Senior Public servant| Author | Non-Executive
Andrew Wear is a senior public servant living in Australia and the author of ‘Recovery’. He is a policy expert, author and speaker who is passionate about searching for policy solutions that work. He will be speaking under the theme Global Health Policy: The Next Pandemic.
PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh
Daniel is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and formally a project engineer for the Irish electricity utility. Daniel’s PhD focuses on carbon capture for Net Zero Hydrogen and Power production.
Before he had his brain injury David was a professional musician. He ran music groups at The Priory Hospital and was an outreach facilitator for The London School of Samba. He has started to teach drums again and is working with a professional editor to have his first book published this year.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Shield Corporate Finance
A career in Mergers & Acquisition negotiations and lots of experience in overcoming disagreements. “I am well advanced with a TEDx talk on ‘Harnessing The Power of Disagreement’, to help people approach and respond to the growing number and intensity of disagreements with which we are all confronted these days”.
Former Head of The Norwegian Opera Academy
As a former head of The Norwegian Opera Academy, a professional musician and an opera director, Ellen has experience in competitive work environments and finding her way as a female leader.
Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, co-Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh,
Francisca Mutapi was the first Black woman to be appointed professor at the University of Edinburgh in its 400-year history and the first Black African female professor appointed in Scotland. Her research has had an extraordinary impact on the policy and control of neglected tropical diseases. Her work has improved the diagnosis of lupus for those of African descent, contributed to Africa’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
Outdoor and Extreme sports editor for the South China Morning Post
Mark Agnew is the Outdoor & Extreme sports editor for the South China Morning Post. Mark is an experienced adventurer whose expeditions rowing through the Indonesian archipelago and running ultra-marathons in uninhabited corners of Asia. In 2021, Mark will be part of a team attempting to become the first people to row the Northwest Passage; the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific.
Sustainable Energy Systems Engineer, Peace Builder, and Social Entrepreneur
Completed a MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering as a Mastercard Foundation Scholar and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Covenant University Nigeria. During her MSc, she founded a start-up called Omie Energy which centres on lowering the cost of renewable energy production – in particular solar energy – to provide more reliable and affordable access to green energy. Omie Energy aims to redesign photovoltaic (PV) cells and panels so as to deliver lower costs per produced kWh. She was highly commended in both the Fresh Ideas Competition run by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise and the Business ideas competition by Edinburgh Innovations.