Penny worked for Conservative Central Office, becoming Head of Broadcasting under William Hague. In 2000 she served as Head of Foreign Press for George W. Bush’s presidential election campaign. In Parliament, Penny served on the European Scrutiny Committee, Defence Select Committee, and as chairman of the APPGs for Life Science and for Ageing and Older People. In autumn 2013 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP. She served as Minister of State for the Armed Forces from May 2015 until July 2016.
Penny worked as an aid worker in post-revolutionary Romania before and during university. She was director of communications at Kensington & Chelsea Council and the Freight Transport Association and was a director of Diabetes UK, the Community Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.
Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audience, artists and the music industry.
She received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2013 for services to music, arts and disabled people. She also has an Access All Areas Editor’s Award and she is listed in Power 100. In February 2017, she was appointed as one of the Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health’s Disability Sector Champions, representing the music industry.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe became the first female leader of Warwickshire County Council in May 2013. She has continued to lead her administration with passion, vigour and compassion.
Izzi has been on the LGA Community Wellbeing Portfolio since 2013 and has chaired this Board since September 2014.
In June, Councillor Seccombe was awarded an OBE for services to local government.
Onside has private sector leadership at its heart, in Kathryn’s successful Food industry private sector career she specialised in start-ups, change management, rapid growth and mergers.
Kathryn is personally committed to young people’s development, and has been a mentor, volunteered with Rape Crisis, set up Incest survivor’s support and fostered a young adult.
He has recently advised the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and was Director of the UK government’s School Food Plan, leading the transformation of food culture in schools. He worked closely across government and the wider food sector.
Myles was Chief Executive of Garden Organic, a leading UK educational horticultural charity for six years. He was a member of the London Food Board, a Trustee for Sustain and chaired a Defra Taskforce in 2011.
Myles has also had worked as Director of Fundraising at Action for Children and at CLIC Sargent.
The Policy Team have led the development of the State of Child Health and Why Children Die which highlighted the impact of health inequalities on poor outcomes for children. The Policy Team also develops standards of paediatric care for health professionals in the NHS. Our work can be found here: www.rcpch.ac.uk/improving-child-health%20
Will was previously Director of Global Partnerships at Nike. He spent more than three years working with not-for-profits, governments, UN agencies and European Institutions to tackle the global inactivity crisis, with a particular focus on getting children more active.
Prior to working at Nike, Will was Director of Research at the Young Foundation and also set up a successful social research consultancy.
Will has a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys both running and walking throughout the capital. He lives with his family in east London.