Who We Are

Carbon13 exhibition at Marfa Ballroom Texas

Cape Farewell was started in 2001 by artist David Buckland. Over the last decade we have worked with hundreds of artists, designers, film makers, writers and other creatives around the globe.

We are a partner organisation informed by climate scientists, economists and social innovators to imagine a dynamic, sustainable and creative future. Our London office heads our pioneering international programme, while our Toronto based Foundation runs a truly innovative programme in North America.

Cape Farewell employs artists and creative thinkers at its operational core. We employ people who are prepared for no one day to be the same as the next, but who are also able to help develop and drive a strategy allowing us to manage a wide range of activities in a sustainable and effective way. We think this equips us in the right way to tackle climate change. We operate as a small team at the centre of a large amount of activity, working closely with a wide range of partners and collaborators. We are regulated on a quarterly basis by our board of trustees.

Core Team

Board of Trustees UK

CFF Board of Directors

  • Tom Rand – Cape Farewell Foundation, Board Chair 
    Tom Rand is the author of Waking the Frog and Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and is the Cleantech advisor at MaRS Discovery District.
  • David Miller – Cape Farewell Foundation Board Member 
    David Miller is the former mayor of Toronto and current President and CEO of WWF-Canada.
  • Robert Davies – Cape Farewell Foundation Board Member 
    Robert Davies is a Principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects and Board President of Environmental Defense.
  • Ilse Treurnicht – Cape Farewell Foundation Board Member 
    Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto.
  • Vincent Liu – Cape Farewell Foundation Board Treasurer 
    Vincent Liu is an Associate in RBC Royal Bank's Corporate Development Group where he specialises in articulating strategies and assessing potential acquisition targets for the enterprise.
  • Carolyn Taylor – Cape Farewell Foundation Board Member 
    Carolyn Taylor is a start-up specialist, responsible for numerous cultural non-profits from The Word On The Street to Cape Farewell Foundation.

Ambassadors