Lorraine Heggessey, CEO of The Royal Foundation of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex
Lorraine was the first female controller of BBC1,was a former CEO of TalkbackThames and most recently became CEO of The Royal Foundation of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex.
Lorraine's varied career has meant she is no stranger to controversy - known as the woman who sacked Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon for taking cocaine, turned the tables on reporter Roger Cook by door stepping him for a Channel 4 Documentary and secured the first ever television interview with notorious villain Mad Frankie Fraser for a series on the history of crime in Britain.
Lorraine is a trail-blazing business leader who has driven success and transformation in the public, private and third sector. A Fellow of the Royal Television Society and external adviser to Channel 4's Growth Fund, she is an inspirational speaker that shows how women can succeed in business.