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The BMC team…

Ben Rawlence

Project lead

Award winning writer, activist, former speech writer to Charles Kennedy and co-founder.

Libby Pearson

Programme Manager

Libby was a former Director of Student Experience and Academic Quality at Navitas, a leading global higher education provider where she designed, built and led on the student experience of 10 European pathway colleges.

Chris Blake


Director of Green Valleys CIC renewable energy company and energy entrepreneur.

Cllr. Emily Durrant


Former activist, participatory research and corporate responsibility consultant and now Wales’ only Green Party County Councillor. Chair of the Policy Forum at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

David Isaac


Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, former chair of Stonewall and many other charities.

Dr. Bill Newton Smith


Philosopher of science and for 20 years head of George Soros’s higher education programme, establishing over 20 universities around the world.

Prof. Owen Sheers


Award winning writer, professor of creativity at Swansea University and co-founder.

Elizabeth Passey


Chairman of the Wye & Usk Foundation, Convener of Court (Chair) of the University of Glasgow, formerly a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and of Investec Asset Management, and hailing from a corn merchant family in Kington.

Dame Rosie Boycott

Advisory Council

Writer, broadcaster and food and farming specialist.

Jane Davidson

Advisory Council

Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Wales, Trinity St David and former Minister of Education, Welsh Government.

Nigel Gervis

Advisory Council

Director, Ty Mawr Lime Ltd.

Peter Florence

Advisory Council

Director, Hay Festival.

Prof David Helfand

Advisory Council

Chair, Astrophysics, Columbia University and President Emeritus, Quest University, Canada.

Prof. Brigid Hogan

Advisory Council

Chair of Cell Biology, Duke University, USA.

Peter Howe

Advisory Council

Principal, Atlantic College.

Sophie Howe

Advisory Council

Well-Being and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Prof Alan Lovell

Advisory Council

Former Dean, University of Glamorgan, Business School.

Mark Lynas

Advisory Council

Author, journalist and environmental activist.

Robert Macfarlane

Advisory Council

Writer and academic.

Dr. Havard Prosser

Advisory Council

Former Chief Environmental Science Adviser, Welsh Government 2005-2010.

Sir Tim Smit

Advisory Council

Entrepreneur and founder of the Eden Project.

Colin Tudge

Advisory Council

Writer, activist and food and farming pioneer.

Edmund de Waal

Advisory Council

Writer and artist.