Team Members Profile

Winston Moore

Joint Chairperson

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.

Kate Ford

Joint Chairperson & 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.

Peter Lewis-Crown OBE

Deputy 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 Maclean

Secretary

Kate Maclean is a geography lecturer who has conducted research in Bolivia for over a decade.   She has spent over a year in total in Bolivia and, in addition to her research projects, has been delighted to have the opportunity to dance in two fiestas in Luribay, trying very hard to get to grips with La Morenada and Tinkus.  She has also had the pleasure of sampling various Bolivian delicacies, and is particularly partial to lechón. She has conducted research on rural microfinance, informal economies and urban development, in the cities of La Paz and El Alto, and the valley of Luribay.  Later this year, Kate will take up a Leverhulme Research Fellowship looking at processes of displacement, identity and urban change in the rapidly developing city of El Alto.   She has been a Council member of the Anglo Bolivian Society since 2010, and is currently the society’s secretary.

Yoshida Beltran

Joint Treasurer

Yoshida has worked for a range of cultural projects and charitable organisations in London, including Toynbee Hall and the Citizens Advice Bureau. Yoshida was raised and educated in Bolivia and in the UK. In 2007 she completed a business strategy degree at Kingston University Business School and immediately after joined the Rothschild financial advisory group. Eventually she decided to follow her heart, starting her own business in 3D modelling with her husband and currently she holds a part time position of managing creative director. Yoshida is a dynamic member of the Bolivian community in London and has been appointed or nominated to work for the growth of a number of community groups in London, including Diablada Unión Bolivia UK, and Bolivianos en Londres Unidos, where she is proactive member and holds a general management position. Yoshida is interested in music, concerts, cultural events, fashion and design. She is also working towards her second degree in Maths and Statistics, which she hopes to finish soon.

Edward Guzman

Social Media and Communications Officer

Edward was born and raised in the UK. He graduated from the University of Westminster obtaining a BA (Hons) in International Business, whilst also spending a year abroad in Madrid at the Universidad San Pablo CEU.  During his time at university he took an active role in founding the first ever entrepreneurial society and contributed to its successful beginnings.  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. But, in 2014, he was given the opportunity and was appointed as the new Communications Officer. And for its first project he created a brand new website as part of the society’s new revamp. In addition to this, Edward has spent the last few years forging a career within Financial Services. He currently studies the IMC qualification with prospects of building a path for future growth and development within the industry. During his time away from his desk you will find him doing sports, working for charitable causes, volunteering, socialising and learning more about different cultures as well as being up to date on Bolivia’s economy and politics affairs. Edward is always keen to exploring new ideas and thus recently took up dancing and has so far proven to be a keen dancer without two left feet!

Olivia Saunders

Joint Membership Secretary

Olivia has a long-standing personal and professional connection with Bolivia. As well as travelling extensively throughout the country, she lived and worked in La Paz for most of 2001.  She went on to work at the Bolivian Embassy in London as a political researcher before undertaking a Master’s degree and PhD at the University of London, specialising in the modern history of Latin America with a focus on Bolivia.  Olivia has since spent extended periods of time in La Paz and Sucre undertaking archival research (and indulging her love of chairo). Having worked in the education sector in London and South Wales, she is now Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University.

Our aim is to promote and encourage social, cultural and commercial relations between Bolivia and the United Kingdom.