Ed Mayo and Agnes Nairn
Ed Mayo is a leading campaigner and commentator on social and economic issues and is Chief Executive of Consumer Focus. Ed has written widely, including research on children as consumers, described by Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian as 'a groundbreaking study'. Ed helped to foundthe Fairtrade brand and was the strategist behind the world's most successful anti-poverty campaign, Jubilee 2000. TheGuardian nominated him as one of the top 100 most influential social innovators and he is a World Economics Forum 'Young Global Leader'. Ed is married with threechildren and lives in South East London.Agnes Nairn is an academic researcher, writer, speaker and consultant. She is Professor of Marketing at two of Europe's leading business schools, EM-Lyon Business School in France and RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Agnes's academic research has been published in a wide range of international journals and her policy-related work includes the first study of the links between media exposure,materialism and self-esteem in UK children. She has also written on Barbie torture, how children use David Beckham to understand moral values, covert marketing techniques on the internet and how neuroscience throws new light on how children relate to advertising. She is on the government panel convened by the Department of Children, Schools and Families to assess the impact of the commercial world on children. Agnes is married with two children and lives in Bath.
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS)
THE NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME was founded in 1927. Its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales. The NGS gives more than ?2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities, with more than 80p in every ?1 raised going directly to its beneficiaries.
Tim Newark is the editor of Military Illustrated. He is also the author of numerous works of military history, including CAMOUFLAGE that accompanied the highly acclaimed exhibition, and The Mafia at War, the fascinating history of the invasion of Sicily. He consults and writes from many TV series including the 13 part Churchill's Bodyguard.
The Hon. Gerard Noel was the Editor of the Catholic Herald and is now its Editorial Director. He is the author of several books including biographies of Paul VI and Harold Wilson.