Kristina Groves, entrepreneur, speaker  & multiple Olympic speed skating medallist

Kristina Groves

Kristina Groves is a Canadian Olympian and multiple medal winner who competed in both the 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Kristina carried a heavy load competing in five events in 2010, capturing a silver and a bronze medal to add to the Olympic silver medal in the women's 1500m and Team Pursuit event at the 2006 Games in Torino.

Since retiring from sport in 2011, Kristina earned her master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Development and now works for a Calgary-based energy consulting company. Kristina’s current full-time job however, is raising her two young daughters, Maisie, 3½, and Astrid, 1.

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK

Ed Mayo

Ed Mayo is Chair of the Involve charity, and a former Chief Executive at the National Consumer Council and the New Economics Foundation. He is also Honorary President of the Community Development Finance Association. Ed was part of the team that started the Fairtrade Mark in the early 1990s and has been a champion for the development of the global co-operative marque since 2012—a marque now used by businesses across 90 countries.

Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations of Canada

Andrew Chunilall

Andrew Chunilall is the CEO of Community Foundations of Canada. He works closely with foundations in Canada and abroad to transform the philanthropic sector and help it face new challenges and seize opportunities in the 21st century.

Bill Oemichen, attorney and former President & CEO of Cooperative Network

Bill Oemichen

Former head of the Co‑operative Network, the largest co-operative state trade association in the United States, with over 440 co‑operative members, owned by more than 6.3 million residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Over the course of his tenure at the Co-operative Network, Bill oversaw its transformation to become one of the most influential advocates for legislative and regulatory issues for co‑operatives at the capitols in Washington, D.C., Madison, Wisconsin, and St. Paul, Minnesota.