The Co-ordinating Committee of The 99% Organisation
Mark E Thomas -- Founder and Spokesman
Mark E Thomas is the author of 99%. He has spent most of his career in business; for many years he ran the Strategy practice at PA Consulting Group.
During this time, he began to explore whether the tools and techniques of business strategy could be applied to understanding the health and stability of countries. This research led him to the uncomfortable conclusion that many developed countries – including the US and the UK – are unwittingly pursuing economic policies which will result in the unwinding of 20th century civilisation before we reach the year 2050. Hearteningly, he also concluded that this fate is entirely avoidable.
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Paul Bradford -- London Region Co-ordinator and Treasurer
Paul is the London Region Co-ordinator for The 99% Organisation and also acts as Treasurer.
Paul has recently retired from a career spent initially in management consulting and latterly in financial services. He spent the last 18 years in Standard Chartered Bank, in global roles responsible for technology, operations, governance and management of major change programmes.
Paul lives in Ealing, London, and is a trustee of the charity Young Ealing Foundation.
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Andrew Prentis -- Environmental Advisor to The 99% Organisation
Andrew is a veterinary surgeon turned environmental activist. He now chooses to use his scientific background, contacts and expertise to work with political, academic and social organisations to work towards the very significant changes in thinking and action that are going to be required at all levels of society if our species and ecosystem are going to survive the challenges currently facing us.
Diana Toynbee -- Political Advisor to The 99% Organisation
Diana has worked for Oxfam and in education and training, in the Philippines, France and the UK.
As a Green Party co-ordinator she has stood for election to Westminster and Brussels, and was recently elected to Herefordshire County Council and City Council. She campaigns for an economy that is healthier for people, nature and society.
Rich Wylor-Owen -- National Groups and West-Midlands Region Co-ordinator
Rich is the National Groups Co-ordinator for The 99% Organisation, providing support and guidance to local groups around the UK, as well as being West-Midlands Region Co-ordinator.
He is a recently retired military officer with thirty years experience, his last three spent overseas working with a NATO Force Headquarters.
He brings a wide range of experience, including planning, strategy development and implementation, tactical messaging – and a lively sense of humour!
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