The Collaborators

Sue Bell

Sue has a health and education background, working in management consultancy and organisational development for the NHS and the private sector. She ran Brixton LETS (local exchange trading system) from 2000-2004. She has since worked as a person-centred psychotherapist, and is now facilitating meetings and helping the group work together effectively to achieve our goals.

Chris Cook

Legal designer, developer and regulator of markets and enterprises for 3 decades, for 6 years as a director of the leading global energy exchange, responsible for legal design of the UK ‘Balancing Point’ natural gas futures contract & market. Since 1998 Chris has researched and developed innovative legal, accounting and technology platforms. Senior Research Fellow at the Inst. for Strategy, Resilience & Security at UCL.

Dave Darby

Dave worked on environmental projects in Romania in the 1990s, and was founder of UK environmental organisation,, in 2001. He has been a director of the Ecological Land Co-op and was a co-founder of the Open Credit Network. He blogs about environmental issues, behaviour change and system change.

Shaun Fensom

Shaun is a freelance adviser on digital infrastructure strategy with over 30 years’ experience in digital and tech. Shaun has helped found a number of cooperatives including one of the UK’s first ISPs and CNI, which enables public and private sector organisations to share fibre networks.

Dil Green

After a career as an architect and builder, Dil is now focused on the urgent need for social renovation, and convinced that digital tools designed to follow social needs offer a powerful support for development. Founder at the Open Credit Network.

Trevor Hilder

A qualified teacher who learnt systems thinking from prof. Stafford Beer, the founder of management cybernetics. He wrote one of the first database systems to run on the IBM PC. He’s interested in what impact cloud computing, mobile telephony and blockchain will have on the internet, finance, education and work. He’s a Viable System Model specialist.

Peter Jones

One time tech: code; data and process design; project manager. Innovator, opportunity creator, troubleshooter. Currently working on: COVID-19 emergency business support and reskilling; mutual credit systems; cloud-based learning practice. Dad, husband, sporadic gardener.

Jakub Lanc

Background in computer science and psychology, worked at Impact Hub / co-founded grassroots peer project focused on youth mental health. Immersed in commons and complementary currency since 2017, learning to develop on Holochain, preparing a P2P, Commons and Digital Identity course at Masaryk Uni, CZ, weaving strands together in a municipal context. LinkedIn

Martin Lawson

An electronics engineer by first degree, but a long-time generalist, with experience across general and corporate management, International NGOs, Middle East/North Africa, start-up, strategy, etc. Now works in the area of ‘profit with purpose’, doing consultancy type work for charities and social enterprises with Resonance. LinkedIn

Graham Mitchell

Been working in/with/for cooperatives since the 80s. Set up a worker co-op, organised a community buyout. Currently working on a new social care cooperative, and a social/solidarity economy development organisation, alongside this, and doing paid work on CiviCRM implementation/support. LinkedIn. Twitter. Cooperative Networks. mc3.

Sophie Paterson

Sophie Paterson is a project co-ordinator for the Open Food Network, was a co-director of for 3 years, and was a learning facilitator at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Dartington. Linkedin.

Chris Reay

A lifelong entrepreneur supplying decision-critical business information @ C-Level to multinationals: product design; systems/software analysis; marketplace analysis. After building a successful blockchain and becoming disillusioned with the industry, Chris has since been working on the protocols for more human-centric alternative currencies.

Matthew Slater

Has built and maintained open source community currency software since 2008. He coauthored the Money & Society Mooc with Prof. Jem Bendell and the Credit Commons white paper with Tim Jenkin.

Viktor Vorski

Began as a software developer, moving onto team lead, project manager, product manager and into experience design. Recently focusing on helping distributed teams become more effective through applying future-of-work ideas such as agile-business, sociocracy, teal, DDO, etc. Since completing an MBA in 2004 he also does start-up consulting.

Tom Woodroof

Tom’s main role in the CCS is as coordinator of the Action Research Circle. He’s also part of the core team at Mutual Credit Services, and convenes the Circular Trade Analytics forum. He has a PhD in applied nuclear physics from the University of Liverpool.

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