Jagoda joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2011. She currently serves as an Advisor in the Office of ITF Secretary-General and leads aviation projects at the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD. Prior to taking up her role at the ITF, she was in charge of managing strategy and relationships with airlines at the UK Airports Commission, a body set up by the Prime Minister to examine the long-term airport capacity needs in the UK.

Since 2014 Andrew Jones has been the Cabinet Member for the Economy in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham where he also represents Shepherd’s Bush Green ward. With the Leader he developed the Borough’s Local Industrial Strategy in 2016, focused on the development of the White City Innovation District along with inclusive and sustainable growth that builds on the Borough’s strong economic base in biotech, media and digital industries. He has also led on an arts strategy grounded in culture-led regeneration as well as goal of delivering a new civic campus for Hammersmith and over 1500 genuinely affordable homes by 2022. Beyond local government, he is a Professor of Economic Geography at City, University of London where is leads within the senior team on research and enterprise activity. Linked to this he is currently chairing an international comparative project examining the role of universities within London’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Having initially qualified as a Secondary School teacher in Economics and Business, Tracy has 23 years’ experience of working in the education sector which has included working in secondary schools and sixth form colleges.

Tracy is very active within the Borough and sits on various groups which focus on strategic planning for education, skills and employment, including having been on the board for the Heathrow Skills TaskForce Group. She also chairs the West London Principals Group and is the West London Representative for the Association of Colleges. She works closely with employers and is a patron of the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce.

Tracy is absolutely committed to ensuring that every student is given the opportunity and support to fulfil their potential, not only achieving their qualifications but also equipping them with the skills they need to progress and succeed.

Leonie Cooper AM was elected as the London Assembly Member for Merton & Wandsworth in May 2016. From 2016-18 she was the chair of the cross-party London Assembly Environment Committee, which under her leadership produced a ground-breaking report on single-use plastic water bottles, that led directly to the Mayor’s programme of public water fountains. Since 2019, she has been the chair of the cross-party Economy Committee, which produced its first-ever report on the Skills required in the low-carbon, circular economy.

Diana Holland is UNITE Assistant General Secretary for Equalities and Transport and Food Industrial sectors. She has many years’ experience as a union negotiator and representative, particularly campaigning against low and unfair pay, discrimination, exploitation and hazardous work. Her campaigning with others has achieved new standards for many – from migrant domestic workers to fuel tanker delivery drivers. She is a Board member of the Food & Drink National Skills Academy, a trustee of the Alex Ferry Foundation, was part of the ILO Experts Group which led to the new ILO Convention on Violence & Harassment in the World of Work, the government’s senior stakeholder group on the Equality Act 2010 and Labour’s Minimum Wage preparatory group.

 

She is a member of the ITF Executive Board, Chair of the ITF Women Transport Workers Committee, former President of the Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering unions, the elected Labour Party Treasurer, and in 2001 was awarded the OBE for services to equal opportunities in employment.

Gary has 30 years’ experience in the Aviation industry, mainly working on complex engineering systems, but with experience in business development, customer consultancy and services creation.  He has held engineering leadership positions in Rolls-Royce working across the product lifecycle covering technology acquisition, concept definition, development/certification and service management.  He has also held many global, executive leadership positions for the group including creating the System Design function and leading the digital transformation of Engineering.  He is now leading the UK government’s Future Flight innovation programme.

Gary’s passion is to bring teams together to challenge the status quo and drive step changes in both the technology and business thinking to transform the aviation industry.

Graham is the Chair of the British Aviation Group and Global Aviation Practice at Mott MacDonald.  He has over 30 years’ consultancy experience in the aviation sector – with experience gained across Europe, North America, Middle East, East Asia and Australasia.  This has included strategic planning and development studies at major hubs such as Hong Kong, Heathrow, Dubai and Istanbul – complemented by projects at many other small and mid-sized airports.  He has served as a member of the board of BAG since 2007, Deputy Chair from 2012-16, Chair from 2016-18 and Vice Chair from 2018-20.

Bill is Partnerships Director at West London Business for the Hounslow Creative Enterprise Zone.  Formerly, Bill was a Managing Director of the East London Business Alliance and a Director at Business in the Community.  In the US, Bill was a Director at Business for Social Responsibility. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of the Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation in NYC.

Olly Craughan joined delivery company DPD UK in 2012 as an Operations Manager, progressing to Depot General Manager in 2014 and was then promoted in February 2020 to the role of heading up DPD’s corporate social responsibility strategy.

 

DPD UK is leading the way in green and sustainable delivery, successfully growing its electric, final mile, delivery fleet to over 700 vehicles in 2020; and now they have launched their ambitious Vision 25-25-25 strategy to deliver zero emissions to 25 towns and cities across the UK by the end of 2025.

 

DPD’s sustainability strategy goes beyond the final mile delivery; all DPD depots, hubs and offices are powered by 100% renewable electricity and 100% of waste avoids landfill, of which 70% is recycled. 

 

In 2020 DPD launched the Eco Fund which supports small community and school environmental projects. This is financed by DPD’s circular economy initiatives in recycling waste plastic and wood, since February the Eco Fund has donated £188,000 to 94 projects.

Appointed as General Manager UK & Ireland in April 2016, Sheldon first joined the Singapore Airlines group in 1998. He has since served in a variety of leadership roles in sales, marketing and general management across the Singapore Airlines group over the last two decades. Sheldon is a passionate advocate of innovation and customer satisfaction as a key driver of brand value, and has led efforts to connect the SIA brand with consumers through promoting its unique blend of authentic and personalised service, both in his last role as Vice President, Marketing Communications & Development as well as in his current role in the UK. He leads the effort to deliver a redesigned customer experience in our UK operations as part of the recently launched SIACares initiative.