ASP Appoints New Directors

As we enter a new year ASP is pleased to announce two new Directors: Clare Moody and Kate Chapman. Both have great experience as leaders and innovators and will bring much new energy to our latest initiatives.We also want to acknowledge the contribution of Kirsti Norris who steps down as Director. She’s given lots of wisdom and inspiration as Director and will continue to inspire us with her work.

Clare Moody

Hello to all,

My passion is facilitating change, shifting people’s world views so that there will be a World for the the next generation. I have two children, Charlotte and Ollie, and live on the edge of Dartmoor, near Tavistock. Dartmoor is a passion for me and my new business is to take people onto Dartmoor to connect emotionally with nature, using John Muir philosophy and the Work that Reconnects (Joanna Macey’s work).

I have spent over 20 years as an Environmental Consultant working across Europe, and in North America , New Zealand and South Africa. Most of that work was helping our multinationals to become more environmentally aware, more sustainable in the true sense of the word and to shift the organisation in the way it approached the World.

I then taught Sustainable Development and Environmental Management at the University of Bath for over 10 years, taking Doctoral Students and business people to Schumacher college to stretch their minds and enable a seismic shift in their thinking.

Currently I have various volunteer posts, Exec Director of the SW Learning for Sustainability Coalition and Company Secretary for the Tamar Energy Community, as well as running an Environmental law course for Exeter I am currently talking to the business school at Exeter University about doing things differently and really using the natural environment to connect students with nature and with themselves. University.

Kate Chapman

I am delighted to begin 2017 as a new director of ASP. As an alumnus of the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at Bath University (way back in 2003), I feel as though I have a longstanding connection with ASP and its roots and understand how the organisation came into being and how it has evolved.

A little bit about me: I live in the beautiful New Forest, on the South Coast with my husband and two children. I work as an independent sustainability and OD consultant with a particular passion for, and focus on organisational purpose (i.e. purpose beyond profit). In the past I have worked for PwC as a management consultant, for LOCOG as a sustainability advisor to the London 2012 Games and for a wide variety of clients in the public, private and voluntary sector – helping them to understand and manage the impacts they have beyond their organisational boundaries.   My focus for 2017 is on purpose-led business and I have recently trained as a B Leader – qualified to help organisations to become B Corps.

I am therefore very excited about the new collaboration between ASP and B Lab UK (the organisation that sits behind the B Corp movement in the UK) which will support and promote purpose led enterprise across the UK. I am looking forward to connecting with people who are already in this space, and with those who would like to find out more and maybe take steps towards defining a purpose and transforming their organisation to one which truly serves society.

I would like to see ASP leading the way in connecting and nurturing the many approaches to purpose led business (B Corps, Blueprint for Better Business, Economy for the Common Good, Future Fit – to name but a few) and championing the “business as a force for good” message. I look forward to helping ASP to do this.

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