Jim Atack, S.M. Eng
President & Trustee, Open Minds USA
Jim Atack is the President of The Open Minds Foundation and his role is to oversee the Board and the Trustees. Jim has a personal, familial connection to coercion, having watched a family member coerced into a cult, and hopes to prevent others from suffering the same fate. For two decades, he has sponsored work promoting awareness of the techniques used to gain control of people’s behavior without their understanding, knowledge or consent. In 2015, Jim helped to Found the Open Minds Foundation to focus more attention on the devastating effects of coercion.
Jim brings a lifetime of commercial business experience to the role after a series of successful endeavors. He grew up in the UK and studied engineering both there and in the US. He retired from the oil industry to devote his time to renewable projects in eco-housing and high technology battery storage. He is currently the chairman of Positive Homes, an eco-house builder in the UK.