IGP Events

The IGP's Soundbites Series

Thursday 1 October, 2020 |

Soundbites are a platform for professionals and entrepreneurs who are leading in their field. Speakers are innovators and inspiring actors working in new and traditional sectors, outside of academia. The Soundbite gives the audience an insight into how their organisation contributes to sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

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15 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sara Ichioka

Sarah Ichioka is an urbanist, curator and writer. She currently leads Desire Lines, a strategic consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organizations and initiatives. In previous roles, she has explored the intersections of cities, society and ecology within leading international institutions of culture, policy and research.

29 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Jake Ferguson

Jake joined Hackney CVS in 2001. As CEO he has responsibility for the development and support of Hackney’s voluntary and community sector including strategies around commissioning, premises and new funding. Since 2001 he has helped the organisation grow from an annual turnover of £300k to over £3.5m. Internally Jake oversees the organisation’s approach to business planning and sustainability as well as ensuring it is continually improving to deliver our vision of a fairer Hackney. Jake is part of a number of national and regional initiatives looking at generous leadership, co-production and ways of working in the voluntary sector that will build a new generation of charitable leaders. He is regularly called upon to give voluntary sector insight and evidence to central government and funders. Jake has been involved in lots of important strategies in Hackney including Outcomes for Young Black Men, and Health and Social Care Transformation as well as the former Team Hackney Local Strategic partnership which helped to establish Hackney as one of the highest performing boroughs in the country.

19 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey

Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey is a globally recognized authority on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and understands the science behind inclusive organizational behavior. Jonathan hosts the Resource Groups Podcast, a weekly show that informs and educates through applied research and insights from thought leaders. Today, he is the Founder of the Resource Groups Company where he helps organizations to reach their potential using inclusive practices. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, his previous employers and clients include The Walt Disney Company, News International and Channel 4. Jonathan combines professional expertise with academic rigour to drive change through research, training and consultancy. He recently launched a Youtube Channel to support his mission to help one million people around the world to make their workplaces more inclusive

03 December 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Nick Kimber


17 December 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sir Simon Woolley CBE

Lord Woolley of Woodford is the founder and director of Operation Black Vote. He is chair of the Race Disparity Unit’s advisory group. Lord Woolley was knighted in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to race equality. He was made a life peer in October 2019.



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