Our Team

Jamie Hibbert – Hub Co-Curator

Working as a Civil Servant in the Service Improvement team of the Courts and Tribunal Service. In my spare time I volunteer for Manchester Cares, make music and am studying for a Masters in Psychology.

Aitana Uclés Fuensanta – Hub Co-Curator

Working as a Research Engineer & Engineering Doctorate (International) candidate in future automotive battery supply chains and a Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Warwick.

Flaviu Cipcigan – Co-Founder

Climate Change Leader and Staff Research Member as Global Lead in IBM Research’s Future of Climate.

Jenny Walmsley – Education and Employment Impact Area Lead

Previously worked at both a Community Education Co-ordinator and a Business Development Executive for the British Cross. Currently, pursuing a new career as a Systems Administrator for Terry Lifts.

Vishal Wilde – Hub Impact Lead

Vishal Wilde is a Civil Servant at the Department of Health and Social Care (where he has worked as a policy professional since May 2020). He has worked in numerous government departments (including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, HM Treasury, HMRC, the Valuation Office Agency, Cabinet Office, the Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions). Before the Civil Service, as a university student, he used to write for think tanks across the political spectrum.

Theodor Bratosin

Sustainability and Building Physics Engineer at Cundall.

Zaid Beiruty

Offshore Design Engineer for Siemens Energy.

Daniel Sava

Intellectual Property Manager for The Supplant Company.

James da Costa

Co-Founder & COO at Fingo Africa.

Andriy Pidopryhora

General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe at Myprotein.

Samuel Remi-Akinwale

Project Coordinator at Young Manchester and studying Politics Degree at King’s College London.

Jessica Prankard

Sale Development Representative at Vypr.

Hera Hussain

Founder of Chayn, a global volunteer-led digital network working together to empower women against violence.

Mahima Jethani

I am a third-year student at the University of Manchester pursuing Environmental Management. During my second year, I started project Rekindle, which aims to tackle fast consumerism and inculcate values of circular economy by refurbishing donated items and selling them at reasonable prices. For the future, my vision is to work towards resolving critical issues like global warming, climate change and food security. Apart from this, I enjoy dancing, thrift shopping, reading and am always up for bubble tea!

Hannah Ballard

Hannah has recently returned to the UK after spending the past 2 years in Montréal, Canada, and the previous 2.5 years living the backpacker/van life across Southeast Asia and Australia. As a Montreal Shaper she used her background in communications in emerging tech to write a report on citizen perspectives on AI, help students from diverse backgrounds approach cybersecurity careers, and led the establishment of an SDG-based impact framework. She’s just moved to Manchester to study a Master’s in International Development, focusing on climate change, justice, and community resilience. She is currently co-developing a TopLink challenge for young people taking climate action while working as a strategic communications consultant for fintech, innovation & sustainability clients.

James Duffy

Currently Studying BA Politics with Data Analytics at the University of Manchester.

Faye Coleman

I’m a global ambassador for One Young World, UN Women delegate, UN Economic and Social Affairs Council delegate, lead coordinator at GM4Women, and university student at Manchester studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Our previous hub members

Alice Sparks

Co-Founding Curator for MCR Global Shapers, currently studying Urban Studies/Affairs at Brussel University and a Board Member of Turnthetables.

James Ellsmoor

Founder and CEO at Island Innovation and Director at Solar Head of State.

Antoinette Aggrey

Co-Founder of Carltons Development Group, Founder and Lead Designer at GreenCiti Africa, Strategy and Planning at Centrifuj.

Tanvi Gupta

Security Specialist in South Asia for International SOS.