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Jonathon Porritt biography

Jonathan PorrittJonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.  Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over buy adderall and xanax online 100 partner organisations including some of the world’s leading companies.

In addition, he is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme which runs Seminars for senior executives around the world.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, and of Willmott Dixon Holdings.  He is a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.

He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90); co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83) of which he is still a member; chair of UNED-UK (1993-96); chair of Sustainability South West, the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development (1999-2001); a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005); a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008).

He stood down as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009 after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

Jonathan’s books include Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007); Globalism & Regionalism (Black Dog 2008); and Living Within Our Means (Forum for the Future 2009).

Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

Stewart Wallis biography

Stewart WallisStewart Wallis joined nef (the new economics foundation) as Executive Director in 2003. His interests include global governance, functioning of markets, links between development and environmental agendas, the future of capitalism and the moral economy.

Stewart graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. His career began in marketing and sales with Rio Tinto Zinc followed by a Masters Degree in Business and Economics at London Business School. He spent seven years with the World Bank in Washington DC working on industrial and financial development in East Asia. He then worked for Robinson Packaging in Derbyshire for nine years, the last five as Managing Director, leading a successful business turnaround.

Stewart joined Oxfam in 1992 as International Director with responsibility, latterly, for 2500 staff in 70 countries and for all Oxfam’s policy, research, development and emergency work worldwide. He was awarded the OBE for services to Oxfam in 2002. 

Pam Warhurst biography

Pam WarhurstPam Warhurst co-founded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership that encourages community engagement through local growing. Incredible Edible started small, with the planting of a few community herb gardens in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the United States and Japan. Incredible Edible Todmorden empowers ordinary people to take control of their communities through active civic engagement.

Pam has previously served as a member of the Board of Natural England, where she was the lead non-executive board member working on the Countryside & Rights of Way Bill, and Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency. She was also until recently the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing, and chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines. Pam has also been leader of Calderdale Council, a board member of Yorkshire Forward, and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust.

She was awarded CBE in 2005 for services to the environment.

Patrick Holden biography

Patrick HoldenPatrick Holden is a pioneer of the modern sustainable food movement and the Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust. Between 1995 and 2010 he was the Director of the Soil Association and became a much sought after speaker and campaigner for organic food and farming. He spearheaded a number of prominent food campaigns around BSE, pesticide residues and GM food. More recently, he was a member of the UK Government’s working group on the Foresight report into Future of Food and Farming and is Advisor to the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit.

Patrick grew up in London but was deeply influenced by a year he spent in California at the beginning of the seventies. He returned to the UK to study biodynamic agriculture and started a community dairy farm in West Wales in 1973. It is now the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales, with a herd of 75 Ayrshire cows – the milk from which is made into raw milk cheese by his son, Sam.

He was awarded the CBE for services to organic farming in 2005.

Hazel Stuteley biography

Hazel Stuteley is the Director of the Connecting Communities programme based at University of Exeter Medical School.

Following registered nurse training at King’s College Hospital, London, she qualified as a health visitor in 1972 and worked in inner-city practices in Southampton and London before moving to Cornwall in 1975, gaining many years experience in rural and urban disadvantaged areas.

In the mid eighties Hazel worked for Social Services with self-harming teenagers and teenagers on remand, and developed parenting programmes for families with children on the Child Protection register.

1990-2000 saw a return to Health Visiting as a full-time HV. Her practice included the highly disadvantaged ward of Penwerris in Falmouth, where she co-founded the multi award-winning Beacon project. In April 2000 she was appointed as a member of the Prevention and Inequalities Modernization Action Team to develop the national NHS Plan, chaired by the Chief Medical Officer for England. Later that year Hazel was seconded to the Department of Health (DH) where she led the development phase of the Healthy Communities Collaborative and also undertook an active role as a Neighbourhood Renewal Adviser for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Following the award of an Honourary Fellowship at Exeter University in 2002, she became a co-founder member of the Health Complexity Group, a multi-disciplinary team who use insights from complexity science to understand the barriers and drivers to transformational change. Hazel and team co-designed Connecting Communities (known as C2), an evidence-based seven-step programme, aimed at  equipping frontline service providers with knowledge and skills to work more effectively within disadvantaged communities. C2 has now been running for eight years and is active and effective in upwards of 15 communities throughout the UK. In 2010, C2 was the fieldwork model of choice for the DH-funded Health Empowerment Leverage Project, commissioned to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness and health benefits of community development within the NHS.

Widely published and married with three sons, Hazel was awarded an OBE in the 2001 Queen’s New Years Honours list for services to the community in Falmouth.

Camilla Hampshire biography

Camilla HampshireCamilla Hampshire has been Museums Manager at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum since April 2001, and was the genesis of the recently completed £24 million capital development project. The refurbishment, extension and redisplay of the Museum led to it being named the Art Fund Prize ‘Museum of the Year 2012’.

Camilla arrived in Exeter having just completed the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, where she was the Project Coordinator for the Galleries & Museums Trust. She says it has been a huge professional privilege to work on two such significant projects.

Beginning her career as a sixteen year old volunteer, her first paid role after university was at Whitehaven Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria, and subsequent curatorial roles can i buy cymbalta in mexico have taken her the length and breadth of the country.

Camilla read History of Art at Cambridge and Postgraduate Museum & Art Gallery Studies at the University of Manchester.

Kester Brewin biography

Kester Brewin teaches mathematics in South East London and is also a freelance writer, poet and consultant for BBC education. He writes regularly on education and technology for the national educational press, and has published a number of highly acclaimed books on the philosophy of religion.

His latest book Mutiny! Why We Love Pirates and How They Can Save Us is a groundbreaking re-examination of the culture of piracy, which seeks to understand our continued fascination with these characters whose skull and crossed bones motif appears on everything from baby-bottles to skateboards, yet are still pursued and condemned worldwide for theft and exploitation. Drawing on pirates from history, film and literature, Kester’s work explores how our relationship to ‘the commons’ is central to an improved environmental, political keflex online uk and cultural consciousness, and also tries to work out why his son has been invited to countless pirate parties, but none (yet) with an aggravated robbery theme. His poetry has appeared in magazines around the world and he is currently preparing his debut novel for publication.

Carrie Clarke biography

Carrie Clarke is a former traditional signwriter who has worked for many years in the arts and health field. She is currently an Occupational Therapist working with an NHS inpatient unit for people with dementia; she is also a practising artist.

In 2010 she wrote a successful bid to the King’s Fund ‘Enhancing the Healing Environment’ programme, and led a team in developing an innovative project to transform an inpatient hospital environment for people with dementia. The project had at its heart a participatory approach, consulting with people living with dementia, their carers and staff, and incorporating their views and ideas into the design. These individuals were also actively involved in creating some of the outstanding and moving artwork for the new unit.

As an Occupational Therapist, the fundamental inter-relationship between people, meaningful occupation and the environment is central to Carrie’s work. To this she brings an aesthetic eye and a strong desire to raise awareness of the impact of environments on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia.

Carrie is passionate about finding new ways to create a more sustainable, respectful, meaningful and engaging way of being with people with dementia, that will support a better quality of life based on a sense of connection to place, to self and to others. For this to happen, new relationships and partnerships need generic for zoloft reviews to be forged that cross conventional boundaries, encouraging creative and innovative approaches to one of society’s greatest challenges – that of ageing and dementia.

The ‘EHE’ project was recently ‘highly commended’ in the Arts and Health South West Awards 2012, and Carrie’s work won an NHS award for ‘Change and Innovation’ in September 2012.

Rebecca Maze biography

Rebecca Maze wrote her first song up a tree in the rolling Kent countryside at the age of 16. A hundred songs later she moved to Devon to study Literature at Exeter University.

Through writing subversive songs-critiques on the violence and misogyny of video-game culture, Rebecca established herself as a singer/songwriter with imagination and intelligence.

With a song featured on Charlie Brooker’s BBC program Gameswipe and her albums reviewed in The Guardian and The Independent Rebecca has gained a large following.

Now she’s applied everything she learnt to writing songs that are truer to her heart. Inspired largely by literature and myth, many of the songs focus on the courage it takes to live out one’s potential. She also composed the soundtrack for the film-documentary In Transition 2.0.

Rebecca is currently recording her new material and performing across Europe as part of the IC Music Programme. She lives in Devon (UK).

Matt Harvey biography

Matt Harvey

Matt HarveyWriter, poet, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey’s way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Wondermentalist – Radio 4’s comedy-infused, musically enhanced interactive poetry cabaret – and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts (Poetry Trust) and Where Earwigs Dare (Green buy viagra and cialis online Books). He is married, with one wife. They have two sons.

“Very funny…” Independent
“…not only funny but tender and true” Guardian
“fabulously understated” Dorset Echo