Jane Grindey is a founding member of Wolverton Community Energy, an energy hub in Milton Keynes. Serving as a Director since April 2015, she has been instrumental in building the foundations of the Society. Prior to joining the Wolverton team, Jane spent seven years working with a diverse range of start-up and medium-sized businesses in the field of co-operative and community business development. This includes Calleva Community Energy where she joined the Board in November 2013. Jane’s early career was in marketing, strategy and business development with companies such as HJ Heinz and Seagram at international Director level.
Pat Conaty is a Californian working in England and Wales. He is a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and a research associate of Co-ops UK. He specialises in action research, education and development that focuses on successful methods of social innovation. Pat has led work on Community Development Finance and, more recently, to develop other innovative forms of co-operative economic democracy, including community land trusts for housing. His latest book, co-authored with Mike Lewis was ‘The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy”.
Tony Greenham is Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing at the RSA, a 260 year-old ideas incubator dedicated to social progress. He is currently leading projects on economic democracy and community enterprise. He was a practising chartered accountant, investment banker and small business entrepreneur before turning to campaigning for a socially and environmentally just economy in roles with the Transition Towns movement and the New Economics Foundation. Tony is a regular public speaker and author of a number of reports and books on economic reform.