We are delighted to announce yet another inspirational speaker for our programme! Julia Unwin is an experienced, well known and respected senior strategic leader, with extensive professional leadership experience in the voluntary and public sectors, and corporate social responsibility. Julia has experience in the regulatory environment having served at a very senior level at the Housing Corporation, Charity Commission and, as Deputy Chair, and later Chair, of the Food Standards Agency and, until December 2016, CEO of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Currently, Julia is Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society and a Carnegie Trust Fellow examining the role of kindness in public policy.

“It has never been more urgent to challenge the relationship between power and authority, and people and community – I am therefore delighted to be speaking about the disruptive nature of kindness at a conference that seeks to do just that.”