Meet our inspiring speakers from the worlds of business, architecture, law, technology journalism, culture and creativity. Each individual brings their own unique perspective to bear on our debates, flooding the floor with ideas, expertise and insight. Together they’re the ultimate hive mind.
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Corporate Coms & Sustainability
Mitsubishi Corporation Int. (Europe)
Based in Mitsubishi's headquarters in Tokyo, Steve is currently on assignment to London managing PR and sustainability for the Europe and Africa region. His current responsibilities include developing Mitsubishi's Integrated Report as well as helping to promote sustainability initiatives internally.
Investigative reporter, writer, BBC presenter and documentary producer, Jacques, a graduate from London School of Economics (LSE), also writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post and Wired.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Mike has over 23 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.
Most recently, he served as vice president of global marketing for One&Only Resorts at the global head office in Dubai. His extensive experience also includes five years at the Maybourne Hotel Group and 10 years at Silversea Cruises.
Head of Inclusion
Nancy is responsible for building on the many diversity and Inclusion initiatives in place at MediaCom and sets the agenda for inclusion. Nancy has worked in a variety of roles at Mediacom and has been an integral part of the business for almost 20 years.
Arts Editor, The Evening Standard
Good Business was founded by Giles Gibbons and Steve Hilton in 1996, back when they were working for Saatchi and Saatchi. They saw the power of brands to change the world for the better – an idea so big that they felt it had to catch on.
Robin Partington & Partners
Robin grew up in the Northwest of England surrounded by architects and engineers. Talented and enthusiastic tutors at Liverpool University led to him joining Foster Associates in 1984 where he was responsible for a wide range of projects culminating in 30 St Mary Axe in the City of London (the ‘Gherkin’). He then joined Hamiltons Architects in 2001 driving its transformation, before the opportunity presented itself to form a new practice in October 2009.
Luke Robert Mason
British-born science communicator and the Director of Virtual Futures - an events series that brings together artists, cultural theorists, fiction writers, philosophers and technologists to re-address the potential of looking at our future through a techno-philosophical lens.
Joy Lo Dico
Editor of Londoner's Diary
Editor of Londoner's Diary on the Evening Standard, a column that observes and asks questions of the capitals political, social and arts worlds. Joy is also a contributor to the Standard's comment section and an occasional feature writer. For extra-curricular, she runs The Trouble Club, a group for professional women with high profile speakers.