Green Light Team
Fiona Jack Managing Director
Fiona founded Green Light in 1998. A woman of many tongues, Fiona has travelled the world putting her languages to good use. She once had to bribe her way out of Colombia after doing a qualitative project there – just as well she’s a fluent Spanish speaker…. Likewise her outstanding, ‘like a native’, Japanese pronunciation means taxi drivers always know where to deposit her even after she’s quaffed a few sakes.
When she’s not working, Fiona runs a community cinema showcasing the finest independent movies from around the world. She also enjoys spending time with her (now quite grown up) children.
Favourite cocktail: Given Fiona’s extensive time spent in Central & South America a proper Caipirinha usually hits the spot.
Favourite green item: ‘A green thought in a green shade’ from Andrew Marvell’s poem ‘The Garden”.
Greig Burnside Research Director
Originally from Glasgow, Greig headed to the Big Smoke in the late Nineties. Having trained in a large agency, he became a founder member of Green Light in 1998. Greig has lived in Germany and Switzerland, and consequently is a fluent German speaker, and something of a Germanophile.
When he isn’t running groups or creating debriefs, Greig enjoys cycling around South London. He hasn’t yet cycled north of the river, but as he often comments, “it’s grim up North London”.
Favourite film: “ Die Ehe der Maria Braun” – because it’s stylish, smart and sexy
Favourite green item: Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised’ because the lush greens transport him from the National Gallery to the jungle at a glance, on a grey London winter day.
Julia Ross Consultant Finance Director
Julia is a qualified Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience advising small and medium sized companies, and has been part of our team since 2004.
At weekends, if Julia’s not at home with her husband and 3 teenage kids, there’s a fair chance she’ll be in the gym, at the local independent cinema, or in the pub enjoying a glass of red wine with friends. Julia has a share in an orchard with 3 others, and enjoys the sociable experience of gardening, especially in the cider making season.
Favourite film: She loves romcoms, and so “ Four weddings and a funeral “ tops the list
Favourite green item: A juicy apple, picked fresh from her orchard!
Emma Brunsdon Project & Office Manager
After leaving school in Scotland, Emma spent several years travelling the world with the Merchant Navy (not as crew but as ‘excess baggage’ so she tells us!) After that she moved to Berkshire, working her way up to becoming European Marketing Manager in an IT company. She decided after her daughter was born in 2012 to join Green Light, and has been looking after us and our clients very well since then.
When she’s not working, there’s nothing she likes more than a walk in the beautiful Berkshire countryside, with a glass (or two) of something refreshing at the end of it.
Fantasy Dinner Guests: Anthony Hopkins for the conversation, Ramesses II to educate and bring an element of gravitas, Audrey Hepburn for the glamour, George Clooney to look at and John Bishop for the laughs.
Favourite green item: Her aloe vera plant, because it’s both pretty and practical.
Tom Turner Senior Researcher
Originally from Cambridge, Tom spent some time in Manchester as a student, before coming to London and joining Green Light. Having done some service as a Special Constable, Tom must be the only person to have arrived slightly late for a group on account of having had to arrest someone at Warren Street for causing a breach of the peace.
Tom is a keen runner and cyclist, and loves a challenge, whether it’s Muswell Hill or the Alpe d’Huez, and he brings the same tenacity to his work. When he’s not cycling, he enjoys exploring London with its unlimited culture, history, live entertainment, bars and open spaces.
If you were an item of clothing what would it be and why: Tom would like to say he would be a pair of running shoes. Happiest in the spring/summer, but can make the most of a cold winter day. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty or go that extra mile. In all honesty though he actually thinks he is probably a £4 t-shirt from H&M that just gets on with it.
Favourite green item: His Nigel Slater cookbook, as it rarely makes it back onto the shelf.
Diana Cripps Group Accountant
Diana spent her childhood growing up in the tropics before her parents settled in the West Country. Following a degree in Wales she settled London where she has been ever since. She has worked for Green Light and our sister company, Saros, since 2002. She is also a school Governor and does some occasional work for charity.
When she’s not working, Diana enjoys going to museums and galleries with her family. When she’s not engaged in making the most of London’s vibrant scene, she enjoys a chat and a cuppa with friends over knitting.
Favourite work of art: ‘Knife Edge’ by Henry Moore, because it sits at the top of the hill in Greenwich Park, one of her favourite places to visit and enjoy the spectacular view.
Favourite green item: A re-usable carrier bag, purchased from a charity shop in Harrogate. She loves being able to decline when offered a plastic one by shop assistant. Never let it be said that we don’t have green values at Green Light.