With exceptional experience, expertise and energy, meet the specialists working to unlock the business, brand and social benefits of inclusivity.
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Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur. Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion.
Caroline is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Paul Polman is co-founder of IMAGINE, which mobilises business leaders around tackling climate change and global inequality. He is also Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, The B Team, Saïd Business School and The Valuable 500, and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact. A leading proponent that business can and should be a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2018), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel that developed the Sustainable Development Goals, and he remains an active SDG Advocate in working with global organisations and across industry to deliver the 2030 development agenda.
Joanna has worked alongside some of the biggest brands in business during her 20 year marketing and advertising career. Starting out with Land Rover, Citibank and Rolls-Royce and moving to Sky, Lloyds Banking Group, Aviva and Samsung. Working as a Managing Partner in network creative agencies to partner with CMOs and global marketing teams to build and position their brands. Jo was also named as one of 50 leading lights for Kindness in Leadership at The Women of the Future Awards and is a mentor at The House of St Barnabus.
A seasoned professional with strong commercial acumen and technical accounting background, Dan has over 12 years senior management experience across the technology, healthcare & wholesale sectors in the USA, Europe and Australia A dynamic finance leader, he has merged strategic thinking with deliverables and operational success – in large publicly traded companies as well as smaller high-growth organisations.
Richard is an experienced Corporate Affairs specialist with over 25 years’ experience in FTSE 100 companies running all aspects of Communications. Notable former roles include Director of Global Public Engagement and Deputy Corporate Affairs Director for Telefonica SA, member of the Telefonica Europe Board, Director of Corporate Affairs, O2, Director of Communications, TI Group plc and Director of Corporate Communications, Racal Electronics.
As a brand strategist, Marianne has worked for a mix of corporate and consumer clients including; Burberry, Dr. Martens, Tommy Hilfiger and HSBC. In 2016, Marianne founded Think Designable, the alliance for inclusive brand practice. This initiative earned her a place on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list 2017, the Women Of The Future Award for Media 2017, A Woman of Tomorrow Award 2018.
Marianne is the UK Government’s Brand & Design Sector Champion for Disability.
Clare began her career in Events working in the Marketing & Communications department at the BBC.
During her ten years there, she produced all kinds of events across the network, including press launches and screenings, hospitality at prime-time sporting and music events as well as new channel launches.
Clare went on to manage her own events business before joining The Valuable 500 team, and is also a BACP Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor.
After graduating from Oxford University in 2017, Carys began working with some of the biggest brands in the world as part of a career in advertising and marketing. Starting out at Mercedes Benz UK, and moving to work on the Samsung account at global advertising agency BBH.
Committed to campaigning for causes she believes in, Carys has spent the last 3 years working for social innovation projects in her spare time.
Prior to working on the Valuable 500 team, she was Crowdfund Manager and core team member of Greater Change, a voluntary charitable project designed to enable cashless, effective giving to the homeless, and has spent time in Kenya volunteering with The Agape Volunteers Group.
Chris, a media and communications graduate, lives in the UK.
He has worked in a number of client and customer-facing roles in the UK and Ireland. Chris has been working as Caroline Casey’s assistant since 2009.
At The Valuable 500, Chris is responsible for managing Caroline’s diary, organising travel schedules for the team and is the point of contact for The Valuable 500 Expert Partners.