vocL Founders

Juergen Maier

Industrialist and business advisor, former CEO of Siemens UK

Henrietta Lindsell

Henrietta Lindsell

Chair of the Lindsell Foundation

Founding Associates

Paul Drechsler CBE

Chairman International Chamber of Commerce & London First, Company Director & Former President CBI

Katherine Bennett CBE

Industrialist and Chair Western Gateway, CEO High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Sir Charlie Mayfield

Chairman QA Ltd & Be the Business, former chairman John Lewis Partnership

Valerie Todd CBE

HR Director Siemens UK and Ireland

James Timpson OBE

Chief Executive of Timpson Limited, Chair of the Prison Reform Trust and a Tate Trustee

Ben Brabyn

Ecosystem specialist and former Head of Level39

Sarah Walker-Smith

CEO Ampa Group and Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Chair We Are Radikl

Allan E Cook CBE DSc

Chairman of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Harry Matovu QC

Phil Smith CBE

Interim Executive Chair of IQE PLC and former CEO and Chairman of Cisco UK and Ireland

Angela Noon

CFO Siemens U.K., Chair of Skills and Productivity Board for the Department of Education, Chair of CBIs Economic Growth Board

Lou Cordwell OBE

Chief Creative Officer, Fluxx+mN
Chair, GM LEP

Sharon Amesu

Sharon Amesu

Director SA Consulting

Darren Sinclair

Director of Stores for Sainsburys,
Convenience and Argos

Joëlle Warren

Joëlle Warren, MBE, DL

Founding Partner and EOT Chair, Warren Partners; Non-Executive Director; Deputy Chair North West Business Leadership Team

Will Butler-Adams, OBE CEng

Will Butler-Adams, OBE CEng

CEO, Brompton Bicycle Ltd

Advita Patel

Advita Patel

Director and founder CommsRebel / A Leader Like Me

Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost

CEO, Included

Ashley Ramrachia

Ashley Ramrachia

Co-founder & CEO, Academy

Andy Haldane

Andy Haldane

Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts

Future Voices

Dara Latinwo

Dara Latinwo

Digital Transformations Consultant

Ross O’Brian

Ross O’Brian

Business Advisor, EVP Customers & Products, BP

Will Lankston

Will Lankston

Managing Director, Timpson Direct

Rebecca Harlow

Rebecca Harlow

Net Zero Carbon Lead, Arcadis

Riddhi Karambelkar

Riddhi Karambelkar

Head of Manufacturing Engineering, Bromton Bicycle Ltd

Danielle Crompton

Danielle Crompton

Partner and Ethics & Sustainability Manager, John Lewis Partnership

Ben Horn

Ben Horn

Digital Transformation Director, Crystal Doors

Justine Ball

Partner, Shakespeare Martineau LLP / AMPA

Vincent Egunlae

Vincent Egunlae

Assistant Manager – M&A, Grant Thornton UK LLP

Arti Lad

Arti Lad

Global Technical Officer, Gender & SBCC, Equal Access International

Jonathan Holyoak

Global Net Zero Programme Director, Atkins

Partner Associates

Phil Wedgwood

Phil Wedgwood

CEO Engage Solutions Group, Tech Entrepreneur

“I believe in the vocL vision and in the role technology can play in enabling it. Business leaders need a voice, a safe place to connect, and an effective way to nurture the next generation”

Dan Lloyd

Daniel Lloyd

Partner Technology and IP Team, TLT Solicitors

“vocL offers a precious forum where today’s business leaders can get their views across, and tomorrow’s leaders can start to build the networks they will need for future success”

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO, PushFar

“The service vocL offers has never been more crucial than it is today. A forum for the next-generation to share thoughts, ideas and insights, to ultimately further develop the working world of tomorrow, is invaluable, and I'm delighted to be able to be part of it.”

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

Co-Founder, One Young World

“vocL’s goal of providing a platform for socially responsible leadership in the business world recognises the unique role that business has to play in the creation of a more just and sustainable international environment.”

Jenny Herrera

Jenny Herrera

CEO, Good Business Charter

“When passionate people come together around a common cause they can really make a difference. VocL's vision to provide a way for businesses to collectively speak out for a fairer society is both urgent and exciting as new leaders find their voice and champion change.”

Andy Haldane

Andy Haldane

Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts

“At the Royal Society of Arts, we believe that by harnessing the power of business we can help society to thrive - more resilient, rebalanced, and regenerative. We are confident that by working with vocL we can make a tangible difference in the lives of people and places in the UK and beyond.”