2012 Conference Speaker
Rupert Crilly is a senior researcher on the Natural Economies team at the new economics foundation. Before that he was a scientific researcher: in Brunei he worked on orang-utan conservation, assessing the rainforest for their potential rehabilitation; in Canada he researched bone metabolism, then moved to France to study the evolution of bone mineralization. He has published in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) on Natural Killer cells, focusing on the immune cell synapse.
David Boyle is a fellow of the new economics foundation, where he has worked in various capacities since 1987—writing and editing, developing new projects, launching the time-bank movement in the UK, advising on the future of money and volunteering, and most recently participating in research on localism and the future of public services. He is the author of a range of books about money, change, and the future, including Funny Money; The Tyranny of Numbers; Authenticity; Money Matters; and The Human Element: Ten new rules to kick-start our failing organizations.
Emanuele Campiglio works at the New Economics Foundation on the macroeconomics and modelling of a just and sustainable economic system, a critical part of the Foundation's work on the Great Transition. He has an academic background in economics, having graduated from Bocconi University of Milan. He then completed an MSc in Cooperation and Development at the University of Pavia and worked in various Latin American countries as a researcher.
Elizabeth Cox is an economist who leads the new economic foundation’s (nef) UK and international local economic development work. Her projects range from research identifying the loss of diversity on UK high streets (Clone Town) to design and delivery of action research on enterprise and local economic development in support of practical community action in the UK and internationally (BizFizz, Local Alchemy, Plugging the Leaks) to developing approaches to help public bodies to commission and procure more sustainably.
Victoria Johnson is a senior researcher and head of climate change and energy at the new economics foundation, where she is working on a number of different projects that explore the interaction between climate change and social justice both in the UK and internationally.
Stewart Wallis graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. His career began in marketing and sales with Rio Tinto Zinc, followed by a Masters Degree in Business and Economics at London Business School. He spent seven years with the World Bank in Washington, DC, working on industrial and financial development in East Asia. He then worked for Robinson Packaging in Derbyshire for nine years, the last five as Managing Director, leading a successful business turnaround.
Faiza Shaheen joined the Valuing What Matters team at the new economics foundation (nef) in London in 2009 as a researcher with particular emphasis on economic inequality. Her longstanding interest in economic inequality, and particularly in spatial patterns of inequality, motivated her Ph.D. studies, which explored neighbourhood dynamics and changing concentrations of deprivation since the 1970s.
Timothy E. Wirth is President of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund as well as a former Congressman and Senator from the state of Colorado. As President of the UN Foundation (UNF) since its inception in 1998, he has organized and led the formulation of the Foundation’s mission and program priorities, which include the environment, women, population, children’s health, peace, security, and human rights.
Daniel Levinson founded Main Street Resources after ten years with Holding Capital Group, a highly successful niche private equity firm and an investor in Main Street Resources. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a joint ScB with Honors in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University. He spent time in the Corporate Finance department of Morgan Stanley after graduating from Brown.
Will Raap is founder and chairman of Gardener's Supply, an employee-owned family of companies that has won several national and regional awards for its innovative business and socially responsible business practices.