…is an English-born Australian residing in Belgium who integrates natural science, photography and poetry to mindfully offer deeply grounded intuitive systemic insights. His passion is helping unlock generative potentials in individuals, institutions, communities and whole system design initiatives. Neil has a background in geology and marine biology, working with environmental NGO’s, governments, academics, eco-spiritual orders and communities on ecological sustainability and innovation. In trying to influence institutional decisions, planning and policies, Neil had to learn to understand human development, worldviews, cultural and economic incentives and how competition and conflict among these too often prevent deeper and more meaningful systemic collaboration and transformation. He left Australia mourning places he loves, as bushfires raged amidst continued government inaction.
Neil is our Systems Lens and Poet
He zooms-in and zooms-out as needed, encountering, engaging and dancing with people, beings and organizations as the complex living systems they are. Neil draws attention to the often-hidden beauty of inherent potentials and how these can be woven with synergy to co-evolve as contexts change.