* Steering Group Member: The Green Festival Alliance: April 2012 - May 2013
The GFA brings together promoters and suppliers in the festival industry committed to acting on climate change to identify and speed up the adoption of sustainable practices at festivals through innovation and collective action.
* Member of Local Government Group: Transition Somerset : November 2008 - August 2010
Served as a member of local government group for county-wide hub of Transition Towns groups in Somerset. Acted as County Council Liaison Group member and conducted the UKs first Transition Audit of a Local Authority whilst in this role.
* Founded the Natural Communities Foundation Charity and served as acting Chief Executive (Voluntary) & Trustee :
Executive: January 2011 - June 2012
Trustee: September 2012 - Present
Set up this charity whilst serving as Managing Director of Natural Communities CIC. Oversaw the transition of the CIC to a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Foundation and the creation of Resource Sharing Agreements between the two organisations. Oversaw the charity's affairs including its Community Woodland and Multi-Faith Temple projects.
* Established first Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in UK Festival Industry
Inspired and Promoted nationwide 'Festival-Watch' Scheme to reduce crime at outdoor events
* Organiser of Future Farming Conferences - August 2010 & 2011
Part of the Off-Grid Events. Organised Future Farming South West Conferences aimed at local farmers, landowners, food producers, smallholders and anybody else involved in land management across Somerset and adjoining areas, as well as those interested in becoming so. Conferences included presentations from leading farming bodies, farm managers, farm owners and producers.
* Blog Author - March 2011 - Present
I have written blogs for a number of organisations, mainly on Sustainability in the festival industry. I was recently asked to write a new bi-monthly blog for the new launched Licensing forum at RHEnvironmental Ltd, one of the UKs major organisations providing expert services in Environmental Health, Business and Compliance.
* Travel - Dec 2000 - Present
I have travelled extensively in the world which has been one of my great teachers in life. I have journeyed overland to and across Mongolia and the Altai Region; I have lived and worked in Peru making jewellery, and in Brazil and Bolivia for a number of months; I have crossed overland from South Africa to Tanzania; road-tripped across Australia and through Thailand, staying in Hill Tribe Villages near the Burmese border. I continue to enjoy adventurous travel and the expansive openness of the world.