CEO, Business Disability Forum

Diane LightfootCEO, Business Disability ForumAbout Diane Lightfoot is CEO of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports businesses to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. Business Disability Forum’s 300 members now employ around 15% of the UK workforce and 8 million people worldwide. They range from FTSE 100 companies…

Head of Diversity and Inclusion Programmes at Innovate UK

Dr Emily NottHead of Diversity and Inclusion Programmes at Innovate UKAbout Emily is Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programmes at Innovate UK. Emily’s focus is promoting diversity and inclusion in business innovation. She has introduced high profile campaigns and programmes for Women in Innovation and Young Innovators. Prior to Innovate UK, Emily worked in…

CEO, Engineering UK

Hilary LeeversCEO, Engineering UKAbout Hilary joined EngineeringUK as CEO in January 2019 and leads the organisation in its ambition to inform and inspire young people to grow the number and diversity of those coming into engineering. Before that, she was Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome, building a team to improve science education through…

Head of Strategy, Policy & Insights for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Jenny YoungHead of Strategy, Policy & Insights for the Engineering Construction Industry Training BoardAbout Jenny Young is Head of Strategy, Policy & Insights for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, the statutory body that supports skills development in processing and critical energy infrastructure industries. Jenny studied Engineering at Cambridge University, with industrial sponsorship from GEC,…

CEO, Towards Vision

Dawn Bonfield MBECEO, Towards VisionAbout Dawn Bonfield MBE is a materials engineer by background, but has worked in the area of Engineering Inclusion for a number of years, as the Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society, and most recently as the Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering at Aston University, where…

Continuous Improvement Manager, Amcor and Operations Director, InterEngineering

John BradburyContinuous Improvement Manager, Amcor and Operations Director, InterEngineeringAbout John Bradbury is a Chemical Engineer who has been involved with InterEngineering since 2015. John originally from Australia, started working in inclusion and diversity after setting up an LGBT+ network in Australia. Currently, John is a Continuous Improvement Manager for Amcor in Bristol and in his…

Governor at Treloar’s and Director of Safeguarding at Surrey Football Association

Dr Victor Olisa QPMGovernor at Treloar’s and Director of Safeguarding at Surrey Football AssociationAbout Victor joined Surrey Police in 1982 straight from university, where he studied Biochemistry. He worked in uniform and CID. He transferred to the City of London Police in 1990 and worked in several roles including Detective Inspector in the Fraud Squad.…

Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBEChief Executive, WorldSkills UKAbout Neil is responsible for overseeing all WorldSkills UK’s activities, working closely with our board of trustees and our stakeholders across the UK and internationally – in governments, employers and education – to help deliver our business plan goals. Neil has been at WorldSkills UK since November 2015. Before…

Design Engineer, Network Rail

Damilola Fari-AroleDesign Engineer, Network RailAbout Damilola Fari-Arole currently works as a Design Engineer for Network Rail Design Delivery where she specializes in providing system-level RAM modelling and analysis to UK Rail Projects. Upon graduating with a Masters in Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College London in 2015, Damilola participated in the pilot Graduate Engineering Engagement…

Commercial HR professional, specialising in Diversity and Inclusion. Deputy President of Women in Nuclear

Fiona JacksonCommercial HR professional, specialising in Diversity and Inclusion. Deputy President of Women in NuclearAbout Fiona’s varied career has spanned both commercial roles such as energy pricing and front office trading analysis along with HR roles in Leadership, Recruitment and Workforce planning. More recently, Fiona has led in a role that brings together Diversity and…