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Kelly Rigg

Kelly Rigg is a founding director of The Varda Group. She has been leading high-profile international campaigns for more than 30 years including on climate, energy, ocean, Antarctica and many other issues. Kelly specializes in project management, coordination and communications in relation to large international projects. She tweets under @kellyrigg.

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Elaine Lawrence

Elaine Lawrence joined the Varda Group in 2004 as a director following a successful and varied career in Greenpeace. In her 26 years with Greenpeace Elaine worked as a campaigner, international campaign co-ordinator, campaign director of both Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace International, Chair of the Board of Greenpeace Sweden and Greenpeace UK, Deputy Executive Director and acting Communications Director of Greenpeace International.

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Rémi Parmentier

Rémi is a veteran of the international environmental movement which he joined at a young age in 1974 when he began working with Friends of the Earth in France. Since that time he has been both an actor and a witness of the evolution of environmental advocacy and policy.

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Inés de Agueda

Inés has been a Varda Group associate since January 2013. She holds a Bachelor Degree in environmental sciences with the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and an MSc in environmental policy by Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her work for Varda clients relates to ocean and climate change policy and sustainable artisanal fishing. She advises on communications and policy strategy and also manages special events.

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