I try to keep Happy City’s incredible core vision running through everything we do. I’m an activist and optimist at heart, driven by curiosity and a passion for the possible.
I aim to bring my passion for 21st century ways of living and working to Happy City – building the ecosystem of individuals, organisations and communities looking to build a thriving future.
I’m here to help people grow and thrive through a love of learning. I’m inspired by nature and get a lot of pleasure from my garden.
I manage Happy City projects and help streamline the organisation’s work.
I’m here to take a lead on Happy City’s communications. Excited to work somewhere with a positive vision of a sustainable future.
I’m here to make sure that the data we use to create the Thriving Places Index and the Happiness Pulse is accurate and useful.
I’m here to keep a handle on all things relating to admin and our workplace environment. I also manage our co-working space. Big fan of decluttering.
I’m here to help Happy City make the most of digital and to explore how we can apply technology to the question of wellbeing.
I support Happy City’s branding and design work.
I believe by rethinking our measures of progress, we can start valuing what really matters.
I’m here to help convert what we know about happiness in relation to ourselves, our organisations, neighbourhoods and cities into action.
I keep Happy City’s financial records nice and well organised. Things are so much happier when Quickbooks and the bank agree.
I bring 17 years experience as a business owner from Ovation Finance. My work aims to improve people’s finances at the same time as overall wellbeing. I’m helping Happy City with commercial nous to make good ‘deals’.
Happy City asks great questions about what matters. I’m keen to help bring these powerful and important questions into the learning experiences offered to the young. After all, they have the biggest stake in our future society.
I’m delighted to offer my legal knowledge and experience to Happy City. Clients are definitely looking for something beyond the profit imperative, so work on more wholesome measures of productivity is timely and important.
Always keen to improve mental health and wellbeing, I lead 73 HR staff supporting around 134,000 employees. I have HR/Employment Law and operational experience across a number of sectors with links to c.36 government departments and agencies.
I’m part of the Corporate Finance team at Triodos, with past experience in audit, equity, valuations and management buy-outs. I’m very motivated by Happy City’s mission to change the way we think of – and measure – prosperity.
I wanted to support a charity where I could usefully apply my 11 years experience in government as an analyst working on complex policy areas of public health and social care. In Happy City, I’ve found the perfect match.
I’ve spent my whole career addressing disadvantage & inequality to create the conditions for community empowerment, resilience and sustainable local economic development. I believe Happy City has a significant part to play in changing the game for good.
The evaluation and analysis of measures of wellbeing, quality of life and social capital fascinate me. I believe we can leave a more peaceful, stable and equitable world for our children if we re-focus our efforts around wellbeing as a purpose.
I’m interested in strategic leadership and helping build partnership links for Happy City across the diversity of Europe.
Co-Founder of Happy City (both CIC and Initiative), Liz is a director of the CIC
Co-Founder of Happy City (both CIC and Initiative), Mike is a director of the CIC and co-chair of both boards.
Happy City Volunteers
Happy City has developed with the support of so many (hundreds) of people over the past 10 years that we are unable to list them all here. We are forever grateful for the part they’ve played, and for their continuing encouragement from afar.