The Team

Advisory Board

Green Park’s Advisory Panel consists of a number of thought leaders across industries and sectors who are available to our clients to provide guidance and advice around their diversity agendas. The Panel also feeds in to our Diversity Analytics work and the Green Park Leadership 10,000 and Green Park Public Service Leadership 5,000 reports.

Simon Burgess

Professor of Economics, University of Bristol

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Simon is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Bristol . He is the Director of The Centre for Market and Public Organisation,
CMPO and also the Director of The Centre for Understanding Behaviour Change, CUBeC.
 
He is also a Visiting Professor at LSE through CASE, and a Research Fellow at Centre for Economic Policy Research and Institute for the Study of Labor.
Simon is a labour economist. His current research interests are in the economics of education, including market-based education reforms such as school performance tables, school accountability, choice and competition, admissions and unequal access to high-performing schools. He also works on ethnic segregation in schools, and the educational performance of minority students.
 
Previously he worked on the analysis of poverty and household income dynamics, incentives in organisations, and employment and unemployment dynamics, and a few other topics. 

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson

KPMG Professor Emeritus of Management Studies, University of Cambridge

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Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Cambridge currently serves as a Non Executive Director on the Boards of TSB plc, Winton Capital Group, DRS, the Institute of Government, the Social Science Research Council, USA, and the Board of Trustees of the American
University of Sharjah and as a member the UK-India Round Table.  
 
Previous appointments in the University of Cambridge include: Director of the Judge Business School, a Deputy Vice Chancellor and Master of Sidney Sussex College. Her academic career has also included appointments as Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Director of the Management School at Imperial College, London University. Professor Dawson’s research and development interests now focus on leadership and organizational change.
 
Professor Dawson’s public sector appointments have included the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology; the Financial Services Authority; the ESRC Advanced Institute of Management and member of the ESRC Research Priorities Board; the Ministerial Sounding Board for the Fire and Rescue
Service; and the Management Board of the Centre for Management and Policy Studies, Cabinet Office.
 
In the charitable sector, she has served on the board of Oxfam; on the Board of Advisors of the School of Public Policy, University College London; on the King’s Fund Policy Group on the Future, Structure and Funding of Health Services in the UK; and the External Advisory Group of the Ruskin School of Drawing
and Fine Art at University of Oxford.
 
Professor Dawson’s past commercial sector appointments include those to the boards of Barclays, Rand Europe, Cambridge Econometrics, and the JPMorgan Fleming Claverhouse Investment Trust. 

Richard Webber

Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Kings College London

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Along with Trevor Phillips, Richard Webber is a founding partner in Webber Phillips, a data analytics business specialising in applying the software package “Origins” to the inferring of the cultural backgrounds of people whose names are recorded on large databases.  He is also Managing Director of OriginsInfo.Ltd, which is a leading UK organisation and developer of reference tables that link people’s names to their cultural background and of software that applies
these tables to the examination cultural diversity among private and public sector organisations.
 
Prior to 2000, he was a Director of Experian (prior to its merger with TRW) and Managing Director of its European Target Marketing division.  Before that he led the Micromarketing division of CACI.  During his career, Richard has developed both Acorn and Mosaic, the two leading European systems for classifying
people on the basis of the types of neighbourhood in which they live, and pioneered their use in applications in both the private and commercial sector.
 
Richard is Honorary Fellow of the Market Research Society and Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing.

Patrick Diamond

Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University

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Patrick Diamond is Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford. He is also Vice-Chair of Policy Network.
 
Patrick is the former Head of Policy Planning in 10 Downing Street and Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. Patrick has spent ten years as a Special Adviser in various roles at the heart of British Government, including No.10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Northern Ireland Office.
 
His recent publications include: Beyond New Labour (with Roger Liddle, 2009); Social Justice in the Global Age (with Olaf Cramme, 2009) and and After the Third Way (with Olaf Cramme, 2012); and Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens, 2006).

Julia Unwin CBE

Chief Executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation & Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Julia Unwin is Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
 
She was a member of the Housing Corporation Board for 10 years and a Charity Commissioner from 1998-2003. Julia was also Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency and worked as an independent consultant operating within government and the voluntary and corporate sectors. In that role, she focused on the development of services and in particular the governance and funding of voluntary organisations. Julia has researched and written extensively on the role, governance and funding of the voluntary sector.
 
She previously held a position as chair of the Refugee Council from 1995 until 1998, and is currently a member of the University of York’s Council and a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Julia was awarded a Fellowship of the City and Guilds of London Institute in June 2012. She was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of York St John in November 2012 in recognition of her work. Julia has written several books, the most recent of which is entitled “Why Fight Poverty?” and was published in November 2013.
 
In April 2014 Julia was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Wales, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to social policy and the voluntary sector in the UK.
 

Bobby Duffy

Managing Director, Ipsos MORI

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Bobby is Managing Director of the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute and Global Director of the Ipsos Social Research Institute (covering our work in 25+ countries).  He is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Economy King’s College London and Chair of Steering Group for King’s Ipsos MORI partnership. He has in the past been seconded to the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE (producing paper on public services in deprived areas) and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (working on life satisfaction/well-being analysis).
 
He is a trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation, a grant-giving foundation focused on severe and multiple disadvantage. He has also served on a number of expert advisory groups, for example, CLG Expert Panel, CLG Housing expert panel, Advisory Board University of York History Department, advisory groups for projects in Demos (drugs and integration), ippr (immigration), RSA (community engagement) and the Policy Advisory Board for the ESRC Understanding Society project. He was named as one of the top 10 thought leaders in local government by the Local Government Chronicle.
 
He has written widely about public perceptions of key social issues, including for the Wall Street Journal, Prospect, Progress, New Statesman, Guardian, Sunday Times, The Conversation, Political Quarterly and many others - and appeared on most major broadcast outlets including Today, Newsnight, WATO, BBC and ITN News at 10, BBC News at 6, Sky News, BBC News Channel, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg and many others.
 

Professor Binna Kandola OBE

Senior Partner, Pearn Kandola LLP

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Diversity, assessment and development specialist Professor Binna Kandola is a Business Psychologist, Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola, where in the last thirty years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects for public and private sector clients both in the UK and overseas.

As well as leading the practice, Binna is particularly interested in the study of gender bias and unconscious bias in organisations. He is the author of two new and critically acclaimed books on these subjects - ‘The Invention of Difference: The story of gender bias at work’ and ‘The Value of Difference: Eliminating bias in organisations’, and the co-author of several other management books, one of which ‘Managing the Mosaic’ won a Special Commendation at the 1994 Management Book of the Year Awards. A regular contributor to the HR and business press he is a sought after and highly regarded conference speaker.

Binna was the first Chair of the Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of Sir Robin Butler’s Panel of Enquiry into Equal Opportunities in the Senior Civil Service. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the BPS, and in 2002 was elected as Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology. In January 2004, Binna was invited to join the UK Government’s National Employment Panel and appointed Chair of the Minority Ethnic Group. He is currently a visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and at Aston University Business School. In 2012 the University of Aston awarded him an Honorary DSc - Doctor of Science.

He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and an editorial board member of Development and Learning in Organisations. He is a regular contributor to the media and has appeared on Sky News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News and the Radio 4 Today Show. The Independent on Sunday recognised him in 2004 as one of the UK’s Top Ten Business Psychologists and he is a fellow of the RSA.

Professor Binna Kandola was awarded an OBE in 2008 for his services to Disadvantaged People and Diversity.

Annalisa Jenkins

Chief Executive Dimension Therapeutics

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Dr. Annalisa Jenkins is the chief executive officer of Dimension Therapeutics, a gene therapy company headquartered in Cambridge, MA, developing novel treatments for rare diseases. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in advancing programs across the continuum of scientific research through clinical development and into healthcare systems globally. Prior to joining Dimension, Dr. Jenkins served as executive vice president, head of global research and development for Merck Serono, where she also led global medical affairs and quality. Prior to Merck Serono, Dr. Jenkins held several roles of increasing responsibility at Bristol Myers-Squibb (BMS), most recently serving as senior vice president, global medical affairs. During her tenure at BMS, she made significant contributions to the globalization of medical affairs, the progression and approval of a number of key pipeline programs, and the implementation of BMS’s business development strategy. Earlier in her career, Dr. Jenkins served as a medical officer in the British Royal Navy during the Gulf Conflict in 1991 and subsequently rose to the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander.

Dr. Jenkins serves as chair of the board of Transcelerate Biopharma Inc. and as a member of the boards of directors of Biothera and Prosensa. She also serves on the boards of Women in Bio, the UK Task Force for the Center for Talent Innovation and The Concert Artists Guild of New York. In 2014 Dr Jenkins was named HBA Woman of the Year for her work to support and mentor the next generation of women in science and medicine.

Dr. Jenkins graduated with a degree in medicine from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London and subsequently trained in cardiovascular medicine in the UK National Health Service. She is mother to Freddy and Olivia who are both college students in the US.