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Ron Kalifa OBE

Ron is Chairman of Network International, a fast growing payments company previously owned by private equity. He joined just ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) in 2019.

 

He serves as a Non-Executive Director for the Court of Directors at the Bank of England, and Non-Executive Director for Transport for London, where he chairs the Finance Committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director for the Hundred England and Wales Cricket Board.

 

Ron was Vice Chairman of Worldpay (2013-19) and its global CEO (2001-2013). He developed the business from a small start up to an IPO in London and then took it through its merger with US based companies, Vantiv and FIS. Ron has worked at NatWest (1978-2000), RBS (2000-2010) and across the UK, Europe and the USA. He has covered many aspects of business including strategy, marketing and operations.

Dame Inga Beale

Dame Inga Beale is an experienced business leader having spent over 38 years in global financial services. Her final pinnacle executive role was as Chief Executive of Lloyd’s of London from 2014 to 2018. She now has a portfolio of non-executive roles, being on the boards of Clyde & Co, Crawford, London First and Mediclinic.

 

During her 5 year tenure at the 330-year-old financial institution of Lloyd’s, Dame Inga was responsible for accelerating the modernisation of the insurance market, embedding an innovation culture, and expanding the market’s global access across new, high-growth markets including China, Dubai, and India. As the first female Chief Executive of Lloyd’s, she also played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector.

 

Before joining Lloyd’s, Inga was Group CEO of Canopius, an insurance company with its principal operations at Lloyd’s. Prior to that she was on the Global Management Board of Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland. Earlier roles include Group CEO of Swiss reinsurer Converium, and a variety of international leadership positions for GE Insurance Solutions where she was based in the UK, USA, France and Germany. She started her career as a reinsurance underwriter with Prudential in London and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1987. She is a Chartered Insurer and was awarded her Damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy.

 

Her philanthropic interests include being a member of the Pitt Rivers Museum Advisory Board at Oxford University, and Patron of Insuring Women’s Futures, a not-for-profit aimed at improving women’s lifelong financial resilience.

Kevin Fielder

Kevin Fielder is a well-known information security professional, currently dividing his time between roles as a Chief Information Security Officer, start-up advisor, CrossFit/fitness coach and doting dad.

 

He has a strong technical background, but his passion lies with building high performing, diverse and resilient teams and of course resilient individuals!

 

Kevin has created and delivered highly successful, agile security strategies meeting the demands of global businesses. He excels in building and leading high performing teams and effectively engaging boards around cyber-risk and resilience. An experienced and dynamic information security professional, Kevin is also a board advisor to several organisations, an experienced speaker and an active member of the cyber security community promoting awareness, diversity and innovation.

 

His goal is to break out of the security ‘echo chamber’ and speak more broadly on critical topics around cyber and resilience.

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is one of the world’s most influential voices on fixing work.

 

His book was the UK’s top selling business hardback of 2019 and is an international bestseller – translated into 14 languages. Previously he spent over a decade running Twitter and YouTube (the latter at Google) for Europe, leaving Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.

 

Bruce runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture. He now spends his time championing reforms to workplace culture and working to find solutions to climate change.

Sharon Doherty

Sharon is the Chief People Officer at Finastra, #3 global fintech. She is a mother, an author, interested in the future of work, and a champion of inclusion for all. 

 

She has spent nine years at Vodafone helping shape their customer, digital and purpose-led Vodafone work. Sharon is best known for championing the award-winning diversity and inclusion agenda there, as the first company in the world to introduce a global maternity policy in 2015, launching the largest global programme to ReConnect women back to work in 2017, and, in 2019, the first global company to introduce paid leave for victims of domestic abuse. 

 

Her earlier track record includes Kingfisher, General Electric, PwC, BAA and Laing O’Rourke as CHRO. She has also been a Trustee at Regents College and NED for Laing O’Rourke. Sharon currently sits on The Vodafone Foundation Board, and the Talent Advisory Board for CEB. Outstanding 2018 Ally. She authored ‘Heathrow’s Terminal 5, History in the Making’ and is just about to publish Belong@Vodafone.

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