Team

Dil Green
Dil GreenCo-founder
Dil is a vocational architect and a designer, always. He’s a pragmatic utopian who thinks the he perfect world will (should) never exist, but we must never stop working towards it. He tries to look for the most effective point at which to employ his capacities. Dil values kindness between beings, and ruthlessness in regard to institutions.
Dave Darby
Dave DarbyCo-founder
Dave founded Lowimpact.org in 2001, and Noncorporate.org in 2018. He was a director of the Ecological Land Co-operative from 2015 to 2018. He’s interested in developing co-operative economic institutions that build community resilience and prevent the wealth extraction and concentration that is so damaging to democracy.
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley
Oliver Sylvester-BradleyCo-founder
Oli runs The Open Co-op which produces an annual conference to encourage the development of the collaborative economy. He wrote his thesis on ‘Encouraging Environmentally Responsible Behaviour’ and delivers marketing strategies for ethical brands through his consultancy DefactoDesign.com

Advisors

We are proud to have the input and encouragement of some of the most experienced people in the alternative finance sector.

Thomas Greco
Thomas Greco
Tom is a community economist who has been working at the leading edge of transformational restructuring for more than 35 years. He is widely regarded as a leading authority on moneyless exchange systems, community currencies and credit clearing. His latest book ‘The End of Money and the Future of Civilization’ provided the inspiration which led to the initiation of The Open Credit Network.
Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater is a ten year veteran of complementary currencies, his free software used by LETS and timebanking projects around the world. He is an authority on monetary theory and mutual credit, having co-authored the Money & Society MOOC with professor Jem Bendell and run numerous workshops. In 2016 he co-authored the Credit Commons white paper which OCN has adopted as its blueprint.
Pat Conaty
Pat Conaty
Pat is a Fellow at New Economics Foundation and an Associate of Co-operatives UK. His work in the 1990s led to the development of the Community Development Finance movement. He has been instrumental in developing Community Land Trusts and is co-author of ‘The Resilience Imperative – Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy’ (2012) and ‘Commons Sense – Common Wealth’ (2014).
Marloes Nicholls
Marloes Nicholls
Marloes Nicholls is Head of Programmes at the Finance Innovation Lab, a charity which supports the people, ideas and movements building a financial system that serves people and planet. An economist by training, she has a wealth of experience working in social change, including co-founding the campaign Move Your Money UK. She’s passionate about facilitating collaborative processes that enable people to understand and have a say over the future of finance.
Chris Cook
Chris Cook
Chris has been involved in the legal design and regulation of markets, enterprises, organisations and financial instruments for 25 years, including six years as a director of a global energy exchange. Since 2011 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security at University College London. As a Director of the Nordic Enterprise Trust, Chris has been prototyping complementary means of financing community development and long term funding of community assets.

Dr Gary Alexander
Dr Gary Alexander
Gary retired after 37 years at the UK’s Open University, where he pioneered online courses using collaborative learning techniques. He has been involved in many community projects, including setting up the Diss Community Farm and was on the Board of Trustees of the Transition Network for 4 years. In his books, papers and conference contributions, he has developed detailed visions of a collaborative, sustainable future, especially in his book, eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communication.
Trevor Hilder
Trevor Hilder
Trevor set up one of the first ICT training department in 1977, then moved into systems programming. He has worked for a timesharing bureau, pioneered the use of microcomputers in business, writen one of the first database systems to run on the IBM PC, and has managed a host of ICT projects. Trevor learned Systems Thinking from Professor Stafford Beer and applies it to solving complex problems with carefully selected small teams of people.
David Clarke
David Clarke
David is head of policy at Positive Money, which campaigns for reform of the money and banking system to enable a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. He is a regular media commentator on the future of money and payments, and has written for the FT, Independent and Open Democracy. He previously worked for ShareAction, where he helped to secure legislation clarifying that pension funds can consider ethical factors in their investment decisions.
Les Moore
Les Moore
Les is an expert in community currency and is responsible the development of registration services using open money protocols across Europe. He has over 20 years of experience within community currencies, having set up and run LETSystems and incentive programmes. Les also broadens the interest in Sociocracy (applied dynamic governance) and practices the techniques of sociocratic governance methods during facilitation and workshop sessions. He facilitates strategic and operational working circles of Sociocracy UK.
Hugh Barnard
Hugh Barnard
Hugh studied chemistry at Imperial College then spent 40 years in computing. He has worked for the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and for various tech companies. He has been been involved in community currency software and the debate about new forms of currency since 1997. Hugh is semi-retired and working on community currencies. He has an MSc in computing from the Open University and recently finished a philosophy BA at Birkbeck.

Endorsements

The Open Credit Network is endorsed by the following organinsations:

We also have the support of the Finance Innovation Lab, having been accepted onto their  Fellowship programme.

If you or your organisation are interested in partnering with us on this project please get in touch.