All our staff have completed safeguarding training and had a DBS check. Find out more about BGF safeguarding here.


Roy Kareem

Programme Director

Roy (he/him) has been the Director of Bright Green Future since it began in 2016, and is based at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol. He is an alumni of the Black and Green Ambassadors for Bristol programme and the creator of ParkLives podcast series


Roy is a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Bristol and Bath Park Foundation and is on the board of Bristol City Council's One City Environment Board. Roy is also a trained coach, with a focus on mentoring young environmental activists from around the world.

Roy has a Masters in Environment, Science and Society from University College London. 


Polly Hallam

Alumni mentor

Polly (she/her) completed Bright Green Future in 2020. She is now working as an alumni mentor, joining our residential and mentoring a group of students for their BGF project.


Polly is currently on a gap year before going to university to study Modern Languages and Translation. Pre-pandemic, Polly co-organised Youth Strike for Climate in her home city of Sheffield and during her gap year she co-founded Extinction Rebellion Youth Sheffield 


Mahnoor Kamran

Alumni mentor

Mahnoor (she/her) completed Bright Green Future in 2021. She is now working as an alumni mentor through joining our residential and mentoring a student group project. Mahnoor is currently undertaking A - levels. She is part of Good Energy's Good Future Board and is a Youth Forum Representative for Our Bright Future.

Mahnoor has spoken at the Heat and Decentralised Energy conference, COY16 (Conference of Youth) and BoardRoom 2030. She was also part of the Department for Education's Climate Change and Sustainability Panel and judged environmental campaigns with ECO-UNSESCO.

She has completed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training with UpRising and Level 2 Youth Work with the National Youth Agency


Leah Bromley

BGF staff

Leah (she/her) is a group project mentor, helps run workshops and organises venues for the residential and Graduation Day. She also helps make sure everyone gets to the right place whether that be in-person or online.

Leah previously worked for a students' union, running workshops and activities about sustainability. During this time she got funding for students to try out sustainable period products for free as well as supporting students to campaign for environmental and social change.

She has a Masters in Sustainable Development from the University of the West of England, Bristol. 


Kate Elliott-Rudder

BGF staff

Kate (she/her) supports Leah with organising in-person and online events, mentors group projects, and runs the BGF social media.  

Kate has previously worked as local campaign organiser with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and as a student life coordinator for international students in university accommodation. Before joining BGF, Kate was a researcher on an Australian governmental review into mental health.

She has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Kate also holds a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification.