New Additions – Spring 2022

Sally Uren

Sally is a keynote speaker passionate about making system change towards a more just and regenerative future. As the CEO of the Forum for the Future she helps bring brands, companies and governments together to focus on shared challenges. Some of the collaborative initiatives she has worked on include bringing sustainable cotton into mainstream use and reshaping global supply chains to address the fractures in the agriculture systems.

Vanessa Kingori MBE

Vanessa is an award-winning businesswoman with over 15 years of experience in the media industry. As well as being the Publishing Director at British Vogue (the publications first female business lead) she oversees all Conde Nat Britain brands as their Chief Business Officer. In speeches, she covers how to keep businesses agile and embrace digitalisation and places importance on championing diversity and social responsibility.

Nirmal Purja MBE 

Nirmal is one of the ground-breaking mountaineers of the moment, climbing all fourteen of the world’s 8000m peaks in just six months. He believes that his adventure, which was documented in the hit Netflix show 14 Peaks, shows that with the right mindset, planning and team, nothing is impossible. As well as continuing to break records, he is an advocate for keeping mountain environments safe and clean for other inspired mountaineers to explore.

Ben Hunte

Ben is a senior reporter for VICE World News whose focus is on investigating and raising awareness of the inequalities LGBTQ and BAME communities across the world are facing. Previously, the BBC’s LGBTQ and then West Africa Correspondent, he has a strong track record of delivering agenda-setting journalism and viral reports.

Stephanie Hirst

Stephanie is a well-loved name in broadcasting, best known for hosting Hirsty’s Daily Dose on Capital FM and the national Sunday chart show Hit40UK. Now stepping away from primetime radio, she shares her story, inspires others to dream and emphasises the importance of presentation for the LGBTQ community.  As well as keynote speaking and appearing regularly on programmes like The Jeremy Vine show, she is an upbeat and engaging facilitator and DJ.

Jeremy Dalton

Jeremy runs the Metaverse Technologies team at PwC and advises companies and governments on the business value of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. His book Reality Check: How Immersive Technologies Can Transform Your Business is an accessible guide exploring the preconceptions of the technology and sharing examples of it in use in companies around the world.

Lucy Shepherd

Lucy is an explorer who tells awe-inspiring stories of her adventures in the jungle, the high mountains and the arctic. Her most recent challenge saw her complete a 250-mile trek across the Amazon’s Kanuku mountains, an area of terrain that hasn’t been crossed in modern times. As well as sharing tips on staying positive and focusing under pressure, she is a passionate environmentalist who informs first-hand about the harrowing effects of climate change.

Belinda Parmar

Belinda is the CEO of The Empathy Business, an organisation helping companies transform their leadership, communications and operations by implementing empathy and inclusion. She shows data to highlight how more empathy correlates with better performance, loyalty and diversity and shares simple practical tips so you too can create an inclusive culture.

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