Speakers

Hannah Vaughan Jones | Journalist, Broadcaster and international News Anchor

Hannah hosts shows across CNN International and has broadcast live on location in the UK, covering terror attacks, General Elections and Referenda. Her previous broadcast credits include Sky News, The Associated Press and LBC radio.

She regularly interviews senior global politicians, philanthropists, activists and campaigners and, in 2017, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Manchester Concert attack.

Hannah is also a sought-after awards host and event moderator, having single-handedly hosted the Malaria Summit London - attended by HRHs Prince of Wales and Duke of York, Bill Gates, and 15 Heads of State.


Sean Tompkins | Global CEO, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

As Global CEO of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sean is responsible for the organisation's direction and performance across 30 offices internationally. He places a high priority on encouraging greater industry diversity and culture, and believes CEOs need internal auditors to consider this in every audit.

Prior to joining RICS, Sean was the Director of Prudential. He holds non-executive directorships with the Institute of Internal Auditors and Broadband St Benedict’s. He has accompanied UK Prime Ministers on trade missions and addressed political leaders at the United Nations on responsibility for built environment to further sustainable development goals.


Jonathon Porritt – Environmentalist and Co-Founder, Forum for the Future

Jonathon Porritt is Co-Founder and Director of sustainability charity Forum for the Future. He is also an eminent Writer, Broadcaster and Environmental Campaigner.

As a leading expert on environmental issues and sustainable development, Jonathon uses his wealth of experience to help decision makers operate more sustainably. Alongside this, he works closely with NGOs and charities as a Patron, Chair or Special Advisor.

He is a former Director of Friends of the Earth, and a former Co-Chair of the Green Party. In 2009, he stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where he provided high-level advice to government ministers. 


Stephen Grey | Author and award-winning Investigative Journalist

Stephen is an Author, Broadcaster and award-winning Investigative Journalist.

He worked for many years for the Sunday Times as a Foreign Correspondent and as Editor of the newspaper’s ‘Insight’ investigative team. He has reported for the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, BBC's “Newsnight,” BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

Stephen is the Author of three books: Ghost Plane, Operation Snakebite and Spymasters. He has also won various awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award, the Kurt Schork Award for International Reporting and the Amnesty International Media Award.


Charlotte Valeur | Chair, Institute of Directors

Charlotte has an excess of 35 years’ experience in the financial industry as an Investment Banker in capital markets, Board Member and Governance Consultant. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Chair, with board level experience in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.

Charlotte is an international Public Speaker on corporate governance, leadership and equality/diversity. She conducts board reviews and provides both best practice guidance and training.

Through the not for profit organisation Board Apprentice Ltd, Charlotte builds contacts with boards, governments, academic bodies and third sector organisations, collaborating to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion globally.


 Brendan Nelson | Audit Committee Chair, BP

Brendan Nelson is a Chartered Accountant who, over the course of his career, has completed a wide variety of audit, regulatory and due-diligence engagements.

He was made a partner of KPMG in 1984, and, during his time at the organisation, held various senior positions including Global Chairman.

He has played a significant role in the the audit of banks in the UK, with particular emphasis on establishing auditing standards, and continues to contribute in his role as a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel.


Richard Chambers | President and CEO, IIA Global

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is President and CEO of IIA Global, and has more than four decades’ internal audit and association management experience.

Prior to The IIA, he was National Practice Leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority; and Director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon.

He serves on various councils and boards and is the Author of numerous publications including The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019), and Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors (2017).


Esther Stanhope 'The Impact Guru'

Esther Stanhope

Esther is a Personal Impact Coach and Communications Expert for lawyers, bankers and professionals – giving them the skills they need to win business and get promoted. 

She is a former Live BBC Producer and has interviewed George Clooney and Madonna and produced shows with Theresa May and Boris Johnson live on air.

She now uses her 27 years’ broadcasting and business expertise to help professionals speak with more impact and confidence.