Bru has had a varied career since leaving school, from being a Professional Yachtsman to Managing Director of an international property agency. He has had vast experience in international leisure resort development, particularly in the Caribbean,which has brought the impact of climate change on tourism-based economies to his attention. From this, Envisionation was born. The organisation was set up to gain a detailed understanding of climate science and to communicate its findings with leading thinkers, driving forward potential sustainable solutions.
Bru is very open about the fact that he is dyslexic, however this has not stopped him going places - quite the opposite! He is keen to point out that without the wonderful help and understanding he received at Mount House his life would have been very different. Indeed, it is dyslexic skills which he believes allowed him to develop a deep understanding of how the earth works and through that develop the Biosphere Restoration Plan.
After he dropped by recently, we asked him to reflect back on his life:
What was the best bit about your time at Mount House?
Fondest memories: fishing in the river, friends, the expression on Tony Wortham's face when I achieved 0% on my Common Entrance scripture. Managed to spell my name Brain Pearce and leave a few other scribbles on the paper.
Best bit about your time at University/Internship:
I studied landscape architecture at Manchester, great fun on the field trips using land modelling, big machinery and forestry work.
Tell us something about you that nobody knows?
Sorry I’m an open book! Life’s been one series of big adventures - I’ve been shot at, struck by lightning, lost everything once, been worth a lot then had it taken away by a category five hurricane, and now it may well be the case that I may know more about the holistic workings of the whole Earth system than anybody else.
Can you think of something you learned at school which has been useful to you in your career?
The natural history that I observed at Mount House has had a major impact on me.
Sum up your business/job?
Securing the future
How did get into your industry in the first place?
Responding to the impact of an extreme weather event
What is the most important decision you have had to make in your career and how did you come to it?
There have been many, making the right decisions is down to due diligence.
Name one thing most people in your industry should be doing but aren't.
Understanding that Biology drives the system - Physics and Chemistry alone can’t solve the problem
Name a business or a brand that you really admire and why?
Stop Ecocide, implementation of the law of ecocide is the first step in setting a viable framework for the future
Would you be able to offer internships/work experience to OMKs looking to get a job in your industry?
We can’t at the moment but I can probably provide good advice and point people in the direction of opportunity.