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Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce our international line up of  Keynote Speakers for this years Conference.

Read more about each Keynote below:

Ambassador Samantha Power

Brendan Hall

Emma Revie


Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Samantha Power

Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard LawSchool. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009-2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. 

Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School. Power’s book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times 
bestsellers Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World (2008) and The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, 
Economist, NPR, Bloomberg News, and TIME.  Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Brendan Hall

In 2009 Brendan Hall skippered a racing yacht in the ultimate long-distance challenge, The Clipper Round the World Yacht race. Brendan insists that success came not by being the best sailor or strategist, but because he created, the most engaging and empowering on-board culture, with a compelling vision, strong values and a continuous-improvement mindset. Brendan is now an international keynote speaker, who shows organisations how to positively develop their own internal culture.



Emma Revie

Emma Revie is the Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust, a charity that supports a network of over 1,200 food bank centres to provide emergency food to people in crisis, offer additional support and campaign for change. Previously she was Chief Executive at youth charities Ambition and Landmark, and Head of Donor Services at international aid charity Tearfund. She has also run her own freelance consultancy and training business, and is treasurer of The Centre for Youth Impact, a community of organisations working together to progress thinking in youth work.