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A little history

 Inclusive Boards  began  its  work  in the  third  sector, supporting some of the UK’s largest charities including Amnesty International, Big Lottery, British Red Cross and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) with efforts to improve board diversity and develop stronger governance structures. 

Today we have a diverse talent pool of over 60,000 professionals and a reach that expands into sectors and communities across the UK. We have worked with over 150 organisations on board and executive appointments in the STEM, sport, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Evidence shows that in order to ensure diversity of thought and experience is present during decision making processes , it’s imperative that there’s a diverse leadership team. Whether you’re just starting to think about inclusion, or you hold mandatory D&I training every year – Inclusive Boards can support and strengthen diversity and inclusion within your organisation.

our network

We have a network of 60,000 diverse professionals across the UK.

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Over sixty percent female.

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Over fifty percent BAME.

Meet the team

SAMUEL KASUMU

SAMUEL KASUMU

Co-Founder

Samuel is passionate about finding practical solutions to social problems. His energy is now focused on diversity on boards. He previously ran a campaign that supported over 8000 start-up businesses. He was a Parliamentary Candidate in the June 2017 General Election

Elizabeth  Oni-Iyiola

Elizabeth Oni-Iyiola

Development Director

Elizabeth manages and quality assures client projects at Inclusive Boards to ensure we deliver the standard of service our clients have come to expect from us. She was previously at Bloomberg as an Equity Data Analyst

KATIE PETROU

KATIE PETROU

Executive Assistant

Katie oversees all of the organisation’s administrative support functions, and ensures the smooth running of our events. She works closely with Samuel on a day to day basis

Philip Kasumu

Philip Kasumu

ITA Memberships & Partnerships

Philip heads up our Inclusive Tech Alliance initiatives and manages our memberships and partnerships network. Before joining the team Philip spent the last 3 years working in New York City building tech products and working with startups

Ros Hollinghurst

Ros Hollinghurst

Research Associate

Ros is part of our Search and Advisory Team, focusing on Executive Search across a number of sectors, including sport, charity and arts, successfully filling Non-Executive, Chair, and Chief Executive roles.

VANESSA HARDING

VANESSA HARDING

Business Support

Vanessa supports Inclusive Boards activities by providing organisation and a methodical process to how client work is delivered. She has worked on Inclusive Boards projects for Sport England, UK Sport, UK Women in Tech and others.

 Andrei Racasan

Andrei Racasan

Senior Research Associate

Andrei oversees the Board Practice, focusing on Chair, Trustee and Non-Executive Director appointments across all sectors, conducts in-house and commissioned research and is also in charge of project proposal writing.

Ellen Partridge

Ellen Partridge

Campaigns Officer

Ellen joined Inclusive Boards from a background in the charity sector. She graduated with a first-class degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham

Wendy McPherson

Wendy McPherson

Group Business Manager

Wendy  is responsible for overseeing all of our operational functions. She has a varied and extensive career including work in the public, private, and third sectors.  

Sam Carey

Sam Carey

Research Associate

Sam has a Masters degree (Distinction) from the University of Essex and an undergraduate degree (1:1) from the University of York. Samuel works on Inclusive Boards research activities and ensures our understanding of the sectors we are working with is evidence-based.

Faith-Rose Ansah

Faith-Rose Ansah

Inclusive Graduates Programme Co-ordinator

A dynamic personality, Faith-Rose, a non-practicing barrister studied law at university and has an Honours degree and a Masters degree in law. Her real passion is leadership development which has been essential to her role

Ieva Grudzyte

Ieva Grudzyte

Research Associate

Ieva oversees the research element of our flagship campaign, Inclusive Tech Alliance. She works on  all things tech and is responsible for our annual tech list in partnership with the Financial Times

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