Sufina is Director of the John Ellerman Foundation, an independent grant-maker in the arts, environment and social action that supports charities that make a difference to people, society and the natural world.
Before joining the Foundation, Sufina worked in corporate strategy and performance at the City of London Corporation. She has previously worked for the National Lottery Community Fund and City Bridge Trust, in strategy, policy and stakeholder relations roles. Sufina also held service delivery and business development roles within the charity sector, working with adults with learning disabilities and older people mainly.
Sufina holds trusteeships with Just for Kids Law and The Charterhouse. Sufina previously volunteered with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, as Chair of their Expert Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – in July 2019 she was made an honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute. She is also a Fellow of the RSA.
Juliet is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy – a renewable energy
company with a mission to power a greener, cleaner future together with its
Juliet has been an innovator for over 20 years, working on ideas to fight climate
change and transform the energy sector for the better. In 2013, she was awarded an
OBE for services to renewables.
She currently sits on the board of the Renewable Energy Association, Innovate UK
and is Vice President of the Energy Institute.
In addition, she sits on the advisory boards of leading UK think tanks, including
Energy Systems Catapult, Aurora, Oxford Energy, and LSE’s Grantham Institute.
Jacqueline is the Head of Policy and Strategy at Enginuity. Representing over 145,800 UK companies, Enginuity maintains a relentless passion for advanced manufacturing and engineering. As the engine and barometer of the UK economy, the companies represented have a combined workforce of 1.66 million people and generate an annual revenue of £321 billion. She has been instrumental in the design and implementation of new apprenticeship standards in England, working with major employers across a range of industries within the engineering and manufacturing sector. She is currently working with data scientists to create a methodology using sentence encoding algorithms which map and analyse skills gaps in engineering and manufacturing. The application of machine learning may create a paradigm shift in the way we view skills within the context of Industry 4.0 and the green recovery but may also help to consider how a ‘just transition’ may be achieved which combines opportunities for good work as well as business growth and prosperity.
Nick Molho has been the Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group since 2014, an organization based in London and comprising around 60 member organizations from many economic sectors with a combined turnover of around £550 billion. He is responsible for the overall management of the Group, including the development of its work programme, its relationships with key political and business stakeholders and its robust representation of member views to government ministers and parliamentarians. He has played a key role in broadening the Group's impact and membership and bringing its influence to bear on areas that are core to the Group’s interest.
Before joining the Aldersgate Group, Nick was Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy at WWF-UK following a career as an environmental and energy lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna, where he spent six years working on commercial energy law for a range of international businesses, regulators and governments.
Luke heads IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission and leads the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure team.
Before joining IPPR in 2016, Luke worked in parliament, the voluntary sector and the private sector. Luke has worked for the Labour party as a policy and political adviser for a shadow secretary of state and successive shadow housing ministers leading their work on housing, also working on local government and devolution. He has worked on policy and advocacy projects for the Living Wage Foundation and a leading housing association. Luke also has significant experience in communications and campaigning.
Luke is an experienced media performer and contributor. He has appeared on national broadcast media, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC news and Channel 4 Dispatches, and has written for a range of newspapers including the Guardian, the Times and the Independent, and for other outlets including the New Statesman and HuffPost.
Luke holds an MSc in international politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BSc in politics and economics from the University of Bath.
Jack Parsons is an award-winning young entrepreneur, public speaker and subject expert on Youth and is publicly known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer.
Jack’s been honoured awards over the last 3 years including Young Digital Leader Of The Year, The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Most Connected Young Entrepreneur, 50 Top kindest leaders and Top 10 UK Young Entrepreneurs to Watch.
Jack's personal mission is to knock down doors for others to walk through after having a tough upbringing and lack of career support from the school, learning from failure and being motivated to make a real impact for young people.
Jack is currently the CEO of The Youth Group which is building the world’s largest most connected marketplace and community for young people with one aim: to help improve the odds for young people across the Commonwealth to achieve their full potential in work.
In addition to running The Youth Group Jack advises a number of organisations and figure heads on young people, including Governments.
Abbie Sampson joined Energy UK in January 2017 as Director of External Affairs, overseeing communications, public affairs and events. Abbie has extensive experience of strategic communications and public affairs in the private, public and charitable sectors including at the highest level of government, having previously worked in Downing Street. Previously Abbie led communications at the consumer group Which? after working in a number of government departments. Abbie advises organisations on strategy, maximising opportunities and identifying risk, and how to clearly communicate values in an ever-evolving political environment. She is passionate about driving greater diversity and inclusion, and is a Women in PR committee member.
National Grid’s UK Executive Director, Nicola is positioned firmly at the heart of meeting the energy challenges of the future. She joined National Grid in July 2016 after holding the CEO role at HS1 for five years.
She is highly regarded in the UK transport industry and in July 2015 was asked to report to the UK Government on the future structure and financing of Network Rail. The subsequently named Shaw report was published in March 2016.
Nicola holds a BA in Modern History and Economics from Oxford University and an MSc in Transport from MIT. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2015.