Winston Moore – Chairman
Winston Moore was born in La Paz, Bolivia and is married with three children. After obtaining a PhD in government, Winston turned to journalism writing for newsletters, advising think-tanks and serving as a foreign correspondent in Latin America. Winston is a Latin America analyst and corporate communications consultant with over 20 years’ experience working for international companies in public affairs, media relations and crisis management. Winston was managing editor of Bolivian Times, a full colour English language weekly newspaper published in Bolivia in the 1990s, prior to which he published Latin America Chasqui, a bilingual monthly newspaper for the Latin American community in London. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and advisory board member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). He previously served as Secretary of the Anglo-Bolivian Society.
Peter Lewis-Crown OBE – Vice-Chairman
Peter studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Commercial Art, and Fashion at St. Martin’s School of Art, after which he joined the couturier, Lachasse. In 1964 he became a director and subsequently the sole owner, building a distinguished international clientele. He has taught fashion at St Martin’s School of Art for 40 years, lectured around the world and dressed heads of state, film stars and royalty. His autobiography, The House of Lachasse: the story of a Very English Gentleman, was published in 2009. Throughout his life, Peter has been involved in fund raising events for many leading charities. In 1998, he received an OBE for his charity work and contribution to the fashion industry, and in 2014 he was presented the British Community Honours Award at the House of Lords given for supporting the inclusion of minority groups in mainstream British society. Peter is a former Chairman of the Anglo-Bolivian Society and served as member of Council for many years.
Kate Ford – Co-Chair & Membership Secretary
Kate is a theatre designer who joined the Anglo-Bolivian Society in 2009 when she began researching a PhD thesis on the appearance of the churches of the Mission to the Chiquitos. She became a member of council in 2013 and, overcoming a crippling fear of figures and spreadsheets, took on the job of membership secretary in June 2014. She is fascinated by the theatrical dynamic of disguise and reality evident in the original and restored decoration of the Mission churches and in the modern-day relationship of the city of Santa Cruz with the Mission.
Zihan Jin – Secretary General
Zihan researches extensively on indigenous-centred good governance and institution-building model, focusing on the dynamic interaction between sociocultural forces, indigenous ideologies and political institution in nation state building. He is currently undertaking research in Quechua and Aymara cosmology, leadership and civic organisational structure. Zihan is a public relations officer and executive assistant at the Defence Section of the Afghanistan Embassy London, he holds an MSc in International Development and Emerging Economies from King’s College London, a BA in International Relations and Media, Communication and Culture from Keele University. Coming from a humanitarian background, in 2016 he co-founded an international humanitarian NGO and ran several projects in Greece on advocacy, women empowerment and emergency relief to displaced refugees and migrants. Zihan started working in diplomacy in 2018, when he interned at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations, being placed on the Security Council and the Sixth Committee of Legal Affairs.
Magaly Charlier – Treasurer
Magaly is a senior banking professional with 20 years experience in cash management, international payments, supply chain finance, international trade, electronic invoicing and working capital management. With expertise in revenue-generating positions and service; managing large volume and value commercial payments products as well as complex projects for blue-chip organizations.
Alberto Souviron – Digital Media Secretary
Alberto is a digital media and international journalist with more than 20 years of experience leading and executing projects across multiple sectors. With a keen focus in global projects, he has been able to break new ground in digital and social media spaces, both in the area of communications and journalism. Alberto has led digital and social media departments in different global media organisations such as the BBC and Newsweek International (Former IBT Media). He is currently the Managing Director of Mosoj ESG Intelligence, an economic and business intelligence platform focusing on South America with the aim of providing information and analyses relevant to investors, economic players and in particular to ESG investors and those interested in Sustainable Development goals as outlined by the UN.
Edward Guzman – Communications Secretary
Edward was born and raised in the UK. He graduated from the University of Westminster obtaining a BA (Hons) in International Business. Shortly after graduating his curiosity for discovering his Bolivian roots took him on an adventure of self-discovery and as a result, he joined the Anglo- Bolivian Society as a member back in 2011. In 2014, he was given the opportunity and was appointed as the new Communications Officer and has carried that role ever since. In addition, Edward has spent the last couple of years forging a career within the Asset Management Industry as a Data Analyst enhancing his skills and future career prospects. During time away from his desk you will find him volunteering, working for charitable causes, networking, dancing, learning about new cultures as well as being up to date with Latin America’s Economy and Political Affairs.
Karina Guzman – Council Member
Karina is a highly experienced international consultant with expertise in the fields of healthcare, disability services, State administration, development and project management. In her over a decade of expertise, she has explored far and wide of Bolivia getting to know the diverse reality of its inhabitants and institutions from first-hand. She showed how passionate she is about her culture when she wore a whole “morenada” outfit on a hot London summer day (28 degrees!), just to share it with the world. Karina, is a Chevening Alumni who culminated her MSc in International Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London harvesting two academic prizes on her master’s dissertation. Currently she’s working to implement a new project grant towards the improvement of health in Bolivia.