Meet the Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced in due course.

Claire Bambra

Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University
Clare Bambra (PhD, FAcSS) is Professor of Public Health. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist working at the interface of public health policy, health geography and social epidemiology. She has over 20 years teaching experience and holds a PGCert in Higher Education.

She led the Independent SAGE report on Covid-19 and Health Inequalities, the NHSA report on Covid-19 in the North and co-leads a Health Foundation Grant on Covid-19 and Health Inequalities. She is a Director of the Equal England: Health Inequalities Knowledge Exchange Network and she works regularly with policy and practice organisations including the NHS, Local Authorities, Public Health England, European Union and WHO.


Mayor of Sheffield City Region
Dan Jarvis was elected the first Mayor of Sheffield City Region in May 2018.

He also serves as the MP for Barnsley Central having become the first person since World War Two to resign his military commission in order to contest a Parliamentary by-election.

As Mayor of the Sheffield City Region he works with the local authority leaders and business leaders from across the Sheffield City Region to drive prosperity and growth for all. As a sitting MP Dan is also able to represent the Sheffield City Region right at the heart of Government.

Anne Longfield CBE

Former Children’s Commissioner for England
Anne Longfield has spent the last three decades working to improve the life chances of children, particularly the most vulnerable. From March 2015 to February 2021, she was Children’s Commissioner for England and previously led a national children’s charity.

Anne remains a passionate champion for children, influencing and shaping the national debate and policy agenda for children and their families. She spent many years campaigning for better childcare, often at a time when many saw the issue as obscure or niche.

As Children’s Commissioner, Anne spent six years championing the rights and interests of children with those in power who make decisions about children’s lives, acting as children’s ‘eyes and ears’ in the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster.

Mike Maudsley

Group Operations Director, Drax Group
Mike is responsible for leading the operation of Drax’s UK portfolio of generation assets – Drax Power Station, Cruachan Power Station, Daldowie Fuel Plant and two run-of-river hydro schemes – and pellet production operations in North America.

He has held senior leadership positions, most recently in the Middle East with ENGIE, where Mike was responsible for multiple power plants. During his time in Oman and Dubai, he focused on improving profitability through driving operational excellence and a strong asset management ethos.

Mike is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow in Engineering with IMechE and has an MBA from Aston Business School. He was recently appointed as a Commissioner on the newly formed Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.

Jamie Reed

Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield Ltd
Jamie Reed is Sellafield Ltd’s Head of Corporate Affairs, and former Member of Parliament for Copeland. As a Member of Parliament Jamie served as both Shadow Environment and Shadow Health Minister in addition to being a UK representative on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Jamie re-joined Sellafield Ltd in 2017, having previously worked for the company prior to becoming MP for Copeland in 2005.

Born and raised in west Cumbria, his role with Sellafield Ltd enables him to work to develop the business whilst ensuring its activities have the most beneficial impact upon the local community.


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