Meet the Team

Jane Langley

Founder and CEO

Jane comes to entrepreneurship following a long career in art where she exhibited, curated and taught painting for 27 years. After a talk on Climate Change in 2009 she launched a global arts project to inspire young people to create paintings, poetry and films about the environment. Following that, she decided to set up a business that supported sustainable brands while investing 100% of its surplus revenue into renewable energy. Jane also likes reading, hiking, William Morris and amphibians.

Margy Newens

Membership and Patrons Lead

Margy comes to Blue Patch after several years in the City as a sugar trader. With her extensive experience in building and managing relationships, she is also Councillor for Dulwich Village Ward, in the London Borough of Southwark. Fluent in Russian and French, Margy is widely travelled within Europe, CIC and the Middle East, making her an ideal Membership and Patrons lead.

Anna Skipwith

Social Media Club Manager

Anna runs Blue Patch’s Social Media Club via the members’ newsletter. She founded hellosocial.media in January 2019 after 10 years working in PR in the City. She loves to support and train small businesses to use social media more effectively. Tilly, her golden spaniel, is the love of her life along with her 3 teen boys and DIY-loving husband!

Annette Clubley

Social Media Manager

Annette has a digital marketing agency background and retrained as a social media manager. She works for a wide range of businesses as a social media service provider and trainer. As a keen wildlife conservationist, Annette is mindful of sustainability and our impact on the environment. Outside of work, family is her focus and she loves teaching the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.

Gabrielle Crimes

Marketing

With over 20 years marketing and copywriting experience, Gabrielle is equipped to take on a challenge. A senior marketing manager and content specialist, her skills include campaign planning and delivery, print projects and digital content strategy. She enjoys living by the sea and cooking and plans to have a portrait photo taken one day!

Sarah Matthews

Finance and Bookkeeping

As our in-house bookkeeper, Sarah manages the finances at Blue Patch. She worked as a lawyer before retraining to support businesses with financial management. She has an undying love for Neil Diamond and enjoys holidays and a good game of tennis.

Samantha Ianniciello

Advisory Board and Business Development Manager

Samantha has been working as a marketing & sales manager for many Italian and Swiss companies. Her experience is focused on driving marketing efforts, optimising sales growth, and stimulating business development. She loves reading crime stories and her passion is Italian food. Samantha joined Blue Patch’s Advisory Board in 2023 to support business development and acquisition.

Alpin Ozmen

Advisory Board Member

Alpin serves as the ESG Strategy Director at Duke Corporate Education. While she is working with clients to understand their ESG-related needs to design learning journeys, she is also working on the overall strategy of the ESG Leadership Academy including marketing and products. She is also designing an ESG strategy for Duke Corporate Education. Previously, she worked as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Istanbul. She has been involved in various projects related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Her professional experience also includes working with major banks, insurance & energy companies. In addition to her professional roles, she actively participates in various side projects. She is an active community member at Liminal, a global social innovation agency. Furthermore, she has been honored as one of the top 5 selected ideas in the “Empowered Health Cancer-Free Challenge” competition organized by IDEO and the CDC Foundation.

Pauline Fu

Advisory Board Member

As a seasoned professional specializing in Communications and Partnerships, Pauline is propelled by her passion for fostering meaningful engagement, crafting strategic alliances, and steering sustainable investments. Her proficiency as a storyteller and communicator is sharpened by her profound love for nature, helping her bridge conversations between senior executives and external stakeholders about the importance of sustainable business practices. She takes pride in her ability to distill complex sustainability issues into clear, actionable insights that facilitate engaging and productive conversations.

Alice Doyle

Trustee*

Alice is a sustainability consultant and chartered environmentalist with over 20 years experience of putting people and planet before profit. As an associate consultant for Naturesave Insurance Alice will be supporting Blue Patch members on their sustainability journey. Outside of work Alice enjoys slow travel (walking, cycling or trains) and living by the sea.

Anna Lind

Trustee*

Anna is an MBA-educated strategy and business transformation expert with over 20 years experience supporting business leaders in designing and implementing their organisation’s strategic growth agenda. Anna will be supporting the leadership team at Blue Patch as they pursue their growth agenda. In her spare time, Anna is keen amateur runner and avid traveller.

Marcos Moret

Trustee*

Marcos is a technology transformation and innovation specialist, with 25 years of industry experience. His expertise spans strategy through implementation, and includes user experience, data and analytics, AI, CRM, e-Commerce & loyalty, marketing technology, content / publishing, and workplace transformation. As a consultant, clients have included Avios, Coca-Cola, IHS Markit, the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, Informa, Kingfisher, O2, Reed, and Three. Marcos also provides executive & business coaching services, working with CXOs and founders at the intersection of nature, sustainability and technology. He is holder of an MBA (Tech Management specialism), CIM Marketing Diploma, BA Management & Psychology, Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching, and various project / programme management certifications. Marcos lives with his family in Wimbledon, and enjoys tennis, music and nature.

Jack Buckle

Advisory Board

Jack has 13 years as a cyber security practitioner and technical team lead. Whilst specialising in technical security testing, he has a broad skillset in helping clients to identify, understand and mitigate cyber security risks. He has extensive experience working with a range of organisations across the private, public and third sectors, and regulatory regimes including PCI DSS, Open Banking and NCSC CHECK. He is passionate about improving cyber security and in enabling organisations of all sizes to understand risks and address security challenges. He is concerned at the anthropogenic damage that continues to be caused to the environment and the impact upon communities in the UK and across the globe. He is enthusiastic about supporting Blue Patch and its members grow securely and continue to re-invest in our communities.

Emma Kirby

Advisory board and co-founder

With a background in aviation, agri-tech and herd improvement co-operatives, Pilates, and facial reflexology, Emma’s leading career and last role was an Investment strategy manager with 20 years + in fiduciary and portfolio management, experience in fund administration and portfolio implementation, business development, asset allocation, ESG, strategic modelling and trading. She was also a member of the London Office Sustainability Committee, which was part of a Global Sustainability Committee. Emma is currently studying Fengshui based interior design. Between 2009 – 2014 Emma, Matt Beale-Collins and Jane Langley ‘brainstormed Blue Patch’, building the ethos of the project over many hours and many vegan feasts.

*Pending. Blue Patch is converting to a charity, so our Trustees are pending the charity launch.

Team Blue Patch bring a wealth of professional expertise, from sustainability and curation, event management, business and financial strategy.

If you’d like a chat, drop us an email to marketing@bluepatch.org or call 0207 738 7267