Our Story - Our team

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 1985 and ended up as its longest-serving manager until 2012 when I  joined BBC Learning at Media City in Salford. I left the BBC in 2015 to set up Mickord.com – a media relations consultancy based in Liverpool specialising in media training, crisis management and PR throughout the UK.

My first love is radio and I do  a monthly podcast with my co-host Mark Reeson – the Baltic Triangle podcast – featuring the people  behind some of the area’s thriving businesses.

With my background in news, I’m fascinated by people and their stories and they don’t come much more impressive than Neal Maxwell’s tale of his life-changing trip to the Arctic and subsequent ‘epiphany’ to fighting plastic pollution. 

Having spent 30 years in the media I am keen to use my skills and contacts to gain publicity for Changing Streams so that the impressive momentum we’ve built continues apace. 

Having been told many times that the media is only interested in negative stories I relish the opportunity to prove the naysayers wrong and show that this is certainly not the case.

We need to inspire people to support our aims to build a better future for our children and grandchildren by eradicating plastic, starting with the construction industry ; we’re aiming high to make a real difference.

The rest of our team

Neal Maxwell

Director

I’ve spent over 3 decades in the Fit-out industry and have seen a number of seismic changes in my working environment and of course,...

Prof Jonathan Sharples

Director & 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

Director & 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...

Kris Tisdale

Director

I am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to see much of the world and whilst travelling I have seen first-hand the devastating...

Dr Wendy Jones

Science Engagement Lead

I am a scientist with many years of experience in business development on both sides of the academic-industry interface. I have lived and worked...

Caroline Harris

Strategic Advisor

I have 18 years’ experience across Operations, Finance, and IT in the Financial Services industry, specialising in Change Management. I worked on the introduction...

Danielle Heward

Membership Lead

With over 15 years of experience in operations and project management, business change and transformation, I have honed my expertise in optimising operations. I...

Nick Williams

Membership & Community Manager

As the Changing Streams Membership & Community Manager, I am the first port of call for everything that relates to our members' involvement 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...

Lynda Thompson

Research Associate

I’m a relentlessly curious qualitative researcher working in the construction, infrastructure and energy (fuel crisis) sectors. I'm a people person first and foremost and...

Prof Saul Humphrey

Ambassador

MSc PhD FRICS FCIOB FICE MCIArb FRSA CEnv Saul is an experienced Managing Director, Consultant, Property Investor/Developer and Construction/Project Manager in the Construction sector, specialising...

Prof Ric Williams

Climate Adviser to Changing Streams and co-chair of the Climate Futures Research Challenge

I have been researching how the ocean affects the climate system, addressing the reasons why climate models show a large spread in how much...

Dr Stephen Finnegan

Advisor to Changing Streams on carbon reduction and founder of the Zero Carbon Research institute

Dr Stephen Finnegan acts as the Director of the ZCRI and investigates the whole life sustainability and financial implications of creating individual projects, buildings,...

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...

Asmaa Sadou Ammar

Changing Streams Research Centre

Commencing my academic journey at the University of Alicante, I developed a passion for architecture and engineering. Studying abroad in the UK and Greece...

Brendon Kenny

Business Development

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