Greens Committee consists of nine posts: two gender balanced Co-Chairs, Treasurer and 6 general members.
Female Co-Chair: Ash Haynes
Ash studied International Development at the University of East Anglia in Norwich where she is a city councillor for the Town Close ward of the city. On the council, she is the shadow cabinet member for Housing and the Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.
Away from politics, she likes knitting, swimming and playing video games. She is owned by a clumsy black cat called Ella.
Male Co-Chair: Sam Coates
Sam has a degree in Regeneration Studies and currently works for a student campaigning charity in Oxford. As well as coming close to being elected to Cardiff Council in 2012 he ran the Green Party 2011 Welsh Assembly campaign. He is particularly interested in the economy and inequality. He set up the YG group in Cardiff and has spent years campaigning on a variety of issues on and off campus.
In his spare time he plays in a noise rock band and has a passion for trying new types of real ale.
Treasurer: Charlene Concepcion
This information will be updated shortly.
This section is currently being updated to provide information about the new Commitee members.
Rustam is responsible for the Media operation of the Young Greens. He coordinates the writing of press releases, responds to media queries and runs the Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Young Greens Co-ordinator: Larissa Hansford
Larissa provides office based support for the Young Greens Committee and entire Young Greens membership.
She has been involved in Green politics for around two years and has slowly become more and more active over that time. After studying at SOAS, she spent three months working with the Green Party Press Office, before heading to Cardiff to campaign on the Welsh Assembly elections. She also works with One Society, campaigning to reduce wage inequality.
Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for info, tips, contact details or anything else you might need.
All of our national committee members are volunteers, and are busy with work or study as well as with Young Greens. If you have a bit of time, and would like to contribute to a particular area of YG, please do contact Larissa (email@example.com) or get in touch with the relevant committee member directly. Don’t forget that there are lots of opportunities to get involved with Local Groups as well.
Contact Young Greens by post:
56-64 Leonard Street, Development House, London, EC2A 4LT