Development Board biographies


Dr Charlie Easmon

Dr Easmon is a General Physician specialising in Travel Medicine, Mental and Occupational Health. He is Medical Director of Your Excellent Health Service (YEHS) and President of The International Association of Physicians for Overseas Services. A campaigning entrepreneur, Charlie is also co-founder of Global Health Action Strategies and Solutions and Founder of as well as YEHS We Care.

Leroy Lawrence


Dr Patricia Kingori

Currently CEO of Quadron Capital, Leroy is an award winning international business leader who has increased access to financial services through charitable partnerships. He was one of the youngest and first Black founders of a regulated UK stock brokers and went on to become CEO of a Swiss investment bank. Quadron Capital is a hedge fund advisor to institutional investors from family offices, pension funds and funds of funds.

Patricia is a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Society and Ethics Fellow at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford. Her disciplinary background is in Medical Sociology and her current interests lie at the intersect of sociology of science and medicine and a critical examination of ethics with a particular interest in the frontline practitioners of medical research and the politics of health. She joined the Development Board in 2017 and provides strategic guidance on academic partnerships and impact measurement.

Anthony Simpson

Tony is a partner with the Miles Partnership, an executive recruitment company, where he leads the Media and Sports practice providing leadership and talent to many of the world’s leading organisations. A former CEO of an AIM listed company, Tony has livedand worked in Europe and the Middle East. He has completed board level assignments and helped develop diversity strategies for international clients, government bodies, entertainment groups and broadcast networks. He has a wide and varied executive network

Trevor Williams

Paul Cleal

Olakunle Babarinde

Trevor is Chief Economist of Lloyds Bank, which he joined after serving as an economist in the civil service. He leads a team of economists and analysts that support the Bank’s client activities, including corporate, trading and sales customers. Trevor is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby and lectures at various universities such as Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester. He is a frequent contributor on business and economics for newspapers, trade journals as well as TV and radio.

Paul acts as an advisor, board member or mentor to organisations and individuals who want to make positive change happen. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership and strategy gained from 30 years working in both private and public sectors. During 16 years as a partner at PwC, the global professional services firm, he held a range of leadership positions including at main board level in both the UK and Africa practices. He has led and grown successful businesses within the firm such as the Government & Public Sector practice and Africa Business Group. Alongside his client work in corporate finance and consulting he led PwC’s Human Resources function through a period of substantial change. He has been widely recognised externally for his work promoting diversity in business and as a senior role model and been a member of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission, among other non-executive roles.

"Redoubted industry veteran with 25 years as an award-winning financial technology specialist, Kunle was formerly VP, Trading Solutions, Intercontinental (ICE) Exchange, the world’s largest financial exchange. Kunle also has notable experience both as a leader and as a sponsor of corporate Employee Networks, notably as Chair of Thomson Reuters Black Employees Network, member of the advisory board for the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Power Of Diversity programme and corporate sponsor and judging panellist for The UK Black Powerlist."