Loraine has recently joined Network Rail as its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and will lead on making the rail industry a more open, diverse and inclusive business. Network Rail is responsible for the rail infrastructure, which includes engineering, the maintenance of tracks and flagship stations like Kings Cross. It has 34,000 staff throughout the UK.
Peter Kelly has been active in campaigns for social justice for more than 20 years, both as a worker and activist. He joined the Poverty Alliance as Policy Manager in overall day-to-day management of the organisation, as well as leading on the policy and campaigning goals of the network. Peter also represents the Alliance in a variety of forums and networks including Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, the Scottish Drugs Forum, Energy Action Scotland and others. He is currently Vice President of the European Anti-Poverty Network.
Chris manages the Poverty Team in the Policy and Research Department at Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He specialises in poverty, welfare and employment policy areas and quantitative research methods. Chris used to manage and conduct social research on drugs and crime at the Home Office and helped develop the alcohol harm reduction strategy at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office.
Guy is Head of Facilities at KPMG. Facilities at KPMG consists of three specialist functions supporting 11,000 partners and staff – Property, Workplace Services and Business Continuity, Safety and Security. Guy heads up these teams, managing 22 offices.
Donald has spent thirty years analysing social policy in the UK and internationally – as a journalist, consultant to public organisations and charities, and an academic.
Jane has researched the living wage since the launch of the campaign in 2001 and has wider interests in labour, community organising and localism. Recent publications include Global Cities at Work: New migrant divisions of labour (Pluto, 1999). Her website documents the impact of the living wage.
Neil Jameson has been Executive Director of Citizens UK for the last 24 years and Lead Organiser with London Citizens for the last 18 years. As such, he and his colleague Organisers are now driving the UK’s largest and most diverse Community Organising training institute, professional Guild of Organisers and a growing network of broad-based Citizens alliances in London, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Cardiff.
Matt's first stint in Corporate Responsibility was with Barclays where he delivered the bank's community affairs programme in the West Midlands before taking a role leading all national sponsorships and volunteering. This included devising and developing the award-winning Barclays Spaces for Sports, still the UK's largest ever community sports sponsorship. Looking to get a view from the other side, he moved to regeneration charity Groundwork in 2005 where he was responsible for setting up a new branch in Corby: Groundwork North Northamptonshire.
Paul Regan is a Methodist Minister based in Newham where he has lived since 1972. He is chair of the Social Responsibility Commission of the Methodist London District. He was Director of the Renewal Programme from 1977 to 1994. He then became Chief Executive of Aston-Mansfield – a merger of two Victorian charities - until his retirement in 2005. He has an interest in social enterprise and has set up several charities including Landmark Training which he has chaired since 1981 and Conflict and Change established in 1984 – the first community based mediation service in the UK.