Kim Healey

Kim Healey joined Everton as Head of Human Resources in 2015, having had more than 15 years’ experience of leading HR functions at Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers. She played an integral role in Everton entering The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the first time in February 2018. Kim was promoted to the position of People Director in June 2018. The creation of this position is recognition, that to be successful, we need to attract and retain the best talent on and off the pitch.

Carin Hammer Blakbrough

Carin was born in 1975 in Sweden, but she has lived more than half of her life abroad; in France as well as in Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich) and now in the UK. She is married and has a nine year old son.

Prior to her career in HR, she worked at the United Nations, in Asset Management as well as in a Hedge Fund. She has a Master in Economics as well as an MAS in HRM & Career Management from the University of Geneva.

Claire Townson

Claire is Director of Corporate Services for JRF and JRHT. She provides leadership to the corporate services team which includes People and Internal Communications, IT, Health and Safety, Governance and Financial Services.

Prior to joining in 2013, Claire was HR director for a national charity that provides services to tackle problem drug and alcohol use and worked for Motorola in a variety of senior European HR roles. Claire is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chair of Governors for New Earswick Primary School, and has a BA in Economics from the University of York. 

John Hume

John is Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust. Through its funding and support, the Trust encourages resident-focused approaches as a means of addressing the underlying structural causes of health inequalities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for NIHR’s School for Public Health Research and Chair of the Living Wage Friendly Funder Committee for the Living Wage Foundation. John was previously the Deputy Head of Programmes for Big Lottery Fund's £500m health programme, ran his own business for several years and headed up V's £100m corporate match fund programmes. As well as leading operations planning at both Big and the Care Quality Commission, John also worked in learning disability/mental health services, where he set up and ran a community resource centre, and was once the CEO of Graeae Theatre Company.

Pam Batty

Founded in 1856, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctive British identity. Since then, the brand has built a reputation for design, innovation and craftsmanship. 

Pamela joined Burberry in 2012, and has 20 years of experience from across the field of Corporate Responsibility, including serving on the board of the Ethical Trading Initiative for 6 years. The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.

Jenny Baskerville

Jenny joined KPMG as a public sector audit graduate in 2007, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2010. In 2011 she joined the KPMG Corporate Responsibility team taking on a variety of roles before moving into External Affairs in 2016 as Head of Social Mobility. As Head of Social Mobility, Jenny developed and executed KPMG’s social mobility strategy across the firm. Jenny is regularly consulted by Government and advises KPMG clients, suppliers and the wider business community on social mobility policy within a business context.

Afzal Rahman

Afzal is Policy Officer at the TUC where he leads the TUC's work on pay, the Living Wage, the minimum wage and working time issues. The TUC exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. It brings together more than 5.5 million working people across 48 trade unions. 

Peter Kelly

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.

Loraine Martins

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.

Matt Sparkes

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.

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