Earth Partners PATRONS
Tom Harper– Televison and film actor, teacher; member of the core group of ‘Transition Norwich', facilitator with ‘Be the Change', and MBA-candidate with Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Circular Economy.
Nick Hart Williams - founding director of “Be the Change”, Schumacher Lectures, and film producer.
Cathy Hilton lives in Devon and works as an illustrator. She continues to offer intuitive coaching on projects she feels passionate about.
Walter McKone is an Osteopath, Author, Public Speaker. Lecturer in Osteopathic philiosophy, psychology, paediatrics & sports medicine, manipulation.
Bianca Madison-Vuleta is highly trained and experienced in the areas of holistic, ecological and sustainable living. Bianca has been actively involved in the work of numerous national and international human rights and environmental NGOs as a committed and inspired campaigner, fundraiser and public speaker. A passionate humanitarian and environmentalist and co-founder of The Sustainable Planet Foundation, Bianca works tirelessly to be the change in the world.
Nial Mosharraf is a Poet, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and wannabe philanthropist, and representative of Youth/Generation Y.
Patrick Worms a molecular geneticist, represents the world’s premier research insitution devoted to the study of the roles of trees in agricultural landcapes to policy makers in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe (the World Agroforestry Centre, active since the 1970s, has reported on the astonishing benefits of multicrop agriculture involving trees in thousands of peer-reviewed publications).
Patrick has been active at the science-policy interface since the late 1980s, with a start teaching biology in the Hindu Kush. As a young European official, he pioneered a new way of using communications to deal with the environmental legacy of communism across the former Soviet Union before leaving for the private sector and engaging with the disastrous environmental legacy of China’s Great Leap forward.
Later, he helped commercialise ESA’s assets on the International Space Station, consulted for a range of international organisations and Fortune 500 companies, and managed the Georgian government’s international media relations during Russia’s 2008 invasion. Patrick received bachelors and masters degrees from Cambridge University. A French-speaking German citizen, he is the happily married father of three children.
Jo Slee - former Logistics Director at Be the Change, is also Finance Manager of the charity Health & Wellbeing Trust, which trains medical professionals in the study of Integrative (holistic) Medicine and health coaches in holistic cancer support.
Earth Partners Foundation Founding Trustees
Kathryn Rae worked with Chris from 2008-2009 to set up Earth Partners Foundation, and as one of the founding trustee was its first Chairman. She stood down as a Trustee in 2012. Her contribution was immense and her commitment huge. She continues as an adviser to Earth Partners.
James Shaw was also a founding Trustee of Earth Partners. He stood down from Earth Partners to stand for election to the New Zealand Parliament for the NZ Green Party, and (April 2015) is standing to be co-leader of the NZ Greens. Previously he worked for the social enterprise incubator "Hikurangi Foundation" as a coach and facilitator. He has had experience in over 30 countries. Before that he was with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and a member of the management teams of three start-ups (the World Technology Network, the Inspired Leaders Network and Future Considerations).