Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's
Justin King was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury's on 29 March 2004 and is also Chairman of the Operating Board. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Staples, Inc. since September 2007 and was appointed to the board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in January 2009. He was formerly Director of Food at M&S and from 1994 to 2001 he held a number of senior positions at ASDA/WalMart in Trading, HR and Retail. Justin was previously Managing Director of Häagen Dazs UK and spent much of his early career with Mars Confectionery and Pepsi International.
Justine Roberts, Founder of Mumsnet
Justine Roberts is the Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations. Over the last ten years Mumsnet has grown into the UK’s leading social network for mums with 1.35 million monthly unique visitors. In 2010 Justine was named 97th most powerful person in the Media in the MediaGuardian 100 list and in March 2011 Justine was voted the second most influential women in London by Metro readers.
Before that she wrote about football and cricket for the Daily Telegraph and the Times and before that, a long time ago, she was an economist and strategist for SG Warburg.
Justine is a mother of four - twelve-year old identical twins – Lola and Scarlet – Jake who is seven and Jesse, four.
Andrew Simms - Fellow of the New Economic Foundation
Andrew is an author, campaigner and fellow of nef (the new economics foundation), a ‘think and do tank’ and was described by New Scientist magazine as ‘a master at joined-up progressive thinking.’ At nef he was policy director for ten years, and set up and ran an innovative programme on energy, climate change and interdependence. He was also co-author of the Green New Deal report and co-founded the Green New Deal group.
Andrew writes regularly for the national press, is on the faculty of the innovative School of Life, and is on the boards of Greenpeace UK, the climate campaign 10:10 and The Energy and Resources Institute Europe. He worked for many years for international development organisations, writing on issues of climate change and poverty reduction. In the UK, with a series of reports on ‘Ghost Town Britain’ and ‘Clone Town Britain’, Andrew coined new terms and changed the debate on the impact of mass retailing on communities.
Danvers Baillieu, Business Doctor - Boot Law
Danvers Baillieu is a senior associate at international law firm, Pinsent Masons LLP, specialising in technology law and advising web start ups. Danvers joined Pinsent Masons in February 2011, prior to which he was an associate at US firm, Winston & Strawn from 2003. In 2008, Danvers co-founded Bootlaw, a regular event where internet start ups can learn more about the legal issues facing them, without spending a fortune on legal bills.
Danvers is listed by the respected legal directories Chambers and Partners, where he is ranked as an “Associate to Watch” in the Information Technology section and by the Legal 500 for Venture Capital.
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