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Our Members


Dr.R. Brinley Jones

CBE, FSA, MA, D.Phil, Hon DD,D.Lit, D. Univ.


The Patron of the Calon Cymru Network is Dr.R. Brinley Jones CBE, FSA, MA, D.Phil, Hon DD,D.Lit, D. Univ.  He is President of the University of Wales Trinity St.David and was President of the National Library of Wales for 12 years. 


Sam Carew


Architectural Assistant

Sam is currently studying his Part 2 Masters in Sustainable Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). Prior to this, he worked for several years as an Architectural Assistant. He is interested in community resilience and is an advocate for low impact design.

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Martin Golder

AADipl. RIBA (Retired)

Architect, Designer  & Teacher

Martin is an architect  and civic designer but most of his career has been spent working in professional teams with planners, geographers and engineers etc, so his experience and interests are correspondingly broad.  For 5 years he was a Studio Tutor at the University of Westminster while running a small pratice after which most of his career has been devoted to planning and development in Europe, North America and several  3rd world countries. Now living in Powys he is semi-retired, taking on only selected, sustainability-based consultancy projects. He co-founded the CCN in 2009 and his main interest is the need to plan for global uncertainties, including climate change and resource depletion. 


Ken Pearce

Dip.Arch  RIBA

Architect, Builder and Smallholder

Ken worked as an architect in local government and private practice before going solo as a designer / builder in London and a furniture designer / maker in France for several years. On his return to the UK in 1986 he resumed his architectural career as a partner in a small practice operating mainly in the Marches and Wales. His main expertise is in low-energy, sustainable construction, particularly in relation to affordable housing,
Ken has served as Chairman of the Herefordshire Society of Chartered Architects  and as well as running a busy practice he finds time to work on his smallholding near Hereford. He also co-founded the CCN in 2009.


Dr. Patricia Dodd Racher


Geographer &  Researcher 

Patricia graduated in geography and social anthropology from the London School of Economics, has a management diploma; an M.Ed; and a PhD. on the application of complex adaptive systems theory to education policy, with a focus on school inspection policy. Since 1988 she has worked as research analyst and writer. She works across traditional subject boundaries and has published three books. She is interested in policy responses to conflict between continuous economic growth and the finite resources of the planet.


Dr. Christopher Tanner

MSc, PhD

Rural Development Specialist

After graduating in Social Anthropology, Chris worked and travelled before doing postgraduate studies that led on to a career in international development. He moved to the Llandovery area in 2012 from Mozambique, where he worked for the UN on land and rural development projects. He now works freelance, and is a keen advocate of community-based development and management of local resources. He is also concerned with the need to fundamentally change our economic system to address climate change and achieve a saner, people-centred view of growth and development. 

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