Project Advisors


Associate Professor Kathryn Penaluna (PhD)

Kath leads the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development at the UWTSD. Her work has been ranked 1st in Wales and 2nd in the UK for business survival rate. A Welsh Government Enterprise Champion, she helped develop the first accredited teaching training module for entrepreneurship. Kath’s experience extends to senior policy work, including research reviews for the United Nations on female entrepreneurship. A regular keynote speaker, including the European Parliament in Strasbourg, she has authored or co-authored over 60 academic papers and presentations, including practice and policy proposals published by the OECD.

Associate Professor Nicholas Campion

Nicholas is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity St. David and Director of the University’s Harmony Institute which aims to develop academic inquiry into Harmony and its applications. Nicholas encourages and facilitates the development of Harmony courses and works to support the principles of the Well Being of Future Generations Act. He is also editor and contributor to the recently published ‘The Harmony Debates: Exploring a Practical Philosophy for a Sustainable Future’ (with foreword from HRH, The Prince of Wales).

Professor David Cadman

David is a quaker writer, who has published novels under the pen name William Blyghton. He is now a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity St David, where he and his colleagues are exploring principles of Harmony in Education, in Food and Farming, in Wellbeing and in Business and the Economy.  David’s work is centred upon teachings of love and compassion, wholeness and connectivity.  Once an urban land economist, with consultancies in economic forecasting and in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, he has held many professorial titles or fellowships in universities both in the UK and America. David is formerly Chairman of The Prince’s Foundation and a Trustee of the Prince’s School of traditional Arts, and currently Harmony Adviser to The Prince’s Foundation based at Dumfries House in Scotland and Fellow of The Temenos Academy. 

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Professor Nigel Adams BA (Hons) F.C.I.M

Nigel is a Professor in Professional Practice and the first Director of the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit at the University of Buckingham. Involved in experiential entrepreneurship education and innovation since 2008, previously he worked in international businesses and consultancy for more than 35 years. Nigel teaches, advises, supports and mentors undergraduate students on the experiential and business aspects of his innovative Venture Creation Programme. He is also Chairman of all the businesses the BBE students establish. Nigel also programme directs the MSc in Applied Business Skills. Between 2002 & 2011, as Managing Director of Nigel Adams & Co. Ltd., he provided business, management, international marketing, sales and recruitment advice to Western companies establishing operations in Central & Eastern Europe. Nigel is an experienced international adviser (40 years+) in business, enterprise, management, marketing and counter-trade. Based in Poland between 1993-2002, he worked on Polish state company restructuring projects as a British Government Know How Fund Management Adviser. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Chartered Marketer, he helped establish the first CIM branch in Continental Europe and the Northamptonshire Branch. He was also Vice Chairman of the East Midlands Board of the CIM. 

Dr Iman El-Kaffass

An independent organizational development consultant based in Montreal, Iman has worked with international development and donor organisations such as the EU, UN, USAID, etc., as well as public and private enterprises and NGOs, mainly in the MENA Region and sub-Saharan Africa, but also in Asia and South America. She has also been the Director of Capacity Development of ICARDA (the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) and was earlier Managing Director and Founder of Step Up International a Cairo-based agency for organizational and personal development.

Paul Ranson

Paul is a a video game pioneer and entrepreneur who has built and sold two businesses to publicly listed companies. A natural entrepreneur Paul established his first business while at school and until recently relied on the instinct of a practitioner. After studying for an MBA at Warwick and a PGCert in HE at UWTSD, Paul found his vocation teaching his unique brand of Entrepreneurship, Digital Skills and Project Management at the Birmingham Learning Centre in the UK. He uses a quirky blend of experiential and value based learning based on EntreComp. A passion for the values of EntreComp, he has delivered EntreComp training as part of the Erasmus+ program, EntreCompEdu. Currently working on a dual university new innovative online PG Cert level 7 in Enterprise Skills with Felicity & team.

Bev Pold QAEP

Bev is  an experienced practitioner in the field of enterprise, social enterprise, gender equality and rural development/community. Following an early Women’s course at St David’s University College Lampeter (now UWTSD) she set up a consultancy and training business and for the next 14 years worked with a range of SMEs and third sector organisations. She was also a partner in several retail, licensed music, B&B and property ventures. In 1984, she joined the Board  of Antur Cymru Enterprise becoming its Chair before retiring in  2019. In 2001 she joined Chwarae Teg and until 2013 was involved in projects promoting Women’s Enterprise, Women in STEM and AGILE NATION. From 2007-2013 she was Specialist adviser (equalities) to WEFO/Wales Rural Development Monitoring Programme. In 2009 she  received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion Lifetime and in 2014 was an enterprise finalist in the inaugural St David’s Awards.

Kay Luan Tay

Kay Luan recently completed his 3-year tenure as Vice Chancellor of the International University Malaya-Wales. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Kingston University London Kay Luan has more than 30 years of leadership and innovation experience at the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, ACCA, Hay Group and Accenture. His diverse and international workplace experience allows him to acquire necessary applied and people management skills to work with a broader range of industries. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Yayasan Astro Kasih. In addition to Presidency for the Business Council for Sustainable Development, Kay Luan’s has three recent publications on sustainability. He is a regular speaker on contemporary matters across social developments and education, talent development and corporate sustainability at public conferences and seminars across the Asia Pacific region. Kay Luan is a Certified Training Professional in training strategy and delivery. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Philosophy with the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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