Sameena Ali-Khan is an award winning television presenter, an experienced event host and a hardworking mum.
When she was younger, she was always chosen to be the narrator for school plays, perhaps because she loves to talk! She is very fortunate to have a career where she use her skills to communicate stories in a warm and engaging way. She grew up in Africa and travelled extensively as her parents worked abroad. It was the best education she could wish of for! She met people from different countries and developed an interest in a wide range of subjects.
Sameena’s extensive experience of live work and her engaging personality make her the obvious choice for all types of presenting work. Her warmth, humour and professionalism always engages the audience and she genuinely cares about the success of the event. Her enthusiasm on stage shines through and she makes any event special for the client and the guests. Sameena always prepares thoroughly to ensure every event is slick and professional. That’s why clients book her time and again. She has chaired panel discussions for well known organisations including Hitachi, Facebook, Vodaphone, NHS and Grant Thornton. The topics have included Wealth Management, Education, Business, Terrorism, Diversity, Mental Health, Brexit and the Arts.
When you need a passionate keynote speaker who will inspire people and empower them to make a difference, look no further than Big Ian Donaghy.
Big Ian is more than a speaker, he is also a doer. He works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness and combat loneliness, always focusing on the individual drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care.
Experienced in addressing and hosting conferences across the UK and Europe, Big Ian speaks with an infectious enthusiasm that is simultaneously entertaining and thought-provoking making audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.
Deputy Director of Adult Social Care, CQC
CEO, Visiting Angels UK
Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
Trustee, Pluto Play Productions
Head of Partnerships and Practice Improvement, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Partner, DVA Dementia Village® Associates
CEO, Dementia Forward
Carer of husband with Lewy Body Dementia
Chartered Architect at GSS Architecture
Head of Social Care Content, Quality Compliance Systems
Chair, Independent Care Group (ICG)
Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Social Sciences & Associate Director at NIHR School for Social Care Research