2017 Social Value Summit

The Social Value Summit is the premier event, bringing together the leading thinkers and practitioners from all sectors to share, network and drive the next evolution of social value.

Our speakers

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Barry, Group Sustainability Director at M&S, will be speaking to introduce 'Plan A'. Launched in January 2007, 'Plan A' is one of the most mature corporate sustainability expeditions in the world.  As the expedition leader Mike will share his insights into how the landscape has changed over the years and how 'Plan A' approaches people and communities.

See below an A-Z list of speakers lined up so far for the 2017 Social Value Summit. More speakers will be added to this page soon.

2017 speakers

  • Amanda Mackenzie OBE - CEO, Business in the Community

  • Rob Wilson MP - Minister for Civil Society 

  • Rachel Wolliscroft - Sustainability Director, Wates

  • Mike Barry- Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A), Marks and Spencer

  • Lesley Dixon - Chief Executive, Person Shaped Support

  • June O’Sullivan MBE - Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation

  • Rob Wolfe - Senior Executive, Construction & Housing Yorkshire

  • Guy Battle - Social Value Portal

  • Mark Bolger - Managing Director, Social Profit Calculator LTD

  • Anna Whitty MBE - ECT Charity

  • Chris Catterall - Chief Executive, Public Services Lab

  • Annika Tverin - Director, Social Finance

  • Rohan Martyres - Director Impact & Ivestment, CAN

  • Tom Fox - Head of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, UnLtd

  • Hazel Blears - Non-executive director, The Co-operative Group

  • Neil Berry - Director of Services, Locality

  • Tim Haywood - Group Finance Director & Head of Sustainability, Interserve

  • Yvonne Thomas - Managing Director of Justice and Interserve Learning & Employment, Interserve

  • Lucy Heady - Impact Director for the investments team, nesta

  • Veronica Daly - Director of Commercial and Procurement Services, Houses of Parliament

  • Vidhya Alakeson - Chief Executive, The Power to Change

  • Hugh Chamberlain - UK Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Johnson & Johnson

  • Julian Blake - Co-head of Social Enterprise and Charity, Bates Wells Braithwaite

  • Don Stewart - Business Development Manager, Interserve

  • Ben Carpenter - Operations Manager, Social Value UK

  • Peter Holbrook - Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK