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Danny Forster

Danny Forster is an Emmy-award-winning producer, educator, and an internationally recognised architectural designer. His wide-ranging career is unified in his singular ability to teach people to find meaning in buildings, and in his passion for opening their eyes to the built world that surrounds them. Danny was the on-screen...

Tony Hayward

Tony Hayward is Chairman of commodities group, Glencore Xstrata. He was CEO of BP from 2007-10. At BP, Tony held a series of technical and commercial roles in Europe, Asia and South America and became chief executive of BP’s Exploration and Production division in 2003. He became CEO in...

Bas Lansdorp

Bas Lansdorp is an entrepreneur with a passion for ambitious projects. He is co-founder and CEO of Mars One, the Dutch foundation that aims to land the first human on Mars in 2027. Lansdorp abandoned his PhD research in wind energy at Delft University of Technology to start his...

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson served as the first female President of Ireland from 1990-97, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. Throughout her career as a lawyer, politician and diplomat, she has been a human rights advocate. Robinson is renowned for bringing the human rights agenda into the core...

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe was the most senior police officer in the UK. He led an organisation of nearly 50,000 people with a budget of £3.2 billion. Lord Bernard’s career has been characterised by high achievement, having successfully delivered numerous strategic objectives and effciency improvements while holding weighty appointments with...

Julian Caldecott

Dr Julian Caldecott is a world renowned ecologist and conservationist. He has spent more than 20 years promoting biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability around the world. He has contributed to major conservation programmes in Indonesia (protected areas in Siberut, Flores and Central Sulawesi), Malaysia (the Maliau Basin Conservation Area...

Professor David Gann

David Gann is Imperial College’s Vice President, leading Innovation. He is a member of the College’s Executive Board. David is an accomplished university leader, strategist and advocate, renowned for his work on innovation, entrepreneurship and technology management. His academic research spans strategy, management science and systems engineering. His distinctive...

Reinhold Messner

Climber, writer, photographer and Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004, Reinhold Messner started climbing mountains at the age of five and has been one of the world’s most outstanding mountaineers for thirty years. In over three thousand climbs he has achieved over a hundred first ascents...

Mats Jansson

Mats Jansson was President and CEO of the SAS Group, the holding company of Scandinavian Airlines System which is the major airline group in the Nordic region, in the period from January 2007 (informally from October 2006) until September 2010 and he rose extremely successfully to the challenge. He...

Jeffrey Sachs

Widely considered to be the leading international economic advisor of his generation, Jeffrey Sachs has pioneered innovative approaches to economic development, poverty alleviation and enlightened globalisation. In 2004, and again in 2005, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The New York Times...

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