Tom Bible Co-Manager New York, NY Accelerate Collaboration, Cultivate Connection, Shift Capital | Funding / Investment Tom supports the regeneration of local communities by empowering them to find solutions from within. Tom Bible co-manages the Bondi Foundation, a US-based family foundation that has been supporting a range of health programs, mainly in Sub Saharan Africa, through organizations such as Save the Children and Doctors without Borders. Over the years, realizing the complexity of the Aid industry (i.e. how best to empower local communities to find solutions from within) in the Global South as well as the increasing pressure of global issues such as rapidly depleting resources, climate change and outdated economic models, he became more interested in how to support more emergent-based and less ‘top-down’ initiatives. Having recently completed the ‘Economics for Transition’ Masters at Schumacher College, he is now actively looking for ways in which the foundation might best support the regeneration of local communities by empowering them to find solutions from within. He is particularly interested in how a new emerging system comprised of a network of regenerative urban bio-regions might merge with the existing dominant financial system from which a more evolved system might emerge (and how Living Systems Design might inform such an evolution!) Earlier Tom studied Classics at University of Bristol, UK (1985-88) after which he worked at KPMG as chartered accountant trainee. He then worked in event marketing for a few years promoting PGA golf events in Europe and U.S before deciding to return to study photojournalism – his first love – at the Centre for Journalism in Cardiff (1994-5). As photojournalist, Tom specializes in producing human interest stories (text and photos) which he then syndicates into European and Australasian publications.