Craig Bennett | CEO | The Wildlife Trusts
Craig is Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts, one of the largest landowners in the UK with more than 870,000 members and 35,000 volunteers. Since becoming chief executive in 2020, Craig has spearheaded plans to protect 30% of UK land and sea for nature by 2030.
Craig was formerly CEO of Friends of the Earth and regularly appears in the print and broadcast media.
Marcial Boo | CEO | Equality and Human Rights Commission
Marcial has been Chief Executive of the EHRC since September 2021.
For six years, he was CEO at the MPs’ spending watchdog IPSA. During Covid, he led the UK’s Public Health Register and was previously a director at the National Audit Office. Marcial chairs the Institute of Regulation and is a trustee of the non-partisan think tank Demos.
Paul Hebden | Communications Consultant
Paul is a communications consultant and former head of strategic communications at Tax Justice UK. Previously, Paul was Head of Media at the disability NGO, Sightsavers, and held similar roles at the International HIV / AIDS Alliance and World Cancer Research Fund.
As a journalist, Paul was news editor of Inside Housing magazine and worked in regional newspapers and as a media consultant for social housing and homelessness organisations.
Emma Holland-Lindsay | Head of Public Affairs | The Women’s Institutes
Emma oversees the NFWI’s campaigning and influencing work focused on securing positive change on the issues that matter to WI members. This includes the provision of a research and policy development function, campaign development and managing relationships with decision-makers.
Before joining the NFWI in January 2016, she held a range of campaign management roles in the charity sector, following a number of years working in politics.
Kathryn Quinton | Communications Director | Equally Ours
Kathryn is a strategic communications, marketing and brand specialist, with 20 years’ experience of leading teams and high-profile campaigns and projects in the third sector. She has an MA in gender, culture and politics.
Kathryn leads Equally Ours respected strategic communications programme to shift public opinion on social issues to influence policy. The programme comprises developing effective evidence-based ways of framing social issues, and equipping the sector with the knowledge, skills and confidence to use this powerful approach to create social change.
Joe Slater | Director | Stack Data Strategy
Joe is a co-founder and Director of Stack Data Strategy, a polling and analytics company based in London. He leads Stack’s political and election work, providing original research, modelling and strategic guidance to clients across the world.
He has worked on a number of national election campaigns, including Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the 2019 UK general election, the 2021 Canadian federal election and the 2022 Congressional midterms.
Frank Soodeen | Director of Communications and Public Engagement | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Frank leads JRF’s public engagement, advocacy, and campaigning work, providing high quality communications support through its media, marketing, digital, strategic communications, public affairs, and events teams.
Prior to his appointment Frank held a series of campaigning, policy and influencing roles at JRF, the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, The Nuffield Trust, The Royal College of Physicians, and Alcohol Concern.