We rely on our advisory council of experts and campaigners to give us an independent perspective on our strategy, performance and major decisions.


Martha Campbell PhD

Lecturer at the University of California – Berkeley School of Public Health and board member of World Health Partners in New Delhi, the Margaret Pyke Trust in London and the African Institute for Development Policy in Nairobi. Previously the director of the population program of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Patrick Curry PhD

Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Wales – Lampeter, and author of Ecological Ethics: An Introduction, Polity, 2011.

Clifford Garrard

Executive Director, Population Institute Canada, and formerly Director of Canada’s Foreign Service Middle East Relations Division.

Rajamani Nagarajah

Health and development consultant to the European Commission and former Director of Population Concern.

Jane O’Sullivan PhD

Executive Committee Member, Sustainable Population Australia, Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Queensland.

John Rowley

Founder/Editor of www.peopleandplanet.net and former Editor, People magazine (International Planned Parenthood Federation).

William Ryerson

Founder and president of the US-based Population Media Center, William Ryerson has worked to promote population stabilisation for four decades, with an emphasis on social change communications.

Valerie Stevens

Former Chair of Population Matters, involved in Friends of the Earth for 20 years, five of them as an elected board member, and with considerable experience in political campaigning.

Peter Wadhams ScD

Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.


We regret that we are unable to provide contact details for or forward correspondence to members of the council.