Abigail Rotheroe


Abigail Rotheroe is Head of Impact for Project Snowball LLP. Snowball is an investment organisation that targets social and environmental impact alongside financial return. Abigail is responsible for the firm’s approach to managing impact and is a member of the investment team. She has a background in both impact and a financial analysis. Prior to Snowball, Abigail... Find out more

Gareth Williams


Gareth works with digitally-led businesses and social enterprises. He has a strong track record growing brands as a CEO, founder and board-level adviser and has wide experience of business having worked in industry, investment banking and retail. His focus is on helping build social enterprises that scale.

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Henry Kippin


Dr Henry Kippin is director of economic growth at the North of Tyne Combined Authority.  He was formerly an executive director at the West Midlands Combined Authority, responsible for its work on inclusive growth, public service reform, climate change and digital.  Previous to this he was chief executive of Collaborate CIC, and held roles in... Find out more

Jonny Boddington


Jonny Sobczyk Boddington: Jonny is a social entrepreneur and the Chief Responsibility Officer of BCS Consulting. Having started his career as a classroom teacher, Jonny has since worked predominantly in start-up and fast growth organisations in both private and third sectors, with a theme of social justice running through most of his projects. In his... Find out more

Julie Mellor


Julie Mellor is the Chair of the Young Foundation, Demos, Britains’ leading cross party think tank and the Skills Federation, the employer voice on skills. She is also a trustee for Involve, the participation organisation. From 2012-17 Julie was Chair of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which deals with complaints about public services and supports... Find out more

Kersten England


Kersten is Chief Executive of Bradford Council with responsibility for over 17,000 staff and a multi-million pound budget across one of the largest local authorities in the country. Her main challenge is to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth and in particular to strengthen the skills base of the District. Kersten is the lead Chief Executive... Find out more

Pete Gladwell


Pete leads Legal & General’s direct investments into partnerships with the Public Sector, with particular passions for Social and Affordable Housing, new models of Care provision, and investment into regeneration around the country.  Before this, Pete created new funds to enable long term capital to invest into social infrastructure, now totalling over £5billion, and to... Find out more

Stephen Jacobs


Stephen and his identical twin brother are the product of the post-war baby boom. Brought up in the East End of London, educated at a local secondary school and being a ‘late developer’ he gained ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels afterwards by attending ‘Night School’. This enabled him to progress to a Social Policy degree and... Find out more

Vidhya Alakeson


Vidhya Alakeson is the Chief Executive of Power to Change, an independent trust established in 2015 to support and grow community-led businesses across England. Vidhya was appointed to start up Power to Change and has led it since. Prior to Power to Change, Vidhya was the Deputy Chief Executive at the Resolution Foundation, an independent... Find out more

Will Tanner


Will Tanner is the founding Director of the campaigning thinktank Onward. Prior to its establishment, Will advised Theresa May between 2013 and 2017, as a Special Adviser in the Home Office and as Deputy Head of Policy in 10 Downing Street. He has also previously worked for the leading communications firm, Portland, and for the... Find out more