• Jim Woods | CEO

    Jim spends his time tracking innovations in the way that business connects to society, and is responsible for developing the different Crowd formats. He has a fundamental belief in human ingenuity, and our ability solve our major challenges as a way of doing business. Climate change, youth unemployment, rising resource prices and more. Jim is also a Director at Acre, and has previously been CEO of the YO! Group, an investment banker and founded a business that designed delivery motorbikes. To contact Jim, please email jim@thecrowd.me

  • Luke Clarkson | Managing Director

    An experienced convenor and connector of business audiences, Luke has been with The Crowd for 6 years. He creates and develops the overall strategy for the events programme, and also works closely with our sponsors helping to maximise their involvement. Luke is a musician, cyclist and recently converted gardener. To contact Luke, please email luke@thecrowd.me

  • Kate Endrelunas | Corporate Relationship Manager

    As a qualified lawyer, Kate’s strong research and communication skills help build and nurture our expert and diverse crowd. Kate supports various anti-human trafficking charities, is an avid runner and devoted fan to her University’s American football team, the Florida Gators. To find out more about our programme of events, and to be part of the crowd, please email kate@thecrowd.me


  • Ben Patten | Founder & Non-Exec Director

    Ben founded Green Mondays (the previous name of The Crowd) in 2007 for progressive debate on the direction of corporate sustainability strategies. Now CEO of Farmdrop, a new platform helping create sustainable local food communities, Ben is a social entrepreneur working at the intersection of food, sustainability and technology.

  • David Short | Strategic Advisor – The Curve

    David consults on development of The Curve and drives engagement with organisations using it to collaborate and share insights from their energy investment programs. He brings many years experience as a member of our crowd, having set up and managed the sustainability & energy management program for GE Capital Real Estate, following a career as a lawyer at GE and City law firms specialising in environmental and technology issues. To contact David please email david@thecrowd.me.


    Tif manages our monthly Crowd Forum and day-to-day running of the office. She brings experience from Abu Dhabi and Singapore, where she worked in Events Management and Marketing for five years. Tif is a self-confessed weather geek with a BSc in Meteorology and in her spare time can be found at the gym or honing her photography skills. To contact Tif, please email tiffany@thecrowd.me.

  • Daniel McMurray | Chief Catalyst

    A Climate Reality Leader, entrepreneur and RSA Fellow, Daniel has been creating and curating major events across four continents since the turn of the millennium. With eclectic interests and experience spanning technology, sustainability, climate change, resilient cities, supply chains, global affairs and disruptive innovation, Daniel’s mission is to create forums that inspire, ignite and catalyse new ideas, connections and behaviours that empower radical positive change. Contact Daniel on daniel@thecrowd.me