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Klau Chmielowska is a Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute and Founder and Executive Director of Lafiya Nigeria, a global health non-profit organisation that focuses on strengthening the social infrastructure of Nigeria by empowering women to make informed decisions about their reproductive health. Their organisation targets the communities living in extreme poverty and geographically isolated regions.

Klau holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford. Their passion for education resulted in working on improving educational opportunities for young people worldwide as a part of the Board of British Alumni Society. They also have experience in management consulting and digital technology, covering extensively the financial and environmental sectors.

David Offenbach has been a business and property solicitor consultant for 19 years with London media and commercial law firm Simons Muirhead & Burton with a wide range of commercial, charitable and not-for-profit clients.

He was formerly Senior Partner of Offenbach & Co solicitors London W1, and formerly a non-executive director of listed and private companies, charities, housing associations, a College of Furthur Education, and a councillor in the London Borough of Camden.

Melissa Dowler is a director of Bell Phillips Architects, a 35 person practice based in Wapping and working predominantly in the housing sector. Over the last decade BPA has developed a strong reputation for delivering exemplar affordable housing and has won numerous regional and national design awards including RIBA, Civic Trust and Housing Design Awards. Beyond housing BPA has a growing body of public projects including the award winning Gasholder Park at Kings Cross Central.

Ashley Goodall is an experienced Marketing Consultant to charitable, business, cultural and financial brands.

Ashley currently works as a Consultant for Iraq Britain Business Council, Crossborder capital and the AMAR Foundation in London and a Chinese creative investment fund. His work includes connecting organisations with audiences, traditional press and media communications, events and digital and government affairs.

As MD of Saatchi & Saatchi Design, Ashley ran large branding projects for clients such as Barclays Capital, Raifeissen bank, The Post office, A1 telecom Austria, Head and Shoulders and T Mobile and originally devised and created the ‘Oxford Thinking’ campaign for Oxford University fundraising launch in 2008. As head of Business Development and Marketing at Fitch (WPP) he also developed an international range of clients in retail, branding and communications. Originally a marketing graduate at EMI records, Ashley signed diverse acts as Iron Maiden, Talk Talk and Curiosity Killed the Cat, before moving onto creative marketing recruitment and a directorship at Pricejamieson in the 90’s.

Ashley was a previously Chairman of OCDA, (Oxford Cooperative Development Agency) concerned with credit unions and training. He was a founder member of Comic Relief, worked with Band Aid, is a trustee of the Keats Foundation and was a mentor at Ultd. Ashley regularly arranges global economic talks in Parliament with speakers including Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Lord Green, Kevin Rudd, the IEA, Shanker Singham and Blockchain pioneers.

Diana is a well-known patent litigator, working particularly in life sciences with an international practice in that area. As well as acting in patent disputes in all UK courts, she advises on international disputes and coordinates and assists with actions in other jurisdictions and patent offices.

Diana graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. After a period with the civil service, she retrained as a solicitor. On qualification, Diana joined the central London commercial firm of Stringer Saul. She managed that practice for three years until 2001 when she joined Rouse where she worked until 2015 when she joined Fieldfisher LLP.

Andrew Smith is an independent economist and commentator. Formerly Chief Economist at KPMG, and before that Chief Economist and Investment Strategist at Credit Lyonnais Laing he is a member of the UK Government Secretary of State’s Panel on the Economy at BIS and a Board Member of the Centre for International Business and Management at the University of Bath. Andrew has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an M Phil in Economics from Oxford University.