Meet the Remakery Team
Elizabeth Tainsh, Member of the Board of Trustees
Elizabeth is a Planning and Environmental Associate at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP.
She regularly advises clients on planning matters, particularly in the renewables sector which involves work towards planning appeals and public local inquiries. Elizabeth also advises on environmental matters including waste management, contaminated land, water discharges & abstractions and flooding.
Prior to this role, Elizabeth was a Corporate Solicitor at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) where her work included corporate governance matters, such as the legal implications of business strategies as well as other sectors including HR, Freedom of Information, data security and protection.
Elizabeth has an Masters degree (LL.M) in Environmental law. She is a regular contributor to the Scottish Planning and Environmental Law (SPEL) journal and has spoken at various events, including at the Scottish Parliament in relation to the legal aspects of flood risk management.
Evelyn Mitchell, , Member of the Board of Trustees
Evelyn has been involved with the Edinburgh Remakery since the beginning of 2011 when it was known as Remade in Edinburgh. Evelyn managed the Waste Prevention Team at Changeworks and is now their Environmental and Quality Services Manager.
Evelyn has seen the organisation develop and grow over the years and loves being a Board member of an organisation who are not only reducing the impact that societies have on climate change, but also teaching people skills and helping those in the local community at the same time.
Katharina Bouchaar, , Member of the Board of Trustees
Katharina Bouchaar is an Environmental Management Consultant, specialising in Zero Waste & Zero Carbon. With her business ESC Sustainability, she focuses on helping public and private organisations achieve their Sustainability and Circular Economy objectives. She is currently also the Network Engagement Coordinator at the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN), a Member of the Board of the Edinburgh Remakery and Chair of the Circular Economy Working Group at the community organisation Transition Edinburgh.
Katharina is an expert in EU project development and project management in renewable energy, climate change & the Circular Economy as well as in communications and stakeholder management. She also has extensive knowledge of the EU regulations and funding programmes relevant for carbon emission and waste reduction projects thanks to her previous career at the European Commission, where she was responsible for environmental projects across the EU and North Africa for over 8 years.