Between us we share well over a century of experience leading personal and organisational change programmes. We have all completed a specialist, two-year Natural Change training programme and hold a variety of National and International Governing Body Awards enabling Natural Change retreats to be delivered safely in wild places throughout the world.
Morag Watson | Director
Morag is a specialist in behaviour change and learning for sustainability with over twenty years’ experience, and is manager of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. As policy officer with WWF Morag led the Natural Change Project. She has advised the Scottish Government on sustainable development, climate change and education, and worked as a learning for sustainability advisor to UNESCO.
She has a BSc (Hons.) in Geoscience and is is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader. She lives in a self built eco-house in Dunblane, Scotland.
Osbert Lancaster | Director
Osbert is a facilitator of sustainability-related events and a consultant on green behaviour change. He draws on 20 years of working with inspiring thinkers and innovators in government agencies, community groups, businesses, universities and NGOs. Osbert has been an Honorary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh and a member of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and WWF Scotland’s advisory council.
Osbert has a BSc (Hons.) in Agricultural Science, an MBA and a postgraduate certificate in Digital Education. He is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader. Fascinated by the edge where sea and land meet, he enjoys building, sailing and rowing small boats. He lives a short walk from the beach in Edinburgh, Scotland.
David Key | Founder & Associate Director
Dave is an outdoor educator with over twenty years experience of leading groups in some of the world’s wildest places. He also teaches ecopsychology, mentors senior managers and academics and provides consultancy to organisations who want to design sustainability change programmes and campaigns.
He has an BA (Hons.) in Design, an MSc (Dist.) in Human Ecology and a Certificate in Adult Teaching. He holds Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards with the UK Mountain Training Board and Alpine Mountaineering and Rock Climbing instructor awards with the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association. Dave loves telemark skiing, Canadian canoeing and playing guitar. He is on sabbatical in New Zealand.
Joy O’Flanagan | Associate Director
Joy is an International Mountain Leader, ski instructor and facilitator with over seven years experience of leading groups in wild places. Her work is united by her passion for helping people explore and express their potential and their creativity and to develop their relationships with the natural world.
She has a BSC (Hons) in physiotherapy and holds MLTUK and BASI outdoor leadership and instructor awards. She is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a mindfulness practitioner. Joy loves playing in nature: rock climbing; trail running and on skis. Her adventures have taken her to North America, the Himalayas, the Karakorum and more recently the Arctic. She lives in the French Alps and Norway.
Pamela Candea | Associate Director
Pamela is a consultant and facilitator with ten years experience of promoting a sustainable society with community, public sector, and commercial organisations. This follows a long career in IT and change management in the corporate sector. After receiving an Award for Social Innovation, she set up The Surefoot Effect, CIC, to support people working toward sustainability and social justice.
She has a BA (1st, Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy and an MSc in Environmental Architecture; her dissertation looked at the impact of a values-based change programme at the Scottish Parliament on environmental performance. She is completing her training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. Having grown up in Michigan, a forest paradise, Pam has a lifelong love of camping and canoeing. She lives in Paisley, Scotland.
Rob McKenna | Associate Director
Rob is an experienced catering manager and cookery trainer, mindfulness and Shiatsu practitioner. He spent eight years working as the catering manager at the Buddhist Retreat Centre on Holy Isle, off the West coast of Scotland.
He holds relevant commercial catering qualifications and is completing his training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. He lives on the edge of a forest in Moray, Scotland.
Rupert Hutchinson | Associate Director
Rupert is a mountain leader, outdoor educator and facilitator who is passionate about the transformational potential of journeys in wild landscapes. He has worked internationally for over 10 years with groups of adults and young people in some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.
Rupert holds the UIMLA International Mountain Leader and UK Winter Mountain Leader awards and is a trained Forest Schools and bushcraft practitioner. A lover of dark night skies, he also runs experiential astronomy workshops for outdoor professionals. Rupert can often be found cooking over the campfire or contemplating life’s questions whilst sleeping out under the stars. He divides his time between Scotland and the Pyrenees.
Rachael Bice | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation
Rachel is a senior manager for environmental growth in Cornwall. She has considerable experience of managing strategic environmental issues in the public sector.
Rachel has a BLE in Land Economy, an MSc in Equine Science, and an MA in Anthrozoology reflecting her love of animals. She is completing her training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award and gets outdoors whenever and however she can. Rachel is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. She lives in Cornwall, UK.
Richard Profit | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation
Richard worked until recently for a global multinational business driving their sustainability strategy across the supply chain. He is currently exploring the role the natural environment plays on relationships, empowerment and collaboration for resilience, change and growth within organisations.
Richard has a BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology & Management and an MSc in Sustainability & Responsibility, and is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader. He is a bushcraft practitioner and has led and participated on a number of wilderness expeditions taking him to Africa, South America and the North Pole. Richard is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. He lives in Rutland, UK.
Prof. Deborah Richardson-Webb | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation
Deborah is an experienced director, devisor, collaborator and teacher. She is Head of Performance Pedagogy and is Programme Leader at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Deborah is involved in developing an understanding of ‘pedagogy’ in the performance context and in the application of quality arts practices in differing social contexts. Her curriculum development work has been deeply influenced by her experience as a participant in the original Natural Change Project.
She has a BEd (Hons) and an MA in Educational Theatre. Deborah is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. She lives on an organic smallholding in Lanarkshire, Scotland.