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.
Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL took up his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire in 2003.
Professor John Brooks Professor John Brooks is Vice-Chancellor of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Suzie Norton Suzie Norton has 18 years experience in the film and TV industry, working in senior positions across a variety of fields.
Marcus Jamieson-Pond Marcus Jamieson-Pond is the Group Partnerships Manager at Walpole Media Group ltd.
Vaughan Gething Vaughan Gething is the Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth and the Deputy Minister for Health.
Professor Dame Nancy J. Rothwell DBE Professor Dame Nancy J. Rothwell DBE is the President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester.
Trevor Phillips OBE Trevor serving as the president of the Partnership Council of the John Lewis Partnership.
Prem Goyal Prem Goyal was a founder member of Global Markets Consultants (GMC), an investment banking consulting boutique firm.
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.
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.
Mike Blackburn OBE Mike Blackburn is the Vice President, Strategy & Planning for BT Global Government.
Mutaher Jehan Khatib Mutaher Jehan Khatib is a retired Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and is currently the Managing Director of MDA clinic.
Sir Bernard Zissman Sir Bernard led the team which developed the International Convention Centre and the world acclaimed Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
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.
Kasim Ali Kasim is a Pharmacy graduate with a Masters in International Relations. Along with his wife, Kasim is the founder of Waterloo Tea.
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).
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