Founder Northern Power Women
Simone Roche is licensee for TEDxWhitehallWomen, founder of Northern Power Women, managing director at event curation company Events 1st, advisory board member at Gender Networks, World Merit, champion for the Government Equalities Office and partner of the Northern Powerhouse campaign. Simone has developed a specialist network of impactful women and men and curated a portfolio of events, including the Women 1st Conference and the Shine Awards. She joined the Royal Navy at 17 as a radio operator, scaling the ranks up to Lieutenant, before roles including looking after sponsors for London 2012 as a client services manager, events and sales management roles at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Aintree Racecourse, eventually becoming deputy general manager of operations for the build of the new Echo Arena in Liverpool. Simone is passionate about gender diversity and championing female talent.