Professor Patrick Pietroni

Director, DCT

Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust Chair in the Study of Compassion, UCLan

Director of the Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust (EBFT) and its mentoring programmes

Former Professor of Community Care and Primary Health at University of Westminster and Dean of General Practice

John Ballatt

Interim Developmental Director, DIISC

Facilitator and consultant, organisational and group dynamics

Co-author of Intelligent Kindness; reforming the culture of healthcare

Former NHS Executive Director, with 30 years’ experience in the public sector

Simon Pleydell

Chair, DCT

Highly experienced NHS Chief Executive

Currently Chair and Lead for Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

Professor Ruth Padel

Patron, DCT

Award-winning poet and author of several books

Author of Darwin – A Life in Poems, a verse biography of Charles Darwin, her great-great-grandfather

Lawrence Bloom


Secretary General of Be Earth Foundation, a United Nations Intergovernmental Organization in collaborative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council

Chairman of Be Energy and first Chairman of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management

Councillor Karen Calder


Elected member for the division of Hodnet in Shropshire Council and Cabinet Member for Health and the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Extensive experience in local government across children’s services, planning and health scrutiny

Tony Crundell


Accountant specialising in not-for-profit and charitable trusts

Qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2006 and became a fellow of the ACCA in 2011

Dr Mohamed Keshavjee


Expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and family mediation

Many years’ experience working the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Member of the EU Panel of International Family Mediators

Recipient of the 2016 Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Award for his work on conflict resolution

Professor Rod Thompson


Currently Director of Public Health in Shropshire

Visiting Professor at the Centre for Public Health, John Moores University, Liverpool

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Adjunct Faculty Professor at Rush University, Chicago

Lee Good

Operational Manager

Many years’ experience in design, project management and administration

Smallholder, horse rider and passionate about animal welfare

Dr Laura Noszlopy

Senior Researcher, DIISC

Sociocultural anthropologist interested in contemporary human relations

Widely published author, editor, translator and journalist

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