OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Lord John Browne of Madingley
Lord John Browne was Chief Executive of the energy company BP between 1995 and 2007. He is a former President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Intel and Daimler Benz. Lord Browne is currently a crossbench member of the House of Lords.
Albertha is a PwC Partner and leads the Financial Services Valuation business in the UK. She has been listed in the Empower Top 100 BAME executive lists for the last 4 years, was voted Financial Services Leader of the year 2017 by BBBA, recognised in Brumell’s 30 Inspirational Women in the City 2019 and in Cranfield University’s Women to Watch 2019 list.
Anna Mann is the Chair of MWM and one of the founders in 2002. A psychologist by background, Anna has worked with Boards of leading businesses around the world for the last 30 years.
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia DBE
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia DBE, FRSE is a British businesswoman. She is the Founder and Executive Chair of the start-up Snoop. Jayne-Anne was the CEO of Virgin Money from 2007 to 2018 and is considered one of the financial services industry's most senior and best-known women.
Rob is the Head of Global Business Services at Barings (GBS), which provides the operating platform for the investment management and other support teams. Rob is a Non-Executive Director on the board of East London Business Alliance and is passionate about student mentoring. In 2007 she co-founded the award-winning Barings’ ‘See the Possibilities’ (#BaringsStP) student programme, which mentors college and university students in building a career in financial services.
Ric Lewis is the Founding Partner of Tristan Capital, which is a British property investment firm. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Black Heart Foundation. He is ranked in the Powerlist 2019 as the UK’s most influential person of African or Afro-Caribbean heritage.
Lord Ian Livingston
Ian Livingston is the Chair of Dixons Carphone plc. He is also a member of the House of Lords, a non-executive director of S&P Global Inc and Chair of the UK Government’s Telecoms Diversification Task Force. Ian was Chair of Man Group plc from 2016 to 2019, Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2013 to 2015 and Chief Executive Officer at BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013.
Baroness Helena Morrissey
Baroness Morrissey is a British financier who was Chief Executive of Newton Investment Management for 15 years. She founded the 30% Club in 2010 to improve the gender balance of UK boards; the proportion of female directors has risen from less than 10% to 34%. There are now seventeen 30% Clubs throughout the world. Helena chairs the Diversity Project, is a trustee of the Lady Garden Foundation and Lead Non-Executive Director at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Esther founded Opened Palm in 2015 to increase the pipeline of Black, state-comprehensive educated students into Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group institutions. She graduated from Oxford University in 2017 then joined Goldman Sachs as an Equity Derivatives Investment Banker, before joining the 10,000 Black Interns team as Programme Director. Esther also sits on the board of Intermission Youth (Theatre).
Sir Kenneth Olisa
Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE is a businessman, philanthropist and as Her Majesty’s personal representative in Greater London, he is the first British-born black Lord-Lieutenant. He founded and led Interregnum and now leads its successor technology merchant bank, Restoration Partners. Ken Olisa is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and has served and serves on several boards of commercial, philanthropic, and regulatory organisations.
Lance Uggla is Founder and CEO of IHS Markit and chairman of the board of directors. Prior to founding IHS Markit, Lance spent time as the Vice Chair of TD Securities, as well as Vice Chair of CIBC World Markets. He was awarded ‘UK Entrepreneur of the Year by EY in 2012.
Chuka is Managing Director and Head of EMEA ESG at JP Morgan. Before returning to the City in 2020, he was the Member of Parliament for Streatham from 2010 to 2019, during which time he served in a number of Shadow Cabinet posts leading on economic, business, trade and foreign policy, first for the Labour Party and then for the Liberal Democrats. A solicitor by profession, he has also worked as a corporate employment lawyer for international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP for several years.