Bursting the Bubble – 2024

Mayan Al-Shakarchy

Mayan is currently in the On Purpose leadership and social impact program, exploring how businesses can drive positive social change with COOK and eBay. Previously, she served as a UK Civil Servant for six years, focusing on diverse policy issues such as technology in humanitarian contexts and organizing summits that raised over £7 billion to protect children from infectious diseases. Mayan also advised on equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution and led UK negotiations on security matters at the United Nations in New York.

Outside of work, Mayan enjoys Middle Eastern cooking to connect with her Iraqi heritage. She holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southampton and an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Sophia Stanley

Sophia has recently joined Satarla on a six month placement as part of the On Purpose leadership and social impact program. She has recently returned to London having spent three years living overseas in New Zealand where she tried her hands at a number of vocations including dairy farming, landscaping and stand-up comedy. Her professional experience has predominantly been in management consultancy within the public sector, where clients included the Home Office, Youth Justice Board and Probation Service. She then went on to work within the KPMG Policy, Programme and Evaluation team in Melbourne and the Family Violence Reform team within the Victorian Government.

 Sophia studied Politics at the University of Nottingham and has a Masters in Development Studies from Cambridge University. She is passionate about social justice, female and youth empowerment, marginalized communities and sustainability.

Mark Ormiston

Mark is the sixth generation to lead his family business Ormiston Wire which was founded in 1793. While he has overall responsibility for the direction and development of the company, his areas of specialist expertise include product design, quality control and providing technical help. He also takes a keen interest in environmental and energy efficiency issues. Under his guidance Ormiston has become a 4 day week employee and was the first UK firm to install a wind turbine and solar panels, at its Isleworth factory, for which it received the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development in 2002.

Mark’s environmental interests carry through into his personal life too. He doesn’t own a car, preferring to cycle, which he did for charity in 2008, cycling from Lands End to John o’ Groats in 9 days, 1 hour and 22 minutes. He also takes a keen interest in the history and conservation of the River Thames and he took part in the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant in 2012.

Caroline Moore

Caroline works predominantly with artisans across sustainable supply chain and design. Looking to create new opportunities for traditional communities to build out their skill sets and opening up opportunities for production for export. Her main focus is to look at traditional techniques and materials, to see how these can be developed and utilised in new ways to create export opportunities. Working to source sustainable materials, building out infrastructure and supply chains – allowing for transparency and scalability for production – including the creation of technology to support this.

Caroline has worked across a multitude of companies internationally and helped secure BCorp status. In all areas of her work she looks to build out empowerment opportunities for artisanal communities and entrepreneurship. Caroline holds an MA (Hons) degree in Social Anthropology from St Andrews University.