Portfolio: Sunday

Sophie Deen

Sophie Deen

A former lawyer, techie, and school counsellor, Sophie Deen is the founder of Edtech company Bright Little Labs – Sesame Street for the digital age. Her flagship story-app, starring Detective Dot and the CIA (Children’s Intelligence Agency), reached over 30 countries on Kickstarter and has won a string of awards for engaging ALL children, particularly girls and ethnic groups, with computer science. She previously worked at Code Club, alongside Google and the Department For Education, to help introduce the new coding curriculum in primary schools. Sophie is extremely passionate about holistic, creative education and creating positive role models for kids.

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Dr Tatiana Taylor Salisbury

Tatiana Taylor Salisbury is lecturer in global mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her research focuses on adolescent mental health, mental health systems and service delivery, and evaluation in low and middle-income countries. Her recent publications have focused on the associations between expenditure/deinstitutionalisation on the quality of mental health care, attachment and youth wellbeing and interventions for self-harm in youth and adult populations. She is currently exploring the use of design and technology in the delivery of interventions to improve mental health outcomes in low resource settings.

Rosie Brown

Rosie Brown

In 2000, Rosie joined COOK – then three years old and co-founded by her brother Edward – and has been there ever since. She has had three sons along the way and is now managing director. COOK manufactures remarkable frozen food in its own kitchens (made like you would at home), and sells nationally, including in its 87 retail stores, and online. They are proud to be a founding UK Bcorporation (people using business as a force for good), and their growing team of 920 has voted them in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for, for the last 5 years (and the highest placed manufacturer).

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Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Mohammad is founder and CEO of Patients Know Best. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; and was a management consultant to US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company. Mohammad is the author of seven books, including “Personal health records: A guide for clinicians” and “Streamlining Hospital-Patient Communication: Developing High Impact Patient Portals”. He is also an honorary senior research associate at UCL medical school for his research on patient-controlled medical records. In 2012 he was elected an Ashoka Fellow as a social entrepreneur for the contributions he has made to patient care.

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Marc Zornes

Marc is a former top-rated McKinsey engagement manager, where he was a leader in the consumer and sustainability practices. He has a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Marc founded Winnow to help the hospitality sector cut food waste using technology.  Since launch four years ago, Winnow has been deployed in hundreds of kitchens in 30 countries globally and has saved its customers over £8.9m by reducing food waste.

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Jyoti Chopra

Jyoti Chopra

Jyoti Chopra is the Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability and Chief Diversity Officer for BNY Mellon. Jyoti is responsible for leading the company’s comprehensive award-winning diversity and inclusion program and promoting a culture of inclusion that creates pathways for the continued recruitment, development, and advancement of a diverse workforce. She is a member of BNY Mellon’s Senior Leadership Team, and serves on the boards of the BNY Mellon Foundation (New York) and the BNY Mellon Foundation of South Western Pennsylvania. She oversees the company’s corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and social investing areas and manages the corporate art collection. She holds an MBA with distinction from the Saïd Business School.

James Rutter

James Rutter

James is director of brand and strategy at COOK, the pioneering frozen food company. He speaks and writes regularly about redefining success in business and the role of radically transparent brands. Prior to joining COOK in 2010, James spent 15 years as a financial journalist and editor. COOK is ranked 32nd in ‘The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ list and became one of the UK’s first certified B Corps in 2013.

Chris Underhill

Chris Underhill MBE

Chris is a leading exponent on global mental health practice, a social entrepreneur, a trainer in community-based facilitation technique, conference speaker, and mentor. He is the founder of BasicNeeds; Action on Disability and Development; and Thrive. Chris chairs the International Centre for Social Franchising, and Carers Worldwide. Chris is a Senior Fellow with the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In 2000 Chris received an MBE for his services to disability and development. Chris is currently co-founding citiesRISE, a multi-stakeholder initiative in cities north and south.

Paul Miller

Paul is CEO at Bethnal Green Ventures, an early-stage investor in technology start-ups with a positive impact on society or the environment. He was previously co-founder and CEO of education technology start-up, School of Everything, as well as working for the think tanks Demos and Forum for the Future.

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Paul Jepson

Paul Jepson is course director of the Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management, and Senior Research Fellow with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He transferred into academia from a successful career in conservation management and policy. Paul started out as a local government countryside officer in the UK, and then moved to Indonesia to found the Birdlife Indonesia Programme, before going on to consult for a range of International bodies. His research focuses on conservation governance and in particular: i) theory development to support better conservation practice, ii) the implications of new technological forces, and ii) rewilding policy.

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