Fiona Ward leads the REconomy Project for the Transition Network, exploring how communities can transform their own economic destiny. She developed the Economic Evaluation process that some Transition towns are using to build local partnerships, quantify local market potential, create new livelihoods and enterprises, and redefine the purpose of the local economy to be one that that contributes to growth in wellbeing for all. The REconomy Project contributed to the Transition Network being awarded the European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize in 2013. She also set up and ran the Transition Streets project for Transition Town Totnes, which won the Ashden Award for Behaviour Change in 2011. Both projects are now being replicated by Transition Towns around the world. Fiona's background is in running large projects in the private sector – over the last 20 years or so she has worked with companies of all shapes and sizes to define and deliver business transformation strategies. After realising that these kinds of transformations weren't generally what served the greater good (or her own!), Fiona moved from London to South Devon in 2006 just as Transition was coming into being - a fantastic piece of good timing!

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