VISION STAGE – MONDAY 10:00 – 10:45
Hear from a panel of experience and knowledge about living and working in the North, what they’ve learnt and what they wish they did differently.
I joined EY’s Advisory Service team in early January and am also currently studying the Chartered Managers Degree Apprenticeship in Business Leadership and Mangement Practice at Northumbria University in my second year.
Amy LeeAdvisory Associate, EY
MEET THE PANEL:
Debrah was born in Northumberland and still has her family home in Stannington. Debrah is Managing Director of DUKES Collection a luxury, 5-star hotel group based in London and Dubai. Debrah is a working mother, a mentor and a executive global business leader seen as a shining success at the top of an industry long dominated by men
Debrah DhuggaManaging Director, DUKES Collection
Herb is best known as Founder of the Thinking Digital Conference which will celebrate its 12th Anniversary in 2019 where it has run every May since 2008 at the iconic Sage Gateshead. Herb is also the Founder & Host of TEDxManchester, TEDxLiverpool & TEDxNewcastle. Originally from Brooklyn, Herb now splits his time between Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool.
Herb KimFounder & CEO, Thinking Digital
Committed to creating more opportunities for young people, so they can find skilled, engaging and well-paid work, contribute to growth in the region’s economy and help build prosperity in our communities. Interested in the critical challenge of helping developments in education and the economy remain in step to ensure prosperity and community wellbeing.
Founder and Trustee of the first UTC in the North of the region: this school represents a direct and proactive response to our growing skill shortages in IT and Health Sciences. More importantly, it provides relevant and challenging educational and cultural opportunity for our region’s young people.
Vice President, NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research) : not for profit and registered charity and the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services.
Chair, Helix Arts : not for profit and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation increasing equality of opportunity for people to participate in the arts.
Director, Common Room of the Great North: The ‘Common Room’ was established to support the ongoing work of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers and to use the unique heritage of its building and assets to inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers.
Founding Member, SPHERE Network: The network was set up to facilitate collaborative consideration of solutions to cross-sector challenges through the power of digital transformation and innovation.
Board Member, Dynamo: Dynamo is the regional IT network, established to grow the North East IT economy.
Mentor for several small businesses and entrepreneurs. Shortlisted for Northern Power Women ‘Mentor of the Year’ 2019.