Pam has been an activist and advisor for over 40 years. She has been involved in local politics and national policy as the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain.
She cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative begun in Northern England dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community, she called it propaganda gardening. Today Pam chairs Incredible Edible, supporting and amplifying the work of groups around the UK
She also chairs Pennine Prospects which works with local authorities, government agencies, businesses, voluntary organisations and the local community to create the South Pennines Park, the first socially purposed Park in the country.
Pam also works as part of a global network of social entrepreneurs, as an Ashoka Fellow.