Our People

Dr Kristin Alford, Futurist & Founding Director

Kristin AlfordKristin uses foresight and strategy frameworks to help organisations and individuals discover new insights.

She established Bridge8 in 2004 following careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria.

Kristin holds a PhD in process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation. She is the licensee and organiser of TEDxAdelaide and a sessional lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Recent projects include facilitating a forum on sensing and smart cities for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (SA), facilitating innovation cluster workshops for DMITRE, working with South Australian NRM Boards on strategy development and community engagement and co-organising and facilitating the Australia 2050 workshop with the Australian Academy of Sciences.

For more, see her publications, media and client testimonials.

GPO Box 1062, Adelaide SA 5001
+61 (0)410 442 629


James Hutson, Chief Visualist and Co-Director

jhh_profilepic_oct20131BWJames uses conversational language and visuals to prompt thinking about possible futures.

He has been involved in awareness of and engagement with emerging science and technology for over 14 years, having started as a researcher with the future-focused television series Beyond 2000 in 1997. His television and new media-honed science and technology scanning practices bring surprising, provoking and tangible examples, which capture the imagination.

During this time he has researched, written, designed or developed factual content for local and international clients including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, National Geographic and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

James has qualifications in law (LLB, GDLP), science (BSc majoring in molecular biology and computer programming) and animation and interactive media (MA).

His most recent work include a three-part series on Blood Pressure for NPS Medicine Wise and infographics for the Marine Stewardship Council. He has also completed an upcoming six-part series called “Water: Think & Drink” for the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence on sustainable, systems and design thinking for both the Australian and US markets, as well as “Ways of Water” and “Protecting our Drinking Water” for the Water ReUse Foundation. This Thing Called Science, his set of animations on science thinking, won best animation in 2013 SCINEMA (Australia’s Science Film Festival) and Gee Mmm Oh, an animation tackling the science and debate around genetic modification in rhyme, was selected as part of Science Studio’s Best Science Multimedia on the Web for 2012.

For more, see his production credits, awards and client testimonials.

19 Albert St Northcote, VIC 3070
+61 (0)405 131 747

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