About Us

We collate wisdom and find harmony.

We collate wisdom and find harmony

Founded by a British activist lawyer, we are a non-profit organisation, trying to make the world a better place, one project at a time.

We believe that people are good. We believe that people want the best for their communities, for their workplaces and for their countries.

By using the best survey technology – Polis – through crowds, we collate wisdom and find harmony. The climate emergency demands that we all must make difficult compromises.

As an international team ourselves, we want to help decision-makers, anywhere in the world. No project is too small or too large. Our service is free for environmental groups, cost-price for community organisations and standard cost for companies

Our Mission

We solve contentious problems. We discover the best ideas within a crowd. Where there is division, we create consensus. We help environmental groups to save the planet.

Meet the team

Our team come from many backgrounds, disciplines and countries.

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray

Founder & Director

Andrew is an experienced lawyer, practicing in England. Andrew founded his own law firm – Truth Legal. Unusually, Andrew has been involved in all of the main political parties in England, though he is not a member of any. Andrew runs a community podcast; founded an international NGO specialising in Myanmar; runs Immigration Lawyers Organisation; ran a debating organisation; sat as a charity trustee; and created a number of successful businesses and campaigns, including the Harrogate District Consensus. Andrew blogs at www.andrew-gray.org and occasionally writes for a regional newspaper on political matters. Andrew has a degree in Economics, Government, and Political Philosophy.

Mike Jerome

Mike Jerome

Advisor

Mike lives at the intersection between Software Engineering and Customer Success, looking after startup customers at AWS (Amazon Web Services). Previously, Mike led teams at IBM, Hallmark, Heroku, Salesforce and FinancialForce.

You’ll often find Mike walking his daughter to school or his son to football practice. Left to his own devices, he’ll order a black Americano while reading up on a new web framework.

Andrew Paice

Andrew Paice

Advisor

Andy Paice is a participatory democracy facilitator, convener and consultant based in London. His interest in facilitating group conversations began with involvement in democracy campaigns in the early 2010s. Experiences of collective breakthroughs in group discussions ignited a desire to learn more about facilitation and how communities and societies come to mutually beneficial outcomes. This interest set him off on a career path which has included designing a series of over 40 community assemblies in the London Borough of Newham, numerous Citizens’ Assemblies and juries on Climate Change and deliberative workshops. Andy has been working with Polis since 2019 in multiple uses with local government and he recently advised the set up of 5 nationwide Polis conversations for the Austrian Climate Assembly. When he’s not doing democracy activities he enjoys swimming, cycling and gardening.
Justice Annan

Justice Annan

IT Manager

Jusitce is a Passionate Software Developer (web and mobile), Digital Marketer, and creative thinker.

Blog contributors

Michal Horský

Contributor

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