Chris has a background in economics finance and banking, and is a Partner at Culross Global Management, an FCA registered investment manager.

He is also an adviser to Navis Asia, a $3 billion private equity fund investing in ASEAN countries.

Paul Regan is a retired Methodist Minister based in Newham where he has lived since 1972. He is chair of the Social Responsibility Commission of the Methodist London District.


He is a founder member of London Citizens and chair of CitizensUK. Paul is a member of the Advisory Council of the Living Wage Foundation. He also chairs the board of the East London Community Land Trust.

Gail has over 20 years of experience within the financial services, working collaboratively with clients to develop their business in complex financial products. During this time, she has worked for a range of top tier banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS. She currently runs her own consultancy business offering a broad range of advisory and implementation services to financial services clients.

Elwin is the Archdeacon of West Ham, and a governor of Forest School. He has served in a number of settings as a parish priest in East London and Essex, and for some years as Chaplain to West Ham United FC.

Sammy is the Commercial Manager at Tower Hamlets College. His work involves extensive engagement with businesses developing links to provide opportunities for young people in areas such as apprenticeships, and developing learning solutions that both support the prosperity of the business and the progress of staff. His work includes supporting young people with employability programmes and developing curricula that are responsive to employer needs and also meet the skills requirements of the local economy.  Sammy worked at Croydon College and Sussex Downs College prior to his current role. He lived in the Middle East for 18 years.

Noor is a chartered accountant by profession. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He brings with him wide-ranging experience of financial management having trained with Grant Thornton in London and then working with KPMG specialising in the audit of Banking, Insurance and Asset Management sectors. He has also worked with BlackRock as a technical specialist in the group’s financial reporting division. Noor is also serving as head of internal audit for Humanity First, an international disaster relief charity.”

Strategic, marketing and communications professional with an analytical brain. Natalie has developed 15 years of experience working both agency and client side and across the public and private sectors with names such as Hiscox, Alliance and Leicester, and The Landscape Institute. Natalie is now applying her skills at the University of Roehampton, South West London, where as Head of Communications, she is leading innovative advertising campaigns for the youth market and raising awareness of the Roehampton’s impressive research achievements and excellent teaching. Although her skill set is vast, specialisms include digital marketing, branding and marketing strategy and driving results.

Alex is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Deloitte in London. He is currently head of risk and control assurance at RELX group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

He is also a trustee at Futureversity, a young people’s education charity based in Tower hamlets.

Chloe is currently Director of Programmes at Future First, a national education charity supporting state schools and colleges to build alumni communities of their former students. Chloeleads the programmes team and is responsible for ensuring all 100,000 young people participating in Future First’s alumni workshops each year receive a quality experience. Chloerecently completed an Executive MBA at Henley Business School and is currently studying for an Msc in Charity Accounting and Financial Management at Cass Business School.

Mahendra Savjani is a retired headteacher. He taught for 23 years in inner city London schools before taking up the headship of an all age independent faith school. He has served as a governor of a secondary school and as an executive councillor for ISA (Independent Schools Association).