A Just World for All
Dory McIntosh has a lengthy background in international development. Following early work volunteering in Papua New Guinea in the 1980’s she transitioned into becoming the first co-director of Just World Partners - the precursor of Just World Partnerships. She held the post of Executive Director of Just World Partners for 18 years and subsequently worked with a range of other development agencies, including Mercy Corps and Challenges Worldwide, over the course of a 40 year career in international development. She nurtures special interests in climate change and environmental issues. She is also keenly interested in supporting sustainable, and ethical, economic development in a manner that builds local capacity and empowers people to take charge of their own development.
Dr Roy Smith is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Mentor in the Business School of Nottingham Trent University. He is the former Course Leader for NTU's BA (Hons) International Relations and MA in International Development. He is also Chair of the Pacific Islands Society of UK and Ireland. His research interests focus on small island states especially, but not exclusively, in the Pacific region. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra and the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. His research fieldwork has involved projects in Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji. Beyond the Pacific region, he has also conducted fieldwork in the Shetland Islands and, most recently, in St Helena looking at the human dimension of marine protected areas in UK overseas territories. Outside of academia, his interests include fell-walking, live music and pinball competitions.
Canon Rex Davis OAM is an Australian born Anglican priest. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA), The General Theological Seminary, NY (M.Div) and the University of Newcastle (MA). He served in the UK after ordination, then in the USA and Australia, where he became Studies Secretary for the Australian Council of Churches, subsequently an Executive Secretary in the Division of Ecumenical Affairs, World Council of Churches, Geneva, where he was also Pacific Secretary. He edited RISK magazine there. He was appointed Subdean at Lincoln Cathedral UK in 1977. While at Lincoln he was a consultant to The Foundation of the South Pacific (NY), founded the UKFSP in 1980, subsequently Just World Partnerships, and Secretary to FSP International (1990). He has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. He has been involved in meetings in most of the Island States in the South Pacific and has helped organise global conferences in Papua New Guinea, the then New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) Tanzania, and in Lincoln, which involved Pacific Leaders and major European Aid Agencies. He retired in 2003, and has since assisted at St George's Hanover Square, the Grosvenor Chapel and St Mary le Strand in London. He now lives in Shepherds Bush, London.
Laurence has master degrees in both Marine Conservation from Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University College of San Diego, and Conservation Science from Imperial College, London. His main focus is on human impacts to tropical marine island systems and how local island communities can adapt to environmental and climatic changes. In 2018, Laurence was awarded a National Geographic Explorers Grant for his work into the impacts of, and adaptation to, mass coral bleaching on remote island communities in the Pacific. Laurence joins the Just World Partnerships board with strong experience in top-level management, being on the board of Directors of a number of medical staffing and recruitment businesses. He aims to combine his business & conservation background to find both practical and sustainable solutions to conservation efforts that deliver benefits to the environment without severely affecting a communities livelihood or economic growth.