Andy Youngman

Director of Sales, KPMG Birmingham

Andy is a Birmingham man having spent his whole career in and around the city. Until recently, he was the Area Director, SME Banking for Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), but has recently moved across to KPMG to lead its regional

Carl Potter

Senior Director, Bilfinger GVA

Carl Potter is a Senior Director at property consultant Bilfinger GVA. Based at Brindleyplace, Carl is the National Head of Offices and overlooks the firm’s office agency team who are spread out across its 11 UK offices. His day to

Charles De Rohan

CEO, Binding Site

Charles de Rohan has been CEO of Birmingham based Binding Site Group since 2010. Employing 600 people, 400 in UK, the company is committed to the research, development, manufacture and distribution of immunodiagnostic serum protein assays. With extensive expertise in

Cllr Lisa Trickett

Cabinet Member for Green, Smart and Sustainable City

Councillor Lisa Trickett was elected as a Labour Councillor in 2012 to Moseley and Kings Heath Ward. Lisa took on the role of Chair of the City’s Districts and Public Engagement Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which provided policy overview and

Cllr Timothy Huxtable

Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs & Skills and Leader of the Conservative Group on the ITA (Centro)

Councillor Timothy Huxtable has been a Conservative Councillor for Bournville Ward on Birmingham City Council since May 2002, during which time he has been Chairman of both the Local Services & Community Safety O&S and Regeneration O&S Committees and between

David Lock QC


David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a QC in 2011.  He is currently based at Landmark Chambers in central London. After spending 10 years at the Bar in Birmingham, David was elected as a Member

Dr David J Hardman MBE

CEO of Innovation Birmingham

Over the last five years, David has led the redirection and restructuring of Birmingham Science Park Aston in order to create a sustainable business and pave the way for the £35 million expansion of the Innovation Birmingham Campus. As Innovation

Dr. Rick Robinson

IT Director, Smart Data and Technology Amey

For 25 years, Dr. Rick Robinson has delivered projects and strategies at the leading edge of technology for some of the world’s largest institutions, often in multi-£100million programmes. He has also developed a passion for using technology to improve the social,

John Clancy

Leader of Birmingham City Council, UK

Leader of Birmingham City Council, John Clancy has won four elections in the city. He has represented Quinton Ward, where he has lived for the last 25 years, since 2011 when he gained the seat from the Tories, and was

Professor Alec Cameron

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University

Professor Alec Cameron has been Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University since 2016. Prior to this he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Australia (2013-16) and Dean of the Australian School of Business (2006-13),

Professor Paul G Maropoulos

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise Dipl Eng, MSc, PhD, Eur Ing, CEng, FHEA, FCIRP, FIMechE

Professor Paul Maropoulos is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise of Aston University. He is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering with a strong research record in manufacturing process planning, measurement enabled production and digital manufacturing technologies with funding from EPSRC, Innovate UK,