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James Lock

General Secretary

James is the Co-founder and Director at Opus Independents Ltd, Trustee on the Board of Voluntary Action Sheffield, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Hallam University, Co Founder of the Neighbourhood Democracy Movement, Now Then Magazine, Festival of Debate, Foundation Earth, and the UBI Lab Network.

James has over ten years of experience working cross-sector in a variety of project management, development and delivery roles. He is motivated by how projects, platforms and networks can be developed to resolve systemic problems upstream and cohere emergent new systems and paradigms to resolve existential problems of collective concern.

A joyful father of two young children, James continues to be enthusiastic and hopeful about contributing to a world which values all humans, is equitable, is ecologically sustainable and which gives primacy to wellbeing, quality of life and discovery.

James Lock
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