ABOU-ALWAN, Natalie

Group General Counsel, Africa Oil Corp, Canadian listed, building an integrated portfolio of oil and gas assets primarily in Africa

Extensive multi-jurisdictional experience in the Finance, Energy and Commodities Markets. Member of Deal Governance and Risk Boards. Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board, Smart Works.

ADAMS, Ian

Director Membership & Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution, providing strategic leadership in communities and stakeholder engagement

Leader in marketing and communications. Previously NHS England and The Pensions Regulator; Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing, Westminster Council. Lord Mayor of Westminster 2017/18

ADAMSON, Michael

Chief Executive, The British Red Cross, helping people in crisis get the support they need

CEO 2014, previously MD, Operations and other posts. Leadership roles, Royal National Institute for the Deaf and other charities, Senior consultant with Coopers & Lybrand

ADJANI, Ariana

Co-Founder, Fine Treatment, a specialised healthcare and medical devices company utilising safe non-invasive Thermobalancing therapy for innovative treatment

Award-winning healthcare entrepreneur and innovative leader, with two patents, enabling people to live healthier lives globally. Oxford, Cambridge, LSE alumna. Previously at Shell, Zurich, HSBC

AHMAD, Zaheer

Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Haleon, a health company that brings together deep human understanding and trusted science  

Member, Industry Skills Board. Advisor Socio Economic Task Force. Global Diversity List Top 20. Public Speaker. Multi Award winning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Thought leader

ALLEN, Samantha

Chief Executive (Designate), North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, improving health and care in the North East and North Cumbria

Chair, NHS Employers Health & Care Women Leaders Network. Top 50 CEOs 2018 (Health Service Journal). Previous leadership roles in the healthcare sector. MBA (Aston University)

ARNOLD, Richard

Group Managing Director, Manchester United plc, described as the biggest and best football club in the world

Board Member and shareholder, Manchester United plc. Chairman, Manchester United Foundation. Governor, King’s School Chester. Sales and marketing/finance/accountancy roles with Intervoice, GC Europe, PwC

ASKEW, Chris

Chief Executive, Diabetes UK, leading the fight to create a world where diabetes can do no harm

Extensive leadership background in the charity sector. Trustee, Action on A-T & National Academy for Social Prescribing.  Previous senior roles at Breakthrough Breast Cancer & Crisis. OBE

AWOFESO, Adesola

Head, Employee Engagement & Culture, Sterling Bank Plc, full service national commercial bank in Nigeria.

International Leadership Fellow. HR Leader specialized in driving business results through the intersection of strategy, talent, & culture. With interests in social psychology, organizational behaviour, and public speaking.

BAGNALL, Lee

Chief Executive Officer, JD Outdoor (GO Outdoors Retail Ltd and Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd), to inspire and equip everyone for life outdoors

Leader with a hands on approach to achieving results through clear strategies, goals and objectives. Non-Executive to Advisory Board, Pennies & Board Member, Midlands Air Ambulance Trading Ltd.

BAHRI-ESFAHANI, Jila

Head of Organisation Transformation & Change, BJSS, award-winning technology and engineering consultancy for business

Leader in change management and deployment with a track record in delivering critical digital transformations at scale. Previous senior roles at Deloitte & Capgemini Invent.

BAILEY, Andrew

Head of Corporate Development, G-Research, applying scientific techniques to predict movements in financial markets

Leader in the fields of strategy, business transformation, consultancy, data and process re-engineering. Multi-sector experience, maritime, defence/security, motorsport, financial services

BAILEY, Timothy

Royal Air Force Wing Commander, Capability Development, UK Space Command

Extensive experience in a variety of roles in the contemporary military operational environment. Member of the Royal United Services Institute

BARKMAN, Peter

Executive Vice President, International Expansion & CMO, Solita, creating impact that lasts by combining tech, data and human insight

Leader in the field of managing growth and scale-up companies and developing business concepts. Chairman, Sisua_Digital and Yellow Film & TV. Entrepreneur and Board member.

BARNES, Alison

CEO, New Forest National Park Authority, conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park

Previously Director, Natural England; led local biodiversity policy within Defra; Head of Advocacy, English Nature. Board member, Business South; SE Forestry. Landscape Institute and RSA Fellow

BASSETT, Louise

Executive Director Corporate Services, Gentoo Group Limited, housing association providing great homes, strong communities and inspired people

HR Leader with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and Europe in Consumer and Healthcare Industries and Social Housing. Previous senior roles with Merck and Pfizer.

BAXTER, Ian

Founder & Chairman, Baxter Freight, a customer service driven logistics provider

Logistics entrepreneur, start-ups investor and public speaker on capitalism, leadership and faith, Arsenal fan.

BEETY, Dan

Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Novo Nordisk, driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases

Leader in the field of corporate & health public affairs and communications. UK Board Director with expertise in developing and leading integrated strategies and teams.

BENNETT, Craig

CEO, The Wildlife Trusts, the UK’s largest grassroots federation of wildlife charities, working to put nature into recovery

Leader in the field of environmental protection. Speaker, columnist, and broadcaster. Honorary Professor, Policy Fellow, Educator in the area of international executive education.

BERESFORD, Clare

CEO, Laurence Simons Search, specialist legal, IP, privacy, legal operations, and compliance search and selection firm

Leader in the field of professional services. Diversity and Inclusion champion.  Advisory Board member, Thomson Reuters TWLL Board, Fundraising Board member, The Personal Support Unit charity

BERRY, Annabel

CEO, Sapphire, Cyber Security Specialists

With 20 years experience in the cyber security industry, Annabel has recently been recognised as one of the most influential women in the UK IT channel

BHALLA, Ravi

Head of Department, Innovation, Strategy & Competition, Financial Conduct Authority, financial services regulator for the UK

Leader in the field of financial services. Previous senior roles with Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG, HSBC, Barclays, AIG, and BT. Author. Diversity champion

BIRTLES, Kate

Customer Services Director, Biffa, UK leading integrated waste management company

Appointed in June 2020. Previously Head of Customer Experience for Certsure, then Director of Customer Service BMI Group

 

BORNKESSEL, Thomas

Head of Engineering Trains, Deutsche Bahn, German long-distance Railways and international provider of transport networks

Internationally experienced leader in the field of innovative engineering systems and transformations. Previous senior roles with Rolls-Royce, and research with ESA/ESTEC

BOURCHIER-O’FERRALL, Philip

President and CEO, Outernet Global, worldwide network of connected districts for content, advertising, live music and mobile commerce

Leader in the fields of media, broadcasting, and digital disruption. Member, Royal Television Society, BAFTA, International Emmy Awards. Descendant of Knights of the Garter.

BOWEN, Gillian

CEO, City YMCA, London, supporting vulnerable young people to build a future as they transition to adulthood

Justice of the Peace, England and Wales. Board Trustee: LandAid Charitable Trust; Just Like Us and Lambourne End Centre

BOYCE, I. Stephanie

Immediate Past President, The Law Society of England and Wales

Extensive leadership background in public law and global governance advising charities, regulators, local and central government. Member, National Preparedness Commission & HM Treasury & Department of BEIS Socio-Economic Taskforce

BRAGAGNI, Maurizio (Dr)

Chairman & CEO, Tratos UK Ltd, innovation-led, European electrical, electronic and fibre optic cables manufacturer

Honorary Consul Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino. Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, Bayes Business School. Visiting Professor, Bolton University. Co-founder & Chairman, Esharelife Foundation. OBE.

BRIGGS, Christina

Chief Executive Officer, New World Insight Limited, shaping happier work and lifestyle balances

CEO Horizones Consulting,  HR, internationalisation and business growth specialist. Leader in the fields of empowerment and human-centric strategies.

BRITTON, Paul

CEO, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, leading voice of micro to multinational business, locally, nationally, globally

Range of previous roles within the Chamber, special interest in Inward Investment, worked with top corporates to establish the Thames Valley Inward Investment Portal

BROOKS, Christina

Founder & CEO, Ruebik, pairing exceptional talent with progressive organisations

Social impact entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the talent attraction field. Trustee, The Footsteps Trust; Mentor, Key4Life & Advisor to multiple social start-ups.

BROWN, Denise

Principal and CEO, South Essex College, the largest technical and vocational education and training provider in Essex.

Leader in the field of further education management, special interest in curriculum development and quality improvement. Previously Principal and CEO at Stoke on Trent College.

BUCKTON, Ben

Chief Marketing & People Officer, Ampa, leading legal & professional services group

Board Member at Shakespeare Martineau. CIM Fellow. Extensive experience across UK, EMEA, North America and Asia. Previous senior marketing positions at Experian, Axa and RSA.

BUNCE, Pips

Director, Head of Global Markets Technology Strategic Programs, Credit Suisse, leading global investment bank & wealth manager

Multi award winning gender fluid and non-binary leader/architect across financial institutions. Co-chair of LGBT & Ally program presenting across parliament, government equalities office, BBC, Financial News

BURNS, Liam

Chief Programme Officer, The Scout Association, helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life

Member, Global Student Experience Committee, Heriot-Watt University. Trustee, Tabhair Trust (Economic Empowerment). Previously President of the National Union of Students

BUTLER, David

Founder and Senior Consultant, Butler Learning Solutions and Senior Consultant, PeopleSmart, Just Different and Accordia

Leader in the field of executive development and executive education. Previously, Global Practice Director, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Thales Learning Hub

CACOURIS, Philip

Senior Director, Global Markets, Harvard Business School, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world

International Leadership Fellow. Learning and development professional with expertise in graduate and executive education. Strong multicultural experience (US, Europe and Asia). Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

CARTER, Andrew

Chief Executive Officer, Chapel Down Group, England’s leading wine producer with an award-winning range of sparkling and still wines

A results driven leader with a strong track record of delivering transformational business performance. Previous leadership roles with Chase Distillery (Diageo), Treasury Wine Estates and Bacardi.

CASTELL, Tanya

External member, Prudential Regulation Committee & Non-Executive Director

Also Independent NED, Faster Payments Scheme Limited; Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (Chair, Quality Assurance); Governor, Fettes College; Vice Chair, Scottish Canals. Awarded MBE in 2017

CAUSON, Joanna

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Customer Service, independent professional membership body for customer service, driving business performance across all sectors

Leader in the professional body sector. Non-executive director roles. Media commentator, Policy advisor to Parliament. Previously with the Chartered Management Institute and the City & Guilds of London

CHAN, Xian

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management, HSBC, helping everyday people achieve their financial goals by democratising the investment world

Investor, Business leader, Digital advocate. Passionate about democratising investments through technology and content. Former Fund Manager at HSBC Asset Management, Barclays and EFG International

CHARLES, Albertha

Financial Services Partner, PwC

Focusing on insurance and asset management. Current leadership roles at PwC and previously at Barclays Group. Award-winning diversity and inclusion champion

CHEEMA, Kelvin

Global Transformation Programme Director, HSO Enterprise Solutions - Microsoft Dynamics Partner & Global Transformation Advisor Lebara Group Telecommunications        

Digital innovative leader with a blend of consultancy, advisory and global delivery experience. Holds board level strategic advisory roles at the University of Bath and Talent Microsoft Technologies.

CHILDS, Amanda

Group HR Director, Kyocera Document Solutions UK, one of the world’s leading office document solutions companies

Organisational Development Consultant, Optum Health & Technology (UK). HR Professional. Previous leadership career roles with Siemens, Safeway. Mentor

CHOUGULE, Tribeni

Director, Inclusive Impact & Sustainability, Europe, Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments

Member, Skills & Diversity Council techUK. Task Force Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. Mentor and advisory roles- multiple organisations, I&D advocate.

CIPRIANO, Pamela

President, International Council of Nurses & Dean and Professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing

International Leadership Fellow. Globally recognised nurse leader, strategist, executive and advocate. Named number 2 on Healthcare Global’s list of the Top 10 women in healthcare for 2021.

COLE, Chris

Founder & Co-Chair, Cross Rhythms Christian Media Charity, syndicating weekly programmes globally

Board Member, GOD TV & The Christian Broadcasting Council.  Previously Executive Director and Trustee, United Christian Broadcasters. Committed supporter of the growth in Christian media globally.

COLLINS, Richard

Managing Director of CSR Accreditation (CSRA) / Ecobrand, promoting corporate social responsibility to build ethical and responsible businesses

Leader in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability. Volunteer, The Green Organisation Awards, Founder of the CSR Accreditation Scheme. Vice President, Buckinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

CONDE-SALAZAR, Marianne

Group Director, ISCOM, higher institute of Communication and Advertising, on 10 campuses in France

Extensive experience in training for business development and education. Previously Director of International Relations for Education at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France.

COPE, John

Director of Strategy, Policy, & Public Affairs, UCAS, connecting people to apprenticeships & higher education

Board Member, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. NED, Activate Learning. Trustee, Achievement for All. Advisory Board, Education Policy Institute. National Council Member, LGBT+ Conservatives

COPSON, Andrew

Chief Executive, Humanists UK, working towards a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail

President, Humanists International. Trustee, The Actors of Dionysus, International Humanist Trust. Member of the Council and Treasurer, Electoral Reform Society, George Eliot Fellowship.

COROMINAS, Montserrat

Founder & CEO, Intergroup Partners AG, a global disruptive independent corporate finance partner focused on technology and growth

Extensive leadership, entrepreneur and broad experience in the technology and funding in infrastructure, security high tech, energy and medtech industries. Board member, CEO Collaboration Forum.

COSH, Ben

Director of Division, Computing, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, University of Kent

Professor and Executive Group member, with a background in teaching mathematics. Extensive experience of strategy and policy at Department, Faculty and University levels.

COX, Emily

Group Head of Colleague Relations, Lloyds Banking Group

Chair, CBI North East Regional Council. Board member, The Sage Gateshead (international music venue) and Gentoo, housing association. Previously Director of Public Affairs, Virgin Money. MBE

CRADDOCK, James

Managing Director, Thames Valley & Group Data Centres, SEGRO plc, Europe’s leading owner, manager and developer of industrial property

Extensive experience in the field of real estate with over 15 years spent in the industrial and logistics sector.  Previous roles with Prologis, MetLife Investments and CBRE.

CRAVEN, Patrick

Director of Quality, Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, City and Guilds

Appointed 2014. Previously Director of Assessment Policy, Research and Compliance.  Previously Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for eAssessment and Assessment Functions Lead for Cambridge Assessment

CRICHTON, Gilly

Co-founder, TriTectus Ltd, a specialist in corporate entrepreneurship and innovation  

JP – Senior Presiding Magistrate, Chair, Magistrates Association – Surrey. European Business development award, Public Service. Association of Super Recognisers, security and healthcare sectors.

CULLEN, Eva

Head of Customer Fulfilment Operations, John Lewis Partnership, working in partnership for a happier world.

Leader in the fields of operations, transformation, change and customer experience. Previous senior roles with, British Gas, Centrica and Dell.

DADDS, Martyn

CEO, Giuoco Piano Advisory Limited, strategy and management consultancy service

NED of Restraint Reduction Network and international company The Real Potential, previously MD of Crisis Prevention Institute and RR Donnelley, an $11.6 billion Fortune 250 global organisation

 

DALY, Chris

Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, creating marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business, and society

Career roles within the Institute. Previous leadership roles with West Wycombe Corporate Entertainment, Central Office of Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office), Major, Household Cavalry Regiment

DARSCH, Lisa

Transforming health and nursing worldwide. Founder, Global Nurse Consultants Alliance. NED, International Nurses' Society on Addictions

International Leadership Fellow. Bringing global nursing & policy expertise to roles including: Employee Healthcare Navigation Director, Shenandoah University; Volunteer, International Council of Nurses; Senior Clinical Advisor to multinationals

 

DAVE, Subash

Founder and President, AGORA EDGE, a soft goods manufacturer based in St Petersburg, Florida, USA

International Leadership Fellow. Founded AGORA in 1985. An industrial engineer leading his manufacturing business with “an outside edge”, through rapid growth in an evermore global market

DAVIES, Sharon

Chief Executive at Young Enterprise, equipping young people to discover, develop and celebrate their skills and potential

Background in not for profit youth sector with experience covering negotiation, change management, culture and strategy. Passionate advocate of opportunities for young people, MBA qualified

DAVIES, Terry

Leader in the Arts. Composer and conductor for film, theatre and television

Experienced music director and orchestrator who has worked on a variety of productions with leading actors and directors. Olivier Award Winner and BAFTA nominee.

DAVIS, Cynthia V

CEO & Co-founder, Diversifying Group, dedicated to achieving highly effective diverse candidate attraction and strategies in leadership roles  

Founded 2015.  Diversity & Inclusion strategist, motivational speaker and winner, Rising Stars Entrepreneur 2017. Professional Business Woman of the Year 2016. Previously cross-sector Talent Acquisition Manager

DAVIS, Mark

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of International Programmes, the University of West Alabama

International Leadership Fellow. Also former Chairperson of the Department of Behavioural Sciences, with special expertise in the psychology of emotion, learning and motivation, and intergroup relations

DAVIS, Miles

President of Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon USA

International Leadership Fellow. 20th President of Linfield University; also Coach, Global Good Fund, a leadership development enterprise for social entrepreneurs. Previously Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship.

 

DE CAUX, Robert

Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, IFS, global enterprise software company

Leader in the field of applied technology – financial services, healthcare, manufacturing. Formerly with Logical Glue, Lehman Brothers. Enthusiast for cross-discipline knowledge and quizzing

DE CLOSSET, Emma

Director, Cabinet Office  

Wide range of experience across the public, private and charitable sectors. Previously Director of Strategy, National Citizen Service. International consulting experience with the Boston Consulting Group

DEJEAN, Catriona

Director of Strategy and Impact, Tearfund, development agency aimed at alleviating poverty

Board Trustee, INTRAC (social justice). Previous social enterprise and community development roles

DIMMELOW, Sarah

Chief Operating Officer, BSN Social Care, focused on delivering outstanding outcomes for some of the UK's most vulnerable but amazing young people

Previous leadership roles in social care including adult residential care, and The Children’s Society. Named on 2018 OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT + Executives List

DOGGETT, Tim

Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Business Association, the voice of the chemical supply chain

Extensive leadership experience in logistics and global supply chain. Chartered Fellow of the CILT and member of various groups within Government and the G7.

DRUMMOND, Steve

CEO, Electrogenic Ltd, UK-based technology company making beautiful classic cars all-electric

Green energy and transport entrepreneur. Background in power engineering, project finance and commodities. Non-executive Director & Chair, Investment Committee for the Low Carbon Hub IPS

 

DUDFIELD, Helen (Dr)

Chief Scientist for Training and Human Performance, QinetiQ, innovating for people in defence and security

QinetiQ Senior Fellow.  RAEng Visiting Professor, Nottingham Trent University on Innovation in Human Factors.  Formerly Senior Principal Psychologist HM Government. Volunteer to increase diversity in STEM

DUKES, Simon

CEO, Fair For You Enterprise CIC, helping financially-excluded families to buy essential items and build financial resilience

Experienced CEO with a background in defence, security, government communications and public affairs. Chair, Antibiotic Research UK. Previously CEO, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee & CIFAS.

DUTT, Neha

Policy Lead, HMG, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  

Leading Defra’s work to ensure the financial system incorporates nature related risks and opportunities into mainstream risk architecture and decision-making.  Previous roles in banking with Deutsche Bank, Barclays.

EDWARDS, Carolann

Managing Director, Workplace Psychology, providing tailored learning and development, coaching and consultancy

Strategic, creative and commercially driven L&D professional, with extensive global experience. Award winning course designer. Winner of the Professional Services Leader of the Year.

EDWARDS, Jenny

Chair of the People's Health Trust & Agent of Change for Nature, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Former CEO, Mental Health Foundation. Previously Chief Executive, Homeless Link and Director, National Campaign for the Arts. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. CBE

EMMETT, Christine

Non-Executive Director/Ambassador Gateway Project Reviews & Mesothelioma UK

Leadership & Commercial direction – significant projects: British Rail Privatisation, Channel Tunnel. NED High Speed Rail Ltd, NHS Trusts, County Councillor. Lateral thinker, ever the optimist!

ENDACOTT, Michelle

Chief Executive, Prince’s Trust Australia, providing a sustainable future for Australia, where young people, military families and communities thrive

International Leadership Fellow. An experienced management professional. International award winner for fostering agricultural innovation and story-telling. Managed The Australia Women’s Health Diary, raising $1 million for Breast Cancer Trials.

EZINGEARD, Jean-Noel

Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton, full service international academic institution

Leader in the field of business and management higher education. Previously Dean of Business and Law, Kingston University, Academic Dean, Henley Business School

FARDAD, Elham

Founder & CEO, Migrant Leaders, inspiring and developing young migrants across the UK

Extensive leadership career in blue chip multinationals including GE, News Corp and EY. Member of multiple Advisory Boards. Mentor and Speaker.

FLANDERS, Nikki

Managing Director - Customer Solutions. UK and Ireland, SSE plc

Appointed 2019. Previously Chief Operating Officer, Opus Energy, General Manager, O2 (Telefonica UK); Managing Director, O2 Health; NED, O2 Money. Formerly Director at Centrica and WHSmith

FORSYTH, Helen

Non-Executive Director of public sector and third sector organisations. Retired social housing CEO

Experienced leader of not for profit organisations. Chair of Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Vice Chair of South of Scotland Enterprise.

FRANCOIS, Vincent

Chief Audit Officer, The Bank of London, a leading edge technology company and the world's first purpose-built global clearing, agency and transaction bank

Chair, Heads of Internal Audit Committee, Association of Foreign Banks. Previous leadership roles with international financial services organisations

FREER, Steve

CEO and Founder, Tempus Novo, supporting ex-offenders into sustainable employment

Advisor on rehabilitation, Police and Crime Commissioners Partnership Executive Group. Previously Senior Prison Officer, HMPs Leeds and Wormwood Scrubs. Director, Link Agency

FULLER, Sam

CEO, The Wellbeing Project, putting health and wellbeing at the heart of an organisation's agenda

Award-winning leader in the field of organisational performance, resilience and wellbeing. Qualified specialist in neuroscience, mental wellbeing, energy management and health promotion

GASTON, Michael

Principal and CEO, HSDC, one leading College with campuses at South Downs, Alton and Havant

Appointed in 2017 after leading the merger process. Extensive experience in both Further and Higher Education. Executive coach and facilitator.

GAWTHROP, Jonathan

Executive Director, Wellbeing, Sustainability & Assurance, EMCOR UK, facilities management, creating a better world at work

Award-winning behavioural change specialist. Independent Verifyer, Mayor of London Healthy Workplace Charter. Advisory and volunteer roles. Speaker and writer.

GELLIN, Sofie

Head of Automation & CIO Office, Telenor, leading telecommunications company across the Nordics and Asia

Leadership background in marketing and sales development with experience in both business and IT. Now leading automation, robotics and IT operations.  Based in Stockholm, Sweden

GERMAIN, David

Group Chief Information Officer, QBE Insurance, international insurer and reinsurer

UK Summit Co-Chairman, Evanta. Leader in global technology and digital strategies. Voted one of the most influential BAME Technology Leaders by the FT

GERRING, Daniel

Partner, Head of Pensions, Travers Smith LLP, one of the UK's leading full service city law firms

Expert on pensions, corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion. Trustee: JustLikeUs, City YMCA London, Refugees at Home. FT/Outstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Executive worldwide

GILBERTSON, Bob

President/CEO, YMCA World Urban Network, CEOs of YMCAs around the world advancing the YMCA mission

International Leadership Fellow. Leader in the field of non-profit organisation management. Career roles in the YMCA.

GILL, Jamie

Partnership Director, 1625 Independent People, helping young people in the South West to live independently

Leader in the field of supporting care leavers, young homeless and young people who offend to succeed in life. Board Member of CVS South Gloucestershire

GOHIL, Sanjay

Partner, Board Practice, Business Services and Private Equity, Wilton & Bain, Interim Management, Executive Search, Leadership & Advisory and Specialist Hires

Multi-award-winning leader in the field of Interim Management provision for leading FTSE, Private Equity Backed, Public Sector and Global Companies

GOLSHAN, Tara

Executive Director of Education at the Jane Goodall Institute

Appointed 2006, and developed the global humanitarian and education programme Roots & Shoots. Previously Head of Education at ProShare and Senior Manager, Financial Times Business

GOLTON, Matthew

Managing Director, TransPennine Express, intercity rail provider with a vision to Take the North Further

Senior railway executive, with accessible leadership, strategic vision and well-honed influencing skills. Skilled communicator, relationship builder, pragmatic deal-maker. Previously Interim MD at GWR.

GONZALEZ, Marcela

Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Ria Financial, one of the largest money transfer companies worldwide

Ria Financial for over 12 years, Chartered Director IoD, previous leadership roles in other financial institutions. Professor of Business Administration and Leadership, Cali, Colombia.

GOOM, Nic

Managing Director, You’re the Boss, resources for people looking for, or providing, care and support

Also Director of Conict since April 2010, providing support to the housing, care and support sectors; previously charity CEO and Trustee, and NHS Trust Governor

GRANT, Amanda

Chief Product Officer, Advanced, helping organisations create the right digital foundations to drive productivity, insight and innovation

Market Development Director with extensive experience in Product Management, Pre-Sales, Alliances & Marketing. A customer centric leader and champion for change.

GRAY, Jean

Chief Executive, Viewpoint Housing Association  

Highly skilled and innovative leader experienced in all aspects of Housing, Assets, Development and Care Services.  Previously Operations Director, Berwickshire Housing Association. 

GRAZIER, Richard

President and Managing Director, Education Brands, 20 Brands, 25,000 public and private schools, UK, EMEA and North America

27+ years education technology leadership. Appointed 2022. Giving time back to schools through software and technology, so the brilliant schools leaders and teachers, can do what they do best, creating opportunities for all young people!

GRENVILLE-JONES, Bernard

Executive Director Enterprise, Activate Learning Group

Appointed 2015.  Previously Co-Founder and Director for 22 years of an award-winning financial services consultancy, OAC plc.  Also Chair/ Vice-Chair/ Non-Exec Director of charitable & business Boards

HAKESLEY, James

Co-Founder and CEO, Cube Video, award-winning video production and animation

Award winning leader and entrepreneur. Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Champion, New Business of the Year 2017 and winner Young Entrepreneur of the year, Thames Valley Business Awards 2018

HALL, Anna

Chief Executive Officer, Hurlingham Polo Association, the governing body for polo in the UK & Ireland

Leader with a background in Sports Administration and Operations in Equestrian sport. Board Trustee, Pets as Therapy. Previously with Riding for the Disabled Association and British Equestrian.

HAMILTON, Susan

Consultant in Public Health, providing strategic leadership to public health programmes in local government.

NED and Vice Chair, Taff Housing Association. Previous senior roles with The Royal Osteoporosis Society, the NHS and Committee Member, National Institute for Health Research.

HARBORD, Clare

Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Drax 

Appointed 2017.  Previously Director of Corporate Affairs, Heathrow Airport and Director of Communications for the UK Ministry of Justice.  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

HARDY-LENIK, Tim

Director of Inclusion & Workforce Equity, CSG, delivering innovative customer engagement solutions

Diversity, equity and inclusion expert with a background in the international third sector. Member of multiple equality/human rights committees. LGBT+ and mental health champion.

HARRIMAN, Sue

Chief Executive Officer (Designate), Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board 

Committed health and care services professional with a 16 year military background in the Royal Navy.  Executive Director experience with an extensive management and leadership portfolio.

HARRINGTON, Michael

Borders & Immigration Transformation, PwC, global professional services network

Leaders in the field of helping Home Affairs organisations keep their citizens safe and their borders secure. Previous leadership roles with Cap Gemini. Formerly British Army Officer

HARRIS, Jane

Chief Executive, Speech and Language UK, changing young lives

Leader in the field of social change, communications, public affairs. Partners national, local government, media, education, NHS. Previous roles with, National Autistic Society, Leonard Cheshire Disability.

HARRISON, Dawn

Head of Training and Logistics Solutions UK, Lockheed Martin, global security and aerospace company

Scientist by background, leader in the field of defence training. Previous senior roles with Thales and QinetiQ.

HAY, Peter

Non-Executive Member of multiple social policy Boards & Board Consultant

Executive member, New NHS Alliance; Board member, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Community Integrated Care. Former Director for People, Birmingham City Council.  Awarded CBE

HEAWOOD, Jonathan

Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation, supporting independent news providers to tell the stories that matter

Also Visiting Research Fellow, University of East Anglia. Previously Founding Director, The IMPRESS Project; Consultant, Save the Children UK; Programmes Director, Sigrid Rausing Trust

HEDGES, Matthew

Director, Asia and Americas, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, dedicated to supporting democracy around the world

Former British Ambassador to Paraguay (2017-2020). Leadership roles in the British diplomatic service, managing culturally diverse teams. Fluent in five languages. Diversity champion.

HENNING, Charlie

Director People and Culture, Ofqual, the independent regulator of general and vocational qualifications in England

Experienced manager and HR professional with a demonstrated history in the public and private sector. Previous roles with Laing O’Rourke and the British Army.

HERITAGE, John

Chief Executive, David Lewis, supporting those with complex needs, including learning disabilities and autism

Previously COO, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS FT.  FE & HE College Governor and University Hon. Senior Lecturer. Background in the third sector in commercial development

HEY, Nancy

Executive Director, What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the UK’s independent body for wellbeing evidence, policy and practice

Global leader in the field of wellbeing. Policy Professional, Advisor and Coach. Extensive experience leading and growing successful teams. Board Member National Centre for Creative Health

HOUGH, Andrew

Founder & Director, Institute of Sales Professionals, not-for-profit international professional body for sales.

Leading sales industry standards. Previous international leadership roles in the IT and financial services sectors with Dell EMC, Sun Microsystems, GE, Barclays Asset Finance and Lloyd’s

HOWELLS, Keith

Founder and Partner, Project4 Learning Lab, thought leader re company-wide sprint systems for driving up standards and performance

Former Chief Design Engineer, Rolls-Royce. Chartered Engineer and Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Significant leadership experience in change management. Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust since 2014.

HOWLETT, Ben

Chief Executive Officer, Curia, turning policy into practice

Non-Executive Director, CPMS (Infrastructure Project Management). Chair, Advisory Board, GDS Digital (Digital Citizen). Member, BSI Healthcare Committee. Previously Member of Parliament, Bath

HUDELL, Simon

CEO and Business Development Director, Zero Waste Technologies, improving environmental performance by implementing innovative waste technologies

Extensive experience in the waste management and recycling sector. Delivering significant environmental, operational and commercial advantage, by introducing new and innovative waste technologies

JACQUES, Steve

Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board Member, Key Assets Kentucky, a child caring and behavioural health company  

A global senior leader and experienced social worker in the field of child and family social services.  Non-Executive Director of the National LGBT Federation (Ireland) and children’s services organisations in the USA and Asia.  Award-winning diversity champion.

JANDU MARSH, Gurpal

Franchise Director (East London), Care Improvement Associates (CIA), expert care quality consultants offering bespoke solutions to achieve outstanding.

Experienced Social Care Consultant and Senior Manager with extensive track record of mock inspections, practice leadership and turnaround support to improve quality and compliance outcomes.

JAUNDRILL, Darren

Programme Director, Civil Service, leader of major government programmes and initiatives

Extensive experience of leading major programmes with foundation of operational and crisis management. Passionate about transforming opportunities for social change. Fellow of RSA and CMI

JEPP, Andrew

Managing Director, Zurich Municipal, providing insurance and risk management products to the public sector

Appointed 2016.  Chairman of Tennyson Insurance; Chairman of Sutton Housing Society; Trustee of Zurich Community Trust; previously Director of Public Sector for Zurich Insurance

JOEL, Ashiedu

Founder/Director, Ashioma Consults Ltd, enabling inclusive leadership through a culture of belonging and thriving in diversity

Leader in the field of culture change, diversity and inclusive leadership.  Non-Executive Director, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Elected Councillor, Leicester City Council.

JOHNSON, Geoff

Business Development, Apple Pay 

International Leadership Fellow. Leader in the field of Commerce Technology Design and Innovation.

JONES, Chris

Chairman, Mologic, improving patient care and quality of life through personalised point of care diagnostics

International medtech business leader. Executive Chairman, Elasmogen. NED roles – MediSieve, Deltex, Health Enterprise East. Chair Board of Governors Appleton C of E Primary School.

JUCHTER VAN BERGEN QUAST, Bob

CEO, Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, building the economic development of Switzerland and The Netherlands

CEO, European Chamber of Digital Commerce. President, Court of Arbitration, ECDC. Attorney at Law. International honours and awards. Volunteer roles. Descendant of Knights of the Garter.

KANDOLA, Kally

Senior Director, Human Resources, Honeywell, appliances, electrical and electronics manufacturing  

Senior HR Executive with international experience in leading companies in the retail, banking, financial services, consumer, pharmaceutical and software sectors

KAPLAN, Andreas (Prof Dr)

Rector (elected) & Dean ESCP Paris & Berlin, European multi-campus business school (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, Warsaw)

Professor of Marketing. Counted among the top 50 business & management authors worldwide. Focus on artificial intelligence, social media, higher education. Keynote speaker

KAVANAGH, Stephen

Executive Director of Police Services, INTERPOL, connecting police for a safer world

Extensive background in policing across London and as Chief Constable of Essex. Chairman, World Class Policing and Honorary Professor, University of Essex.

KEMP, Tim

Programme Director for UNICEF with Corporate Learning Solutions, a trusted global training partner. Specialist in Leadership, Inclusion and Innovation

Facilitator and Leadership Coach, working with half a dozen professional networks on four continents. Author, keynote speaker and screen writer.

KHAN, Faheem

Founder and CEO, Future Leaders UK, supporting underrepresented young people secure Post-18 pathways and be community leaders 

Intervention provider to Mayor of London and Home Office. Deputy Headteacher and Redbridge LGBT+ Lead. Counter Terrorism Advisory Network Secretary. Winner of Mayor’s Award 2020.

KINNAIR, Donna (Dame)

Non-Executive Director, East London Foundation Trust, providing mental health, community and primary care services in East London, Luton & Beds.

Career roles within the Royal College. Nursing Policy and Practice lead, Retail Management. Previous leadership roles in the NHS and local government. Advisor to government

KLING, Sarah

CEO and Founder, UEVision, Inc, user experience strategy and design company based in San Francisco

International Leadership Fellow. Founded 2005.  Also Head of Customer Experience, Moox Inc, the next generation urban bicycle company.  Previously CEO & Founder Whackamole Labs, and UX Consultant, multiple companies

KOONTZ, Rachel

Vice-President, Research & Development Allergy, Cough Cold, Pain & Cardio & North America, Bayer Consumer Health 

International Leadership Fellow. Previous leadership roles in GSK Consumer Healthcare & Reckitt Benckiser. Experienced R&D leader passionate about consumers

KREIENKAMP, Eva

CEO, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the public transportation company for Germany's capital city

Award-winning leader and equal opportunity and diversity champion. Previous transportation leadership roles in Mainz, Wiesbaden, and Cologne

LALL, Jasbir

Senior Solicitor & Team Leader, Adult Social Care & Education, Reading Borough Council

Proactive Senior Legal Professional with extensive experience in building and managing client relationships. Currently advising four local authorities in relation to vulnerable adults and Education Law.

LAYTON, Julie

Chief Executive, Advance, providing housing support and employment advice to adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions

Appointed 2015. Also Board Member, Charityworks, UK Non-Profit Sector’s Graduate Programme. Previously Director of Resources / Deputy CEO and Company Secretary, Advance.

LILLIE, Tammy

Chief People Officer, Met Office, global leaders in weather and climate science  

Experienced HR Director, results driven and passionate about realising the potential of people to drive business forward. Previous leadership roles with Bristol Water, EDF, Dialog Semiconductor & Spirax Sarco

LOWE, Alison

Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime, West Yorkshire Combined Authority  

Specialising in BAME communities, coproduction and community development. Previously Chief Executive, Touchstone, and Leeds City Councillor 1990 – 2019

LYMBERY, Philip

Global Chief Executive, Compassion in World Farming, the leading international farm animal welfare charity.

Award winning author, ornithologist, photographer and animal advocate. Extensive experience on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. Globally recognised thought leader.

LYONS-COLLINS, Clare

Founder, Maven Connect, bespoke management consultancy enabling people and organisations to thrive

Led the development of the national improvement model for mental health, NHS Improvement.  Mental Health Consultant, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. MBA (Henley)

MACAULEY, Amanda

Founder and Director, Influence and Persuade, helping organisations propel their growth through powerful message design & communication  

Leader in the field of change consultancy. Creator of ‘[email protected]’ Programme. Previous leadership roles with Capgemini, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Arthur Andersen. Rugby player

MACLEOD, Charlotte

Regional Operations Director UK, Keller Williams UK Estate Agents, driving the transformation in the UK real estate industry

Trustee of a Multi-Academy Trust of 32 primary, secondary and special schools. Career of leadership roles in retail, logistics, sales and marketing

MAHAY, Kul

Managing Director, Ignite Your Inner Potential, Emotional Intelligence, leadership and culture change

Leader in emotional intelligence, building inclusive cultures. Keynote speaker helping others perfect public speaking. Previously Superintendent, Derbyshire Constabulary.

MANJARRES-WAHLBERG, CJ

Director, Sea Heritage Foundation Pty Ltd, a not-for-profit managing the MV Cape Don & Commonwealth Lighthouse Service Museum  

International Leadership Fellow. Military, Maritime, Construction and Mining background around Australia and overseas. Previous leadership roles and project management experience in remote and complex environments

MANN, Laks

Strategic Communications & Business Change, Transformation Directorate, Metropolitan Police.  Secretary of National LGBT+ Police Intersectionality Working Group

Mayor of London Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor. Awards, Advisory, Strategic, and Voluntary Roles. Motivational Public Speaker. Listed in UK’s top 30 BAME Leaders 2020.

MARCEL, Brian

Founder and Chair, IBCS Group, award-winning No. 1 integrator of enterprise mobility systems and Blockchain supply chain solutions in Eastern Europe

Chair since 1988; also Chair, Box Up Crime, CEO, Bar Code Systems, mentor to young entrepreneurs and local Councillor

MARSH, Andy

Chief Executive Officer, College of Policing, the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales

Transformational Chief Constable with track record of delivering innovation, collaboration, inclusion and diversity. At the forefront of driving technological advances in law enforcement and public protection.

MAY, John

Chief Executive, Cats Protection, working towards a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs  

Leader in the field of youth opportunity, education, international co-operation. Trustee, speaking, advisory, and voluntary roles.

MAY, Rob

Managing Director, ramsac, strategic IT projects, CyberSecurity, Managed Services and jargon-free support and best practice advice

UK Ambassador for CyberSecurity and Fellow of IoD. Award-winning International Keynote and TEDx Speaker. Advisory Board of Cyber Resilience Centre. Author. Governor. Trustee. Volunteer

MAYES, Liz

Chief Executive, The Common Room, using unique heritage to inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers

Experienced Leader having worked for 15 years in UK’s largest business membership organisations. Now leading a £9m National Lottery Heritage Fund regeneration project in central Newcastle.

McCORMACK, Martin

CEO, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, promoting excellence in patient care and safety in Anaesthesia and allied fields

Adjunct Associate Professor, Trinity College. NED Wellness Alliance Charity. Member, Royal Academy of Medicine, Ireland. Fellow, Irish Computer Society. Previous leadership roles in professional bodies and healthcare

McDONNELL, Rory

Founder and CEO - Cavalry Healthcare, Vocationally driven, expertly delivered Nursing and Care

On a mission to change care for the better! Hospice Nurse and Charity Director working to improve care with a growing team of outstanding nurses & carers

MCGUIRE, Rosemarie

Client Partner, The Chemistry Group, helping global organisations create an abundance of talent

International leader in the field of Human Resources. Previous senior roles with IBM, EY, Deloitte. Conference speaker

MEDITZ, Adriel

Partner / Advisor, UBS Global Wealth Management, International Wealth Management Bank (Texas & Switzerland)

International Leadership Fellow. Board Member and Trustee for Arts and Social Impact groups. Global Advocate and Strategic Connector. Competitive Concert Pianist in a past life.

MILLARD, Marnie

Chair of the Board, UA92 (University Academy '92)

President, British Soft Drinks Association; NED, Finsbury Food Group. Previously CEO, Nichols plc. Member, Advisory Board for the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Business and Law

MILLER, David

Director and Consultant, Fifty-First Consulting Ltd

Extensive background in strategic stakeholder engagement, resilience and risk, change management, operational policing and public safety. Previously Assistant Chief Constable, Surrey and Sussex Police.

MILSTED, Laura

Global Advertising Director, B2B & Insight, Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations

Extensive experience in global research, marketing campaigns & B2B advertiser relationships. Previous senior roles with Dentsu Aegis Network.  Active volunteer with Samaritans.

MITCHELL, Tim

Chief People Officer (UK Group), GEDU Global Education, bringing together students and professionals to drive progress through education

HR leader with experience in the private and public sector, large global organisations, SMEs, and start-ups

MOBLEY, Samantha (Sam)

Partner, EU Competition and Trade, Baker McKenzie, Global Law Firm

Member of London Office Management Committee, Head of London India Group, Baker McKenzie. Vice Chair, Antitrust Committee, International Bar Association

MORIZZO, Michela

Chief Executive Officer, Techne Data Consulting Public Affairs Ltd, partner to businesses, organisations and individuals around the world

Recognised as one of the industry’s leaders with more than 20 years’ experience in data and strategic advisory.

MURPHY, M Kathleen

Professor & Associate Dean for Inclusivity, Global Health & Community Engagement, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

International Leadership Fellow. Nurse leader with extensive background in global and community health. Board Chair, Prevent Blindness. Fellow, International Council of Nurses Global Nursing Leadership Institute.

MUTTON, Adrian

Founder and CEO, Sannam S4, helping universities, corporates and non-profit organisations expand globally

International Leadership Fellow. Leader in the field of international expansion and business operations primarily in Asia. Over a decade spent living in India.

NEWEY, Roy

Founding Partner, Roy Newey Growth Partnership, business consultancy

A global entrepreneur who has established and led businesses in 15 countries globally. Chairman of many Boards ranging from the Commonwealth Skills Forum to Tranmere Rovers FC

NG, Arden

Founder / Chief Executive, Blueback Global Inc., global hiring and business expansion solutions

International Leadership Fellow. Entrepreneur, focused on global HR and business expansion, with 25 years professional experience. Arthur Andersen alumni and prior senior client advisory roles with PwC & KPMG.

NIEVES, Victor

Partner, EMEIA Capital Markets, EY, global leaders in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services

Co-Chair emeritus, Unity LGBTA Network. Member of Advisory Board, OUTstanding. Previous international leadership career roles within EY. Certified Public Accountant, State of New York

NOBBS, Amanda

Local Government Boundary Commissioner for England, and Chair of the Marine Conservation Society

Previously Member, Mayor of London’s Water Advisory Group; Non Exec Member, Flood and Coastal Programme Board. Former CEO, Council for National Parks. Awarded OBE 2017

NURSE, Sam

Founder, Chair and CEO, Money Advice Hub, a not for profit community interest company

NED Advisory Board member, The Vulnerability Registration Service and Bristow & Sutor Bailiffs.  Assorted other Board Leadership roles, including Chair, Institute of Money Advisors

O’BRIEN, Kathryn

Customer Experience Director, TransPennine Express, Intercity Rail provider connecting cities across the North of England

Extensive rail industry career with management and director experience across operational, stakeholder and customer leadership.

O’CONNELL, Noelle

Executive Director, European Movement Ireland, connecting Ireland and Europe

Director, Alliance Française Ireland, previous Skillnets. Chévalier De l’Ordre National du Mérite. Volunteer, Women for Election, Women on Air. Previous leadership roles across public service

O’KEEFFE, Mok

Founder at The Innovation Beehive, releasing the creative potential of people at work

Vice Chair and HR Director, Islington Arts Factory. Innovation Advisor, Royal Armoured Corps, Trustee/ Advisor positions.  Previously international leadership roles including, ?What If! Innovation, Yum Brands

O’LEARY, Christa

Founder and CEO of Home in Harmony, Inc. international design & lifestyle firm based in Boston, Massachusetts 

International Leadership Fellow. Author of international best seller “Home in Harmony”, on creating a nurturing home environment.  Interior designer, lifestyle curator and Hay House Radio Show host

OATES, Seamus

Independent Education Consultant, supporting education leadership across Multi Academy Trusts and Schools  

Previous member of Headteachers’ Board (NW London and South Central England); Previous member Youth Justice Board.  Previously CEO, TBAP Multi-Academy Trust; awarded CBE 2017

OLIVEIRA, Orlando

Associate Director, UX leader, EY, global leaders in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services

Leader in the field of design and branding with experience in a variety of industries. Previous senior roles with, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and SDL plc.

OMKAR, Krishna

Founder, Return on Equity, Counselling boards, C-Suite leaders, multi-national corporations on M&A, strategy, governance, and risk.

Globally recognised thought leader on stakeholder capitalism and DEI. Non-Executive Director in the US, UK, and EU. Attitude 101 Trailblazers Changing the World.

OSBORNE, Susan

Director of Communications, The Goodwork Organisation, an ethical creative agency

Also NHS and National Care Association Liaison Director. Previously University Hospital South Manchester; Department for Education; Cancer Research UK and BBC Producer

PALMER, Jonny

RAF Pilot, Charitable Trustee, Company Director and Representative to the Church of England’s General Synod.

A seasoned military officer dedicated to serving military facing charities and Company Director driven to provide high-quality homes for low-income families. MBE

PANAY, Mark

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Simpleweb Ltd, Venture Tech for early stage startups

Also Non-Executive Director, IdeaSquares, (crowdfunding); Ordoo, digital ordering platform; Trustee, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Co-Founder, Contactzilla, a seamless contact management system

PARRETT, Sam (Dr)

Group Principal & CEO, London & South East Education Group, encompassing eight college campuses, a multi-academy trust and a charitable foundation

Experienced CEO and Executive Principal with a background in leading successful College and School mergers.  Chair, Trustee and Board Member. TES FE Leader of the Year 2020. CBE

PASHA, Naeema (Dr)

Founder of WOW-World of Work, Director of Behavioural Science, CoachHub, digital coaching platform  

Leader in the field of skills, diversity and behaviours. Speaker on Work and Future of Work. Previously, Careers & Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Henley Business School

 

 

PAYNE, Teresa

Managing Partner, Parfitt Cresswell Solicitors

Trustee/Director, Home Renaissance Foundation (Think Tank promoting recognition of the importance of home environments). Director, Compliance Manager. Director, Connections B2B (Business Growth)

PETERS, Mark

Director, EMEA Partnerships, Google, organising the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful

Co-Founder WakeUp Capital impact fund, Angel Investor, Product Advisor, Startup Mentor. Recovering tech entrepreneur. Previously with News Corp UK, Microsoft

PICKERING, Dave

Head of Operational and Resilience Risk, Virgin Money UK plc

Previously, Chief Executive, The Lending Standards Board. Track record of achievement in a regulated environment. Previous leadership roles with Nationwide Building Society

PINNEY, Lisa

Chief Executive, The Coal Authority, making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

Experienced operational and people leader. Expertise in media, crisis management and communications. Chair, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. Diversity Champion. MBE

PIRRI, Eugenio

Chief Culture and Operations Executive, Dorchester Collection, a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels  

Award-winning leader in the field of international people leadership and human resources in the hospitality sector. Diversity and inclusion champion. Author and Fellow of the CIPD

PITFIELD, Michael

Business Mentor and Executive Coach. Marketing and Human Resources Advisor, True Swift Ltd, data management experts

Leader in the field of international executive development. Board Member UNICON Executive Education (USA), Member, EFMD Management Development (Brussels). Previously Director of International Business, Henley Business School

PITFIELD, Spencer (Dr)

Senior Techne UK Advisor, Non-Executive Director

Leader in the fields of charity, voluntary service, politics, and music. Previously Chief Executive, Paces (cerebral palsy charity). OBE

PLUMMER-BRAECKMAN, Judith

Senior Research Associate Future Dams, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

The Future Dams project explores how global capital flows influence the emergence of more sustainable dam infrastructure. Joint Chair of Governors, Hockerill Anglo-European College

POPE, William (Professor)

A leader in environmental technologies, bioscience and health, winning numerous business, environmental excellence, bioscience, health and innovative biotechnology awards

Chairman & Pro-Chancellor of University of Suffolk; Chairman of Society for the Environment, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (and National Chair of Chairs) & Environmental Policy Forum

POULLOURA, Chris

Global Head of Liquidity Reporting Technology, Credit Suisse, leading global investment bank & wealth manager

Leader in Financial Technology with Head of Technology & regulatory delivery experience. Leader and learner of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace, mentor and active LGBTQ+ ally.

PUNTER, Marie

Director of Ethics and Compliance, G4S, leading global, integrated security company

Ethics and Compliance professional, and Chartered Management Accountant. Extensive experience managing E&C risks and developing Whistleblowing programmes within large global organisations.

READ, Jamie

Director, The Voice Teacher Ltd 

Arts entrepreneur, educator and charity founder. Fellow of the RSA and Board Member. Creative industry professional working across the corporate, education and charity sectors

RICHARDS, Sarah

Chief People Officer, UPP, bringing next-level broadband to towns across the East of England

Formerly Global Head of People Capability, Jaguar Land Rover. Trustee and Director of Ashorne Hill Management College

RICKETTS, Neill

CEO, Versarien, advanced materials commercialising graphene and 2d materials

Engineer with a passion for opportunity . Non-exec Chairman and Director in other businesses.

ROBERTSON, Joann

Head of Logistics Support, UK Ministry of Defence, protecting the security, independence and interests of the United Kingdom at home and abroad

A strategic and analytical thinking professional with experience in the private and public sector, UK & Overseas.  Extensive background in research, change management and operational performance.

 

ROBINSON, Nina

Non-Executive Director, Slough Children First and Governor, Oxford University Hospitals Trust NHS FT 

Finance Director specialising in supporting Boards of medium sized growth charities and businesses; NED and Chair of Audit & Risk; Governor, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT

ROMERO, Joseph Cerilles

Senior Principal, Milestones & Breakthroughs Consultancy, embedding Team Psychological Safety in competitive and organisational strategy consulting services

International Leadership Fellow. Executive mentor to Southeast Asian start-up companies, C-suite leader in the areas of international business and brand development, entrepreneurship, and retail and real estate management

ROOME, Ben

Chief Executive, Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd, a UK joint venture of EE, Telefónica, Three and Vodafone

Appointed 2013. A Board Director and CEO passionate about information networks and services and their impact on society. Previously with Nokia

ROYSTON, Lawrence

CEO, Investor, Tech Entrepreneur, NED, Founder & Director of teamSOS, the on-call incident response app for schools and trusts

Innovator in the field of Edtech for 20 years, solving real world problems from idea to successful execution and exit. Specialist areas of interest include Safeguarding and GDPR

RUGHANI, Pratap

Professor of Documentary Film & Associate Dean of Research, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London

Leads the Research Department for staff and students in Screen, Media and Design. Award-winning documentary filmmaker working to promote cross-cultural interchange. Director, Lotus Films

SAHOTA, Narinder

Chief Technology Officer, Advanced, the third largest British software and services company in the UK

An accomplished Chief Technology Officer, driving digital, culture and customer transformation with a belief in compassionate leadership. Previously a CTO at global systems integrator Capgemini

SALEEM, Waheed

Clarity Consultinga leading healthcare consultancy firm providing services to the NHS and internationally.

Board experience across many sectors; Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, West Midlands; Non-Executive Director, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Heath FT NHS; Trustee, Midlands Air Ambulance

SAMUELS, Lena

Chair Designate, Hampshire and IOW Integrated Care Board, a partnership between the NHS, local authorities and other providers.

Deputy Lieutenant, Hampshire Lieutenancy. Director, Wessex Media Group (communication and training). Advisory and voluntary roles with other organisations.

SANDHU, Ronny (Dr)

Founder of Harley Street Wellness Foundation (HSWF), Divisional Medical Director and trainee psychotherapist

NHS consultant radiologist with additional interests in leadership, wellbeing and mental health awareness. Senior roles in the NHS, BMA, British Institute of Radiology and Royal College of Radiologists

SCHEFFER, Hein

Director for Strategy and Education, East of England Ambulance Trust, providing emergency medical treatment and transport    

Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners HR Forum; Previously Director of Workforce & Organisational Development, Herts Valley CCG; Director at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

SCHICKER, Carsten

Chief Strategy Officer, Bauer Media Group, multi-business company that entertains, informs, and serves over 200 million people worldwide

Leader in the fields of strategy, transformation, and finance in multi-national media groups. Previous senior roles with Bertelsmann, McKinsey & Co. LGBT parent and diversity champion

SCHUELLER, Andrea

Partner, Toguna Leadership, supporting executives in professional organisations to grow and flourish

Consultant, mentor, coach, and facilitator. Mentor for Social Entrepreneurs through Yunus Social Business (MAN accelerator and Vodafone’s F-LANE) and my own network.

SEVERN, Jarl

Managing Director, Owen Mumford, international medical devices group

Appointed 2008. A hands-on international director with experience in sales, operations and general management across the medical, industrial, automotive and retail sectors

SHERWOOD, Chris

Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA, the oldest animal welfare organisation in the world

Appointed 2018. Also Trustee, Spice Innovations Ltd. Previously CEO, Relate, the UK’s leading relationship support charity. Director, Scope; Senior Manager, Nesta

SIMONS, Karl

Executive Director, FYLD, digital AI solution that empowers fieldworkers and managers to make decisions in real-time

Director, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (Asia and Africa). Previously Chief Health Safety & Wellbeing Officer, Thames Water. Lecturer at University of Cambridge. OBE

SINGH HOTHI, Indy

President, ICAS, the professional body of Chartered Accountants

Strategist, Humanitarian & Explorer. Entrepreneur across technology, arts and construction. Passionate about the power of education for long term change. Cultural Advisor to Mayor of London.

SISSON, Adam

Vice-President & Head of Oral Health R&D, GSK plc, a global healthcare company

Leader in research and development in the fields of healthcare and FMCG. Previous roles with RB. Passionate about consumer led innovation & talent development

SIVERS, Chris

Director of Children, Adults and Health, South Gloucestershire Council

Appointed 2018. Previously Director of People, Swansea City and County Council;  Assistant Chief Executive and Assistant Director, Darlington Borough Council; Director of Communities, Swindon Borough Council

SKELTON, Nick

Thought leader in the social use of technology within organisations, shaping digital tools to improve working cultures

Former Digital Workspace Director at University of Bristol, founded independent digital consultancy in 2019. Passionate advocate for education & diversity. Award-winning champion of the LGBT+ community

SLAPE, Moira

Chief People Officer, Travers Smith, one of the UK’s leading full service law firms

Leader in the field of HR in the legal services sector. Previous leadership roles with Eversheds, White & Case, Linklaters. FCIPD

SMITH, Martin

Chairman, TopSource Worldwide, delivering global employer solutions to ambitious companies around the world

PE Portfolio Chairman. A strong track record of M&A, value creation, accelerated growth and exit. Chairman of Ross Trustees and AuditComply. Patron of Team Endeavour.

SMITH, Nick

Chief Executive and Director, TTE Training, delivering advanced engineering apprenticeship, and health and safety training across the North West.

Part-time doctoral student, Chartered FCIPD, Chartered Manager and FCMI. Previously Chief Executive of Liverpool Students’ Union and Royal Navy Training and Media Operations Officer.

SMITH, Simon

Managing Director, Solus, Aviva’s wholly owned vehicle damage centre of excellence.

Leader innovating industry change, building a better future through award-winning people programme, committed to diversity and a key contributor in Aviva’s Net-Zero ambitions.

SOBO, David

Chief Operating Officer, Ultra Education CIC, teaching Entrepreneurship to inspire positive and lasting change in the lives of young people

Experienced Operational Leader across not-for-profit and corporate sectors (including SAS, Microsoft, SPSS(IBM) and The Adventure Learning Charity)

SPARKS, Alison

Legal Director & Company Secretary, Euronet Payment Services at Euronet Worldwide

Leader of European in-house legal team and board director with particular expertise in complex commercial arrangements, payments and regulatory matters on a cross-border and multi-jurisdictional basis

SPENCE, Dionne

Director of Regulatory Operations, General Optical Council, the regulator for the optical professions in the UK

Senior Leader with experience across the public sector, financial services industry and healthcare regulation. Extensive background in leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver against challenging corporate objectives.

STANCOMBE, Damian

Partner, Barnett Waddingham, leading independent UK professional services consultancy

Head of DrumRoll (creative communications) and the Future Factory (business innovation ) – Both agencies part of Barnett Waddingham. Previous leadership roles in marketing and benefit consultancy

STEEL, Paul

Vice President Land Logistics & Training Services, Leonardo, leader in Aerospace, Defence & Security

Extensive background in the field of simulation, training and logistics. Responsible for complex and diverse programme portfolio. Previous senior roles with Lockheed Martin & CAE.

 

STONESTREET, Kate

Global Chief Operating Officer, Baker McKenzie, Global Law Firm.

Leader with over 25 years’ experience in global law firm management. Direct experience of working in multiple geographic regions and responsibility across functions.

STUBBS, Richard

Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, encouraging the spread of innovation across the health community

Appointed 2017.  Also Non-Executive Board Director, Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.  Previously Head of Commercial and International Innovation, NHS England; Managing Director, NHS Global

SWEENEY, Charlotte

Thought leader and specialist in diversity and creating inclusive cultures

Founded independent consultancy in 2012.  Also NED on multiple Boards including Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and City HR Association.  Author & public speaker; OBE in 2017

TAYLOR, Anne

CEO Thorngate Churcher Trust, residential care and supported housing in South Hampshire

Director, Almshouse Consortium Ltd, Chairman, Trust 2000, Member of ACCA Charities Technical Advisory Group, Winner of Finance Team of the Year 2015 (National Finance Awards)

THAPLIYAL, Anil (Professor)

Chief Executive, HealthTRx Ltd, based in New Zealand and working in the digital Mental Health domain internationally

International Leadership Fellow. Recognised international thought leader and entrepreneur in the digital mental health domain. He has implemented several award-winning projects with real social impact in New Zealand and abroad

THERIN, Francois

Intrapreneur in Higher Education, Africa Business School, shaping the business and societal landscape in Africa and beyond

Senior Advisor, Africa Business School. Extensive leadership career in the higher education sector. Previous senior roles in Malaysia, the UAE and France.

THUSWALDNER, Gregor

Provost and Executive Vice-President, Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington

International Leadership Fellow. President, Austrian Studies Association. Fellowship, Editorial, Membership, and Directorial roles in international organisations. Author, Editorial Board member and Peer Reviewer

TOWNEND, Jeanne (JC)

CEO, UK & Ireland - Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a leading career transition and talent development company

Leader in international management consulting. Board Member of FedCap (NYC multinational charity helping those with barriers to employment). Member of the CBI’s Economic Growth Board

TREACY-WONG, Vicky

Leader, Nursing Care Specialist Working Group, Médecins Sans Frontières, providing essential healthcare services for crisis affected populations

Humanitarian, healthcare professional, researcher and thought leader. Paving the way to transform and improve nursing care in humanitarian contexts.

TUOMINEN, Jouko

Leadership Development, Faros & Com, specialists in management and competence development

Board Member, Giosg, and Somic Oy.  Previous international leadership roles with Canon

UNGER, Mike

Managing Director, Mikkom Ltdaward-winning international supplier to health service providers

Leader in the fields of healthcare and telecommunications. International business development consultant. Previous leadership roles with Datapoint (Europe), Vicorp (UK and Nordic) and TPS (USA/EMEA)

VEGA, Elizabeth

Group CEO, Informed Solutions, leading independent digital transformation, technology, data analytics, systems integration, and advisory services

Member, Procurement Transformation Advisory Panel, Cabinet Office. Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, Trade Policy Committee. Export Champion, Department for International Trade. OBE, Digital Transformation & International Trade

VICKERMAN, John

Chief People Officer, Magnox Ltd

Also NED Darlington Football Club. Previously HR Director, Fujitsu; Chief HR Officer with OSN & Ooredoo in the Middle East. HR Director BBC, Vice-President HR at BP

VINEY, Nick

Chief Executive Officer, Sycurio, helping organisations transform and simplify how they manage payments security

Senior Executive with over 25 years experience in the global Cyber Security industry and the Technology, Media & Communications sector. Board Director, NED, public speaker and passionate fundraiser

WADHWA, Ritika

Chief Operating Officer, Cultural Intelligence Centre, an innovative, research based consulting and training organisation

Extensive experience working at Board level, across three continents, within the public and private sector. Strategic Advisory Board Member, British Transport Police. Trustee, 5% Club.

WALKER-SMITH, Sarah

Chief Executive, Shakespeare Martineau & Group CEO, Ampa, top 50 law firm & legal/professional services

Governor, Nottingham Trent University. Formerly Chief Operating Officer Browne Jacobson. Career roles with Boots, PwC, Deloitte

WALLWORK, Peter

Non-Executive Director, Money Advice Liaison Group, improving the lives of people in debt

Board Member, Cabinet Office Debt and Sharing Review Board. Other Board, Trustee and Advisory roles. Formerly CEO, Credit Services association

WARD, Ben

CEO, University of Manchester Students’ Union, student-led organisation, established in 1861

Experienced voluntary sector leader with a commitment to empowering youth leadership. Deep understanding of challenges within the HE sector and proven track record of diversifying income streams.

WARD, Claire

Chair of Sherwood Forest NHS FT and NED, Institute for Collaborative Working

A portfolio of consultancy includes pharmacy advocacy with the Pharmacists Defence Association. Governor of University of Hertfordshire. Former MP for Watford 1997-2010 and Justice Minister.

WARREN, Joëlle

Founder & Executive Chair, Warren Partners, one of the UK’s largest independent Board Advisory and Executive Search firms

Chair, York  Crown Nominations Commission (PM-appointed, April 2019), Vice- Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire. Chair, Cheshire Community Foundation. Member, CBI Enterprise Forum. Ski Instructor, walker, cyclist

WATSON-O’NEILL, James

Chief Executive, the Deaf health charity SignHealth, social care, mental health, domestic abuse services in British Sign Language

RSA Fellow. Trustee of British Society of Mental Health and Deafness; UK Council on Deafness; Voluntary Organisations Disability Group. Previous leadership roles with Scope, NSPCC

WELCH, Kate

Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Acumen CIC, Holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

Founder 2010.  Director, Communities Together Durham & North-East Social Investment Company; Trustee, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.  Deputy Lieutenant, County Durham. Awarded OBE 2008

WHITING, Nicola

Chief Strategy Officer, Titania Ltd, IT security, software development, network and business security, compliance

Award-winning leader in the field of cyber security. Best-selling author and writer. Autistic advocate for Neurodiversity, and the bottom-line business benefits of inclusion.

WILLIS, Andy

Chair of Alliance Homes in North Somerset (housing developer), Dorset HealthCare (mental and physical health services) and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (specialist mental health provider).

Various Non-Exec Board roles in housing, education and health. A specialist in corporate governance and leadership development working with The King’s Fund and NHS Leadership Academy

WILSON, David

CEO and Founder, Fosway Group, leading HR industry analysis/research focusing on next generation HR, talent and learning  

Strategic advisor and speaker on HR strategy, technology, and trends. LPI Fellow and winner of the 2020 Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning

WINSTANLEY, Katie

Group HR Director, Morson Group Ltd, staffing and recruiting company, placing people first

FCIPD qualified Group Head of HR, responsible for oversight of ten businesses in the UK and overseas. Winner of HR Future Leader Award 2021, HR Magazine

WOOD, Dan

Chief Officer for People and Organisational Development at Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Previously Deputy Director for People and Head of Strategy and Transformation. Previous Board member of the Scout Association and Chair of the British Youth Council

WOOLF, Kalpna

Chief Executive Officer, 91 Ways and BeOnBoard, bringing diverse cultural communities together and driving opportunities for boardroom diversity

Leader with extensive board experience. Award-winning campaigner for inclusion and diversity, food author, trustee, media consultant, visiting professor and former BBC TV production boss.

WRIGHT, Jennie

Founder, Rascal Ventures Ltd, digital experience and software creators

Digital technology and marketing leader. Vice-Chair of Governors at the Oaks Federation. Previously Director of Digital Technology, KFC and Former Director, CDG Group.

YOUNG, Claire

Founder and Director, School Speakers, providing inspiring speakers to academic institutions to enthuse, motivate and inform students

Award-winning entrepreneur, government advisor, public speaker and writer. Finalist in ‘The Apprentice’ (2008).  Experienced with Colgate, Palmolive, L’Oréal, and Superdrug