BEONBOARD WORKS WITH AN ESTABLISHED NETWORK OF PARTNERS AND ORGANISATIONS.
Kalpna Woolf – Award-winning ex BBC Head of Production with experience of overseeing a £80m pa global business including the BBC’s jewel-in-the-crown, the Natural History Unit. She is a business leader with extensive board experience including business advisor to the West of England LEP, Governor for University of West of England, Independent director for Bristol and Bath Regional Capital and Chair of Trustees Frank Water Charity. In 2015, Kalpna founded 91 Ways to Build a Global City, a charity which works to build greater understanding and common ground between Bristol’s 91 language communities. 91 Ways has won three national awards including the Guild of Food Writers Inspiration Award. Kalpna was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of West of England in 2018.
Sado Jirde– Director of BSWN, 10 years’ experience in brokering and policy influencing for racial equality. African Achievers Award 2015. She sits on boards such as Ashley Community Housing, Voice4Change England, Babbasa and Somali Resource Centre.
Dr. Zara Nanu – CEO and Founder – Gapsquare, Award winning Leading provider of gender pay gap analysis software, TED Speaker. Zara is an expert on how diversity and inclusion can shape more dynamic and productive teams and a more engaging and empowering workplace. She is an entrepreneur who believes business can generate social impact as well as revenues and profits. She’s not a talker – she’s a doer.
Marti Burgess – Head of Corporate SME, Gregg Latchams. Trustee of BSWN, Bristol Music Trust, Queen Square Association and the Company Secretary for Bristol Food Network.
Natasha McKenzie – Founder Director at Estrella Green, supporting investors, founders and CEO’s to build brand awareness, deliver and manage accelerated growth, raise finance and international expansion. Natasha’s experience includes M&C Saatchi, E3 Media and Consultrix.
Donna Whitehead, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE. Currently NED OSTC Ltd and previously at University of Wales Head of School of Law and Accounting.
Poku Osei – Founder and CEO Babbasa – Babbasa is an award-winning social enterprise supporting ethnically diverse and disadvantaged young people to pursue their professional ambitions. I’m responsible for the growth and sustainability of the organisation. Poku has held Ned positions including Bristol Health Trust.
Kamaljit has over 15 years of experience leading in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in a wide range of disciplines and organisations, including heading up departments and teams in Camden Council and Bristol City Council, as an advisor in the Department for International Development (DFID), the Cabinet Office and the Head of Equality and Diversity at the University of Southampton. – Kamaljit Poonia