About Our Panel

Jill Tully

Jill Tully

Investment Manager, New Energy Solutions, Equinor

Equinor Energy Ventures aims to be an attractive partner for growth companies. They want to work with innovators and disruptors, partnering with entrepreneurs to shape the future of energy. It is this forward thinking and desire to learn new things, challenge capabilities and assumptions that makes Jill well suited for a position on the panel for the Young Imagineers.  

Having graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007 with a BA in Business and Economics, Jill has worked at Enterprise Ireland as an International Trace Advisor and at IHS as a Management Consultant before joining Equinor in 2013. In 2016, the Irish Times selected Jill as one of forty Irish Women of the World in law and business.

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Lopa Patel

Lopa Patel

Digital Entrepreneur 

Lopa Patel is a digital entrepreneur with a lifelong love of science and 
technology and an evangelist for STEM, innovation and bridging the skills
gap in business. She has significant experience of creating start-ups and
transforming businesses through technology. The founder of two ventures in
 online media and a data-driven marketing consultancy, she is also the
 Founder & CEO of equality think tank Diversity UK and a Trustee of The
Science Museum Group.



She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Becta (British Education 
Communications and Technology Agency), Deputy Chair of global volunteering 
initiative Sewa Day; a Board Member of social enterprise venture TSBC (The 
Small Business Consultancy); a Board Member of Tamasha Theatre Company and
a Mentor for Young Enterprise UK, assisting girls on the national
 entrepreneurship programme.



Lopa is an inspirational leader who has been recognised with an MBE for
 services to the creative industries; the Queen’s Award for Enterprise
 Promotion and an Honorary Doctorate from The Open University for her
broader contribution to British industry, society and culture. In 2017,
 she was invited to join the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the most
 prestigious business award in Britain, Innovation judging panel. It is 
this experience that will make Lopa the perfect panellist for the Young
 Imagineers.

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