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Andrew McMillan specialises in employee engagement, customer experience and the leadership required to create the link between the two.
Andrew McMillan spent 28 years working for the John Lewis Partnership, starting as a management trainee to becoming responsible for customer experience across the department store division. Andrew's aim is to make individuals and organisations happier and more fulfilled through a sense of collective purpose, so they engender trust, loyalty and advocacy from their customers while becoming more productive and, as a consequence, more profitable. He helps organisations join up their own internal dots to create their unique link between employee engagement and consistently great customer experience.
Catherine is the European Unions’s first High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
Catherine has been appointed as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Catherine has been European Commissioner for Trade since October 2008. During her time as Trade Commissioner she has initiated an ambitious and far-reaching free trade agreement with South Korea, and solved a number of high-profile trade disputes with major trading partners. She has also championed trade as a means of promoting development around the world, putting the EU's economic relationship with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on a firmer footing.
“The adventure of the 21st century consists in using human creativity and the pioneering spirit to develop the quality of life to which present and future generations are entitled.”
With his dual identity as a medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader in progress and sustainability. He is independent, not affiliated to a particular party or lobbying group, and as such is a trusted adviser and influencer for the development of new societal solutions, and a very sought-after speaker for private and public audiences.
Charlie Browne has had 22 years of success and experience working with sustainability for IKEA and leading the drive that has put IKEA in the forefront of sustainable retailers.
Charlie was IKEA UKs first Sustainability manager in 1998, led the UK sustainability organisation for over 15 years and was an IKEA global sustainability auditing leader.
Chicco is best known for being the Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane.
Chicco is Chairman of the Board of Roma Metropolitane, the company in charge of the construction of the new underground lines in Rome. He is also a Senior Partner at Rothschild Italia, a member of the Board of Directors of Lloyd Adriatico and RAS, Chairman of the Board of Telit Communications PLC and Chairman of the Board of E.V.A., a company developing hydropower generation plants. He is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the European Carbon Fund and also Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 20th World Energy Congress.
Chris is a global authoritative voice on sustainability.
Chris Turner is author of the book “The War on Science”, and the bestsellers, “The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need” and “The Great Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy” where he sheds light on the global sustainability movement. Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global clean-tech industry. His reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues appears regularly in The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic and many other publications.
Christopher is a leading voice and researcher in energy use, energy technology, and the climate crisis.
Christopher is a leading voice on the potential for new energy technologies and strategies to replace fossil fuels - increasing energy security and avoiding dangerous climate change. Christopher’s two decades of energy research and writing encompasses solar energy, wind power, bio energy, geothermal power and energy efficiency. He is President of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based international research organisation focused on energy, resource and environmental issues.
Frances is the chair of the British Economic and Social Research Council.
Frances became Rector of Exeter College in October 2004. Previously, she was on the staff of The Economist for 20 years, most recently as management editor. She was on the staff of The Guardian from 1973 to 1984, and prior to that spent periods on the financial staff of The Times, The Banker and The Observer. She chaired the Economic and Social Research Council for six years until 2007 and was President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (2005-06). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy, UCLA and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
James Bellini has over 25 years of experience in future analysis, his work challenges organisations and to better anticipate change and adapt faster. He has been seen to present popular shows, such as The Money Programme, Tonight, and Panorama.
With over 25 years experience in future analysis, James is a remarkable record as a writer, analyst, and presenter. James is also a leading futurologist and author of considerable reputation. James has a zealous interest in key trends and statistics facing current and future businesses. James' work challenges organisations to better anticipate change and adapt faster.
Dr Jeremy Leggett is a British green-energy entrepreneur, author and activist.
Jeremy Leggett is the founder of Solarcentury and is an activist for green and renewable energy. He also lectures at Oxford and Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on Solar Power.
Lady Barbara Judge CBE is the former Chairman of UK Atomics Energy Authority, Deputy Chair of Friends Provident plc and the former first ever female Chair of the IoD.
Lady Barbara Judge, a trained commercial lawyer with both British and American citizenship, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors.
George Robertson is best known for being the former Secretary General of NATO, and regarded as being 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world'.
George Robertson is a British Labour Party politician who was the tenth Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, between October 1999 and early January 2004. As Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson was described as 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world.' George believes that greater cooperation is needed between EU states, particularly on security and defence issues, as well as argueing for collaboration to counter several other threats, from global pandemics to organised crime and climate change.
Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist with a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London.
Melanie Windridge works as a consultant with science and technology start-up businesses – including Tokamak Energy in nuclear fusion – and in education. An expert in the aurora and in fusion energy, she likes to combine her scientific knowledge and experience with her love of adventure to promote a better understanding of science through writing, public lectures, science festivals, videos and television.
Nigel Gifford OBE Masterclass - Ascenta™, Drone Technology and Sustainable Ethical Food Aid Solutions
Nigel Gifford OBE is a part of the revolutionary team who created Ascenta™, the most advanced step in aeronautical robotics. His latest amazing invention being Pouncer™ being launched in London in February.
Nigel Gifford OBE takes us into the world we seldom focus on that’s developing so rapidly beneath our feet. He points out “We are building a bridge to the future while standing on the bridge”. There are few people better qualified to talk on the drones, robots, and artificial intelligence breakthroughs that are quietly with us now which will massively influence our lives in the next few years and years to come.
Patrick is a prominent research and campaigner.
Patrick Holden CBE is the Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust. Between 1995 and 2010, he was the Director of the Soil Association and became a much sought after speaker and campaigner for organic food and farming. He spearheaded a number of prominent food campaigns around BSE, pesticide residues and GM food. More recently, he was a member of the UK Government’s working group on the Foresight report into Future of Food and Farming and is Advisor to the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit.
Pippa Malmgren is best known for being an American policy analyst, now living in the UK.
Pippa Malmgren is an American policy analyst. She served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and former member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets.
Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc.
Roger Ballentine provides management consulting services to corporate and financial sector clients on sustainability strategy; investment and transaction evaluation and clean energy procurement strategies; and the integration of energy and environmental policy considerations into business strategy.
Sir Crispin in an author and pioneer in publicising the links between climate change and political and business actions.
Sir Crispin is a leading international authority on climate change and environmental issues, and is best known for bringing these issues to the attention of governments at the highest level, and thereby influencing policy. He is author of the ground-breaking book Climate Change and World Affairs (1977 and 1986) and Mary Anning of Lyme Regis (1996). He has contributed to many books on environmental issues (including human population, and conservation of biodiversity).