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Lunch with Minnie Moll


Minnie Moll is Chief Executive of the Design Council. Since joining in 2021, she has led the organisation’s new mission: Design for Planet, which aims to support and galvanise the 1.79 million people in the UK design sector of put planet at the heart of their work.

 She was previously Chief Executive of retail businesses including the £350m turnover East of England Co-op. In her time at the Co-op they won Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Business of the Year’, and returned millions back into the local community through their Sourced Locally initiative, supporting local producers and cutting food miles. She is a great believer that business should do well and do good.

 Minnie’s early career was in brand, advertising, design, and innovation. She was global Marketing Director of leading innovation company What If that won Sunday Times ‘Best Place to Work in the UK’ two years running, so she is passionate about culture.

 Minnie was voted Vistage UK Business Leader of the Year in 2020. She was appointed by HRH Prince Charles in 2016 as his Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England as part of Business in the Community. Minnie is a qualified Transformational Coach with a focus on supporting women in business.

Join us at 12pm on March 15th at Ipswich Suffolk Club.


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Toby Kramers

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Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.