Board of Directors & Advisors

Our Board

Mixing youth with experience.

Our Board provides the experience and expertise which enables us to stay at the cutting edge of social impact.

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Executive Director

Joe Seddon

Founder & CEO of Zero Gravity. Previously scaled Access Oxbridge from student bedroom to standout success.


Executive Director

Bill Westwater

Chair of Zero Gravity Board. Ex-CEO of Xeros Plc, which he grew from a university laboratory to a £200m IPO.

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Baroness Helena Kennedy

Leading barrister, former Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, and current Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University.

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Dr Maggie Atkinson

Leading educator and Head of the Children's Commission (2010-2015), the highest safeguarding position in the UK.

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Mike Lonergan

Ex-COO at Overlook Investments, and Trustee / Interim CFO of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

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Peter Bennett

Founder of the University of Cambridge Public Policy Institute and leading education & poverty philanthropist.

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Ruth Brock

Managing Director of Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, and ex-senior press officer to the Deputy Prime Minister.

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Barry Matthews

General Counsel at Meggit Plc, ex-General Counsel at ITV, and Founder of the Social Mobility Business Partnership.

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Jimmy McGloughlin OBE

Former Business Director at No.10 Downing Street and Head of External Affairs at the Institute of Directors.



John Souter

Ex-CEO of London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the largest internet exchanges in the world, and its various subsidiaries.

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