Biography to follow.
An alumna of the Secondary School Exchange programme, Gillian is keen to extend the ESU’s international reach and development network.
Barbara’s passion is to ensure that more able children and young people have the provision and opportunities to achieve their very best whatever their background or circumstances.
A solicitor and successful businesswoman, Emma hopes to bring the skills she has acquired during her long professional career to the ESU.
Sarah has worked with local, national and international charities for over 20 years and will bring this experience and dedication to her position on the Board of the ESU.
As a professional advocate, Richard is keen to encourage and promote public speaking and debate in all its forms.
As an alumnus himself, Bilal has seen the benefits of the ESU’s programmes, and has contributed to their development for over 20 years.
Chair of the Devon & Exeter branch of the ESU, Philip is a great believer in the importance of communication. He is an insurance broker and has a long history of charitable work.
Laurence has a background in finance and financial markets research and has worked for companies including Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas. He is an alumnus of the Secondary School Exchange.
James’s involvement with the ESU began through the Public Speaking Competition and his local branch; he was named ‘Young Member of the Year’ in 1997.
A former ESU SSE scholar, Danny is dedicated to helping young people from a wide variety of backgrounds to build educational confidence and knowledge that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Chair of the South Wales branch of the ESU, Stephen has held a range of senior roles in education and continues to work in examinations and as an educational consultant.
Writer, academic and broadcaster Professor James Raven is a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Professor of History at the University of Essex. He has over 30 years’ experience of the ESU, from participating in its competitions as a schoolboy, to holding various branch and national positions including Chair of the board.
Sue has experience in the education, local government, PR and charity sectors and is an advocate for skills development in young people. She is the CEO of the National Association for Able Children (NACE).
As well as his role as Honorary Treasurer, James is involved with the ESU’s charitable activities at branch and regional level as an organiser of the ESU-Churchill National Public Speaking Competition for Schools.
David was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to the retail industry and charitable work.
Jonny is equally passionate about enterprise and education, and is committed to improving the life chances of the young people he works with.
Miles Young is Warden of New College, Oxford, and a professional in the field of communication, having worked with global communications network Ogilvy & Mather for over 30 years, rising to become its Chair and CEO.