Organisational Structure

The Land of Joy board meets regularly by Skype to establish policy, monitor development, and to progress the project. Our AGMs from 2011 to 2014 were physical meetings held in Somerset. All board members carry legal responsibilities as both directors and trustees.

Board Members

Jason Briggs Jason BA (Hons). ILM Volunteer Manager. Lv5 Third Sector Manager. Research and Prospect Manager, the University of Sheffield
Bob Charlton (Chair 2012) Bob BSc (Hons). Cert: TESOL. Founder and Managing Director of Leeds English Language School Ltd and Train EFL Ltd
Charlotte Elliott
Geoff Jukes Geoff Founding Trustee, Meridian Trust, Co-founder, First Director Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Manager of Bob Geldof, Kate Bush, Underworld.
Dr Janet Millar (Current chair) Janet Mb, ChB, MRCGP. Retired General Practitioner
Andy Wistreich Andy BA (Hons), MEd. Retired Civil Service Executive and College Assistant Principal. FPMT-registered Buddhist Teacher.

Between them, board member skills cover many areas of professional expertise and is supported by expert advisors for retreat, property surveying, architecture, fundraising, ecology, social enterprise, web design, accountancy, creating intentional communities, business processes and database development. Some of these advisers are involved in the day-to-day work for the project.