Keith Cowling, Chair
Keith Cowling is a registered architect with 25 years experience as a community architect and social entrepreneur. His Eyehouse Consultancy specialises in the engagement of non-professionals with the built environment and the involvement of communities in the design and management of their neighbourhoods.
Keith has a particular interest in community-lead capital projects and the management of community assets and has a broad experience of urban and rural regeneration policies and community-based interventions in local economies.
As well as chairing Bristol Community Land Trust, Keith is also Director of The Community Buildings Federation and The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft as well as a Convenor of Bristol Urban Agriculture Group.
Andrew was voted onto the Board at the 2017 AGM, having been a co-optee for the previous year.
He has worked as a Philanthropy Officer at Quartet Community Foundation for 10 years. Quartet Community Foundation awards around a thousand grants each year, supporting people through local frontline charities and voluntary groups.
Andrew is an active member of the prospective residents committee for BCLT’s Shaldon Road scheme.
John has just completed a PhD in Organisation Studies at University of Bristol and is now an Honorary Research Fellow there. Until 2012, for twelve years, he was the finance director of Lloyds Commercial bank, based in Bristol and has spent a large part of his commercial career within finance, accounting and strategy development. Since then he has been doing his research and working with United Communities as a member of their Board. His research examines how individuals manage their work place identities to deal with the pressures and controls placed upon them by their employers.
He hails from Clydebank in Scotland, from a time when it was a shipbuilding town. Being brought within a very large family on a big, friendly council estate has been a fundamental influence for him in recognising the power of communities and in trusting others. The role of ‘home’ in how we shape futures for ourselves and to deal with the world is a basic right.
He is keen to do more in the not-for-profit housing sector and brings a skill set of financial governance and organizational development
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Jackson Moulding is a Director of Ashley Vale Action Group, which delivered the self build project in Bristol. He is also the Vice Chair of the National Self Build Association and Director of Ecomotive.