UpRising is supported by a number of Ambassadors who champion our work in each of the areas we operate.
Lord Digby Jones Lord Digby Jones was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment in July 2007.
Mutaher Jehan Khatib Mutaher Jehan Khatib is a retired Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and is currently the Managing Director of MDA clinic.
The Rt Hon The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Jan Royall was elected as Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords and a member of the Shadow Cabinet in May 2010.
Julie Morgan Julie Morgan is the Welsh Assembly Member for Cardiff North. She was also the first woman MP to represent part of Cardiff when she was elected in 1997 (for Cardiff North).
Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL took up his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire in 2003.
Marcus Jamieson-Pond Marcus Jamieson-Pond is the Group Partnerships Manager at Walpole Media Group ltd.
David Russell David Russell joined the Harpur Trust in 2002 after a career in the Royal Navy in which he commanded one surface warship and three submarines.
HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis Helen Nellis is a qualified Barrister. Her career has spanned the law, higher education, health and the commercial sector.
Chris Loughran Chris Loughran is the Regional Chairman and Senior Partner in Deloitte’s Midlands practice.
Simon Allport Simon Allport is based in Manchester and has been Senior Partner for Ernst & Young in the North West since 2008.
Vaughan Gething Vaughan Gething is the Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth and the Deputy Minister for Health.
Suzie Norton Suzie Norton has 18 years experience in the film and TV industry, working in senior positions across a variety of fields.
Paul Thandi Paul Thandi is the Chief Executive of the UK’s largest and most high-profile venue management company, the NEC Group.
Professor John Brooks Professor John Brooks is Vice-Chancellor of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Vij Randeniya Vij Randeniya is the Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service, having served in the fire service for over 28 years in brigades across the country.
Dave Hodgson Dave Hodgson is Mayor of Bedford Borough. He was first elected as Mayor in October 2009, and was re-elected for a four year term in May 2011.
Kasim Ali Kasim is a Pharmacy graduate with a Masters in International Relations. Along with his wife, Kasim is the founder of Waterloo Tea.
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