In response to particular client needs we bring together leading experts of global repute.
Professor Sir William Wakeham (for Bio Parc Maghreb): Bill was formerly Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College and on the Board of the Engineering and Physical Research Council (UK’s research funding body). Amongst many other senior roles, past and present, he is a member of the European Union’s expert panel on philanthropy and universities. He is UK Chair of the British-Italian Partnership Programme.
Sir Martin Davidson ( part of the Bio Parc Colombia team and advisor on all international projects) Martin was CEO of the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relation. He is currently Chairman of the Great Britain China Centre. He provides board level advice to a small number of organisations with an interest in China and international education. Martin brings a very senior perspective on government-to-government issues and overall strategic approach.
Mr Neil Kemsley (Bio Parc Mediterranean on Cyprus and other projects) : Neil was formerly Regional Agent of the Bank of England. His work in the Bank covered economic issues and, international financial and economic issues. Neil was later instrumental in setting up and later chairing the Merseyside Special Investment Fund to disburse EC Structural Funds. He also advised on the setting up of similar schemes in Cornwall and Yorkshire. Neil served on the Council of the University of Liverpool, acting as its Deputy Treasurer.
Dr Paul Bardos (Fukushima Phoenix project, Japan) : Paul is a globally acknowledged expert on contaminated land and waste management, regeneration of brownfield sites, renewables and sustainability, environmental information dissemination; regeneration of brownfields for bioenergy and green infrastructure.
Mr Brian Child (Advisor on multiple projects) : Brian was CEO of McCann Erickson North and Chair of Momentum Europe. He advises on marketing, communicational and presentational dimensions of of projects.
Other high level individuals, who not operate professionally within Bio Parc international/ JRA, but are kind enough to bring various crucial dimensions to specific projects and whom we wish to acknowledge here include:
Professor Sir Drummond Bone (all projects) : Drummond is Chair of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK funding agency). He was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Oxford University and Master of Balliol College until April 2018. He previously served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool from 2002 to 2008, and Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. He also served as President of Universities UK and as the inaugural President of BIAZA.
Dr Mark Pilgrim ( Bio Parc Viet Nam) : Mark is the Chief Executive of Chester Zoo, the UK’s best attended biodiversity attraction., and has an interest in exploring potentials role of Chester Zoo in the Bio Parc concept.