Dr Tony Colman
Dr Tony Colman is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for Putney, London, between 1997 and 2005. Before being elected to Parliament he was a councillor and leader of the London Borough of Merton between 1991 and 1997. As a Director of Burton’s and founder of Top Shop and Top Man he enjoyed a successful career in business. His Parliamentary interests included trade and industry, the environment, pensions and finance. Currently he is Associate Director of Africapractice, a corporate citizenship and communications consultancy which offers advice and insight to enable management to meet the increasing demands for corporate responsibility by stakeholders. Operating at the intersect of business, government, international organizations and the media, the Centre offers a broad range of expertise including environmental policy and practice, social and environmental reporting, stakeholder consultation, corporate governance, health policy, community investment and small business development. He is a Member of the World Future Council.