Samantha Barry

Speaker Biographies

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College Business School. Franklin’s main areas of interest are financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. From 1980 to 2016, he was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and now has Emeritus status there.

Mike Barry

Mike Barry is Director at Mikebarryeco, a pioneering business leader who aims to create a more balanced society and build a truly sustainable future. Prior to this position, Mike was Director of Sustainable Business at Marks and Spencer’s. He played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of its “Plan A” sustainability strategy, which aimed to transform M&S into the “most sustainable retailer in the UK”.

Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli is the Senior Director of Health and Life Sciences division of Microsoft EMEA. Elena is responsible to drive strategy and business development, partnerships and positioning for the region. Elena spearheaded an initiative on Healthier Citizens, shaping a vision and an industry-wide position of advocacy for the sustainability of health systems through IT innovation; and launching the Partners’ Coalition for Healthier Cities.

Katie Brewis

Katie Brewis is Head of Sustainability & Head of Finance for Marketing, Policy and Communications at Google EMEA. Katie coordinates with Google’s data centre, real estate, product, marketing, communications, policy and sales teams to ensure Google EMEA is maximising opportunities to advance sustainability - internally and externally. 

Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s since 2014. He has also served as an Executive Director since 2007 and has been a member of the Operating Board since October 2004. Mike has vast retail industry experience in trading, strategy, marketing, digital and online, as well as multi-site store experience.

Helen Crowley

Helen Crowley is Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at Kering. She is currently taking a year-long sabbatical to focus on designing new approaches to integrating nature into business as a fellow and senior advisor at Conservation International and WEF. In her role at Kering, Helen advises and supports Kering’s Luxury brands with a focus on innovative cross-cutting sustainability solutions, including sustainable sourcing and manufacturing processes, to help guide the Group’s overall sustainability strategy and programme implementation.

Alex DiLeonardo

Alex DiLeonardo is a Partner at McKinsey & Company who leads digital science and behaviour science. He is one of the Firm’s global leaders in its Talent and People Analytics service lines. Alex co-leads the North East geographic hub for the broader organisation practice and advises client organisations across industries as well as McKinsey’s internal people function. 

David Gann

David Gann is Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Imperial College Business School. He is a university and business leader with extensive international experience in innovation strategy and technology management. David was Vice-President (Innovation) at Imperial College London until 2019, playing a central role in developing the vision, strategy and innovation agenda for Imperial College’s 25-acre White City Campus.

Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack is global education editor for the Financial Times, writing on educational issues around the world and editorial lead for the free FT schools programme. He was previously head of curated content, deputy editor of the big read section, pharmaceuticals correspondent, and a foreign correspondent in France and Russia.

Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. She also chairs the EMEA Executive Committee and is the Global Executive Sponsor of the Women's Initiative Network. Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments.

Colin Mayer

Colin Peter Mayer CBE FBA is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and was the Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School between 2006 and 2011. Colin is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society.

Marisa Miraldo

Marisa Miraldo is Associate Professor in Health Economics and a member of the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation at Imperial College Business School. Her interests are in the design and evaluation of health policies, adoption and diffusion of innovation and the behavioural determinants of decision making.

Celia Moore

Celia Moore is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she held positions at Bocconi University in Milan and London Business School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Hannah Pathak

Hannah Pathak is Director for UK and Europe at Forum for the Future, an international non-profit, working with business, government and others to create a big shift towards a sustainable future. Hannah oversees a broad portfolio of transformational change projects, tackling global challenges such as climate change, sustainable nutrition, and sustainable value chains and livelihoods. 

Franco Sassi

Franco Sassi is the Director of the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation at Imperial College Business School. His work aims to assess the impact of public policies to tackle major chronic diseases and their predisposing risk factors, including poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol and tobacco use, and a range of environmental and social exposures.

Nilay Shah

Nilay Shah is Director of Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Nilay works in the field of process systems engineering, specifically the development and application of mathematical models to analyse, design and optimise complex process and energy systems.

Martin Siegert

Martin Siegert is Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change & Environment at Imperial College London, and Professor of Geosciences in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. He is a glaciologist, geophysicist and Quaternary scientist, who studies processes operating in large ice sheets.

Robert Sorrell

Robert Sorrell is BP’s Vice President for Public Partnerships. He is the Associate Director for the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, a 10-year $100m investment by BP with the hub at the University of Manchester and spokes at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Robert is also BP’s technology policy advisor for the UK and EU.

John Steel

John Steel, CEO of Cafédirect, is a business leader and social entrepreneur with a passion for making business a force for good. John is determined that Cafédirect, as one of the UK’s pre-eminent Social Enterprises, plays a pivotal role in leading the change agenda. John is a genuine believer in the need for real change in the way business contributes to society and the wider world.

Charles Tilley

Charles Tilley, OBE, FCMA, CGMA is the current interim CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Formerly CIMA’s CEO, Charles spearheaded the joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs, and was fundamental in conceiving and creating the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Charles is chairman of International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) professional accountants in business committee. Charles is a member of the IIRC, and previously chaired the IIRC’s technical task force, the group responsible for developing the <IR> framework. He is also a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Lab and the A4S Advisory Council.

Keith Tuffley

Keith Tuffley joined Citi in 2019 as Vice Chairman for Australia & NZ, and Senior International Adviser on Sustainability. In this global role, Keith leads Citi’s sustainability engagement with its corporate clients, supporting them with strategic and M&A advice, financing and capital markets solutions, and investor engagement, as they transition their businesses towards more sustainable models.

Maurizio Zollo

Maurizio Zollo is Professor of Strategy and Sustainability and Head of the Department of Management at Imperial College Business School. His research looks at how business organisations learn to grow and adapt to environmental turbulence, and how managers can guide these evolutionary processes through the combined use of strategic growth initiatives and organisational change, innovation and learning processes. Before joining the Business School, Maurizio held professorial posts at Bocconi University and INSEAD. He is a visiting professor at the Sloan School of Management and at Bocconi University, and has published over 50 academic papers, the findings from which have been featured in The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.