Rohan Gunatillake is an entrepreneur with a specialism in understanding how popular technologies might create joy, focus and calm instead of distress, distraction and anxiety. Through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, the products he has created include the best-selling meditation app buddhify, and Kara, a self-care tool for people affected by cancer, made in partnership with a major US hospital. He is the author of Modern Mindfulness, and his ideas on how to design technology for wellbeing have appeared on BBC radio and in Wired magazine and the Guardian.
Prior to his current focus on wellbeing and technology, Rohan spent many years as a producer of a range of major innovation programmes in the arts, including two years as the innovation lead of the Edinburgh Festivals. He has worked on several large projects for Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Nesta, all united by the theme of how arts and cultural organisations and their funders can make more out of digital tools and digital thinking.
Rohan Gunatillake trustee term dates
First term: 19 August 2013 - 18 August 2016
Second term: 19 August 2016 - 18 August 2019