Gareth Preece is a specialist in strategic workforce planning, talent strategies and organisational effectiveness. He is the former Skills Specialist at the Department for International Trade, and now advises a range of private and public sector organisations on strategic workforce planning and skills development.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Export and a member of the Institute’s Academic Board, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Member of the Institute for Economic Development. He is also a PhD researcher, focussed on International Human Resource Management.
Greg Moffat is a specialist in leading commercial strategy, commercial transformation, procurement and contract management, having worked extensively in transport, infrastructure, professional services, healthcare and central government – setting direction, delivering change and building commercial capability.
A creative thinker who loves to challenge preconceived ideas to bring about positive change, he has successfully helped senior Civil Servants and Ministers develop and implement UK Government policy, and negotiate UK policy positions at the European Commission.
Greg has also led on multi-million- and billion-pound complex contract management assurance programmes and successfully developed and implemented procurement and contract assurance policies and processes.
Zoe Kitchener is a specialist in Programme Delivery, Programme Governance and Programme Transformation. She has expertise in mobilising programmes, leading programme management offices, finance and risk management, benefits management, process improvement, and stakeholder engagement.
An experienced (security cleared) consultant with six years in a Big-4 management consultancy firm, Zoe is passionate about delivering client outcomes. While she is able to work across sectors, she has a particular focus in in central government and international trade and trade policy.
Chris Howie is a specialist in business development and sales with over 30 years commercial healthcare experience, including working within the UK's NHS, and a proven track record that spans start-ups to global leaders in pharmaceuticals, medical technology and diagnostics.
He has an in-depth understanding, knowledge and experience of successful business launches in EU healthcare markets including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, the UK, and the Nordics. He has also successfully managed global distributors and worked in the North American, Middle East and Pacific Rim regions. He is the European Life Science Specialist at the Department for International Trade.
Rewa Bouji is a specialist in leading and advising on large-scale, complex, IT-enabled change and business transformation initiatives across both the public and private sectors, and with organisations ranging from start-ups to multinational FTSE 100 clients.
Alongside proven delivery methodologies, she has a passion for innovation in strategy, collaboration and commercial models; at a Big-4 management consultancy she was Programme Director of a Transformational Growth and Innovation Portfolio, developing and incubating new consulting services in Robotics, Digital, Big Data and Analytics, Smart Technologies and start-up incubation.
Rewa currently holds Non-Executive and Trustee roles with organisations focused on sustainable development, data, digital and new media.
Professor Yukihisa Namiki ‘Miki’ is a specialist in strategic investments, transactions, M&A, developing intellectual property, and fundraising in the Healthcare, Life Sciences, FoodTech, ICT and NanoTech sectors, with vast experience in new business development for mid and large-sized companies, as well as incubating start-ups.
Miki has a proven track record developing and industrialising international collaborative projects in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, nano-biotechnology, advanced medical technology, and stem cell related technology.
Through his private company World Intellectual Property Holdings, Inc. (WIPH) Miki advises companies, academia, institutes, and governments; and as visiting professor he teaches global innovation, business, financial strategy and strategic investment.
Simon Carlton Rhodes is an experienced strategist with specific focus on improving margin by building and revitalising teams, improving talent management, and embedding commercial coaching. He has 30 years’ experience in reorganising Marketing/Communication, L&D, HR, and Knowledge Management business units to be commercially focused e.g. to enable enterprises to win work and do work more effectively. And boosting ROI by improving collaboration by driving improvements in content creation, intellectual property curation and channel delivery.
He has worked in investment banks, management consultancies, accountants, and global law firms, whilst also gaining experience in smaller businesses as an Angel Investor and Business adviser. Simon is currently a Faculty Member at The British Business School.