Who We Are

Sustainable PZ is a Community Interest Company and entirely reliant on volunteer time and donations. Our volunteer directors and the people we work with are all experts in their own fields, and bring a wealth of
experience and local knowledge.

Rachel: woman with blonde hair and sunglasses in front of the sea

Rachel Yates

Born and raised in Penzance and after a few years working away, I returned home to the ocean. I’m a journalist and writer but in later years have focused on environment and community projects. I run Plastic Free PZ in my spare time and set up Sustainable PZ to build on its foundations, as I believe Penzance is in a brilliant position to do things differently. We are at a critical point in time where we need to rethink the way we live and do business. By working together I believe we can build a future that works for us all, and is in tune with the planet.


Flick White

I’ve always been conscious of my impact on the environment & how I can live more sustainably. Working as a freelance social media manager & copywriter, I also run a small sustainable swimwear brand which uses regenerated material made from recycled fishing nets & post-consumer waste. Between living and working in Mousehole and surfing at local beaches like Sennen, I am so grateful to live in this beautiful area.  It’s inspiring that Penzance  has such a platform for being an environmental leader & such a collaborative community. I’m stoked to be able to get involved and join the team.


Tim Westwell

I’m the co-founder of Pukka Herbs where I was primarily focused on creating their purposeful commercial success. More recently, alongside my commitments to amplifying that business can be a force for good, I started a regenerative small-holding near Marazion converting it to organic, and now continue my love of herbs and all things veggie by growing them.




Jonathan How

I’m a Director at Sustainable PZ CIC and am the Penzance Town Mayor. I have been a town councillor for the last 5 years and drive the town Climate Emergency Action Plan as well as forge links with local sustainability organisations.


Lesley Bradley