Professor Martin Jones

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University

Councillor Jane Ashworth OBE

Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Rachel Shenton

Oscar-winning actress and Patron of the dDeaflinks Charity

Keith Brymer-Jones

Master Potter and Judge on Channel 4's The Great Pottery Throw Down

Fred Hughes

Historian, author and newspaper columnist

Rob Barber

Chief Fire Officer, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Debbie McAndrew

Playwright and actress

Danny Flynn

Chief Executive of North Staffs YMCA

Colonel Tim Sandiford OBE

Former Commanding Officer of The Staffordshire Regiment

Jane Sawyers

Former Chief Constable of Staffordshire

Adrian Hurst

Head of Community at Stoke City Football Club

Matt Hancock

CEO of Port Vale Football Club

Jannette McCartney

Director Of Care at Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Josie Morris MBE DL

Managing Director of Woolcool

Martin Tideswell (chair)

Director of Communities and Commercial Engagement (and Honorary Doctor) at Staffordshire University

Jason Howlett

Group CEO of GivEnergy