Jonathan acts in an advisory capacity for leadership-related projects in commercial, governmental and activist organisations. He has been Professor of Leadership at renowned universities around the world; is a key-note speaker on leadership, power and change; principal investigator for complex research projects; and coordinates Pelumbra’s growing portfolio of programs. His writing covers a spectrum from scholarly philosophical articles on ethics and wisdom, to applicable lessons drawn from historical leaders such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Horatio Nelson.
Susanne was born and raised in Germany and experienced transition into another culture when she settled in the UK. She has also travelled and lived in many places in the world, identifies as a European and has an international belonging.
Between 1987 and 2008 Susanne was a professional artist, while also focused in being a wife and mother. Her professional focus was for many years on ceramics, making unique, hand-worked pots and life sculptures. She exhibited and sold mainly in Lancashire, Devon and Cornwall, though also had exhibitions in London and Hamburg.
When her children left home she trained at Karuna Institute and graduated with an MA in 2015, qualifying as a core process psychotherapist (registered with BACP).
Susanne practices a contemplative and compassionate therapeutic approach, recognising the uniqueness of each journey and of each person.
She works creatively in sessions, staying open for whatever is helpful for the client.
Her strength is being in relationship with the other, enabling clients to experience safety, for trust to develop and confidence to emerge.
One of the things she values in her work as a psychotherapist/counsellor is seeing the change in people, watching them become happier as the work progresses.
Her clients have included professionals in health care and academia, self-employed tradespeople, people in business and corporate life, as well as students and others in career transitions.
My interests and expertise encompasses leadership studies, organization theory and philosophy, organizational development and international development. I have six years’ experience of running large-scale international development initiatives in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. In addition, I am collaborating with the Malaria Elimination Initiative – a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research group based at the University of California, San Francisco – on malaria elimination programme management in Southern Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
I have extensive experience of running and teaching on leadership and executive development programmes internationally, including acting as a tutor for the London Business School EMBA core module ‘Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility’. I have acted as an academic and personal coach to a number of senior executives in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. My organizational and leadership development consultancy experience includes working with the UK NHS and a variety of other public and private sector organizations.
I am a fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have held visiting positions at the Helsinki School of Economics, the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Leicester University and the University of Humanistics, Utrecht.
Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dr. Ian Sutherland is Dean of the School of Music at Memorial University. Internationally he has developed a dynamic career as an academic leader, educator, researcher, and consultant. He served as Associate Dean for Research and Director of PhD Studies at IEDC–Bled School of Management (Slovenia) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter (UK). Other appointments include: Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the Warsaw University of Technology Business School (Poland), Fellow of the Peter Pribilla Stiftung – Technische Universität München (Germany), Co-Convener of the Deans, Directors and Chairs Affinity Group of the International Leadership Association (USA). A leading expert in the art and business nexus, Ian was originally trained as a professional musician. Holding B.Mus. (Hons) and M. Mus. Degrees from the School of Music of Memorial University (Canada), he completed his PhD in Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter (UK) under Prof. Tia DeNora. Today he brings these backgrounds together combining expertise in sociology, philosophy, creativity, music and leadership studies. A globally active speaker, facilitator and organizational development practitioner he has worked across numerous industries in more than 30 countries.
Miriam has been running large scale events and programs for over a decade on behalf of international NGOs, creative arts organisations and Pelumbra. Recently she has stepped down as Director of Peace and Global Studies at a Quaker school. In her spare time she is trustee of a charity providing care for brain-injured children and leads campaigns for conflict-free minerals in consumer electronics. She is a member of the Civicus UN young leaders community and is based in the UK. Her key interest lies with working with young people, providing them with resources to expand their strengths and leadership in an ever-changing world, particularly through peace. How can we learn to face our obstacles with peace in our hearts and minds?
A recent addition to the team, Jono works as the finance manager at Pelumbra as well as running his own bookkeeping company. This he combines with a career as a contemporary artist, working across a whole range of creative outlets, with works featuring in the collections of museums and private collectors worldwide, including the V&A. His work can be seen online at www.jonoboyle.com.
Sahar Mediha Al-Naas is one of our researchers. She is also a member of WILPF and the founder and director of Libyan Women for Peace and Freedom. Based in the UK, Sahar holds an MA in Gender and Identity in the Middle East from the University of Exeter, with a focus on Libyan women’s political representation and participation in the public sphere in the post-Gaddafi era. Born in Libya, where Al-Naas completed her first degree, she moved to the UK in 1995 and has worked with women’s organisations in both Libya and the UK, becoming a consultant on gender based violence, and gender and identity in MENA. Since 2011, Al-Naas has been working with civil society both in the UK and internationally. She has been travelling between Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and the US to attend and organise conferences, workshops, seminars, and meetings, as well as working as an independent researcher. Sahar held a fellowship at MPV where she lobbied, planned and strategised campaigns for human rights issues and women’s issues in particular. She is a Co-Author of: ‘Women’s Bodies in Post-Revolution Libya: Control and Resistance’, in Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance: Lessons from the Arab World (2015).
Between 2000 and 2010 Tanmayo Murray-Clark worked in senior roles at Transport for London. As Director he was jointly responsible for designing, implementing and operating the innovative and successful London Congestion Charging and low emission schemes to tight timelines, budgets and scrutiny. As MD for Planning he was jointly responsible for over 300 staff developing London-wide policies and large scale transport projects.
In 2010, after a 34-year career, Tanmayo moved to Devon and made a 180-degree switch in direction by retraining as a core process psychotherapist. The MA training with its roots in Buddhist teachings on mindfulness and presence, his five years of seeing individual clients, ongoing spiritual enquiry and working in the voluntary sector have generated a grounded experience and capacity in Tanmayo to support individuals and organisations in thoughtful, heartfelt and practical exploration.