Programme Champions

Professor Maggie Dallman OBE, Vice President (International), Imperial College London

Professor Maggie Dallman, OBEMaggie joined Imperial College in 1994 as a lecturer in the Department of Biology, coming from the University of Oxford where she had held a Nuffield Medical Research Foundation Junior Research Fellowship followed by an MRC Senior Research Fellowship. At Imperial College she became Reader in Immunoregulation in 1996 and Professor of Immunology in 1999. Since 2001 Maggie has held increasingly senior positions at Imperial College including Head Section Immunology and Infection, Campus Dean and Deputy Principal for the Faculty of Natural Sciences, becoming Dean in 2008. Maggie was made Associate-Provost (Academic Partnerships) in January 2015, and took up her most recent role as Vice-President (International) in February 2018.


Kim Dero, Chief Executive, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Kim DeroKim became the interim chief executive of Hammersmith and Fulham Council in April 2017 after working for H&F for over 20 years, latterly as Director of Delivery and Value.


Sian Alexander, Chief Executive, The Lyric Hammersmith

Sian AlexanderSian Alexander is Executive Director of the Lyric Hammersmith and has previously worked as a senior management consultant in the arts working with organisations such as the Nuffield in Southampton, Creative Industry Finance, Tricycle Theatre and the World Stages Consortium among others. From 2012 to 2014 she was Executive Director of the Bush Theatre and prior to that was Associate Director of Julie’s Bicycle from 2010 to 2013 and Head of Theatre in London at Arts Council England for 10 years until 2010. She is Chair of Trustees for Frantic Assembly as well as being on the Boards of Julie’s Bicycle, the Gate Theatre, London Theatre Consortium and the advisory board of non-zero one.

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To develop a truly meaningful and successful community leadership programme, we are looking to identify project partners and supporters to work with across different industries in the following ways: 

  • Inspirational speakers and mentors: connect us with inspirational and influential women (or men!) within your organisation, or from across your networks, to become guest speakers or mentors.
  • Trainers: volunteer to facilitate a training session
  • Venues: allow us to use your venue to provide the attendees with a variety of unique experiences.