June has enjoyed a 20‐year career, in which she has become one of the most recognizable faces of British television. June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland. She hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 June hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. She has also interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney.
June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest people ever to receive an MBE. She was later awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Years’ Honours List. June is also an author of three award winning books; ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration’, ‘The Power of Women’ and ‘The Power of Privilege’.
Sam is P&G’s first Company Accessibility Leader and is leading P&G’s thought leadership and commitment to making products, packaging, and advertising accessible for both the growing aging population and the 7.7 billion people around the world with a disability.
Sam was born in the UK and is a first-generation Scottish Pakistani. She is blind and the passion for what she is doing at P&G has been inspired by the personal access challenges she has experienced as both a consumer and an employee. Sam studied Marketing and Business Law at the University of Stirling in Scotland and began her career at P&G in IT. She has lead IT transformations across multiple worldwide businesses, including fragrances, Pampers, Olay and Gillette.
Mallika Basu is a food industry consultant with 21 years of experience in the communications industry and 15 years as a food writer, cookbook author, industry commentator and consultant. Mallika brings a unique inside-outside perspective to the strategic communication challenges facing the grocery sectors. She founded Basu Consulting to help brands, businesses and destinations navigate the big, sweeping changes in business, society and culture by looking at the role of food and drink in how we do things differently, better and grow. She has hosted her food, culture and mindset workshops exploring cultural appropriation, race and representation for the British Library, BBC Good Food, the Guild of Food Writers, the Guild of Fine Food, organisation-wide at Waitrose, across well-known publishers and provided ongoing advisory.
Justin’s started with Tesco in 1992 after leaving school with no qualifications, as a colleague on the shop floor and over the years pursued his career within retail management and is now a Store Director for Large Stores South. Justin is dyslexic and his son has dyslexia and autism and wanted to use his personal experiences to support and help others. Justin has a huge passion for inclusion and when the opportunity came up in 2018 for Justin to be the Director Sponsor of the Disability Network, he jumped at the chance as he knew he could make a difference on a bigger scale for colleagues with disabilities across Tesco.