Portfolio: Saturday

Dr Peter Drobac

Peter is a global health implementer, educator, and researcher. A specialist in infectious diseases and public health, he is the co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s ground-breaking new university in Rwanda. As the director of Partners In Health in Rwanda, he helped establish community-based health system incubators that developed care delivery innovations from HIV to cancer—many to national scale.  Peter has an MD from Medical College of Wisconsin and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He teaches global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Katie-Coral Sicora

As an Oxford 1+1 student, Katie-Coral paired the Master of Science in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the School of Geography and the Environment with a Master of Business Administration at Saïd Business School. She has focused her career on strategic marketing across multiple sectors from politics to purpose-driven technology. Katie-Coral concentrated her graduate studies on how to adjust governance models to address climate change and geoengineering, promote circular economy, and design ‘authentic experiences’ of ‘nature’ to drive behaviour change. Katie-Coral holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication from Emerson College. She is a Pershing Square Scholar, Forte Fellow, and Skoll Centre Leading for Impact Fellow.

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Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Katie Hill is the executive director of B Lab UK, the not-for-profit responsible for rolling out the B Corp movement across the country. She has a background in social investment, and having run a social enterprise in Bulgaria for four years, Katie is committed to seeing business, the most powerful man-made creator of wealth and prosperity, used to benefit all not just a few, enabled by the SDG framework. She is delighted to be back at Emerge having studied for her Masters of Business Administration at Saïd Business School a decade ago.

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Joanna Macrae

Joanna Macrae

Dr Joanna Macrae is the director of European Partnerships at GiveDirectly, a US-based NGO that aims to transform international aid by scaling up the use of cash-based programming. She is also a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Development. She worked at the UK Department for International Development for a decade, where she led its humanitarian policy, key research, and innovation portfolios. Prior to that, she headed the Humanitarian Policy Team at the Overseas Development Institute, leading a wide range of research.

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Rachel Mantell

Rachel Mantell

Rachel is a mother and management consultant, and part of the Refugees at Home team. She describes herself as an accidental activist – volunteering at the Calais Jungle camp led to increased involvement in refugee support activities, and she has now hosted refugees for two years. The charity she helps to run, Refugees at Home, matches destitute refugees and asylum seekers with generous people who have spare rooms, and has provided more than 41,600 hosted nights in its two years of operation.

When she isn’t recruiting new hosts, Rachel’s hobbies include theatre, reading, and playing with her son’s Lego.

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James Mawson

James Mawson

James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company. This was followed by the launch of the second publication, Global University Venturing, in January 2012, to help students, faculty, and academia more broadly launch or develop their entrepreneurial businesses, and work with external peers. The company, Mawsonia’s, third title, Global Government Venturing, was launched in May 2014.

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Gib Bulloch

Gib Bulloch is an award winning social intrapreneur who consults, writes, and speaks on a range of topics relating to the role of business in society. Gib believes passionately in the power of business to change the world and in the power of the individual to change the world of business. After an early career in BP and Mars, Bulloch’s ‘epiphany’ came from a year as a business volunteer with VSO in the Balkans in 2000. The next 15 years were spent founding and scaling Accenture’s global “not-for-loss” consulting business, ADP. He left Accenture 2016 to explore new ways of supporting purpose driven insurgencies within the corporate world.

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Erfan Saadati

Erfan Saadati is one of a few VR filmmakers who began his career straight into 360º video production, starting in 2010 working as a camera operator/editor. Now an award winning VR director/producer, Erfan’s been involved in shooting documentary and drama with Surround Vision for the last six years and has gained extensive knowledge of VR production and post-production techniques.

Erfan’s recent work includes a VR expose on the Refugee Crisis with National Theatre, a documentary about FGM for Plan International UK, and was part of the team for BBC Earth’s new VR Series developed in partnership with Oculus.

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Alex Starritt

Alex Starritt is media director at Apolitical, the global network for innovators in public service. His writing has appeared in a range of publications from The Guardian, and The Spectator, to Fast Company, and The World Economic Forum. He also recently published a novel, The Beast, about Britain’s tabloid newspapers.

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Stewart Lansley

Stewart Lansley

Stewart Lansley is a visiting fellow at London’s City University and at the University of Bristol. He has held a number of academic and journalistic positions, and has written and broadcast widely on inequality, wealth, and poverty. He is the author of The Sharing Economy, Policy Press, 2016; co-author of A Universal Basic Income: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Compass, 2016 and co-author of Breadline Britain, Oneworld 2015. He is a former executive producer in the Current Affairs department of the BBC.

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