Dr Janet Owen, FRSA, AMA, MA (Cantab), MA , Chair
Dr Janet Owen is a cultural professional with over 30 years of experience in connecting heritage, arts and science sectors. She holds an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.
Sara Sullivan, Deputy Chair
Sara has a passion for encouraging young people to fulfil their potential. The first in her family to go to university, she saw first-hand how wealth, privilege and gender can shape a career path. This led her to mentor at her previous school and join an initiative at Southampton University for law students who were the first in their family to go to university.
Phyllida is a chartered accountant and qualified with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1984. After working in the profession for 20 years she moved to the financial services sector followed by the healthcare and telecoms sectors.
Malcolm is passionate about mathematics and science and the insights and innovation that they bring. Working as an actuary, he has spent most of his career in consulting and investment management.
Tajinder has spent many years working in marketing and now heads the marketing and sales divisions at lighting brand, Anglepoise. As a member of the leadership team, she is also responsible for the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Sue is currently Director of Work-Based Learning at WMG, a unit at the University of Warwick and is passionately interested in both formal and informal STEM learning. WMG focuses on STEM education from secondary school level to doctorates and corporate programmes.
Ben Perrio, Advocate
Ben is passionate about leveraging science to create opportunities for all. Although he had little opportunity to access formal science experiences growing up, he was inspired by the woodlands and rivers near his home.
Katie has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years in charities with a remit for community development, environmental sustainability and social justice. Her expertise covers climate action and advocacy, environmental education, outreach and inclusion.
Yvonne serves as the Cross-Company Programmes Team Lead at Moving Ahead, working to increase the representation of women and other underrepresented groups in leadership positions. Her deep-rooted commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion resonates with Wonderseekers’ mission.
Linda has worked in Human Resources for over 35 years. In 1999, having worked in the public and corporate sectors, she founded an HR consultancy that offers a range of HR and training services.
Dr Rutang Thanawalla
Rutang brings over 20 years' industry experience. He supports large financial institutions with their risk measurement and management and with business transformation programmes. Lately, these have centred on climate risk management and sustainability.