Samantha is a strategic partnership professional with over 20 years of experience designing and delivering a range of welfare-to-work social inclusion projects to engage marginalised communities and groups. She is the Director of Communities at the YMCA Thames Gateway Group where she leads on the formation of purposeful partnerships across internal and external stakeholders in […]

Tokunbo is a seasoned social entrepreneur and senior leader with a track record of successfully devising and executing innovative social impact concepts, particularly within the media, digital and youth development sectors. He possesses a unique combination of creative entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to secure stakeholder engagement and to drive, manage and nurture a national […]

Franz is a partner of Allen & Overy, a major international law firm. He has over twenty years’ experience in the international finance sector and is a market leader in the field of international capital markets and structured finance. As well as legal skills, he brings to Access extensive business development, strategy and management expertise.  […]

Jane was appointed CEO of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, in May 2022.  Prior to that she was CEO of Creative and Cultural Skills, working to create fair and inclusive opportunities within the creative and cultural sectors, and spent four years as CEO of NAVCA, where she led the transformation of […]

Emilie leads the Financial System Benchmark at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), a non-profit that ranks and measures influential companies on their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to joining WBA she led the development impact and sustainability team at FMO, the Dutch development bank. She advised financial institutions, foundations and businesses […]

The Right Hon Nick Hurd served as a Member of Parliament in the UK for fourteen years before standing down in December 2019. During that time he served three different Prime Ministers as a Government Minister over more than 8 years. He has been Minister for Civil Society, International Development, Climate Change, Industry, Police & […]

Heather has many years experience in the design, delivery and financing of cultural places and healthy spaces for local communities. Heather previously served as Design Advisor for the Queen Elizabeth Park in East London, including the transition of Olympic Games venues into public/private local enterprises. Following the economic crisis of 2008 and subsequent decommissioning of UK […]