More about our speakers
Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, City Mental Health Alliance
Poppy is an internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur. A global ambassador for mental health in the workplace, she is CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance, a Director at Re=Balance and Trustee for The Centre for Mental Health. Poppy was instrumental in the creation of the NHS’s Every Mind Matters platform and was named by the Secretary of State in Parliament as one of England’s mental health experts. In 2018, Poppy was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to people with mental health issues and also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Gloucestershire. In 2019 she won Woman of The Year at the GG2 Culture & Diversity Leadership Awards and was named a Game Changer in the FT women of 2019 list. Poppy also founded Mental Health First Aid England and served two terms on the PHE Advisory Board.
Atif Choudhury, Chief Executive, Diversity and Ability
Winner of the 2018 Global `Equality and Diversity Noon award, Atif is an award-winning social entrepreneur, with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion projects. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities, Atif has worked with a number of high profile grassroots social development projects across the UK, the Middle East and Asia. He is the co-founder and CEO of Diversity and Ability (D&A) and Zaytoun CiC (the world’s first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative), as well as serving as a trustee for the anti-poverty charity War on Want. He was a shortlisted finalist as “Entrepreneur of Excellence’ for the 2019 National Diversity awards and remains a trustee of the pan-disability charity Disability Rights UK. The change Atif would like to see in the world is one that raises the strength of inclusion through intersectional lenses. He believes in pushing for a future of inclusive change and broader equality. He is adamant that poverty, class, race, gender and culture must be part of the systems that work to welcome the diversity of thought and the hidden assets in everyone.
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