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Yochanan Altman, Professor in Human Resource Management at Middlesex University, London, profile can be found at http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/altman-yochana

Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Shalem Institute, has served as Chair of the Academy of Management's Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group. She also serves as Co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and has held various leadership roles in Spiritual Directors International. Author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader, and co-editor of The Soul of Supervision, Dr. Benefiel has also written for The Leadership Quarterly, Management Communication Quarterly, Managerial Finance, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization, Personal Excellence, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, America, Presence, The Way, Studies in Spirituality, Radical Grace, and Faith at Work. Profile can be found at http://www.executivesoul.com/margaret-benefiel-phd.html

Martin Brigham, PhD, lectures in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and is Director of the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation at Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is the Academic Director of the International Masters Programme for Managers. His current research interests are focused on practices for developing managers and organisations, with a particular interest in reflective management practice including the Quaker Business Method. His research has been published in leading international journals. Martin is a member of the European Group for Organisation Studies and the Academy of Management and regularly contributes to international conferences. Profile can be found at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/people/martin-brigham

Nicholas Burton, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University & convenor of the Q&B Academic Research Working Group. Co-convener of the Spirituality in Management & Law research group at Northumbria University. Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management & Corporate Social Responsibility. Profile can be found at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/newcastle-business-school/nbs-research/responsible-business/

Roland Carn, software developer, software engineer, consultant, independent businessman, contract manager, furniture restorer, and Quaker warden. Publications include peer reviewed papers, international conferences, and contributions to The Friend. One of the founder members of the Quakers and Business group and lead author for the original Good Business: Ethics at Work publication.

Ben Pink Dandelion, Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. Honorary Professor of Quaker Studies Director, Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies, profile can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/tr/dandelion-ben.aspx

Winston Duguid, Co-project Leader for Q&B of Quaker Business History doctoral research program.

Andy Fincham, PhD candidate in Quaker Studies, “Beliefs and Wealth Creation within the Religious Society of Friends”. Profile can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/theologyandreligion/research/postgraduateresearch/profiles/fincham-andrew.aspx

Bill Gardiner, NHS Non-Executive Director, Chairman MIND (Beds/MK) and Area Meeting Trustee.

George Gawlinski, I am Director of Planning Together Associates a public and voluntary sector management consultancy working in the UK and Europe. I have been professionally concerned with helping find solutions to poverty and injustice for 40 years. I have spent the last 20 years supporting both trustees and senior managers of national and international voluntary organisations in development and change,as they have had to face up to huge challenges in public policy, service delivery and impact. These include number of Quaker charities and international NGO's. I have considerable experience of facilitating and chairing complex professional and policy discussions. I have been an active member of the Society of Friends for 40 years, have held most local Quaker roles and am currently an elder of Kings Lynn Local Meeting and Trustee of Norfolk AM. I have a special interest in relating the quaker business method to complex decision making in third sector organisations. I am a visiting lecturer at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage postgraduate programme. Further details at www.planningtogether.com

Alistair Heslop, Trustee for a small number of charities, including Q&B and the Tim Field Foundation. Previously founder and managing director of the BiT Group.

Roger Hill, retired academic. Ph.D., Fellow Institute of Physics, Past project management in physics research and consultancy: financial and investment expertise: past cooperative director, company director: retail management. Q&B member. Quaker for 45+ years.

Stuart Hill, PhD student at the University of Brighton researching the role of the living wage in realising fair pay in the United Kingdom. Founder and Executive Director of Pay Compare: a not-for-profit organisation which provides a free website - www.paycompare.org.uk - where employers publish their pay ratios for everyone to see and compare.

Donncha Kavanagh, Professor of Information & Organisation at University College Dublin, profile can be found at http://www.ucd.ie/cito/members/donnchakavanagh/

Jon R. Kershner, Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University (UK) and Lecturer in Theology and Church History at Pacific Lutheran University. His recent publications include a forthcoming essay on global Christianity for the Cambridge Companion to Quakerism. He has also published on eighteenth century Quaker theologies of antislavery reform such as “‘Come out of Babylon, my People’: John Woolman's (1720-1772) Antislavery Theology and the trans-Atlantic Economy,”(Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754–1808, 2015); “'A More Lively Feeling': The Correspondence and Integration of Mystical and Spatial Dynamics in John Woolman's Travels” (Quaker Studies 20:1, 2015); and, “‘Diminish not a Word:’ The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman,” (Quakers and Literature, 2016). He serves as co-chair of the Quaker Studies Group at the American Academy of Religion, co-chair of the History of Christianity/North American Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion - Pacific Northwest Region, Associate Editor of Quaker Religious Thought, Executive Committee Member with Friends Association for Higher Education, and is a member of the International Advisory Panel for Quaker Studies. Profile can be found at about.me/jonrkershner

Mike King, author, published over sixty papers, book chapters, film and book reviews, and five books in various fields. Focussing now on economics and monetary theory. Author of Quakernomics: An Ethical Capitalism. His ethical capitalism blog is at www.jnani.org/blog.

Georgeanne Lamont, author and consultant, profile can be found at http://khora.org.uk/

Geoffrey McLean, academic and marketing professional, significant financial services sector experience, university lecturer until 2015 and current DBA Candidate at the University of Wollongong. Currently writing a book chapter for a forthcoming edited volume on Quakers, Business & Technology. View Geoff’s LinkedIn profile

Rachel Muers, Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies, University of Leeds. Among her books: Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics (2015). She has recently conducted research on 'threshing meetings' in British Quakerism, and on the impact of the First World War on British Quaker thinking about social action. Profile can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/site/custom_scripts/people_profile_details.php?profileID=662

Tim Phillips. 40+ year career in HR, Business Management, Direction and Education, with BP, Rolls-Royce, Anglian Water, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, EFMD and Scott Bader Commonwealth. Previous Clerk to Q&B. Co-project Leader of the Q&B Quaker Business History doctoral research program since its inception in 2004.

Elizabeth Redfern, Chair, Clerk and Trustee of the Quakers and Business Group from April 2011 to April 2017. Retired Engineer, Process and Systems Modeller, and Software Manufacturer. Business mentor for mainly start-up businesses.

Nicola Sleapwood, PhD candidate in Quaker Studies, “Quakers, Business and Change in the Twentieth Century”. Profile can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/theologyandreligion/research/postgraduateresearch/profiles/sleap-nicola.aspx

Richard Turnbull, Director of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, profile can be found at http://theceme.org/about-us/our-team/