Kriss Akabusi MBE

Guest Speaker

Kriss Akabusi MBE is an Olympian, media personality, motivational speaker and businessman. 
Kriss rose to fame on the athletics track, having begun his international athletics career in 1983 as a member of the 4 x 400 metre relay squad. He will always be remembered for helping Great Britain clinch gold from the mighty Americans at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Having amassed three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles, Kriss was bestowed with an even greater honour in 1992: an MBE awarded by her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.

Ian Entwisle

Global CEO, GWS | Local

Ian Entwisle is the Chief Executive Officer of CBRE’s global GWS | Local. He has served in this role since 2020.

Ian is responsible for leading the $4bn business that includes more than 21,000 employees worldwide, operating out of CBRE offices and embedded within client premises. The global GWS | Local & DCS business serves over 1,500+ clients, and services include; facilities management, project management, technical engineering, principal contracting, energy consulting and front of house.

Before his current position, Ian served as Chief Executive Officer for CBRE’s GWS APAC/EMEA business following the successful integration of the CBRE, Norland Managed Services and the Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions businesses.

Before his roles at CBRE, Ian served as Chief Executive Officer at Norland Managed Services.

Daisy McAndrew


Daisy McAndrew has over 25 years’ experience covering politics, business & royal stories on tv and radio. Daisy is currently NBC News’ Royal Commentator, co-presents the Times Radio Sunday politics show T&G with Tom Newton-Dunn, and is a regular contributor on TalkRadio, the BBC, ITV/ITN, Sky News and contributes to numerous documentaries on the Royals on Channel 5, Discovery and Yahoo TV. Recently she has presented election coverage for London Live and had her own weekly business show on LBC.

As well as acting as a patron of the St John's Hospice and being an active supporter of Crisis, she is the trustee of the Internews Europe which aims to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need.