Barkley Diana

SEEDHOPPER FOUNDER
Diana Barkley MD

As a medical doctor turned successful entrepreneur, Diana is passionate about starting and growing businesses. She began her career in hospital medicine and then moved into the healthcare industry. After five years working in global strategic marketing for a multinational, she left to start a consultancy business, which she grew from scratch to be an international enterprise, with operations in Europe and USA.
Her career has been recognized by a number of awards, including Best Small Consultancy and EuroExcellence Healthcare Businesswoman of the Year. She has also been a judge on several panels including the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. She is a BBC trained speaker and moderator.

SEEDHOPPER JUDGES

Philip Atkinson

Philip Atkinson

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Gareth Barker

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Mary D’Arcy-Baguley

Mary D’Arcy-Baguley

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Wendy Giardina

Wendy Giardina

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Simon Holt

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Marisa Kraan

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Chris Krattiger-Savelkouls

Chris Krattiger-Savelkouls

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Seng Chin Mah

Seng Chin Mah

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Martin Schenk

Martin Schenk

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Claudia Sigel

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Annelie Stapela

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Ralph Sutton

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