In every episode of our new podcast, Conduit co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Paul van Zyl, will be in conversation with exceptional people working to create a better future. Hear about the experiences that shaped them, the lessons they’ve learned and the practical advice they’d give to anyone looking to make a positive impact.
Ep. 1: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam
Danny has dedicated his life to civil action. He was secretary general and chief executive of CIVICUS, a Johannesburg-based global alliance of civil society organisations, where he was the first non-British and youngest person to head this 140-year-old organisation. Danny is also the former Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research. Now having taken on the Chief Executive role at Oxfam, he is setting a path of change and renewal for this historic organisation.
Ep. 2: Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
Jimmy Wales is an Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Wikipedia, the not-for-profit online encyclopaedia, and Wikia, the for-profit web hosting company. Launched in 2001, Wikipedia is now one of the most-referenced, most-used repositories of knowledge on the planet, with more than 40 million articles in 293 languages, all freely available. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.
Ep. 3: Baroness Lola Young, Member of the House of Lords
After an extensive acting career, Baroness Lola Young went on to become professor of Cultural Studies at Middlesex University. Lola became Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority before being appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords in 2004. Her parliamentary work includes founding and Co-Chairing two All Party Parliamentary Groups – one on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, and one on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights. She is currently working on legislation to eliminate modern forms of slavery in supply chains.