Our team

 

Jo Hand

Co-Founder

Favourite badges – no chemicals of concern, sustainable palm oil

Dexter Galvin

Advisory Board Member

“People have the power to change the world”. Favourite badges: carbon footprint, responsible sourcing, local, organic….

Paul Dickinson

Board Member

Favourite badge – carbon footprint. “You have to vote with your money”

Steph du Plooy

Advisory Board Member

“Giki shares a new level of product knowledge with consumers, giving them more power over their product choices”

James Hand

Co-Founder

Favourite badges – carbon footprint, healthier options

Vicki Bales

Board Member

Favourite badges – organic, animal welfare and recycled packaging.

Richard Graham

Board Member

“Giki digitally transforms how you make educated decisions about what you buy. Even a small change that Giki helps you make to your purchase behaviour, could make a huge change to our future”

Anna Swaithes

Advisory Board Member

“The issues around food sustainability are so complex, and everyone has different priorities. But consumers lack the facts to make informed purchase decisions. Giki is trying to change that, and the team tackles the complexity and the differences of opinion head on.” Favourite badge: responsible sourcing.

Mark Panay

Board Member

“Giki gives my family the power over what goes into our diet. We make better choices.”. Favourite badge – healthier options.

Maxine van Bommel

Researcher

Favourite badges: No Chemicals of Concern, Recyclable Packaging and Greener Cosmetics

Sloane Hamilton

Advisory Board Member

Sloane is a Policy Advisor on Labour Rights, sitting within Oxfam’s Private Sector Team in Oxford. Her work focuses on the rights of workers in Agricultural Supply Chains.

Favourite badge: responsible sourcing.

Alan Bridger

Developer

Favourite badges: Animal Welfare, Animal Testing and Low Carbon Footprint

Husband and wife team Jo and James Hand set up Giki to help make sustainable healthy consumption easy.

James is fascinated by the patterns in data and the stories they can tell. The answers to most of the sustainability questions we have can be found somewhere. It is like a jigsaw and his aim is to pull the pieces from wherever he can find them and fit them together to get the full picture.

That is why we created Giki – we want to create a full, accurate picture of what we buy, so we can all make informed choices. That’s where the name Giki came from: Get Informed, Know your Impact!

Jo wants to talk to people, to share their energy for making change and to help anyone who wants to make more sustainable choices. It can feel so difficult and it should be easy! It is by working together we will solve the many challenges our planet faces and she is always keen to chat to our vibrant Giki community about why they want to change, how they’ve changed and what lessons they can inspire us with, to ensure we have a healthy sustainable planet for future generations.

Data may be impenetrable, disparate and very messy. But what we’re looking for is often hiding in plain sight.

James Hand, Co-Founder

It’s often hard to understand what’s on the label and there is a lot we want to know that isn’t on the label.

Jo Hand, Co-Founder

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