Speaker profiles

Vicky Browning chief executive, ACEVO

Twitter: @browning_vicky

Vicky has headed up ACEVO, the network of civil society leaders, since February 2017, supporting representing and encouraging ACEVO’s members in their ambition to create change. A former magazine journalist, editor and publisher, Vicky worked at Haymarket Publishing, the UK's largest privately owned publishing company for 16 years during the nineties and noughties. Vicky then enjoyed six years as an independent publishing consultant, offering management consultancy, product development and marketing services to a range of clients, before joining CharityComms, the membership network for communications professionals in UK charities, where she was director since March 2010.


Belinda Parmar OBE chief executive, The Empathy Business

Twitter: @belindaparmar

Belinda Parmar OBE is a campaigner and the CEO of The Empathy Business. Belinda helps prepare business leaders for a future in which the world is driven by to seemingly opposed forces: empathy and technology. Belinda was appointed a Young Global Leader in 2014 by the World Economic Forum.
She is the pioneer of the world’s first empathy index launched in the Harvard Business Review.
Her new campaign is #TheTruthAboutTech highlighting Tech Addiction and how we can be more digitally resilient. Her campaign was featured on the front page of The Guardian in March 2018, Woman’s Hour, Sky news and ITV news in May 2018.
Belinda is currently transforming the business world to become a more empathic place and is currently Empathy-In-Residence at one of the world’s biggest utility companies.


Terry Baxter chief executive, Inspire Suffolk 

Terry Baxter is the chief executive of Inspire Suffolk, an education support charity that works to help build confidence, raise aspiration levels, support core learning and help prepare young people to make the transition into further education, work or volunteering. The charity specialises in working with young people aged 16 – 24 who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

An experienced former broadcaster and journalist, Terry has worked with the BBC in both radio and television, specialising in Sport, News and Current Affairs and is often employed as an event ‘host’ or ‘facilitator’.

Terry is a board member of the Ipswich ‘Opportunities Area’ board and an Honorary Fellow of both Suffolk New College and University Campus Suffolk (now the University of Suffolk).


 Katharine Horler OBE chief executive, Adviza

Twitter: @advizakatherine 

Katharine Horler OBE has over 30 years experience in the careers field, she is chief executive of Adviza; a charity inspiring people to make better decisions that help them progress in learning and work.

Katharine is chair of Careers England and a Director of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP.  She was awarded an OBE in 2017.

email: katharinehorler@adviza.org.uk

visit: www.adviza.org.uk


Jehangir Malik OBE chief executive, Muslim Aid

Twitter: @jehangirmalik

Jehangir Malik OBE is Chief Executive of Muslim Aid.

He was formerly director of Islamic Relief UK. He held various roles at Islamic Relief UK including development director of Islamic Relief USA and deputy country director in Afghanistan.

He serves on the board of a number of charities including ACEVO and The Runnymede Trust. He was a founding trustee of the Muslim Charities Forum. In 2010, Jehangir was awarded an OBE in recognition of his 20 years’ of contribution to the humanitarian cause.


Tara Flood strategic lead for co-production, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham  

Tara Flood is a disability rights activist and until March 2019 was the director at the Alliance for Inclusive Education, a campaigning organisation run and controlled by Disabled people.

Tara is now the strategic lead for co-production at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham where she has the responsibility of creating frameworks for change that will embed a new culture of working together with residents on policy development as well as service re-design and delivery.

Tara has been involved with the UK disability rights movement at a grassroots level, for many years, and she is committed to creating social and political change, that will deliver equality for all Disabled people at a local, regional, national, European and international level.

Tara was involved in the discussions at the United Nations in the development of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is now working to get the Convention fully implemented.

Tara has worked with organisations led by Disabled people, allied organisations, human rights organisations, statutory agencies and Government departments, both in a personal and professional capacity, and is committed to the voices and experiences of ALL disabled people being at the heart of discussions and decision making about our lives.

Tara is a trustee of Trust for London, Inclusion London and A Place in the World.


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