Board of Trustees
Jules Cashford is a writer, lecturer and author of books on mythology. She studied philosophy at St Andrews University and Literature at Cambridge, and was Supervisor in Tragedy for Trinity College, Cambridge University, for some years. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Jules is co-author, with Anne Baring, of The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image, and translator of The Homeric Hymns. Her most recent book, The Moon: Myth and Image, is a comprehensive look at the moon and its vast influence on the structure and symbolism of mythology, religion and consciousness.
Edward Posey trained as a RAF pilot for National Service, in the late 1940s. He studied at the London School of Economics and then, after a brief period working for the family business in the City of London, he embarked on an aviation career. After many successful years, Edward began to question the social responsibility and ethics of the business world in which he was involved. Consultancy work soon developed into promoting a more holistic approach and a more socially responsible path for business. Edward has since dedicated over 30 years to entirely philanthropic works. In 1984 he co-founded The Gaia Foundation and provided his home in north Lonon as the office. He is also a Trustee of Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, the Wilderness Leadership School in South Africa, and the Wilderness Foundation UK. In 2007, Edward was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for 'Services to The Gaia Foundation'.
Michael Shaw's field is ecological engineering and design for sustainability. He is an engineer by training and has been involved in all phases of the development and implementation of natural wastewater treatment systems with Ocean Arks International in the USA between 1989-2003. Together wth John Todd, he is the author of two wastewater treatment patents. Michael is a Partner in the Ecovillage Institute and Chairman of the Trustees of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.
Tracy, Marchioness of Worcester, is an ecologist who campaigns for farmers' land rights and livelihoods in developing countries, and for local food markets in the UK. She is the producer of the highly acclaimed film Pig Business, used to campaign against factory farming. Tracy is also Associate Director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and is closely linked with Transport 2000 and the Soil Association, among other UK environmental groups.