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RSA Connectors

RSA Connectors are a growing network of international Fellows who help local Fellows to organise events and collaborate on projects in their respective countries.

If you are interested in becoming an RSA Connector for your area, please read the RSA Connector guide (PDF), and contact Adanna Shallowe.

Africa

                                                                                                                      

John Minto

John Minto

Abuja, Nigeria  

John is the Managing Director of the Gede Foundation based in Nigeria. He also works with leading academics and other NGOs to ensure that mental health screening/treatment tools are ‘culturally validated’ for use in specific communities in Nigeria.

Americas

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

Victoria, Canada  

John founded InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation which alleviates poverty and advances education in 15 countries all over the world. He believes that governments and non-profits should be open and accountable.

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Mexico City, Mexico  

Eidi has worked on community involvement, co-creativity and mentorship with some of the poorest communities in Mexico. She is leading a programme promoting creativity and innovation among global social entrepreneurs.

Enrique Mendizabal

Enrique Mendizabal

Lima, Peru  

Enrique is an independent policy entrepreneur. Previously based at the ODI, Enrique founded On Think Tanks a global platform to study and support policy research institutes. He is keen to meet and engage with Fellows in the Americas particularly in Peru. ...

United States

Shaun LaRose

Shaun LaRose

Chattanooga, United States  

Shaun is an art director for a primary and secondary school fine arts program. His work is aimed at fostering innovation through competitive design between students. He is always looking for new ways to bring collaborative opportunities to local artists, ...

Zoe Camper

Zoe Camper

Las Vegas, United States  

Zoe is a cognitive computing specialist with 20+ years’ experience of putting person-centred design at the heart of a disruptive approach to information and service management. She has an honours degree in 3D Design at West Surrey College of Art and Design ...

Susannah Tantemsapya

Susannah Tantemsapya

Los Angeles, United States  

Susannah is the founder Creative Migration, an NGO that produces and collaborates on initiatives to advance cultural diplomacy through art, social engagement and sustainable futures.

Jonathan Tavss

Jonathan Tavss

Los Angeles, United States  

Jonathan is a marketer, entrepreneur and strategist with a knack for breaking down the highly complex into simple terms to trigger new ideas and solutions. He is sought by Fortune 100 to start up companies, and is also a professor for Boston University's ...

Paul Kadetz

Paul Kadetz

New Jersey, United States  

Paul is the Oxnam Chair of Science and Society, Drew University/Associate, UCL China Centre. He co-edited 'Handbook of Welfare in China' published July 2017 by Edward Elgar and 'Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience' published by Elsevier, published ...

Caroline Baillie

Caroline Baillie

NYC and San Diego, United States  

Caroline is a professor of praxis in engineering and social justice at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University of San Diego. She is the co-founding director of the not-for-profit Waste for Life (wasteforlife.org), and Standing People Together ...

Albert Blanton Godfrey

Albert Blanton Godfrey

North Carolina, United States  

Albert is a Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor and is the Former Dean of the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. His interests include applied mathematical statistics in areas of quality management and especially in ...

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Greater Milwaukee Area, Wisconsin  

Kevin is an international media consultant specializing in digital transformation with an emphasis on audience development and engagement, digital product development and business development. He has more than 20 years of experience on staff with companies ...

John Anthony Martinez

John Anthony Martinez

Texas, United States  

John is a demand drummer, songwriter, and producer. He has recorded or performed with numerous artists and is the co-author of a book about the music industry. He has been a guest speaker or lecturer at institutions internationally.

Justin Murff

Justin Murff

Texas, United States  

Justin is President of Nexgenerosity, a philanthropic consulting firm based in Dallas. He has worked for over 15 years as a media executive and has also been active in the area of public policy.

Matthew DeBardelaben

Matthew DeBardelaben

Tennessee, United States  

Matthew is a community activist and cultural curator in Knoxville, Tennessee. His efforts include an annual Design Symposium and Art Salon with AIA East Tennessee, PechaKucha Night Knoxville, and events on Market Square that preserve and celebrate East ...

Hosan Lee

Hosan Lee

Washington DC, United States  

Founder and CEO of Table Tribes. Hosan works with media companies and content creators to activate online content into offline conversations, creating outlets for people to go from the comment sections and news feeds into the real world.

Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon

Washington DC, United States  

Michael is an instructor at George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Formerly, he worked at IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was a consultant for the World Bank. He has experience assisting large-scale organizations to ...

Anthony Dursi

Anthony Dursi

Washington DC, United States  

Anthony is Media & Communications Manager for Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. Anthony was previously External Relations & Outreach Manager at the Inns of Court in London, and a founding Trustee of the Bridge Group, a social mobility think tank.

Andy Whitehouse

Andy Whitehouse

New York, United States  

Andy is the founder of Copperfield Advisory, a consulting firm that works with organizations that are led by their founders or owners. Previously, he served as the most senior communications professional at IBM, Willis Towers Watson, and McKinsey & Company. ...

Asia

Konstantinos Papangelis

Konstantinos Papangelis

Shanghai, China  

Konstantinos is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool and an Honorary Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool (UK).He is interested in how can we use emerging technologies smartly and sustainably, and ...

Sujit S. Nair

Sujit S. Nair

Bangalore, India  

Sujit is co-founder and vice chair of the British South India Chamber of Commerce. He is an entrepreneur who is passionate about education and enterprise promotion in India.

Chris Oestereich

Chris Oestereich

Bangkok, Thailand  

Chris is an author and a sustainability consultant with experience of running Zero Waste programs. He is interested in helping businesses, and society at-large, find ways to meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tania Coke

Tania Coke

Tokyo, Japan  

I began my career as a management consultant in London and Paris and use my business background to help Japanese business-people communicate in the international environment. I am interested in how we communicate through all dimensions of our being.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Ebene, Mauritius  

Mark sees his role as Connector as an opportunity to promote the RSA’s philosophy, knowledge and programmes and to support local projects, ideas and individuals in Mauritius.

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong  

Germen is a University Senator and tutor of The Open University of Hong Kong and is interested in issues related to launching NGO or private enterprises in Hong Kong or China (especially in the areas of education and textile).

Matthew Barnard

Matthew Barnard

Singapore, Singapore  

Matthew has been a Fellow since 2014 and works in education. He sees the role of the Connector as to bring RSA Fellows and others in both Singapore and the region together and to promote RSA values and initiatives.

Australasia

Phillipa Duthie

Phillipa Duthie

Queensland, Australia  

Philipa is Director of RSA ANZ. Philipa focuses on RSA's ANZ research in Australia and New Zealand, brokering strategic partnerships and supporting regional networks and events. She is particularly looking forward to exploring new ways for ANZ Fellows ...

Europe

Alexandra Krawiec

Alexandra Krawiec

Poznan, Poland  

Alexandra has worked as a documentary film maker, Philharmonic Hall Managing Director and US television station representative in Europe. She holds university diplomas in International Business Negotiations and in English Philology.

Mika Aaltonen

Mika Aaltonen

Helsinki, Finland  

Mika is motivated by the idea that the Western materialist dream is fulfilled, and that we are looking for a second renaissance driven by individualism and the 'flat society'.

Alain Ruche

Alain Ruche

Brussels, Belgium  

Alain's key interest is promoting and contributing to community networks of practice for meaningful social change, to improve general wellbeing. He’s inspired by mutual understanding, empathy, experience, improvisation and silence.

Jacob Mayne

Jacob Mayne

Paris, France  

Jacob is a specialist in organisational change and innovation. He is an expert in leadership coaching and a Professor in Change Strategy in an Executive Program at HEC Paris.

Ulf Hans Guenter Brandes

Ulf Hans Guenter Brandes

Berlin, Germany  

Ulf is an international development director for technology with a background in Physics, Behavioural Economics, and innovation culture. He is the author of a book, Management Y, which provides practical support organisations on the path to becoming future-oriented. ...

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Athens, Greece  

Konstantinos is a lecturer in English, the professional development coordinator of the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center at Al Yamamah University and a teacher trainer at PROFILE Teacher Education Centre.

Petra Stefankova

Petra Stefankova

Bratislava, Slovakia  

Petra is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist working for international clients in advertising, publishing, editorial and animation industries. She has studied in Bratislava, Prague and London.

Petek Demircioglu Celebi

Petek Demircioglu Celebi

Istanbul, Turkey  

Petek is the co-founder of Talent Mangement Co. (TMC) and has had a career spanning education, retail, banking, automative and construction. She has received formal education on Psychometry at the Psychometrics Center of University of Cambridge, a partner ...

Middle East

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Adan, Kuwait  

Expert and consultant in professional development and management of life and work stress. Dr. Sajed is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in occupational health from Birmingham University -UK

Doreen Toutikian

Doreen Toutikian

Beirut, Lebanon  

She is the co-founder & director of MENA Design Research Center & Beirut Design Week. She is also educator on design research methods in various Lebanese universities, serving regularly as a mentor or jury member for student projects and start-ups. Doreen ...

Julian Williams

Julian Williams

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  

Julian Williams has been an international teacher, school leader and consultant for over 30 years. His keen interest is in school leadership and improvement and education for social responsibility.