Bio Parc Concepts International team
In response to particular projects and specific client needs we bring together professional of the highest possible global standing, listed below in alphabetical order. Mike Maunder and John Regan are central to all international projects and those involving UK universities.
Professor 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.
Sir Martin Davidson ( advisor on various international projects) 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 international education. Martin brings a very senior perspective on government-to-government issues and overall strategic approach.
Stephen Dunmore OBE was formerly the UK wide Chief Executive of the CEO Big Lottery. His subsequent career has included acting as CEO for Lumos (grant making charity set up by JK Rowling); CEO, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund; Chair of the BBC Charitable Awards Advisory Committee; Interim CEO Family & Childcare Trust; and CEO of the Fundraising Regulator. He is currently Chair of the Royal Voluntary Service. Stephen will form part of a bespoke team deployed as relevant in projects to support universities, public sector authorities, biodiversity organisations, charities and businesses.
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 Mike Maunder (central to multiple projects): Mike’s ‘day job’ is as the Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and sits within the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He acts as a board member of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Conservation Fund, chaired by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. He was formerly Executive Director Life Sciences of the Eden Project and Senior Consultant to Eden International. He has consulted to the Dubai Expo and the Dubai Museum of Tomorrow. He was recently Vice-Chair of Flora & Fauna International and is the former Executive Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida. Mike has a worldwide reputation bringing together the fields of biodiversity and the management of complex nature related visitor attractions.
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.
Other high level individuals, who not operate professionally within Bio Parcs 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.