CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER
Founding Chairman of the Unity Club is Keith Madeley aka ‘Mr Yorkshire’. Keith helps companies lift their profile in Yorkshire and has a number of roles including Marketing of the Cones Children’s books, Chair of the Scott Creative Arts Foundation and Ambassador for the Clear Wealth and Pension Advisers. He is a Visiting Fellow of Leeds Beckett University and Honorary Fellow of Leeds Trinity University and passionate about linking Education and Business.
Bishop Nick Baines
The Rt Revd Nick Baines has been the Bishop of Leeds since 2014. He was previously the Bishop of Bradford and the Bishop of Croydon. He read German and French at Bradford University and, before ordination, worked for four years as a Russian linguist at GCHQ. Nick has a particular expertise in communication. He has 16.5 thousand followers on Twitter and his blog has been viewed more than 2 million times. He is regularly heard on Radios 2 & 4, is often asked to comment nationally on topical issues, and has written seven books on Christian faith.
Lee-J Walker, TheBusinessDesk.com
Lee-J Walker the joint managing director of TheBusinessDesk.com, one of the fastest-growing regional digital business medias. Lee-J is an experienced manager who has worked across the UK and the Middle East in the world of online advertising and recruitment. Prior to joining TheBusinessDesk.com, Lee-J was based in Dubai working for the $22bn turnover global recruitment company Manpower Inc as the regional group sales manager for the Gulf.
Professor Peter Slee, Leeds Beckett University
Professor Peter Slee was appointed Vice Chancellor at LBU in 2015. He chairs the Leeds Inclusive Anchor network, and is a Board member of the City’s Innovation Partnership, the Leeds Academic Health Partnership, Yorkshire Universities and the University Alliance. He is an historian, keen walker and skier and plays cricket for Rainton CC in the Nidderdale and District league.