2018 Speakers

Laura Kuenssberg
Political Editor, BBC News
Laura has been the BBC's Political Editor since 2015, when she became the first woman and youngest journalist to take on the role, leading the corporation's political coverage. She works across a wide range of BBC programmes including News at Ten and the Today Programme. Laura's work has been recognised with several awards, including Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year in 2016 for her coverage of the dramatic EU Referendum.
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Melanie Richards
Deputy Chair and board Member, KPMG UK
Elif Shafak
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Ben Brabyn
Head of Level39
Jaspreet Sangha
Poet
Marina Mahathir
Writer and Activist
Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor
Founder and Managing Director, NH Prima International Sdn Bhd
Robert Hannigan CMG
Former Director of GCHQ and currently Executive Chairman of BlueVoyant cyber security
Laura Kuenssberg
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Annu Nieminen
Founder and CEO, The Upright Project
Joumanna Bercetche
Reporter, CNBC
Elizabeth Linder
Founder & CEO, The Conversational Century
Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE
Former Senior Partner and Director, McChrystal Group’s European Office and Specialist Military Unit Officer
Bia Bedri
Cyber Security Partner, KPMG
Ed Williams
Vice Chairman of Edelman Europe and CEO of Edelman's UK&I
Pinky Lilani CBE DL
Founder and Chairman, Women of the Future Programme
Melanie Richards
Deputy Chair and Board Member, KPMG UK
Catherine Mayer
President, Women's Equality Party
Koen Vandecaveye
Innovation & Life Sciences Lead, London & Partners
Sacha Romanovitch
CEO, Grant Thornton
Saker Nusseibeh
Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Investment Management
Jacqueline de Rojas CBE
President, techUK