Dr John Brady created 'the environmentalist' magazine and Consilience Media, the company that publishes it, about 10 years ago. He has published widely on engineering and environmental issues and brings his extensive knowledge to the work of Consilience Media. Prior to this he was Group Environmental Director of Northumbrian Water and Chair of IEMA. Alison Ebbage is Commissioning Editor for 'the environmentalist'. She is responsible for commissioning and editing all features and special focuses as well as sourcing and coordinating academic research papers.Alison has a wealth of journalistic experience with a background in economics, finance, investment and wealth management. She has written in a freelance capacity for most of the broadsheets as well as more specialist trade publications. Ruth Lunn has worked for Consilience Media since August 2005, first as Deputy Editor of 'the environmentalist' and then as its Editor. She also has a supervisory role with other titles produced by Consilience Media. Prior to this she was a marketing officer for Newcastle College and a Director and account manager for Newgate Communications.