Michael Schluter

Founder and Life President of the International Jubilee Network

Michael Schluter is Founder and Life President of the International Jubilee Network. He originally trained as an economist before working as a research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute, and economics consultant with the World Bank in East Africa. Michael is now a social entrepreneur and has launched six charities whose work includes international peace-building (Concordis International), alternative finance (Citylife) and social policy (Credit Action). In 1994, Michael launched the Relationships Foundation; he is also on the board of Relationships Forum Australia. He is co-author of The R Factor (1993), Jubilee Manifesto (2005) and The Relational Manager (September 2009) and has contributed to a number of other books looking at social issues from a relational perspective. He is an experienced speaker who has addressed audiences all over the world, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s new year honours in 2009.