Unite to Ignite links up – unemployed young adults looking to find a job, or in work and needing a new direction – with business leaders at the top of their fields

Are you…..

Between 20 and 30+ and currently unemployed, or in work but need a new direction?

Focused on what next and exploring options?

Interested in meeting other people on a similar journey?

Free for an hour a week to join a Zoom call?

Then come and join UNITE to IGNITE, a free online community that will help you with your next steps

Tuesday 11.00 – 12.00 UK time

resource and insights to ignite

Andy Davies

Chairman Kidspace Adventure

Andy has worked in leisure and tourism businesses for over 25 years, including WHSmith Travel Retail, BAA Retail and Merlin Entertainments Group. Andy now is Chairman and a Non Executive Director for three leisure businesses.

Aoife Beirne

Chief Transformation Officer – Mergon Group

Aoife leads the long term strategy, culture, growth and sustainability initiatives of Mergon. In her previous role at An Post, Aoife, with the CEO and the Executive Team, developed and implemented the turnaround strategy, transforming the company from losses into profit and growth. She also launched the first An Post Gender Pay Report published in 2019.

Aoife loves to learn and lives her life by motivational phrases – glass half full, think big, think disruptive, execute with full passion, etc, 😊

Alan Giles

Chair, Non Executive Director & Visiting Professor

Despite being the worst read person to run a bookseller, and the worst dressed person to chair a fashion retailer, Alan has had a fulfilling career both in retail and latterly in such diverse sectors as housebuilding, government regulation, pest control and estate agency.

Diane Thornhill

People Director – Arup

Over 30 years of experience in Human Resources, Di has worked in a number of senior roles across four different industries, including financial services, retail, manufacturing and professional services. During her time at Arup she has made the journey from Senior Business Partner to Global People Leader.

Di has a firm belief and passion in partnering with the business to help unleash the potential of people at every stage of their career. 

no fee – just your time

Our collaboration concept has no cost, just your time and commitment. We believe in connecting talented individuals with top professionals to produce positive results.

If you need a helping hand, a new direction, or just some professional advice Unite to Ignite is for you. Just sign up!