Meet the Directors

A group of directors runs Common Cause:

James Fearnley

James is passionate about natural health and has worked in this area for over 30 years, producing natural medicines & researching the therapeutic properties of propolis ( a substance produced by honeybees). He is the founder and CEO of a company based in Whitby which produces the UK’s largest range of herbal medicines alongside bee medicines and natural skincare .

Jo Drew

Jo is a movement psychotherapist and has been involved in creative movement and dance for around 20 years. She is currently a consultant psychotherapist (Movement) with Barnardos in addition to developing her own practice in the North- East of England. Jo is also a restorative justice practitioner and a tutor for the WEA, offering relaxation classes.

Zoe Curran

Zoe previously worked as a primary school teacher and is a trained yoga teacher, aromatherapist and reflexologist. In addition to teaching yoga, she currently manages the Dispensary health shop where her friendliness and knowledge are greatly appreciated by customers and anyone who comes into contact with her! Zoe is also experienced in social media and is passionate about connecting with our wider community.

Robin Drew

Robin is a very talented artist, he previously ran his own business, specialising in sculpture and pottery and intends to reconnect with this in the future. In addition to these skills, he works in the area of maintenance, building, repair and renovation and has a creativity which means he is able to solve almost any practical problem that comes his way!

Finley Drew

Finley previously worked in children’s education and has an eye for detail and complexity allied with a hands-on and practical approach to any task he tackles. He is a trained company secretary and has experience in management accounts, administration and is part of a team which runs online conferences.

Lucy Kaya

Lucy is a trained reflexologist and also works as a writer, in both factual and fiction (screenwriting). She has a passion for communication, community and animal welfare & environmental issues. She runs Whitby Compassionate Food (the local support group for Compassion In World Farming) and actively supports Crustacean Compassion, an award-winning organisation dedicated to the humane treatment of decapod crustaceans.

Our directors have a diverse range of skills and experience but share a firm belief in the three-fold nature of true health.