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EY - Steve Varley

Steve Varley

Twitter: @SteveVarleyEY

Steve has over 20 years’ experience advising clients in various sectors, including Government and Public Services, Pharmaceuticals and Oil & Gas. He joined EY in 2005 to lead the firm's Advisory business and was made Managing Partner in July 2011. He is currently responsible for leading the firm's UK & Ireland business and people. Steve is also a founding member of the Social Business Trust, a partnership of world-class businesses who combine their resources and expertise to accelerate the growth of social enterprise in the UK.


EY - Dame Mary Marsh

Dame Mary Marsh

Mary has served as chief executive of NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) from 2000-8 and before that head teacher of two comprehensive schools. From 2008-15 she was Founding Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, developing leaders for charities and social enterprises. She continues with a range of cross sector non-executive roles. She has been a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc since 2009 and in 2015 joined the Operations and Technology committee of the Board. She is a Governor and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at London Business School, a member of the LSO Advisory Council (London Symphony Orchestra) and Chair of LSO Discovery Advisory Committee. She is also a commissioner of the Financial Inclusion Commission and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Find out more.


EY - Nathaniel Peat

Nathaniel Peat

Twitter: @Nathanielpeat

Nathaniel Peat is a Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Business Coach, Engineer, Pilot and man of many talents and achievements. He is listed on the 2017 Black Power List, 2017 EMPower Financial Times List and 2016 saw an entry onto the Financial Times Upstanding 100 BME Executive List. Nathaniel is co-founder of Gennex Solar which provides innovative renewable energy products in Africa. He also founded The Safety Box; a company whose training and development programmes assist with reducing youth violence & help young people develop important skills such as leadership, communication and conflict resolution.  In 2015 Peat was the only UK entrepreneur selected by Virgin Unite to attend a week long leadership gathering on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson. Nat has also been a Trustee of the EY Foundation since 2014.


EY - Liz Bingham OBE

Liz Bingham OBE

Twitter: @LizBinghamOBE

A former EY Partner in Restructuring and latterly in People Advisory Services, Liz was awarded an OBE for services to equality in the workplace in 2015. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, and is determined to create an environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed and flourish at work. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour’s power list; was No 31 in the World Pride power list; No 18 in the FT’s Top 50 OUTstanding in Business list, and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Bath for her contribution to social mobility and fair access to the professions. BPP University and the Open University have also recognised Liz for her contribution to professional services. Liz was also one of the EY Foundation’s founding trustees and serves on the board of Governors of University College School in Hampstead.


EY - Chris Achiampong

Chris Achiampong

Twitter: @ChrisAchiampong

Chris is an alumnus of Smart Futures and EY’s School Leaver’s programme. He is currently working at IBM and was recently awarded Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year for London. He is committed to helping young people and was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Foundation’s first Youth Panel, he is also a governor at his old school. His profile, inspirational skills and network has already significantly contributed to raising awareness of the Foundation’s work.

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