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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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- Mike Barry: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Mike is a change agent, committed to helping business big and small, new and established to prepare for and succeed in the great sustainability disruption that will wash through the economy in the 2020s. He’s worked with organizations such as Unilever, SAP, Grosvenor, GSK, Just Eat Takeaway, Nestle, Reiss, Lidl, Nomad Foods, The Climate Pledge, the Environment Agency, Which, Royal Society of Chemistry, British Retail Consortium, Food and Drink Federation, IGD, Rentokil, Skipton Building Society, CoGo, Clim8Invest, Bord Bia and Climate Action.
Mike was until 2019 Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer, spearheading its ground-breaking Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one planet we have) sustainability programme. He co-chaired the Consumer Goods Forum’s sustainability work bringing the world’s largest retailers and fast moving consumer goods brands together to work on issues such as deforestation, plastics and forced labour. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Trustee at Blueprint for Better Business.
- Andy Birtwhistle: CarbonView
Andy is founder and CEO of SupplyVue Limited, a supply chain analytics software business that has built SupplyVue, a supply chain digital twin. He has 25 years of experience as a Supply Chain Manager and change agent in the oil, tobacco, pharmaceutical, Hi-tech and FMCG sectors. He has a track record of driving and delivering strategic and operational improvement in global organisations.
He has worked as a country level Supply Chain Manager, Regional Head of Plan, Regional Supply Chain Development Manager, Global Supply Chain Development Manager.
His most recent roles have included leading the development of the European and the Global Operating Models for Operations in BAT. Leading the global implementation of SAP Advanced Planning Module and SAP BI for the Operations function, and the design and delivery of a global supply chain analytics capability for BAT which won the 2014 Supply Chain Excellence award for technology.
Andy is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Nottingham.
- Martin Chilcott: 2degrees Ltd and Manufacture 2030
Martin is an environmental and digital entrepreneur whose focus for over 20 years has been on disruptive business models that catalyse systemic change. Having built a successful internet consultancy in the late 1990s that leveraged the power of enterprise and digital technology to drive change, Martin was convinced business had to be at the heart of the inevitable sustainability revolution, and that web technologies would play a major role in accelerating the process. As a result, Martin launched 2degrees, an Oxford-based technology company specialising in managing communities of sustainability practice. For 12 years, 2degrees pioneered new ways to spread sustainability practices across supply chains around the world. Clients included some amazing brands such as Tesco, GSK, Asda-Walmart, the Co-op and Unilever and thousands of their suppliers. Not everything worked, but a lot did, and Martin made it his mission to learn as much as possible about engaging suppliers and catalysing sustainable change. Then four years ago, Martin and his team brought all the best bits together and launched Manufacture 2030 (M2030) with the sole purpose of accelerating carbon reduction at scale across manufacturing supply chains. Manufacture 2030 provides global corporations with the certainty they need to hit their Scope 3 emissions reduction targets, using its unique cloud-based platform and service to measure, manage and improve supplier performance. Clients include, amongst others: Toyota, Reckitt, Bayer, Roche, Interface, Asda and the Co-op and over 2,000 supplier sites in 50 countries around the world.
- Katie Mills: Schneider Electric
Head of Sustainable Development & Innovation for UK&I at Schneider Electric, focusing on open innovation to solve the sustainability and climate change issues of today with the technologies of tomorrow.
- Andrew Storer: Nuclear AMRC
Andrew Storer was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear AMRC in August 2017, after joining as Managing Director in 2015. Andrew has 30 years’ experience in the nuclear sector, from helping deliver large reactor components for Sizewell B at Northern Engineering Industries, to various manufacturing and engineering roles at Rolls-Royce. He was in charge of the UK submarine reactor component design group, before becoming the General Manager for through-life maintenance and support of the UK submarine reactor fleet. He then became Programme Director for Rolls-Royce and civil nuclear business, leading customer engagement and bids with new build developers. He represents the Nuclear AMRC on the UK Nuclear Industry Council and is an active member of the NIA Delivery Group. He sits on various groups, committees and associations and leads a number of supply chain initiatives on behalf of UK industry and Government. He is a Visiting Professor of Nuclear Manufacturing and Capability Development at the University of Sheffield and a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute. He is also a non executive board member of the NIA and he leads the Winning UK Business group as part of the nuclear sector deal delivery with BEIS and DIT.