Social Value Leaders Summit 2019

The Social Value Summit is the UK’s leading event on social value, bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors. The aim of the summit is to look forward and identify how leaders can champion social value and embed it within their organisations. The Summit will strengthen the community of forward thinking leaders who want to maximise their social, environmental and economic impact.

This year's Summit will be taking on a new format as the Social Value Leaders Summit, with one of the key themes is the importance of leadership in driving social value forward. The Summit will bring together leaders from across government, business, higher education and social enterprise to discuss how we can effectively embed social value across all sectors of our economy and society. 

The Summit is being hosted by King’s College London and supported by Wates, Social Value UK, Engie UK and Anthony Collins Solicitors. The Minister for Cabinet Office, David Lidington CBE, will be delivering the keynote address on how government will be taking the social value agenda forward.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Jonathan Grant, Vice Principle, King’s College London
  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point
  • Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK
  • Veronica Daly, Chief Procurement Officer, King’s College London
  • Mark Cook, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
  • Lesley Dixon, Chief Executive, PSS
  • Wilfrid Petrie, CEO, Engie UK
  • Ross Renton, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester
  • Jean Jarvis, MD, Fuse
  • David Morgan, Managing Director, Wates, Living Space
  • Anna Gross, CEO, Project Access
  • Zoe Billingham, Head of Policy, Centre for Progressive Policy
  • Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Public Service Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Chris White, Director of Industrial Strategy, King’s College London and Author of the Social Value Act.

Key themes for the Summit are:

  • Being more ambitious on social value – what is the best that we can achieve?
  • The role of leadership in changing organisations to make the most of social value
  • Collaboration and how different types of organisations can work together
  • Where next for social value across public, private, university, housing and social enterprise sectors.