Sir Peter Estlin


Peter is chair of FutureDotNow, a coalition of UK businesses committed to boosting the digital skills of the UK.  He is also a founder patron of OnSide Youth Zones as well as the inaugural chair of the Association of Apprentices. He was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2018/19 and is currently an independent director of Rothschild & Co, in addition to holding various non-executive appointments including being a trustee of Morden College, Trust for London and Bridewell Royal Hospital. He spent his 35-year career in finance and banking in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Jason Holt CBE

Vice Chair

Jason is an accomplished business leader, author of the Holt Review and a respected educationalist. He has been at the heart of Government reforms of the apprenticeship system for the past 10 years having chaired several Government Boards, most recently the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network which helps employers and apprentices connect. Jason was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for his services to apprenticeships.

Charles Mindenhall


Charles is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s largest venture builder, specialising in building digital businesses that transform industries. He is a trustee of Onside Youth Zones, a charity providing state-of-the-art youth centres in deprived areas of the country, and chair of Onside in London, where they are rolling out 4 Youth Zones in the capital. Charles is also a trustee of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, MHI (Mental Health Innovations) and Charity Digital Trust.


Jessica Oghenegweke


Jessica is a Commissioner for the Social Mobility Commission, an independent, arms-length body of the Cabinet Office, which monitors and advocates for social mobility and provides advice to ministers; in this role she advocates specifically for apprenticeships and social mobility. She is a creative host for Apprentice Nation, creating and delivering webinars to young people. She is also a student at Brunel University studying Global Challenges. Jessica completed a production apprenticeship at the BBC in 2017 and since has worked for BBC Earth Kids as a presenter.

Jack Parsons


Jack is an award-winning young entrepreneur, public speaker and subject expert on youth, and is known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer. He has been honoured with various awards over the last 3 years including Young Digital Leader Of The Year, The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy, Most Connected Young Entrepreneur, 50 Top Kindest Leaders and Top 10 UK Young Entrepreneurs to Watch.

Jack is currently CEO of The Youth Group which is building the world’s largest, most connected marketplace and community for young people. The Youth Group has one aim: to help improve the odds for young people across the world to achieve their full potential in work.

On top of running The Youth Group Jack also advises a number of organisations and figureheads.

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