Peacebuildings Team


Directors / Trustees
Core Team
Support Team
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Graham Brown
Founder, Director & Trustee
Designer, engineer, craftsman, teacher, acupuncturist, businessman, musician, poet.

Graham Brown entered the world of design through seven years of training and work in automotive body design at GM Vauxhall.

After receiving a post-graduate diploma from Loughborough University he taught design, technology and graphics at a Leicestershire Community College.

By 1980 he had opened a furniture design studio and also embarked upon a three year intensive acupunctural course that resulted in establishing his own acupunctural practice.

By 1987 he had visualised and brought forth the Reciprocal Frame, established Out of Nowhere and has since designed and constructed some 40 Reciprocal Frame buildings from sanctuaries to £2.5 million Woodland Burial Park schemes.
Graham awoke to his inner life age 12 when he scared himself silly with yoga, meditation and pranayama practices A life of study, teachings and surrender has left him following his own nose.

Initiating Peacebuildings is his response to the powerful and demanding times in which we live.
It is a fusion of the inner and outer worlds that he has lived.

He is an accomplished musician playing guitar from the age of 12.

Poetry, guitar, song and tango are a succour and lifeblood to him.
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John Stevens
Trustee
Accountant & Financial Adviser
John has been practising on his own account since 1981, he is currently Senior Partner at Wilson Stevens Accountants and Business Advisers of London.

John prides himself on his ability to recognise clients' needs and to help facilitate the achievement of their dreams and ambitions.

Whilst most of John's assistance focuses on financial and business matters and wealth creation, he holds the strong belief that real wealth only comes from having a balance of asset, family, fun, community, work and health.
John's most precious assets are his wife, Malti, his five beautiful daughters, Yasmin, Karina, Zoe, Riya and Ashani and his male counterpart, his grandson, Leon.

John's most important monetary measures are: -

  • "Earn more than you spend"; and
  • "Have more assets than liabilities".

Whilst John is certainly not risk adverse, he believes in sound financial planning and expert advice.
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Morad Eghbal
Trustee
Morad Eghbal's professional body of work represents an unusual combination of both professional, business, and academic endeavours over nearly four decades.

Eghbal has consulted for governments, commercial businesses, non-governmental organisations, and private individuals on natural resources and water development, transfer pricing and foreign currency exchange and payments and private, public partnerships.

Eghbal has had more than two decades of experience in teaching at university, having taught international law (international business transactions, international finance law, comparative law, and comparative constitutional law), legal, ethical and historical studies, and international management.
Eghbal clerked for the Honourable William B. Bryant, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and served as a foreign associate at Pestalozzi, Gmuer and Heiz (now Pestalozzi, Lachenal and Patry).
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Sarah Brown
Admin, PA & Research
Born in Leicester, I received a Rudolf Steiner education until secondary school where I attended Forres Academy.

After leaving school I worked in the family business gaining experience with the public, making quotations, PA / Research work and installing Warmcel insulation.

At 21 I studied Fine Art, firstly in Doncaster, then Moray School of Art. I concentrated on political and environmental issues through the mediums of sculpture and photography. These issues left me wondering…

What do I want to do with my life?
Travelling was my way of answering the question…

So I saved and with my hard earned, at 26 I decided to volunteer with a GP (General Practitioner) in one of the poorest areas of India plagued with infant death due to malnutrition.
We went there to construct a well and irrigation system that could provide water all year round. We also taught the children some rudimentary English and I aided the doctor in prenatal visitations and general medical care.

This was an huge eye opener and gave me a kick to try and help people in need.

Coming back from my travels I returned to Out of Nowhere to take on overall responsibility for the Warmcel business and small Reciprocal Frame projects.

Now here I am, the Peacebuildings Project… a place to do good, a place where the diversity of my skills can come together and be of service to people and places in need.

So Lets Party!
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Bite Design
Archicad Support
Bite Design is a Graphisoft accredited Authorised ArchiCAD Centre.

Archicad is a BIM (Building Information Modelling) package that allows a designer to 3D model all aspects of a building, providing a detailed and accurate integration of information between architect, engineer and other building professionals. This methodology eradicates many errors in the design process and permits easy update of process and project information.

Bite have a long experience and association with Archicad and Graphisoft who are the creators of the program. They provide sales, training and support and all their staff are monitored by Graphisoft for their technical knowledge and all Bite training courses are certified by Graphisoft.
Peacebuildings adopted Archicad as our chosen architectural design tool as far back as 1995 when Graham Brown first showed the Reciprocal Frame to Gabar Bojar the Hungarian originator of Archicad at the CAD show in Birmingham. He was the only person in the show who was able to model the Reciprocal Frame.

Bite Design have been kind enough to provide Peacebuildings with an Archicad license free of charge and have repeatedly offered support and assistance in the Peacebuildings Project.

We offer our profound thanks and gratitude to all at Bite.

bite.co.uk
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Jon Vaughan
SysAdmin / DBA
Jon Vaughan is a long time friend and working colleague of Dave Barr (Peacebuildings IT Manager). Jon has been an invaluable source of help and advice in the setting up of this server and site giving his time entirely without remuneration.

We are deeply indebted to Jon and give sincere thanks for his selfless professional services.

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