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Danna Walker | Founder, Director

Danna Walker is the founder and director of Built By Us, an award-winning innovative social enterprise which exists to actively champion greater diversity and inclusion in the construction sector. Her career spans over 20 years in construction and built environment, encompassing various roles including electrician and Architect, and within the field of vocational education.  She is currently a board member of Public Practice and former charity Trustee and elected Board member for the Architects Registration Board.

Danna was proud to be nominated for the Precious Awards 2015, which celebrates the achievements of women of colour.  In 2018 she presented BBC Radio 4 documentary The Architecture of Incarceration which explored the philosophy and ethos of modern prison design.

Most recently Built By Us won the prestigious National Mentoring Awards 2019, National Diversity Programme of the Year for the innovative FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme.

Ignacio Delcastillo | Advisory Board, Chair

Ignacio is a Mechanical Engineer now acting as a Process Business Architect at HSBC who in his spare time partners with Social Entrepreneurs to share his industry experience while enhancing his personal development.

Ignacio believes that we are in a technological world were anything is possible, but there is an increasing risk of exclusion in our local communities.

After a decade working in the manufacturing industry and the financial sector, Ignacio knows how to align operations with business strategy in an efficient way. He tries to be aware of new ways of doing things and he is constantly tempted to start his own business adventure...

He is an active supporter of Deutsche Bank CSR area, mentoring young entrepreneurs and as a lecturer in Hatch Incubator Programme.

Ignacio holds an MBA from Cranfield University and a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Publica de Navarra. He has been also trained as a Sig Sigma Black Belt and he is an expert in lean Manufacturing.

 

Anne Shepperd | Advisory Board

Anne is an Architect with over 20 years’ experience in housing, regeneration and masterplanning. She has recently set up her own practice Sketch Architecture, specialising in bespoke solutions for residential architecture. Her previous position was as Associate Director with Snell David Architects. In 2013 she was awarded a commendation at the Wandsworth Council Design Awards.  

She currently divides her time between her passion for architecture, and working as a Project Manager with responsibility for Business Development for Microcab a business focussing on the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and solutions for air quality in cities.

 
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George Sanders | Advisory Board

George is an Energy & Power professional who works in the M&A team at the Danish renewable energy firm, Ørsted.

Prior to Ørsted, George worked for Lloyds Banking Group where he focused predominantly on Infrastructure & Energy mandates. During his time at Lloyds, George was actively involved in the companies’ CSR initiatives by mentoring junior analysts, interns and leading charity campaigns.

In 2017, George began volunteering on the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) mentoring programme which seeks to help UK social enterprises scale-up their operations. George is on the Governing Board of Langford School in Fulham, where he focusses on governance, pupil premium and performance. George holds a BA from Durham University and an MSc from the University of Bristol.


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We are always on the look out for individuals who want to share their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm as volunteers.

Whether you are interested in mentoring people seeking a career or helping us to deliver BBU projects, get in touch, we would love to hear from you!