Chris Dobson

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Chris is a Partner at EY who brings 20 years’ experience working in and with government seeking to tackle some of the UK’s biggest challenges.

Dr Henry Kippin

CEO, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Henry is a Strategic Adviser to The Young Foundation. 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.

Eddy Adams 

Independent expert, urban policy, social innovation and labour markets 

Eddy is an adviser, writer, moderator and events facilitator, working internationally on urban policy and growth inequality. He works extensively with Rotterdam, as well as with Glasgow, Turin, Milan, Bilbao and Berlin. 

Jonny Sobczyk Boddington

Founder and Director, RBU Partnership

Having started his career as a 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. He is the Founder and Director of the RBU Partnership.

Kate Hainsworth

CEO, Leeds Community Foundation / Give Bradford

Kate is an experienced CEO, skilled in managing non-profit organisations – especially in the arts and local community activity – and rooted in her home region of Leeds, Bradford and West Yorkshire.

Kavya Menon

Partnerships and Business Development Advisor 

Kavya has led partnership-building and income generation across national policy, innovation, and research organisations. She is currently establishing the business development function at The King’s Fund, and previously worked at the Royal Society of Arts.

Kersten England CBE

Chair of Trustees, The Young Foundation

Passionate about community, social justice, equality, diversity and healthy democratic practice, Kersten’s career over four decades has included work in the voluntary and community sector, higher education, central and local government.

Micheal Omoniyi

Social entrepreneur, academic, and commentator

In 2019, Micheal was named by the Financial Times among the 100 most influential leaders in tech. He is founder of The Common Sense Network and a range of other organisations and charities

Pam Warhurst CBE

Chair, Incredible Edible CIC

Pam is Chair of Incredible Edible CIC, an international initiative showing how local food growing demonstrates the power of small actions in bringing about major cultural shifts. She was previously leader of a Local Authority, and – through a number of former and current roles – has a front row seat on how government at all levels operate and invest.

Rizwana Hamid 

Filmmaker and Director, Centre for Media Monitoring 

With over 30 years’ experience as a producer and director for the BBC, Channel 4 and other international broadcasters, Rizwana’s films have won awards, been used as evidence in internal enquiries, and influenced policy change. 

Stephen Jacobs

Chair, Old Ford Housing Association

Stephen was brought up in the East End of London, and has held a variety of senior positions within housing departments in London Local Authorities. He established the largest not-for-profit regeneration company in London, and was community lead in the successful Olympic bid team.

Tosin Adegun

Assistant Director - Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, CMA

Tosin works across sectors, analysing and advising on financial and business issues. A qualified accountant, Tosin’s background is in investor relations, and she has a keen interest in supporting social enterprises for the public good.


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