Diarmuid O Neill is the Chief Executive Officer of Retrak, an organisation that works with street children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Enabling them to find a viable alternative to street life back in the caring environment of a family. Diarmuid has now worked in the Voluntary Sector in the UK & Internationally with youth organisations for over a decade, after beginning his career as a research scientist examining global warming.
Diarmuid has been involved in 2 global coalitions – Safe Families Safe Children, promoting alternative care for street children; and in the Way Forward Project making recommendations to the US government on caring for street children. Retrak is also a member of the Beyond 2015 Campaign seeking to bring highly vulnerable children into the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda.
Andrew Thorp is a professional speaker, author and communication skills coach. He co-founded MojoLife, a training and consultancy company based in Manchester (UK) that uses storytelling to help companies become more distinctive and attractive. Andrew also interviews extraordinary people for MojoLife TV, an on-line showcase for inspiring stories of reinvention and creative thinking.
Andrew previously worked in the golf industry for 22 years as an interim manager, marketeer, journalist and coach. He refereed in the Ryder Cup Matches, ran golf tournaments worldwide and in 2009 published his first book, examining what businesses can learn from elite athletes about improving performance. Andrew spoke at the TEDxWarwick conference in 2010 and was recently interviewed on Radio 4 about his own story of reinvention.
Prof. Tony Redmond has been involved in international emergency medical assistance for over twenty years, responding to natural disasters, major incidents, conflicts and complex emergencies throughout the world. Professor Redmond is Co-Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, Hospital Dean at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor of International Emergency Medicine at Manchester Medical School within the University of Manchester. He is also the Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine, Keele University, Staffordshire.
He is Director of the UK international Emergency Trauma Register which aims to improve the training and accountability of those who respond to large scale emergencies overseas and Chairman of the Foreign Medical Teams working group at WHO. He has recently been appointed by Manchester Academic Health Science Centre to head up its global health initiative, has an impressive track record of involvement in international emergency medical assistance, spanning over two decades – most recently when he headed up a medical team in China following the 2008 earthquakes and again in 2010 with the Haiti earthquake.
Zachary Latif joined TLG Capital in 2011 to focus on credit and liquid markets. TLG Capital is a company that invests in frontier markets, specifically Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia & South East Asia. The core focus is directed towards consumer led growth in sectors like healthcare driven by the rising middle classes.
Zachary has traded emerging market debt and is a specialist in hard to value assets. He has also reviewed investment teams on projects as diverse from Uganda’s premier pharmaceutical plant to cancer health care facilities in West Asia to the establishment of a family medicine practice in Liberia (the only surviving clinic in Monrovia after the civil war in Liberia).
Zachary has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and has a widely-read monthly newsletter on asset allocation within the credit markets. He holds a Masters degree in Finance achieved at the age of 18 from Cass Business School in 2003.