Bruce Hawker is a leading political campaigner and commentator. For more than 30 years he has worked at the highest levels advising governments, the Labor Party and corporate Australia. He is the Managing Director of Campaigns and Communications, a company specialising in political and corporate campaigns. Prior to that, he was the founder of Australia's largest government relations practice, Hawker Britton. Bruce also served 9 years as Chief of Staff to former NSW Premier Bob Carr. The Sydney Morning Herald nominated him as one of the country's 50 most powerful people in 2011. He maintains a strong presence in Australian politics, having served as a key strategist on almost every state, territory and federal campaign for the Labor Party since 1997. Bruce appears weekly on Sky's Agenda program and makes regular appearances on ABC Radio and TV, Sunrise and Sky News. He also contributes to print publications including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, and the Sydney Morning Herald. His blog, My Shouto can be found at www.brucehawker.com. He is based in Sydney.
Ben Pentreath is one of London's leading architectural and interior designers. He owns an interiors shop, Ben Pentreath Ltd, has a renowned design blog, and is a columnist for the Financial Times. Ben's architectural practice has worked on projects from housing developments for The Prince of Wales to private houses in the UK, Ireland and the US.