*Further biographies coming soon*
Julie Bentley, CEO of Girlguiding, is giving the closing Inspirational talk on Women and Leadership (Thursday 29 June at 16:30)
Julie has been CEO of Girlguiding since November 2012.
Julie has dedicated her career to working in the not for profit sector, beginning in the early 1990’s as a youth worker in Essex where she also ran a drop in-service for unemployed young people. On moving to London Julie became a young people’s drug and alcohol worker, supporting young people in South East London working on some of the most deprived estates in Bermondsey and Southwark. She has held senior leadership positions in the not for profit sector for twenty years, including:
Julie was a Trustee and then Vice Chair of the housing and homelessness charity Shelter for six years and is a Patron of Seham Village Appeal, which builds schools in India. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, is a qualified counsellor and is a fellow of The Windsor Leadership Trust.
In 2014 she was named number five on the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power list of Game Changers in the UK. In the same year she was voted Britain’s Most Admired Charity Chief Executive at the Third Sector Awards.
Julie was a Castaway on Radio 4 Desert Island Discs in December 2014.
|Bernie Hollywood OBE, is giving the opening Inspirational Talk on how charities can collaborate with businesses (Wednesday 28 June at 11:30)|
In 1987 Bernie commenced his journey in philanthropy when he raised £200 for his late mother & father who he lost to emphysema & cancer within six months of each other.
Over the past 29 years he has raised over £39.6 million pounds for UK & overseas charities. Achieved through creative corporate partnerships recognized, celebrated & awarded throughout the third sector.
He is an ambassador for Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity, Memusi Foundation, Save the Children & Barnardo’s.
Bernie was invested by Her Royal Majesty The Queen Head of the Commonwealth as an Ordinary Officer of the Order British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 for his services to charity.
Bernie plays the ukulele & has performed in Africa & the Sahara Desert. He formed the Worlds first visually impaired (blind) ukulele orchestra & invented the first ever music braille song sheets.