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Bally specialises in social innovation and advises on national and international cross-sector collaboration to increase social impact.
She is a Clore Social 2012 Fellow, RSA Fellow and Associate of the Young Foundation. She has over 18 years of leadership experience in social justice and leading pioneering projects.
This includes projects for disadvantaged unemployed young people at CLC Building Futures which received government approbation by being developed into a national 5-year pilot.
She has written articles and reports for the Guardian, Clore Social Leadership Programme, Oxfam, Youth Business International, British Council and the Big Lottery Fund.
She is a Trustee at Connections at St Martin’s in the Field, Partnership for Young London and Chair of Odanadi UK. Her professional training includes courses at London Business School and Harvard Business School.
Dr. Nishi Chopra
Nishi is a highly experienced researcher with a strong background in socio-economic theories and issues, with a passion for social divisions of 'race,' gender & class. She has worked as a researcher on a 3 year EU collaborative project on social exclusion. Nishi has lectured on Sociology degree and postgraduate courses at the University of Greenwich and Oxford Brookes. She has worked on reports for clients including Oxfam, Youth Business International, British Council and the Big Lottery Fund.
Anette has worked for over 15 years in the social sector in Brazil and globally executing projects for foundations, international NGOs, academic institutions, development agencies, public bodies, incubators, social entrepreneurs and private corporations.
She holds a MA Degree in International Relations and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She has worked on reports for clients including YBI and British Council.
Mark is an award-winning social entrepreneur and consultant with extensive expertise in social enterprise, social replication and impact measurement.
Mark launched and managed Masters in Social Enterprise at Bangor University and is now leading the development of a €3m social enterprise accelerator. He has written reports for Big Society Capital, National Housing Federation, Big Lottery Fund and British Council. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Bangor University and sits on the Board of North Wales Housing Association.
Vincenzo di Maria
Vincenzo is an international Service Designer, professional trainer and social innovator.
He is President of Architecta and Co-Founder of common ground Srl. He has been leading service design training programmes in the UK, Italy and globally.
He trained and worked at Central Saint Martins as Design Researcher. He collaborates with Poli. Design consortium at Politecnico (Milan), IED Madrid, INSEEC Business School (Paris) Contamination Lab at Catania's University and other research institutes.
Drummond is Founder of GoCarShare, a platform that enables drivers to hire out their empty car seats.He has built partnerships with organisations such as Telefonica, Glastonbury and The Premier League. He speaks at events on new mobility solutions and the Sharing Economy including European Parliament, Mayor’s office and World Collaborative Mobility conference. Drummond was Founding Member and Chair of UKShareCo (sharing economy trade body). He also mentors and advises start-ups and accelerators.
Sadly Glen passed away in May 2019. Glen founded Bethnal Green Ventures, Europe's first social investment accelerator. He designed and led innovation programmes for start-ups in over 20 countries with clients such as UNDP and the British Council. He spent 20 years working with start-ups globally in Silicon Valley, UK, Uganda and Zambia. Glen was a Trustee for Appfrica and ran The Kitschies literature award. Glen studied at the University of New Orleans and held a MBA from the University of Oxford.