MARILISE DE VILLIERS - Founder & Director, Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd
Marilise is a Cybersecurity Executive and specialises in the human aspects of Cybersecurity - raising organisational awareness, developing skills, and embedding secure mindsets and habits.
She’s a champion for women in Cybsecurity, promoting Diversity & Inclusion, as well as personal/professional empowerment.
VARUN BHANOT - CO-FOUNDER, UNHOUSED.ORG
Unhoused.org’s current flagship product is the UK’s first online shop for the homeless, which has secured backing from the Evening Standard and Time Out magazine.
He is also part of the founding team of venture capital backed technology startup Hubble.
SHERRY PECK - CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SAFER LONDON
Sherry has extensive experience at a senior level in the commercial, statutory and charity sector, with over 25 years’ experience.
Her experience is wide ranging and includes work as a Director at The Children’s Society and Head of Commissioning in a number of Local Authorities.
JASON BLACKSTOCK - DIRECTOR, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD PROGRAMMES
With a background spanning research physics, Silicon Valley technology development, international public policy, and higher education leadership and innovation, Jason is an internationally respected educator, scholar and policy adviser on the interfaces between science, technology and engineering with society and public decision-making.
CHRISTINE EYERS - REGIONAL HEAD, ST MUNGO'S
Christine has a breadth of experience from working in further education, prisons and volunteering abroad before joining St Mungo’s in 2014. She is one of the Regional Heads for North and East Region, responsible for Haringey, Watford and Enfield particularly in the supported housing and residential accommodation sector.
BEN HUDSON - PROJECT DIRECTOR, LONDON SUSTAINABILITY EXCHANGE
Ben is the Project Director for London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), a think and do tank that provides organisations and networks of individuals with the motivation, knowledge and connections they need to put sustainability into practice. LSx are part of London’s Healthy Air Campaign alongside the likes of Client Earth & Friends of the Earth.
JAMES ADELEKE - FOUNDER, GENERATION SUCCESS
James is Director and Founder of Generation Success which is a not-for-profit organisation started after the London riots, who’s fundamental belief is that your career should not be defined by your birth. Generation Success is an inspiring network that advances social mobility by empowering all people of diversity to achieve their career aspirations.
GARY TROWSDALE - FOUNDER, SPIRIT OF LONDON AWARDS
Gary was Managing Director of the Damilola Taylor Trust from 2009 to 2013. He also founded the Spirit of London Awards during this time and then created the One Big Community project to tackle the causes of youth violence in 2013.
ANDREW GRIEVE - SENIOR AIR QUALITY ANALYST, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Andrew joined the monitoring team at King’s in 2005, and has combined his twin passions of air quality and digital technology to pioneer many of the group’s air quality apps and communications platforms such as the London Air, City Air, Lewisham Air apps, helping to bring the public and those responsible for air quality management closer together.