Ciara EastellCiara Eastell is chief executive of Libraries Unlimited, a charity which runs 54 libraries across Devon and Torbay. One of few librarians to have been honoured with a statue, Ciara is also a national council member of Arts Council England and an advisor to the British Library. She believes in the power of arts, culture and creative industries to benefit civic and community life.
Dan DickerDan Dicker began his career as a product designer at Dyson before founding circular design practice ashortwalk in 2003. By using unloved recycled waste materials to make products that will last, and converting worthless materials into worthwhile products, ashortwalk creates value from the unwanted.
Jess LeighSince joining Plan International UK's youth advisory panel at the age of 15, Jess Leigh has worked on a number of campaigns to give girls an equal chance in life and spoken in the House of Lords about issues facing girls in the 21st century.
Izzy Clarkson & Jess PepperellIzzy Clarkson is an apprentice administrator with local NHS organisation NEW Devon CCG. She is on the regional and local youth boards for the National Citizen Service. Izzy also enjoys skydiving.
Lee Elliot MajorLee Elliot Major is Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter and chief executive of the Sutton Trust. His book, Social Mobility and Its Enemies, calls for radical reforms to address Britain’s low social mobility.
Naimah HassanNaimah Hassan is a founding member and programme director of Global Media Campaign, a non-profit organisation which aims to end FGM.
Raoul MartinezRaoul Martinez is a philosopher, filmmaker, artist and author. His first book, Creating Freedom, has been translated into several languages and his first documentary, The Lottery of Birth, won a Hollywood film award. Raoul lives and works in London, where his paintings have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.
SK ShlomoRecord-breaking beatboxer turned electronic singer-songwriter SK Shlomo has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn. His debut solo album is Surrender.
Steve SimpsonSteve Simpson is a marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist. His main focus is on impacts of global change - including climatic warming, ocean acidification and noise - on fish, fisheries and marine ecosystems. Steve’s work on bioacoustics, including fish communication and soundscape mapping, was featured on Blue Planet II.
Thore GraepelThore Graepel is a research group lead at Google DeepMind and chair of machine learning at University College London. His research into artificial intelligence has helped to develop systems used by Xbox Live and Bing. Thore recently contributed to creating AlphaGo, the first computer program to defeat a human professional player in the full-sized game of Go.
Kat McHaleKat McHale is a public health doctor and mother of three young children. In October 2018 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
June O'SullivanJune O'Sullivan MBE is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), a social enterprise which currently runs 37 nurseries across eleven London boroughs.
Alex KenmureAlex Kenmure is head of business development at GoodGym, a community of runners that combines getting fit with doing good.
Lucy ClaytonLucy Clayton is curator and co-host of the Dress: Fancy podcast, exploring the social significance and psychology of people in costume. Her career in fashion has taken her from Next to New York and, more recently, Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs in the UK textile and garment manufacturing industry.