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THE D GROUP – UPCOMING EVENTS
Stephen Dance, Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure & Projects Authority
Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in infrastructure projects. Recently his focus has been on the delivery of the UK’s critical economic infrastructure projects in transport, energy, water, waste and telecommunications, as well as the provision of infrastructure to deliver urban regeneration and housing.
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company
Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. She has held this role since the organisation was established in 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. Her previous roles include working in the healthcare team at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Claudia is an Enterprise Adviser at Quintin Kynaston School in Marlborough Hill, London where she helps support the team in developing their school careers strategy. She is also on the board of the 30% Club Steering Committee where she leads their work connecting to schools. Claudia grew up in London and has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard.
Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute
Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, then worked as an independent consultant specialising in open data publishing and consumption. She was the Technical Architect and Lead Developer for legislation.gov.uk before joining the ODI as Technical Director in 2012, becoming CEO in 2016.
Wendy Addison, Founder & CEO, SpeakOut SpeakUp
Recently acknowledged as a Business Disruptor and Rebel with a cause alongside Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Simon Sinek and Pat MCcord, it’s Wendy’s’ unique perspective, rooted in her own personal experience of having secured justice in an eleven-year battle against corporate corruption in the case known as “South Africa’s Enron”, the biggest corporate disaster in South Africa’s history, that attracted this recognition. This, in addition to persevering for eight years to successfully reinvent and rebuild herself.
Gary Aitkenhead, Chief Executive, DSTL
Gary has spent his career in the development and supply of mission-critical wireless communications solutions to public safety, industrial and transportation sectors.
As Dstl’s Chief Executive, Gary will lead an organisation of over 3,800 scientists and engineers providing specialist, and in many cases world-leading expertise, across a wide-range of disciplines.
Ambassador Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, European External Action Service
We welcome the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, to share his views on regional cooperation and strengthening sustainable development in the region. In June 2019, the European Council published a new Strategy on Central Asia. The new strategy focuses on promoting resilience, prosperity, and regional cooperation.
Vanda Murray OBE, Chair, Marshall Plc
Vanda now serves as Non-Executive Chair for Marshalls plc, Senior Independent Director for Bunzl plc, Non-Executive Director at Redrow plc and Manchester Airports Group.
She is also Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Board member for Maggie’s Manchester.
General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith CBE, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence
We are delighted to welcome General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence, to discuss ‘Global Britain’.
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation
Sir Mark Walport is the Chief Executive of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is responsible for the public funding of research and innovation.
He was Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science from April 2013 to September 2017.
Geoff Mulgan CBE, Chief Executive, Nesta
Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, which combines investment, research and practical programmes in many fields, from health and education to industrial policy and entrepreneurship. Nesta is based in the UK but currently works in over 40 countries.
Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer and Non-executive Director, Civil Service HR
Rupert joined the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Group HR Director. He began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Deloitte and Arthur Anderson. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.
Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom
Mansoor Hanif has 24 years experience of planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world: including France, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Tim Jones CBE is Executive Director, Tata Limited, representing the Tata Group in London. Tim’s background spans retail banking and payments, institutional stockbroking and pensions. He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Money and Pensions Service in the UK.
Prof Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, UCL
Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at UCL. He is the Chair of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, which seeks to ensure that London is the capital city best prepared for the impacts of climate change.
Marc Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott Macdonald
Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in transformational change in infrastructure engineering, including the application of digital transformation, Smart Infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, product-based delivery, BIM and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).
Mark is the leader of the Digital Transformation workstream as part of “Project 13” for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations. Mark was the Lead Author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.
Dr Tim Stone CBE, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FICE, MBCS, CEng, FRSA, Chair, The Nuclear Industry Association
Dr. Timothy Stone is a businessman, senior expert adviser, and former public servant with interests in finance, nuclear power and infrastructure. Dr. Stone is Chairman of Nuclear Risk Insurers (the world’s leading insurer for the nuclear industry) a Non-Executive Director of Horizon Nuclear Power, a member of the Arup Group Board and is a senior expert Non-Executive Director on the board of the European Investment Bank where he is the longest serving member around the board table.
Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sky Corporate
Andrew was appointed as a member of the Board and as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and became Group Chief Operating Officer in 2016. His current role includes responsibility for Group Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, Group Product, Digital and Supply Chain.
Professor Jeremy Black MBE, MA Cantab PhD Dunelm FRSA, Professor of History, Exeter University
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. After graduating with a starred First from Cambridge, he undertook research at Oxford and has subsequently been Professor of History at the universities of Durham and (since 1996) Exeter.
Sir Philip Rutnam KCBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Sir Philip Rutnam, KCB, joined the Home Office as Permanent Secretary in April 2017. He is responsible for running the Home Office, the UK Government’s lead department forpolicing, counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, fire prevention, immigration, passports, and borders.
James Price, Chief Executive, Transport for Wales
James took up the post of Chief Executive at Transport for Wales in January 2018 after a period of two years in which he was Chair of Transport for Wales during its start-up phase.
Claire Ward, CEO, The Institute for Collaborative Working
Claire Ward has been appointed as Chief Executive as of 1st January 2019. Claire brings to ICW a wide spectrum of experience from her career in politics and government alongside her extensive business network and having previously been CEO of a membership organisation.
Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult
Stuart Martin is CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult. He joined the Catapult in January 2013 from Logica (now part of CGI) where he was Business Director for Space and Satellite Communications for nearly seven years, leading all the company’s activities in the Space domain. Stuart is a former vice-chair of UKSpace, the British trade association representing the Space industry, and council member of Eurospace – its European equivalent.
Isabel Hilton OBE, CEO, The China Dialogue Trust
Isabel Hilton is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She is the author and co-author of several books and is founder and editor of chinadialogue.net, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the environment and climate change. Hilton holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded the OBE for her work in raising environmental awareness in China.
Leo Johnson, Partner - Disrupting Lead, PwC UK
Leo Johnson leads PwC's Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing”, exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society.
Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group.
He is the co-author of “Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.