ADVISORS & ASSOCIATES
We collaborate with experts in bioregional thinking from around the world
William Lana is BLC’s business advisor. After working in The City and on Wall Street in the 1980s and for the Commission of the EU in Brussels in the 1990s, William Lana co-founded and is the CEO of the organic textile company Greenfibres. He sits on a number of the Boards of organisations aimed at finding environmental and social solutions to the challenges and opportunities we currently face.
Stewart Wallis is a business manager and advocate for transition to a new economic system. He worked for Oxfam from 1992 to 2002, for which he was awarded an OBE. From 2003 to 2016, he was Executive Director of the New Economics Foundation.
“We need to stop seeing ourselves as consumers and owners and start seeing ourselves as caretakers and creators.”
John Thackara is a writer and event producer who has spent a lifetime searching for live examples of what a sustainable future can be like. He writes about these stories at his blog, Doors of Perception, and organises festivals that bring the project leaders he has met together.
“To do things differently, we need to see things differently.”
Pamela Mang works with project development teams and community groups to build critical systems thinking skills and holistic planning processes and designs that can address complex systems problems and opportunities. She also works as a faculty member for The Regenerative Practitioner series.
“The world is complex. We need to stop dumbing it down. The current state of our world requires us to work hard to fully understand the complexity of living systems and to design elegant approaches that honor and appreciate that complexity.” regenesis.com
Jonathan Dawson is a sustainability educator, currently working as Head of Economics at Schumacher College in Devon. Until recently a long-term resident at the Findhorn ecovillage and a former President of the Global Ecovillage Network, he has around 20 years experience as a researcher, author, consultant and project manager in the field of small enterprise development in Africa and South Asia.
“This is a particularly exciting time… you can almost smell the revolution… we have an opportunity to change the way that we as a society learn.”
Mothiur Rahman trained at a top-20 City law firm before working for 7 years as a lawyer specialising in planning, environmental and public law related matters, with a focus on major infrastructure and public authorities. In 2012 he began looking for work that engaged his passions for meaning and creativity, which led to his co-founding the Community Chartering Network.