Busola Sodeinde worked in senior positions in Banking. Until 2019, she was the CFO for the Global Markets business in EMEA at State Street Bank, where she held 4 Board positions.
Busola’s career has transitioned into a multi-disciplinary role that supports mission-led organisations, focused on the social theme in ESG across financial services, not-for-profit and charities.
She considers it a real privilege to use her platform to drive change, and transform organisations to create impact in wider national agendas.
Now focused on social entrepreneurship, Busola has been active in the digital space developing tech products for youths and young adults.
She is a Church Commissioner (on its Audit & Risk Committee), Trustee of The Scouts Association, Non-executive Director at Ombudsman Services and Hargreave Hale Venture Capital Trust.
She is also a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA) who holds an MBA with Distinction from Leeds University, and a BSc. Economics.
I'm a father, husband, philosophy graduate, writer, and an accidental businessman trying to help redefine the next era of capitalism to be more inclusive.
I am currently Chairman of Grimsby Town Football Club. I’m also on the UK board of B Corp, a Venture investor in early-stage tech businesses and was previously Vice Chairman of Simply Business - a business insurance provider trying to disrupt financial services with technology, service and data.
I joined Simply Business from the global dating website, match.com, where I was UK International managing director. Prior to this, I spent time working in the travel industry as managing director at Travelocity Business, Non-Executive at Skyscanner and in commercial roles at lastminute.com.
Simply Business was voted as the 2015 & 2016 Number One 'Best Place to Work' in the UK by The Sunday Times. Accredited as a B Corp in 2017.
In 2018 I published my first book with Virgin called Reboot - A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age. The premise of the book is that headlines predict that whole industries will be decimated by Artificial Intelligence and automation. Some bosses and bankers are rubbing their hands at the prospect of cost savings and staff cuts. But there is another way. New technology can also empower teams, fuel creativity and make people happier”.
An angel investor, philanthropist and environmental campaigner dedicating her time, skills and resources to tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis and inter-connected social issues.
A former lawyer and co-founder of outdoor company Osprey Europe, Julia works under the mantra We Have The POWER (Protect Our World - Educate Restore).
Julia's mission is to catalyse practical action by investing in start-up companies offering sustainable products and services and providing philanthropic loan finance to accelerate regeneration, including to conservation groups acquiring land for nature restoration.
Julia set up The Reusables Working Group - a collection of companies offering reuse solutions who cooperate in moving forward the circular economy.
Julia is also a member of Patriotic Millionaires UK - campaigning for a moderate tax on high level wealth."
An entrepreneur with a mission to build confidence and resilience.
Clare is blazing a trail in the Insurance industry since launching commercial insurance brokerage Talbot Jones Ltd with her husband, Richard, in 2016. Named Rising Star in Insurance 2019, winner of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Building Public Trust award and listed as an Elite Woman in Insurance, she presented a warmly received TEDx on Pursuing Fearlessness last year.
With core values of Community, Excellence and Integrity that are built on the foundations of her Christian faith, she is an active mentor, Christians Against Poverty Centre Manager, Strategic Leadership Masters student and academic researcher.
Clare is learning how to reframe her understanding of herself and the world having been recognised as autistic last year.