Hamish has worked in international land and housing finance for over a decade. He currently lives in London, UK and started Car Free Day when a member of his family was hit by lorry and injured near Borough Market. He believes that prioritising systematic traffic removal and investment in public transport can help cities around the world to become safer, healthier, and more equitable places. Hamish’s professional work focuses on financing the transition to net zero emissions. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics.
Seble Samuel is an Ethiopian-Canadian geographer and climate justice advocate. She is a co-founder and organizer of Menged Le Sew, a SLOCAT Young Leader in Sustainable Transport, and one of TUMI’s Remarkable Women in Transport 2020. Her experience spans East Africa, Latin America and Canada, working with international institutions and civil society organizations on climate justice, multimedia communications and socio-ecological resilience. Based in Addis Ababa, she currently works for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Seble is the Sustainability and Environment Lead of the Global Shapers Addis Ababa Hub, where she co-leads a campaign to ban single-use plastics across Ethiopia, and a mentor for Africa's inaugural Women4Climate Mentorship Program in Addis Ababa. Seble holds a BA in Geography and Anthropology from McGill University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.