Alistair is a senior technologist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a global investment and retail bank. He has a core expertise in the provision of complex outsourced services – both as a provider, and from the viewpoint of the consumer.
He has 20 years of experience of working in a wide range of different financial services roles, ranging from ‘hands-on’ project and programme delivery through operational management to strategy consulting and running technical sales teams.
Prior to that, Alistair was in the British Army for 12 years.
Andy Garnett started his career at The Industrial Society in Publications later becoming a Senior Adviser specialising in Leadership and Communication. He was also Secretary and then Chairman of the MSF Advisers union group 1982 -1993.
Since founding The Garnett Foundation in 1993 he has been involved in number of award winning partnerships and projects delivering powerful and engaging theatre-based and traditional training programmes across the UK and Europe.
Andy is also an HR/OD Consultant for Freemans, the oldest auction house in the United States, a Group Scout Chairman of 1st Tyler’s Hill Scout group and led the team that designed, built and pulled the World’s Largest Christmas Cracker in 2001.
Lesley is the Chief Executive of the Hull and East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau. Operating from four offices in Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Goole and a further 33 outreach venues, the CAB employs 55 staff and has over 160 volunteers.
Previously, Lesley was the Director of Human Resources and Administration at the Refugee Legal Centre and prior to that Campaign Director and Company Secretary for The Industrial Society.
Lesley was a Trustee and Chair of the charity ChildHope for four years and is currently on the Advisory Panel for the University of Hull’s Legal Advice Centre.