A Political Scientist Peggy Maguire has worked at the international, regional and national level over the last twenty-five years highlighting the need for gender equity in biomedical research, public health and social policy. Prior to her role as Director General at the EIWH, Peggy was Director of Development at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Director of the Research and Education Foundation at the Irish College of General Practitioners. As an advocate for a health literate public, Peggy developed a cancer communication and information initiative for and by women to ensure cancer information was women led. As part of her commitment to gender equality, Peggy has been a member of the WHO expert group on gender mainstreaming and contributed to the WHO Women’s Health Strategy for Europe. In 2014 Peggy worked on amendments to the Clinical Trials Regulation to ensure gender and age were included. Peggy is also former President of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Peggy has initiated and contributed to EU projects such as Engender-Inventory of good practices in Europe for promoting gender equity in health; Engendering Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and EUGenMed, leading the research and the workshop on the inclusion of Sex and Gender in Healthcare Professional Education. In 2019, the Minister for Health in Ireland appointed Peggy co-chair of the Women’s Health Task Force. Peggy’s research and advocacy work supports gender equity, ageing, patient and disability rights as well as the implications of social determinants on health and wellbeing. In October 2021, the WHO Academy Quality Committee announced the appointment of Peggy to its Board and chair of the patient and community engagement working group.
Carmine Di Noia has over 30 years of experience in the area of financial markets and enterprise affairs. Previously, he was Commissioner for the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) and Deputy Director General at the Association of Italian Corporations (ASSONIME). An Italian national, he holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate Degree in Economic Theory and Institutions from Università di Roma Tor Vergata. He is a full Professor of Financial Markets and Banking at the Business School of Luiss University.
Lucina Di Meco is the co-founder of #ShePersisted, a global initiative dedicated to tackling gendered disinformation against women in politics. A women’s rights advocate and author, Lucina has been recognized by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy and her work has been featured on The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Politico, Brookings, and The Council of Foreign Relations, among others.
Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, , University College London
Sir Geoff Mulgan is a Professor at University College London and author of ‘Another World is Possible: how to reignite social and political imagination’ (Hurst/OUP, 2022). He is also the former CEO of NESTA.
Andrew Cooke is Global Policy Lead at Microsoft, supporting the Worldwide Public Sector business. In this role, Andrew leads the Global Market Development Policy Team, which is committed to engaging with the world's public sector and regulator community, as they work to ensure they have their policy settings optimized to best take advantage of digital transformation technologies Andrew has been with Microsoft since 2007, initially providing commercial legal support for the Australian and New Zealand operations before moving to Singapore in 2012, to become Microsoft's lead commercial lawyer for the Asia region, later taking on responsibility for leading Microsoft's Asia regional government affairs and public policy team. During his time in Singapore, Andrew helped spearhead Microsoft’s outreach and engagement with Asia’s financial services community and regulators. As part of helping lead Microsoft’s cloud policy outreach in Asia, Andrew engaged with a number of public sector digital government and procurement departments across the region, working with them on their cloud and digital transformation journeys. Andrew started his legal career in 1999, working in private practice in Singapore and London with Herbert Smith Lawyers, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, project finance and private equity advisory work. Andrew moved to in-house legal roles from 2002, specializing in banking and information technology, initially with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Sydney) then Unisys Corporation (Sydney).