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Guests in May: Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and more

1 June 2022

In May’s Change Makers episodes, Michael Hayman is joined by Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant; Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia; Milan Kocic, Head of Sixth Sense, Hexagon and Jan Büchsenschütz, co-founder and CMO of RIIICO.


Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant – Bringing people together: what it takes to create a Platinum celebration

In 1947, as the then HRH Princess Elizabeth celebrated her 21st birthday, she said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.” 75 years later – an unprecedented 70 of which have been spent on the throne – Her Majesty has left an indelible mark as the defining figure of the United Kingdom’s modern history.

In June, we will be celebrating that legacy and a lifetime of service with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The centrepiece of this landmark moment is the People’s Pageant, described as a “once in a lifetime, awe inspiring spectacle filled with wonder, warmth, wit and wow factor.”

Rosanna Machado is a specialist in the coordination of large scale events and the CEO of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant. She joins Michael on Change Makers to share how the pageant will bring to life iconic moments from the Queen’s reign, as well as bringing people together from all over the country, as it showcases our changing society over the past 70 years.

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Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia – Thinking outside the box: how to unleash your superpower 

Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Keira Knightly, Pablo Picasso, and Sir Richard Branson may be notable in their own right, but they also share the condition of dyslexia.

For years it’s been portrayed as an obstacle but for Michael’s guest, Kate Griggs, it presents the opportunity of a superpower for life.

Kate is a campaigner and the founder of Made by Dyslexia, a leading voice in global advocacy for what she calls the superpower of dyslexia, now in its fifth year. That means disrupting the world’s thinking and campaigning for the unique and important skills of people with dyslexia.

It’s a challenge that Kate has made a lifelong mission and is driven by her own experiences of growing up and the difference identifying a dyslexian made to her own education. With a TED talk that has