ILA committee

The Inspired Leadership Award winners are chosen by a committee.

Our committee members are:

Chairman Jeremy Hillman
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD BANK

Jeremy is director of corporate communications for the World Bank. Prior to this he was director of external communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has also worked at the BBC in a number of senior roles.

Jeremy is director of corporate communications for the World Bank. Prior to this he was director of external communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has also worked at the BBC in a number of senior roles.

Manjula Dissanayake
FOUNDING PRESIDENT, EDUCATE LANKA FOUNDATION

Manjula is founder of Educate Lanka, a non-profit that merges online technology with public-private partnerships to improve access to education and employment for aspiring leaders from marginalised backgrounds. Manjula was an ILA 2016 nominee.

Manjula is founder of Educate Lanka, a non-profit that merges online technology with public-private partnerships to improve access to education and employment for aspiring leaders from marginalised backgrounds. Manjula was an ILA 2016 nominee.

Bill Drayton
CHAIR AND CEO, ASHOKA

Bill is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Ashoka. A social entrepreneur with a long record of founding organizations and public service, he is also chair of three other organizations; Youth Venture, Community Greens, and Get America Working!

Bill is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Ashoka. A social entrepreneur with a long record of founding organizations and public service, he is also chair of three other organizations; Youth Venture, Community Greens, and Get America Working!

Jeremy Heimans
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, PURPOSE

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and crowd-based social and economic models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Jeremy was winner of the ILA in 2015.

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and crowd-based social and economic models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Jeremy was winner of the ILA in 2015.

Jack Leslie
CHAIRMAN, WEBER SHANDWICK

Jack Leslie is chairman of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading public relations and public affairs firms. He was previously appointed by President Obama in 2009 as chairman of the board of directors of the US African Development Foundation.

Jack Leslie is chairman of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading public relations and public affairs firms. He was previously appointed by President Obama in 2009 as chairman of the board of directors of the US African Development Foundation.

Heather McGregor
MANAGING DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDER, TAYLOR BENNETT

Heather McGregor is managing director and principal shareholder of communications headhunters Taylor Bennett. She also founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry.

Heather McGregor is managing director and principal shareholder of communications headhunters Taylor Bennett. She also founded the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry.

Michael Nobel
CHAIRMAN OF THE NOBEL CHARITABLE TRUST

Michael is chairman of the Nobel Charitable Trust. He also serves as chairman or board member for eight global companies, as well as several not-for-profit organisations, that focus on scientific, medical and charitable initiatives.

Michael is chairman of the Nobel Charitable Trust. He also serves as chairman or board member for eight global companies, as well as several not-for-profit organisations, that focus on scientific, medical and charitable initiatives.

Ory Okolloh
CO-FOUNDER, USHAHIDI

Ory, a Kenyan blogger and open-government activist, is co-founder of Ushahidi, a crowdsourced crisis information platform used to monitor elections in Kenya, Mexico and India, track violence in the Eastern Congo and map post-earthquake crisis in Haiti.

Ory, a Kenyan blogger and open-government activist, is co-founder of Ushahidi, a crowdsourced crisis information platform used to monitor elections in Kenya, Mexico and India, track violence in the Eastern Congo and map post-earthquake crisis in Haiti.

Archna Vyas
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, INDIA, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Archna is deputy director of communications, India, for the Gates Foundation. She was previously Southeast Asia regional manager of communication and media for multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser.

Archna is deputy director of communications, India, for the Gates Foundation. She was previously Southeast Asia regional manager of communication and media for multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser.

Chloe Danwei Zhang
VICE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, FOUNDER GROUP

Chloe is vice director of international business for the Founder Group. She’s now also an advisor for some Chinese startups. Prior to this she worked in consulting and media for three years, and founded a media startup in London.

Chloe is vice director of international business for the Founder Group. She’s now also an advisor for some Chinese startups. Prior to this she worked in consulting and media for three years, and founded a media startup in London.