Helena Farstad, Extinction Rebellion (UK)
Helena Farstad is a chartered management accountant and project manager. She trained as an accountant with ICI, lead the Corporate Banking Finance integration team at Lloyds Banking Group in 2009/10, and became COO of Pure Leapfrog, an environmental charity based in the City of London, in 2011.
Helena now works for a management consultancy called Project Rome that provides business consultancy services with a focus on environmental and social sustainability. Since just before the April 19 rebellion, she has been actively involved with her local XR group in Islington (London), forming the Political strategy team whose focus is on supporting the Local Authority to achieve the impossible.
She is also a core member of XR Catalysers, a working group within the Political Circle that is creating Internal disruption, achieved through dialogue and active listening.