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Michael Hayman MBE DL: Seven Hills

Michael is an entrepreneur, broadcaster and author. He co-founded the campaigns firm Seven Hills & co-authored Mission (Penguin). He is Chairman of Entrepreneurs at the private bank and wealth manager Coutts.

Michael is Honorary Professor of the Purpose Economy at the University of London where he also holds an Honorary Doctorate. He is also an Honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and is an advisory board member of the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London.

Michael hosts the Change Makers podcast and the TV show Capital Conversation and is an experienced event host. He has interviewed leaders from business, sports, politics the arts and entertainment. Michael is a columnist for CityAM, Country and Town House, and capital markets columnist for the Yorkshire Post.

He co-founded the national campaign for early-stage enterprise, StartUp Britain, is an advisory board member of the National Business Awards and serves on the Advisory Council of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Michael was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise promotion, entrepreneurship and education, is a Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey and is a Freeman of the City of London.

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Frank Millar: CPI

Frank is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director, having spent his industrial career with UK engineering and project management companies delivering services to the process industries. He has 20 years experience of technology development and deployment in a range of industrial applications including large capital programmes, gas processing and nuclear decommissioning. He has worked in project delivery and business management roles in the UK, North America and the Middle East. Frank joined CPI in 2015 as Operations Director and became CEO in 2020. He is a member of the CBI North East Regional Council.

Edward Pegram: Raleigh

Edward Pegram is Commercial Partnerships Manager at Raleigh UK, with a background in marketing and sustainable business development across several years in the cycle industry. I am passionate about how electric bikes and e-cargo bikes can support individuals as businesses become more sustainable.

Maurits van Tol: CTO, Johnson Matthey

Maurits van Tol is Chief Technology Officer at Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the performance, function and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources.


Before joining Johnson Matthey, Maurits was Senior Vice President Innovation and Technology at Borealis. Maurits was responsible for shaping the Circular Economy business for Borealis as well as being part of the company’s management board responsible for their Plastics business. Maurits was a senior leader with Borealis since 2012. He spent 19 years with Royal DSM in a wide variety of R&D, Innovation and Business Management roles.


Maurits has a PhD in Catalysis and an MSc in Physical Chemistry and Catalysis, both from Leiden University, Netherlands. Parts of his studies were also performed at the University of East Anglia, and UC Berkeley. He shares our passion for science having achieved 18 patents and 30 publications and he sits on a number of Advisory Boards for Technology across the Chemicals Sector.

Elisabeth Whitbread: Bambino Mio

Elisabeth joined the Bambino Mio team in May 2021 as Head of Purpose and has been working to refine and develop Bambino Mio’s Purpose Framework, while championing best practices, innovating, and providing thought leadership as she drives Bambino Mio on the journey towards B-Corp accreditation. Previously a campaigner at Greenpeace, Elisabeth has extensive experience across multiple organisations fighting climate change and biodiversity issues and brings a wealth of knowledge with her to the Bambino Mio team.