Leadership Fellows: Profiles

Summary profiles of our active Leadership Fellows


In alphabetical order below, by surname, at January 2022:

ABASSI, Kamran

Managing Director of Care 4 Children, specialist residential care, education and fostering for the most traumatised children

Appointed 2015.  Previously National Operations Director, Advanced Childcare Group (12 years), winner of 48+ Ofsted Outstanding Provider Awards, Criminal Justice Development Officer, Pakistani Resource Centre (4 years)


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

Also Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing, Westminster Council. Leader in marketing and communications. Previously NHS England and The Pensions Regulator. 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 Inclusion and Diversity, Consumer Healthcare GSK, Science-led global healthcare company

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, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, specialist mental health and learning disability services

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.

AYRA, Darius

Executive Director, American Institute for Roman Culture, promoting, preserving, and engaging the heritage of Italy

International Leadership Fellow. Managing Director, Ancient Rome Live. Archeologist, Heritage Preservationist, Speaker/Lecturer, Film/TV presenter

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


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

International Leadership Fellow. 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


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.


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.


Chief Executive Officer, Thames Water, the UK’s biggest water and sewerage company

Extensive leadership career holding previous senior positions at Severn Trent Water, BT Global Services and Datapoint. Non-Exec Director, Lloyds Banking Group


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


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


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



Founder and Chief Executive, The Reasons Why Foundation, a leading through-the-gates mentoring service for people with criminal convictions

Encouraging positive and sustainable change, helping to build new futures away from the anxieties of people’s pasts.


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

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

BOROK, Tuvia

Co-Founder & CEO, The P3 Network, supporting LGBT parents and prospective parents

Executive Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Goldman Sachs. Award-winning advocate of diversity and inclusion


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


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

BROWN, Denise

Principal and CEO, Stoke on Trent College, Further Education and Apprenticeships across North Staffordshire

Leader in the field of further education management, special interest in curriculum development and quality improvement. Previous leadership roles at South Essex College and GoFurther


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.


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


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

BURTON, Theresa

CEO, Trillion Fund, a renewable energy investment platform, also offering white-label services for peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding

Peer-to-peer / Crowdfunding advisor and consultant. Co-founder Fundit.Buzz, various roles with Swiss Re. Founder of UK Crowdfunding Association. Sloan Fellow, MBA/MSc London Business School


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

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


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.


Chief Executive Officer, Changing the Chemistry, charity increasing boards’ diversity of thought to improve effectiveness

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 Chief Technology Officer, Forever Learn, global provider of education and professional development products and services

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


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.


Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Synaptica, an innovation leader in knowledge organisation and semantic discovery solutions

FRSA 1989. Co-founded Synaptica 1995; currently leading business strategy and R&D. Global Knowledge Management Congress Leadership Award 2016. Open data advocate. Founded Post-Truth Forum 2017

COLE, Chris

Chair of Trustees, Gilead Foundation Charity, rehabilitation centre for those exiting a life of addiction

Founder and Director, Cross Rhythms (Christian radio) and Cornerstone Vision, a publishing, sales & marketing company based in Plymouth. Also Trustee, God TV since 2015

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

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

International Leadership Fellow. 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.

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

COX, Thad

Founder, Creative Thought Leader, Oakmont House, purpose driven branding solutions for ambitious businesses

Executive Creative Director, Proof of Trust. Leader in the field of branding. Mentor & Teacher, Thaducation

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


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.

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


Executive Chairman, Advanced Supply Chain Group, international end-to-end multi-sector supply chain company

Co-led the growth of the company following a management buy-out. Vice-Chairman, Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry. Advisory and charitable roles. MBE


Chief Executive Officer, UK Life, Aviva, full service international insurance company

Director of several Aviva subsidiary boards. Backroad in actuarial and consultancy work. Outstanding LGBT Leader 2019


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

DAVIS, Cynthia V

CEO & Co-founder, BAME Recruitment, 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


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 College in McMinnville, Oregon USA

International Leadership Fellow. 20th President of Linfield College; 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


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


Network Expansion Belonging Lead, Virgin Media, building connections that really matter

Founder, Diversability, Asian Woman Festival and Asian Disability Network. Award-winning disability specialist and social entrepreneur. Advisory and volunteer roles across all sectors and government.


Group Chief Executive, Activate Learning Group, a pioneering international education group

Appointed as Group CEO in 2013 having been a college Principal since 1996. A national thought leader in education and Chair of the Women’s Leadership Network


Chief Operating Officer, Nugent Care, caring, educating, protecting and inspiring those in need   

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

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

EDGAR, James

Chief People Officer, Coach, Mentor & Trustee

HR leader, Executive Coach. Charity Trustee, Working With Men. Previous senior roles in top corporates including CDC, Barclaycard, Citi, Ford. MBA University of Warwick


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

ELLIS, Suzanne

Vice-President, Integration Management Office for GSK plc, a global healthcare company, overseeing proposed Joint Venture with Pfizer

Professional transformation and change leader. Previous leadership career roles in GSK covering a wide variety of functions. Former Vice-President, Community Health Integration. FT Leadership Programme


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


Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director, J Sainsbury plc, UK’s second largest retailer with over 1400 stores and a digital presence

Business leader with a legal background. Chair, Disability Confident Business Leaders Group. Recently NED, British Retail Consortium. Professional Coaching Certificate, Henley Business School


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.

FARSTAD, Aleksander

Group CEO, New Normal Group, building exponential software and software-enabled companies

International Leadership Fellow. Entrepreneur with a passion to develop the potential within people and the technology created by them. Supporting start-ups and scale-ups as investor and Chairman.


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


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.


Regional Chief Audit Executive (British Isles, Turkey, Middle-East), Societe Generale, one of Europe’s leading financial services groups

Chair, Heads of Internal Audit Committee, Association of Foreign Banks. Chair, Societe Generale Pride and Allies Network. 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


Managing Director, 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


Director, People & Organisational Effectiveness, Student Roost, operator of student accommodation across the UK

Leader in the field of business transformation, culture development and service excellence

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.


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

International Leadership Fellow. 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


Group Chief Information Officer, RSA Group plc, one of the world’s longest-standing general insurers

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


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


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


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.


Managing Director, Euronet Payment Services, 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, Nichola

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

GRAY, Heather-Jane

Founding CEO & Social Ecologist, Synergy Global, Change Leadership & Effectiveness

International Leadership Fellow. Background in Health & Social Policy, with a systems approach to Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change. Various global board advisory roles.

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!


Group Executive Director, Innovation and Development, 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


Senior Director of Global HR Operations, Kaleyra, trusted global provider of multi-channel integrated communication services for enterprises worldwide

Leader in the field of Human Resources across private and public organisations, UK and internationally. Board/CEO & Private Equity advisor across multiple sectors. Qualified FA Coach & Charitable Trustee


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


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


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.


Chief Executive, Solent NHS Trust, ambitious provider of community & mental health services on the South Coast

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.


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


Chief Executive, I CAN, the children's communication charity

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

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.


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


Elected Public Governor Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Lay Council member ‘Patient Safety Sector’, Royal Society of Medicine; 20 years as School Head. Awarded OBE in 1996

HODSON, Nicola

Vice-President Global Sales, Marketing & Operations - Field Transformation, Microsoft

Leader in the fields of global technology, energy, ESG and engineering in all industry sectors. Non-Executive Director, Beazley plc. Drax Group. Board Member, techUK.

HOUGH, Andrew

CEO, Association of Professional Sales, advancing and promoting excellence in the sales profession

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


Chief Executive, St John Ambulance, national charity renowned for First Aid, training and community medical services

Recognised leader in the voluntary sector. Chair, Centre for Youth Impact. Previous roles with, Missing People, YMCA, Depaul UK, and The Children’s Society


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.


Managing Director, Public Policy Projects, independent cross-party global public policy institute

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


Chief Executive, Social Change UK, social research and social campaigns in areas such as obesity, smoking, gun crime, environment

Founder, Good&Kind (social impact platform for good deeds and kindness). TedX speaker, Multi-award winning strategic marketeer, Experience with HM Government, NHS

IRFAN, Fozia

Director of Children and Young People, BBC Children in Need, transforming young lives across the UK

Commissioner, Inclusive Growth Commission and Trustee of Association of Charitable Foundations. Previously Chief Executive Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation. FRSA. OBE


Group Chief Executive, Key Assets Group, global network of social enterprises delivering flexible children & family social services solutions

International Leadership Fellow. Leader in the field of child protection & alternative care internationally. Director, National LGBT Federation (NFX) Ireland. Award-winning diversity champion


Deputy Director, Civil Service

Leadership experience in infrastructure, digital, transport, financial services, asset management, energy, education, third sector, policing and international development

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


GM of Bypass & Clover Link, Fiserv, a market leading global Financial technology and commerce company

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.


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

International Leadership Fellow. 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.


International HR Leader, APAC & EMEA, Epicor Software 

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)

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


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 Programme UK, empowering young people to stand up to hate, intolerance and extremism

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


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

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


Founder and Director, Inclusive Professions, dedicated to increasing women and BAME professionals in leadership positions within professional services firms

Management Consultant, inclusive talent strategist, executive coach, organisational development. NED and Chair. Solicitor, Law Society. Previous senior roles in professional services firms (eg DLA Piper, BDO)

LAWE, Sean

Chief Operating Officer, UK Flooring Direct, the UK’s largest online flooring retailer

Leadership roles with market-led multinational enterprises including Joseph Joseph, Specsavers, Vision Express. Former Chairman & Team manager, Radcliffe Olympic Football Club


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.

LEE, Simon

CEO, Civil Service Sports Council, promoting fulfilling lifestyles by providing sport and leisure opportunities to public sector employees

Extensive leadership experience of international sports stadia and membership organisations. Strategic planning, event management and business development. Awarded MBE, 2022.

LIMB, Ann (Dr)

Chair, The UK Innovation Corridor, the UK’s leading sci-tech region

Philanthropist mover and Quaker, Chair and Non-Executive Director of multiple public private and third sector bodies. Founder Helena Kennedy Foundation and Women Leaders Network

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


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)


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 ‘WondrousWomen@Work’ 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

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.


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


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

Secretary General, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, helping young people find their purpose, passion and place in the world

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


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

International Leadership Fellow. 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


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

Managing Vice-President, Enterprise Transformation, Capgemini Invent, digital innovation, consulting and transformation

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


Chief Executive Officer, Predictive Black Ltd

Former top Executive of Dollar Financial consumer services Group.  Previously Communications and International Director, Financial Conduct Authority; Director of Communications, Department for Work and Pensions

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.


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


Assistant Chief Constable, Surrey and Sussex Police

Career Police Officer with the Force. Executive Coach and Mentor. Previously with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services


Founder and Director, Kit Us Out, charity providing equipment to disabled athletes and young people from deprived communities

Co-Founder and UK President, G20 YEA. Director, Scottish Canoe Association. NED and Board Advisor. Commonwealth Champion for Youth and Enterprise. Founder, Causarma


Human Resources Director, Gov Facility Services (GFSL), providing facility services to 49 prisons across the south of England

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

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.


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

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


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.


Executive Director, European Movement Ireland, connecting Ireland and Europe

International Leadership Fellow. 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


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

CEO,TBAP Multi-Academy Trust, running 9 alternative provision and special academies

Appointed 2011. Previously Executive Headteacher of Bridge AP Academy; member Headteachers’ Board (NW London and South Central England); member Youth Justice Board; awarded CBE 2017


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.

OLIVER, Alison

Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust, using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and life chances

Leader in the field of sport and education. Board member/Trustee, Chance to Shine, Healthy Learning Trust, Sport for Development Coalition, Change the Score. MBE


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


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


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

PASHA, Naeema (Dr)

Founder of WOW-World of Work, Director of Careers & Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Henley Business School 

Leading and researching in Henley – a triple accredited top ten business school, on skills, behaviours and diversity. Speaker on Work and Future of Work

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)

PEARCE, Andrew

Managing Director, Operations Account Lead, Accenture, global professional services company

UK Chair, Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Career roles in Accenture. Previous roles in international consultancy organisations. Diversity champion


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

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


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


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


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)

Non-Executive Director and Consultant

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


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

READ, Jamie

Artistic Director, READ College/Access To The Arts, the UK’s leading Foundation College for Performing Arts & charity supporting under-represented young people

Arts entrepreneur, educator and charity CEO. Fellow of the RSA and post graduate researcher. Creative industry professional working across the corporate, education and charity sectors


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


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

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


President, ASEAN OBOR Research Academy, providing the policy, communication, and financial intelligence in the Asia Pacific region

International Leadership Fellow. President, Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Associate Chamber of Commerce, Leading Chamber – Investment and Business. Managing Director, MONORICH Sdn Bhd. International Human Rights Goodwill Ambassador, IHRC.


Treasurer, Board of Directors, The Royal Free Charity, London

Finance Director specialising in supporting Boards of medium sized businesses with managing high rates of growth. Also a college governor and Chair of Audit & Risk

ROMERO, Joseph Cerilles

President, Centre Medicale Internationale, raising the bar for outpatient medical care management, based in the Philippines

International Leadership Fellow. Leader in the areas of business and brand development, and retail and real estate management; with financial and contract negotiation expertise


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


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


Vice President, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact, Adidas

Award-winning diversity and inclusion expert. Chair, London Hate Crime Board. Director, SAE Institute UK (creative media). Previously Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph Media Group. MBE

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

Managing Director, Waldoc Ltd., a major provider of GP services in Walsall, West Midlands

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

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


Director of Workforce & Organisational Development, Herts Valley CCG

Also Chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners HR Forum; Previously Director at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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

International Leadership Fellow. 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


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

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


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


CEO, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency), Irish Government’s investment promotion and development agency

International Leadership Fellow. Member, National Competitiveness Council and National Skills Council. Previously, Chief Executive, Forfás (Government policy agency for enterprise, trade, science, technology, innovation). Diversity and inclusion champion


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


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


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


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


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, Bradley

Sales & Marketing Director, Grundon Waste Management,  helping organisations achieve their environmental aspirations

Director, Colne Valley Park Community Interest Company. Director, Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group. Previous leadership roles in Grundon Waste Management

SMITH, Joshua Isaac

Managing Director, AdaptFaster.com, coaching Executives globally and experts in resilience training

International entrepreneur, speaker and creator of bestselling DVD on Yogaboxing.  Specialist in neuroscience-informed approaches to mindfulness and resilience.   Former CEO of telecommunications company in California.


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.

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


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

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


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

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


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


CEO, Green Park, interim and executive search, a diverse approach to leadership

Award-winning diversity champion. Deputy Chair, Diverse-Leaders. Chairman, Mongoose – inclusive cricket. Business Leaders of the Year 2018. Private Sector Diversity Champion of the Year 2018


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

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

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


Group HR Director, 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, David

Platform Services Director, WPP, creative transformation company & the world's number one marketing services business

Seasoned Global IT Director and Non-Exec. Board Trustee, Article 19. Previous senior leadership roles with BSI, Arup, and the BBC.


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


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, Claire

Chair of Sherwood Forest NHS FT and CEO, 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.

WARIN, Rosie

Chief Executive Officer, Kin&Co, disruptive consultancy specialising in purpose and culture-led change management

Leader of multi-award winning team with a background in strategy, culture change and communications. One of Management Today’s 35 under 35 & Meaningful Business MB100 winner.

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


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


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


Deputy Head & Director of Strategic Development, St Paul’s Girls’ School, one of the country’s leading independent girls’ schools

Leading on the engagement of new and emerging technology in education. Previously reconnaissance officer in the army and joined teaching after 14 years in industry


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.

WILLIAMS, Nicholas

European Head of HR Change & Transformation, Amazon, building better working lives, customer obsession, invention, operational excellence

Non-Executive Director, CIPD. Visiting HR Lecturer, University of Westminster. Previously HR & Change Consulting with EY & UK Civil Service. Former Police Officer & Leader


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


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

WITTS, Simon

Founder, Aviation Skills Partnership

A highly experienced Executive across transportation operations, engineering, education, skills & training. Previously Director on the Boards of five airlines, including British Airways


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

WRIGHT, Jennie

Director of Digital Technology, Western Europe, at KFC

Digital technology and marketing leader. Trustee of the KFC Foundation and Vice-Chair of Governors at the Oaks Federation. Former Director, CDG Group, Specsavers and du

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