Charlie currently works in the Finance function of a large insurance firm. She has previous experience in audit, forensic accounting and financial control within various financial and professional services organisations. She graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in economics. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Professor Alison Hodge MBE
Alison was employed as a Professor of Engineering Leadership at Aston University until August 2018. Previously, she has worked in the Defence Industry and as a Government research physicist and manager. Alison has a BSc and PhD in Physics from Reading University and is a Chartered Engineer. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Women in Engineering Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of Women in Science and Engineering. She was awarded an MBE for services to the Institute of Physics in 2002.
Laura is a freelance consultant specialising in marketing and business growth strategies within the Museums and Heritage sector. Prior to that she was Deputy Chief Executive (Communications & Marketing) at Black Country Living Museum and has also held senior positions within Marketing Departments at English Heritage and the University of Birmingham respectively. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts.