Liz is an internationally recognised senior advisor, speaker, and author, who develops CEOs, their Successors and Board Executives of Global 500 companies. She has coached elite business leaders across a wide range of industries and worked in over 30 countries. Previously a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, Liz has held senior positions with Mercer Delta Consulting and The Change Partnership.
Liz has written several leadership books, including McGraw Hill’s ‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake – and How to Put Them to Bed’; Deutsche Bank’s ‘The End of Tolerance?’ and ‘The Changing Culture of Leadership – Women Leaders’ Voices’. She has developed a portfolio of Global 500 organisations through ground-breaking strategic changes, notably with ADNOC, Citigroup and the UK’s Cabinet Office.
Liz has received many awards including: Pioneering Woman Leader, Top 10 Leadership Development Companies in the UK, Top 101 Global Leaders – Diversity & Inclusion, Woman Super Achiever, Mentor of the Year and European Woman of Achievement.
Since 2017, Liz has curated and hosted leaders on immersive trips to inspiring social enterprises in India: Leadership Learning Journeys. These trips have explored the environmental and community impact of many extraordinary organisations across India. The first 12 years of Liz’s schooling were at a Steiner School, the birthplace of biodynamic farming. Her parents and grandparents farmed organically, and – throughout childhood – Liz grew and harvested food and recycled waste.
Liz graduated from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychology & English Literature.
Natasha has been an activist for social causes since childhood – even opening a peace park for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Lambeth at the age of 8.
During her time at the London College of Fashion, she developed a passion for natural treatments and products, in particular the development of new ingredients created using biotechnology. Natasha enjoyed a highly successful career as a holistic Therapist, Teacher and Manager with one of the largest UK companies in her field. Often featuring in National press and magazine publications, corporate events and product launches.
In 2005, Natasha founded the innovative company, Home Spa, which delivers a 5-star spa experience at a client’s home. Her bespoke exclusive offering attracted a loyal following from the highest profile clients.
During the Covid lockdown, Natasha has raised money, food and donations for local schools, food banks and charities for new mothers. She feels inspired by the kindness people have showed in a time of despair.
As a businesswoman and a mother, Natasha is attuned to the overuse of plastic packaging and its effects on our eco-system. She believes that, now is the time to take action globally and if we work together in knowledge, passion and enterprise we can resolve one of the earth’s biggest problems. This has led to her determination to find a permanent solution to plastic pollution and the founding of Planet Revolution.
Alex has visited 75 countries and studied in 6 of them. These experiences have enabled him to see through several lens of a prism, when considering issues.
Alex studied Music Production and Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston and Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Studios in London. He grew his aptitude for Business studying at the Open University then working his way up to Director level at 2 Consulting companies – in London and Mumbai.
Over the past several years in India, Alex has road-tripped across the country to research a broad range of manufacturing and distribution options for various natural products. These have ranged from ISO-certified package manufacturing to pressed banana leaf tableware. They cover highly commercial companies and India’s most successful social enterprises – with well-worn supply chains and quality standards for some of the largest retailers in the world, including Walmart, IKEA, Marks & Spencer’s and Carrefour.
He is driven to find ecologically friendly solutions that make commercial sense – to create a circular economy – optimising the use of a natural resource before recycling it.
Food, Agribusiness and Retail Sector
Teresa has over 28 years of managing and developing complex areas of business, primarily in food, agribusiness and the retail sector. She is currently a non Executive Director of the New Covent Garden Market Authority – the largest Flower, Fruit and Veg Wholesale Market in London undergoing a major redevelopment. She is a regular broadcaster on TV and Radio on supply chain issues and retailing.
She is Co-Founder of the Women’s Farming Union set up to revive the British Top Fruit industry which she built into a National Organisation with 3.000 members. In addition she has been the First Woman Director of Safeway’s Store, an Adviser to Sainsbury’s Store plc Board on their £1 Billion CR Programme, a Governor of the Royal Agricultural University and also Chief executive of TWA Communications, a Business Development and Communication Consultancy.
She Chaired the London Tourist Board during the two worst Crisis London faced and led the revival programme. She is a member of Harvard’s PAPSAC Committee and recently Chaired the Westminster EBury Bridge Community Futures Group which played a key role in developing plans for the largest affordable housing development in London. Teresa also mentors a number of SME’s in the food sector.
Tarun Singh Chauhan
Consumer Brand Guru
Tarun Singh Chauhan is an advertising and marketing veteran. Brands followed him as he rose through the ranks of the best advertising agencies of the world: Maa Bozell, Mudra, Saatchi and Saatchi, HTA, Lowe, then MD of JWT in Mumbai.
In 2014, Tarun started his own firm – TSC Consulting – which provides holistic strategic marketing that win in the market. They are building brands from the ground across diverse fields such as food, household durables, telecoms, media, fintech and construction.
They are responsible for some of the most famous brand campaigns over the last decade: for Idea Cellular, Tata Tea and Bajaj. TSC launched India’s first white goods retail brand, Croma, and led many campaigns for India’s leading supermarket, Godrej.
As a young man, Tarun played representative cricket for many years. His story inspired cricketing friends to pen a book – “Golconda High School”- which went on to be made into a film.
For the last quarter century, Tarun has fueled his passion – eco-friendly farming. Apart from growing his own food, Tarun spends time at his country home harvesting paddy, running a dairy, breeding goats and riding his horses.
‘50% of my land has been converted into a rich forest land, over the last 12 years. No one is allowed to go there. Nature has found a way of reclaiming itself to bounce back in full glory. This is nearly 20 acres of rich flora and fauna – with birds and mammals making it their home in large numbers.’
Jasmine holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London. Her experience across the Healthcare sector includes working in Biotechnology driving business development for a molecular barcoding technology platform, executive recruitment for the Healthcare practice of a top ten global search firm and driving front line sales for the world’s fifth largest pharmaceutical company. Currently, she is embarking on a new venture working in a small start-up providing insurance solutions to the finance industry.
Start up Consultant
Ben is the Managing Director of Medesent Ltd, a business development and interim Board consultancy for start-ups in the renewable energy, robotics & AI, medical device and wearable technology sectors.
As a successful start-up founder and executive, Ben has led all aspects of operational growth. He raised angel investment, securing equity-free funding from Innovate UK, the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Imperial College London. He managed partnerships with several multi-national corporations and non-profit organisations.
He has led business planning, project scheduling and costing, intellectual property and regulatory strategy and financial management – in both start-up and large corporate settings.
Ben is an inventor on 6 patents, has registered 9 product designs in the UK and received multiple worldwide trademark registrations in his entrepreneurial activities.
Ben graduated from the University of Alberta, Canada, with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering degree in 2015. In 2018, he received a Masters with Distinction in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College, London.
In 2019, Ben was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship and lifetime membership to the Enterprise Hub for extensive entrepreneurial support through workshops and mentoring.
Victoria is passionate about environmental and social responsibility. Driven to leave a sustainable and fair world for her 3 children, she has led many community campaigns, including several to improve household waste habits.
In 2018, she published the children’s book, “Journey to the Hidden Mountain”, to challenge stereotypes and encourage the younger generation to pursue social causes. Her “Voices of the Rainbow Children” showcased children’s writing to raise funds for NHS charities during the Covid crisis.
Victoria established her career with 12 years’ experience in the Third Sector, within Human Resources and Operations Management. She is a Director of a UK recruitment firm and volunteers as a Governor of her children’s school.