Our Story - Our team

Dr Wendy Jones

Dr Wendy Jones

Company Secretary

I am a scientist with many years experience of business development on both sides of the academic-industry interface.  I have lived and worked in the NW of England for the last 40 years, mainly in clinical nutrition and life sciences but also in developing corporate partnerships for UMIST in computation and construction science. At SHS in Liverpool I was responsible for registration of the first probiotic organism approved for food use in the UK, and for development of my company’s intellectual property portfolio. I have held board positions with the Wirral Health Authority and at Blackburne House (women’s technology education centre in Liverpool) where I was deputy chair of the board, and for the last 5 years had a voluntary position as Honorary Secretary of my local sailing club on the Wirral. 

As a sailor, gardener and grandmother, I believe that it is extremely important to minimise damage to the environment for future generations.  

Currently, I am Company Secretary of Changing Streams and contribute to the work of the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust as an Associate Manager. Recently I have also been awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Liverpool.  I am keen to put my scientific and business expertise to use in support of the objectives of Changing Streams. 

The rest of our team

Neal Maxwell

Founder

I’ve spent over 30 years in the Fit out industry and have seen a number of seismic changes in my working environment and of...

Prof Jonathan Sharples

Co Founder & Head of Oceanography

I have been researching the ocean for the past 30 years, studying how ocean physics (tides, weather, ocean currents) affects the growth and distribution...

Dr Gareth Abrahams

Co Founder & Head of Building Design Research

Before becoming an academic I worked for over 10 years as a senior project architect designing and delivered a number of prestigious projects across...

Brendon Kenny

Co Founder & Head of Engagement

I am passionate about the environment and believe business should create profit with purpose. I have over 35 years of Business experience at Senior...

Terry Cheesman

Finance Director

I haven’t always been a specialist tax accountant.  In my mid twenties I was a member of Friends of the Earth, worked in forestry...

John Hall

Head of Memberships

I am a qualified solicitor having been a partner in the commercial law firm of Bermans for 35 years. I then became CEO of...

Dr Luigi Di Sarno

Sustainable Materials and Infrastructure Specialist

I am a Senior Lecturer in Structural Design in the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool. I have more than two decades of experience...

Rob Capleton

Industrial Relations Manager

I am the Industry Relations Manager on the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory programme at the University of Liverpool, who offer ambitious business owners unique academic...

Mick Ord

Public Relations

I am the former manager of  one of the BBC's most successful radio stations BBC Radio Merseyside where I started as a reporter in...

Leo Aspden

Coaching and Training Adviser

As an award-winning high growth business consultant and executive/leadership coach, I have more than 30 years experience of working with business leaders, executives, and...