about

Natural Change Ltd is a social enterprise registered as a private limited company (No. SC461672) and committed by its articles of association to catalyse and support social change for ecological sustainability through personal and professional development programmes and projects. We hold professional, public and product liability insurance covering all the activities involved in Natural Change. We work across the United Kingdom, continental Europe and beyond.

Our team consists of 10 facilitators. Between us we have well over a century of experience leading change, leadership and sustainability programmes in the public, private and third sectors. In addition, all our facilitators have completed a specialist, two-year training programme. They hold a variety of National and International Governing Body Awards enabling Natural Change to be delivered safely in wild places throughout the world.

The Natural Change Team


Morag_WatsonMorag Watson | Director

Morag is a specialist in behaviour change and learning for sustainability with over twenty years’ experience, and is manager of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. As policy officer with WWF Morag led the Natural Change Project. She has advised the Scottish Government on sustainable development, climate change and education, and worked as a learning for sustainability advisor to UNESCO.

She has a BSc (Hons.) in Geoscience and is completing her training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. She lives in a self built eco-house in Dunblane, Scotland.


osbertOsbert Lancaster | Director

Osbert is a sustainability consultant, facilitator and educator. He draws on 20 years of working with inspiring thinkers and innovators in government agencies, community groups, businesses, universities and NGOs. Osbert is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh and was previously a member of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and WWF Scotland’s advisory council.

Osbert has a BSc (Hons.) in Agricultural Science, an MBA and a postgraduate certificate in Digital Education. He is completing his training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. Fascinated by the edge where sea and land meet, he enjoys building, sailing and rowing small boats. He lives a short walk from the beach in Edinburgh, Scotland.


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David Key | Director

Dave is an outdoor educator with over twenty years experience of leading groups in some of the world’s wildest places. He also teaches ecopsychology, mentors senior managers and academics and provides consultancy to organisations who want to design sustainability change programmes and campaigns.

He has an BA (Hons.) in Design, an MSc (Dist.) in Human Ecology and a Certificate in Adult Teaching. He holds Summer and Winter Mountain Leader Awards with the UK Mountain Training Board and Alpine Mountaineering and Rock Climbing instructor awards with the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association. Dave loves telemark skiing, Canadian canoeing and playing guitar. He lives in Cornwall.


Joy_OFlanaganJoy O’FlanaganAssociate Director

Joy is an International Mountain Leader, ski instructor and facilitator with over seven years experience of leading groups in wild places. Her work is united by her passion for helping people explore and express their potential and their creativity and to develop their relationships with the natural world.

She has a BSC (Hons) in physiotherapy and holds MLTUK and BASI outdoor leadership and instructor awards. She is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a mindfulness practitioner. Joy loves playing in nature: rock climbing; trail running and on skis. Her adventures have taken her to North America, the Himalayas, the Karakorum and more recently the Arctic. She lives in the French Alps.


Pamela CandeaPamela Candea | Associate Director

Pamela is a consultant and facilitator with ten years experience of promoting a sustainable society with community, public sector, and commercial organisations. This follows a long career in IT and change management in the corporate sector. After receiving an Award for Social Innovation, she set up The Surefoot Effect, CIC, to support people working toward sustainability and social justice.

She has a BA (1st, Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy and an MSc in Environmental Architecture; her dissertation looked at the impact of a values-based change programme at the Scottish Parliament on environmental performance. She is completing her training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. Having grown up in Michigan, a forest paradise, Pam has a lifelong love of camping and canoeing. She lives in Stirling, Scotland.


robRob McKenna | Associate Director

Rob is an experienced catering manager and cookery trainer, mindfulness and Shiatsu practitioner. He spent eight years working as the catering manager at the Buddhist Retreat Centre on Holy Isle, off the West coast of Scotland.

He holds relevant commercial catering qualifications and is completing his training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. He lives on the edge of a forest in Moray, Scotland.


Rupert_HutchisonRupert Hutchinson | Associate Director

Rupert is a mountain leader, outdoor educator and facilitator who is passionate about the transformational potential of journeys in wild landscapes. He has worked internationally for over 10 years with groups of adults and young people in some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.

Rupert holds the UIMLA International Mountain Leader and UK Winter Mountain Leader awards and is a trained Forest Schools and bushcraft practitioner. A lover of dark night skies, he also runs experiential astronomy workshops for outdoor professionals. Rupert can often be found cooking over the campfire or contemplating life’s questions whilst sleeping out under the stars. He lives in the French Pyrenees.


Rachael Bice | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation

Rachel is a senior manager leading work to establish an agenda for Environmental Growth in Cornwall. She has considerable experience of managing strategic environmental issues in the public sector.

Rachel has a BLE in Land Economy, an MSc in Equine Science, and an MA in Anthrozoology reflecting her love of animals. She is completing her training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award and gets outdoors whenever and however she can. Rachel is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. She lives in Cornwall, UK.


richRichard Profit | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation

Richard works for a global multinational business driving their sustainability strategy across the supply chain. He is currently exploring the role the natural environment plays on relationships, empowerment and collaboration for resilience, change and growth within organisations.

Richard has a BSc(Hons) in Applied Biology & Management and an MSc in Sustainability & Responsibility, and is completing his training for the Hill and Moorland Leader Award. He is a bushcraft practitioner and has led and participated on a number of wilderness expeditions taking him to Africa, South America and the North Pole. Richard is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. He lives in Rutland, UK.


debbyDeborah Richardson-Webb | Facilitator, Trustee – Natural Change Foundation

Deborah is an experienced director, devisor, collaborator and teacher. She is Head of Performance Pedagogy and is Programme Leader at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Deborah is involved in developing an understanding of ‘pedagogy’ in the performance context and in the application of quality arts practices in differing social contexts. Her curriculum development work has been deeply influenced by her experience as a participant in the original Natural Change Project.

She has a BEd (Hons) and an MA in Educational Theatre. Deborah is a Trustee of the Natural Change Foundation. She lives on an organic smallholding in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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