Analogue leadership in a digital world

Creating the space to imagine


Fellows come from all walks of life and our goal is to help them lead Humanity through the challenges of the Twenty First Century.

The Intersticia Fellowship was born out of the challenge which John O’Neil gave to Anni Rowland-Campbell in 2013.

John co-created The Good Life in 2007 as the Silicon Valley version of the Aspen Institute, and he saw the potential for Intersticia to seek out a group of people whom she could support, nurture and encourage as emerging leaders for the digital age.

To be a human being is to have the almost unique opportunity of getting to know oneself and the world in which one lives. It is sure shortsighted to disregard this opportunity and confine oneself solely to the business of living.

Intersticia Fellowship Retreat

Every few years we bring our Fellows together from wherever they are in the world to connect, learn and explore how they can collaborate and connect to enhance and expand the impact of their work.  In the interim we hold numerous other events for Fellows and Founders in Australia and the UK to work together as a community.

Our first Leadership Retreat was held at Goodenough College, London from the 25th of June to the 1st of July, 2018.  In June / July 2020 due to Covid19 we held our first Virtual Retreat.  In June 2021 our Fellows and Founders came together at Schumacher College, Devon.  In September 2023 we will meet at Darwin Lakes Village in the Peak District.


Rowland Scholarship Fellows

Dr Lionel Nizigama

2013 – 2014

Hamish Laing

2014 – 2015

Ignacio de Solminihac

2015 – 2016

Britta Gustavson

2016 – 2017

Osheen Arora

2017 – 2018

Timothy Wong

2018 – 2019

Sergio Camacho Iannini

2019 – 2020

Sean McDiarmid

2020 – 2021

Farahana Cajuste

2021 – 2022

Sergio Mutis

2021 – 2022


2022 – 2023

Erla Arnalds

2023 – 2024

Doughton Scholarship Fellows

Berivan Esen

2016 – 2020

Amira Shahla

2019 – 2020

Marco Valerio

2020 – 2021

Leadership Scholarship Fellows

Bel Campbell

2017 – 2018

Nick Byrne

2018 – 2021

Abeer Abu Ghaith

2022 – 2023

Creative Fellows

Our Creative Fellows are those working in the Creative Industries which includes our Bell Shakespeare Fellows (funded through the Intersticia Foundation Australia) and those working around the world with a focus on communication, literature and the cultural sectors.

Founder Fellows

Joe Friel

2018 – 2020

Oliver Smith-Wellnitz

2019 – 2020

Hannah Stewart

2022 – 2023

Newspeak Fellows and Scholars

Jo Kerr

2018 – 2019

Ardavan Afshar

2022 – 2023

Ella Shoup

2023 – 2024