THE CENTRE FOR THE FUTURE

OUR PEOPLE

The Team

Richard Hames

Executive Director

As a philosopher-activist my aim is to inspire and encourage meaningful transitions for greater numbers of people across all levels of society. By suggesting radically disruptive ideas and models, challenging practices that no longer benefit a majority of humanity, and designing better social architectures for organising, governing and leading, I want to help create a civilisation that is more empathic, equitable, and enduring. One that emphasizes what it really means to be human.

Stuart McGregor

Chief Steward, The Incubator

I am the founder and CEO of OSQO. Former market maker at Accenture, a Partner at IBM, co-creator of MiVote & Horizon State start-ups, and a career change agent. As a business architect I understand how to design and implement business models that keep companies competitive and relevant. My intent is to help liberate organisations from redundant constructs, understand their world for what it is and curate their place in it. 

Marvin Oka

Chief Steward, The Wayfinder

I enable wiser decision-making in society by facilitating the development of a generative, second order consciousness within domains that have high potential for systemic influence. I apply behavioural modelling in a variety of areas related to second order change, including second order leadership development, culture shaping, strategic and systemic thinking, and whole-system transformation.

Michael McAllum

Chief Steward, The Academy

I explore and design transformational journeys with those that understand the need to go beyond the unsustainable limits of a fast fading mechanistic society. As a futures architect I engage organisations, cities and regions in conversations about the emerging networked and collaborative age, how they might create value in this future and the architecture of transition.

Adam Jacoby

Domain Leader, MiVote

I am a serial disruptor and strategic artist with a twenty-year global history of starting, building, steering and selling fast growth businesses. Having experienced industry consolidation and technological disruption as a senior executive and business owner in the media, entertainment and travel markets across Asia, the United States and Europe, my appreciation of and comfort with change and strategic flexibility was inevitable.

Martin Blake

Domain Leader, Foresight Beyond Frontiers

With an International career commencing in the field of Preventive Medicine in a developing country with new found wealth and progressing through to advising multinational organisations in both the private and public sectors on strategic futures; change management has always been at the very core of what I do best. As a natural ‘systems thinker’ I have a well proven ability to ‘see’ through organisational dysfunction and then, having diagnosed the system with uncanny accuracy, I co-create innovative, disruptive, mutually beneficial intervention strategies that provide equitable, abundant outcomes for people, communities, enterprises and the planet.

Elizabeth Winkelman

Domain Leader, China Engagement 

I explore ways of understanding human potential, and how individuals and teams can achieve better outcomes for business. I have a nous for raising unconscious bias and empathy, with a strong focus on the Asia Pacific region.  China has been my second-base where I undertook studies in Kunming, Shanghai and Guangzhou and worked within renewable energy, training and education sectors.  Since returning to Australia in 2009, I have advised Australian companies on cultural and business-related practices within the changing China landscape.

Melanie Mohr

Domain Leader, Media and Marketing 

I am a four times founder with 20 years’ experience in Media, Marketing and Mobile Technology. In 2016 I founded YEAY a social commerce platform for Generation Z to share honest recommendation videos with one another about the lifestyle products they love. In 2018 I became the founder and CEO of the WOM Protocol, a blockchain company helping brands tap into peer-to-peer recommendations and digital publishers monetize their platforms in a user-friendly way through word-of-mouth recommendations. I am a member and Global Chair of the prestigious H2 network from Silicon Valley as well as a chapter lead of the Disruption Disciples and  a frequent speaker at tech, blockchain and marketing events around the globe.

Jasper Zimmerman

Domain Leader, Operation PeaceQuest & Carbon Bad Bank  I am a solutions-focused Canadian journalist and policy analyst based in Berlin, Germany. I focus on reporting on and contributing to the development of initiatives for managing global existential risks, including climate destabilisation, biodiversity collapse, and war. My specific contributions include novel instruments in the domains of climate finance and biodiversity conservation finance, and initiatives for reducing the likelihood of wars. I am the the originator of two key initiatives in which Centre for the Future is engaged: the Carbon Bad Bank Initiative and Repurpose the Military Initiative.

Griffin Davief

Domain Leader, Technology & Digital Content 

I curate the Centre for the Future’s digital presence and assist with the technological development of all incubated projects. As a digital artist I create artworks show casing current political and environmental global issues to build visual awareness directed towards a younger demographic. As a Content creator I keep up with upcoming design and marketing trends to assist our members and clients in building their product or service using new and innovative design/marketing ideas.

International Advisory Group

Louis Zheng

Co-founder FuturistCircle,
China

Michel Bauwens

Founder, P2P Foundation,
Belgium

Robb Smith

CEO, Integral Life,
USA

Christine McDougall

Founder, Syntropic World,
Australia

Sohail Inayatullah

UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Australia

John Picard

Founder, John Picard and Associates,
USA

Diana van Dorrestijn

Director, Development Connect,
The Netherlands

Frank Jurgen-Richter

Founder & Chairman, Horasis,
Switzerland

Daniel Christian Wahl

Author, Designing Regenerative Cultures,
Spain

Michael Jackson

Founder, Shaping Tomorrow,
Philippines

Patricia Lustig

CEO, LASA Insight,
United Kingdom

Sundeep Waslekar

President, Strategic Foresight Group,
India

Goodnews Cadogan

Director, C Cubed M,
South Africa

Atousa Poursheikhali

Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Iran

Pooja Shukla

CEO & Founder, La Vida,
Singapore