UpRising is supported by a number of Ambassadors who champion our work in each of the areas we operate.
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.
The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE The Rt Hon Lord Philip Hunt PC OBE is a member of the House of Lords and Deputy Leader of the Opposition.
Lord Digby Jones Lord Digby Jones was appointed Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment in July 2007.
Prem Goyal Prem Goyal was a founder member of Global Markets Consultants (GMC), an investment banking consulting boutique firm.
Mike Blackburn OBE Mike Blackburn is the Vice President, Strategy & Planning for BT Global Government.
Suzie Norton Suzie Norton has 18 years experience in the film and TV industry, working in senior positions across a variety of fields.
Sir Bernard Zissman Sir Bernard led the team which developed the International Convention Centre and the world acclaimed Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
Trevor Phillips OBE Trevor serving as the president of the Partnership Council of the John Lewis Partnership.
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.
Professor John Brooks Professor John Brooks is Vice-Chancellor of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Marcus Jamieson-Pond Marcus Jamieson-Pond is the Group Partnerships Manager at Walpole Media Group ltd.
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).
Amanda Jordan OBE Amanda Jordan is joint Chair of Corporate Citizenship, which she founded in 2001 after a successful career spanning the voluntary and private sectors.
Professor Dame Nancy J. Rothwell DBE Professor Dame Nancy J. Rothwell DBE is the President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester.
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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