Susan Dark, Chairman, has 18 years charitable board experience which includes the Board of Trinity Hospice, the Campaign for Learning and Breast Cancer Haven. Previously she was Deputy Chairman at Teens and Toddlers. She has extensive strategic and governance experience and was previously Vice Chairman of SW London & St Georges Mental Healthcare Trust. Susan has also held a number of Board positions within various companies.
Susan is Founder of Pendulum Management where she provides Board and Senior Management Advisory services to build Stakeholder Communications, Business Development and Client Engagement. She has a particular interest in social and environmental change and is a keen advocate for human rights, diversity, corporate social responsibility and impact measurement. Historically she was a member of the senior management team within corporations, corporate finance and private equity companies. She has sectoral expertise in IT/telecoms, healthcare/life sciences and renewables. Specific executive roles include, Director of Ashberg, MD of Nikko Healthcare, CEO of Pall Mall Wellness, UK MD and International CMO Mannesmann iPulsys, Senior VP and MD of Central Europe and Asia for Technology Solutions Company and Director of European Strategic Development at Cable & Wireless.
Michael Shaw's field is ecological design. He is an engineer by training and has been involved in all phases of the development and implementation of Living Machines™ since 1989. Together with John Todd he is the author of three wastewater treatment patents.
Michael is a founding partner of the Biomatrix Water team who have over two decades of experience designing and delivering ecological engineering projects for the treatment and recycling of municipal and industrial wastewater and bioremediation. Their design approach applies current best practice in modern wastewater treatment and process control with the latest developments in ecological engineering, to provide an effective solution to the problems of urban water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation. Michael is Chairman of the Trustees of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.
Ruth McIntosh is an experienced Non-Executive Director and private equity fund manager. Having qualified as a barrister and Chartered Accountant, she spent 18 years at Bridgepoint Capital, where she had extensive success in managing mid-market, private–equity investments at Board level, across a wide range of sectors. Ruth now sits on the Boards of a number of charitable, commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Rob Johnson is a Partner at Morgan Law, a small not-for-profit sector consultancy. His expertise lies in recruitment, contracts, marketing and wider business skills. During his time at Morgan Law, Rob has held numerous positions including managing Executive & Interim Management and the specialist finance recruitment team.
Anthony Clinch is chairman of The Valence Group, a non-executive director of Nanoco Group plc and Taminco Group Holdings S.a.r.l, a member of the supervisory board of CABB GmbH, a senior advisor to CVC Capital Partners and a member of the Advisory Board of Imperial College's Chemistry Faculty. He was an employee of CVC Capital Partners between 1987 and 2007, including as Managing Director where he specialized in chemical industry investments. He previously worked for Citibank in a number of managerial roles in Corporate Banking. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, having spent his early career with Rolls Royce Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Management Science and Operational Research from Imperial College, London.
James Melville-Ross is a Managing Director of FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications division. He has spent 17 years in the City advising a wide range of companies on their communications and he now co-head's FTI's technology, media and telecoms practice. He advises senior executives at large and small companies on business communications issues, identifying strategies to enhance and protect their reputations and enterprise value. James founded Hacks vs Flaks, a sporting charity, in 2003. He joined the Board in 2011.
Gill Frances is an independent consultant and a member of Teenage Pregnancy Associates. She was Chair of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group and former Director of the Sex Education Forum and Well–Being department at National Children’s Bureau. She co-founded the Anti-Bullying Alliance and has a long history in promoting the emotional health and well-being of children and young people across all aspects of their lives at home, in school and college, care, secure settings, in youth and community settings. She campaigns for children and young people's right to PSHE Education and has written widely on a range of topics. She is an experienced project and programme manager, trainer and facilitator. Gill was awarded an OBE in 2006 for her services to children and young people and an honorary doctorate from the Open University in 2012.