Tony Reeves is the Chief Executive of The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.He has worked for a number of Yorkshire councils, including involvement in the regeneration of former coalfield communities. In recognition for his work for Bradford, Business in the Community asked him to become a HRH Prince of Wales’s Ambassador for Yorkshire & Humber.
Ken Livingstone is a British Labour Party politician who has twice held the leading political role in London local government, firstly as the Leader of the Greater London Council from 1981 until the Council was abolished in 1986, and secondly as the first elected Mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008.
He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent East from 1987 to 2001. He is standing as the Labour Party candidate in the 2012 London mayoral election.
Paul Drechsler is Chairman and Chief Executive of Wates Group. He was born in Ireland and, after studying Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, spent 24 years with ICI, where he became a main board director. He is an international businessman who has spent much of his career in the USA, Latin America and Continental Europe.
He joined the Wates Group Board in September 2004. Paul is Senior Independent Director of Filtrona plc, Chairman of the CBI Energy Policy Committee, Chairman of the BiTC Education Leadership Team and a member of the Trinity College Dublin Business School Advisory Board.
Dr Hugh O’Donnell.
Dr Hugh O’Donnell is CEO of Kentz. Dr.O’Donnell joined Kentz as a project engineer in 1991, working mainly in South Africa setting up mechanical and maintenance operations. After becoming managing director of Kentz Southern Africa, Dr. O’Donnell was appointed group chief executive in 2000.
Kentz, a global engineering specialist solutions provider with over 10,000 employees operating in 26 countries worldwide, is one of the great success stories of Irish industry.