The Team



Hannah Symons

Hannah Symons

Philanthropy Relationship Manager

Role at the Foundation

Hannah joined the Foundation in January 2018 as part of the philanthropy team. Her role involves bid writing, reporting for current funders, and researching potential new opportunities with funders that align with the Foundation's mission to achieve systemic change to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.


Following a degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Bristol, she completed a PhD in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton investigating the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on algae in the polar oceans – a highlight of which was living at sea for two months on a research expedition around Greenland. Hannah lives in Southampton, and enjoys choral singing, sailing, and netball in her free time.

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