Abigail Rotheroe


Abigail Rotheroe is a consultant employed by NPC, a charity think tank and consultancy, where she is responsible for their social investment work.  Since joining NPC four years ago she has worked with a wide variety of social sector clients, including start-up social enterprises, large charities (Macmillan, BHF) and funders (Access Foundation, Power to Change). ... Find out more

Gareth Williams


Gareth works with digitally-led businesses and social enterprises. He has a strong track record growing brands as a CEO, founder and board-level adviser and has wide experience of business having worked in industry, investment banking and retail. His focus is on helping build social enterprises that scale.

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Julie Mellor


Julie Mellor is the Chair of the Young Foundation as well as serving as a Trustee for Involve, the participation organisation, and Clore Social Leadership. From 2012-17 Julie was Chair of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which deals with complaints about public services and supports the Parliamentary Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee in... Find out more

Kersten England


Kersten is Chief Executive of Bradford Council with responsibility for over 17,000 staff and a multi-million pound budget across one of the largest local authorities in the country. Her main challenge is to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth and in particular to strengthen the skills base of the District. Kersten is the lead Chief Executive... Find out more

Pete Gladwell


Pete leads Legal & General’s direct investments into partnerships with the Public Sector, with particular passions for Social and Affordable Housing, new models of Care provision, and investment into regeneration around the country.  Before this, Pete created new funds to enable long term capital to invest into social infrastructure, now totalling over £5billion, and to... Find out more

Prof Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage


Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He loves to enthuse people with ideas from social science, and his award-winning work with the BBC on the Great British Class Survey has attracted interest across the world. At the LSE Mike is co-director of the International Inequalities Institute which is leading... Find out more

Vidhya Alakeson


Vidhya Alakeson is the Chief Executive of Power to Change, an independent trust established in 2015 to support and grow community-led businesses across England. Vidhya was appointed to start up Power to Change and has led it since. Prior to Power to Change, Vidhya was the Deputy Chief Executive at the Resolution Foundation, an independent... Find out more