Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee brings together thought leaders, senior leading professionals, entrepreneurs and allies of the black business community to help shape and deliver the most influential and powerful UK Black Business Week imaginable.

Producer at Baronet Entertainment & Founder of Thriller Live

Adrian Grant

Executive Director at JP Morgan

Cecil Peters

Founder & CEO of Lendoe

Demi Ariyo

Managing Director at Clarion Events

James McGough

Head of SMB & MidMarket Sales EMEA & AUS, Reddit

Maria Purcell

PHR Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Nomura

Rondette Amoy Smith

UK Head of Diversity & Inclusion at BNP Paribas

Ama Ocansey

Professional, Speaker & Coach

David McQueen

Founder of Wealth First & Motivational Speaker

Dwain Reid

Founder of Colourful Radio

Kofi Kusitor MBE

Founder of UK Black Tech

Mark Martin MBE

Business Inclusion Programme Manager at NatWest Commercial Banking

Sharniya Ferdinand

Co- Founder of Black Magic Awards

Annika Allen

Founder & Chair of Adobe’s Black Employee Network EMEA

Dawn Osbourne

Entrepreneur & Managing Director of Foundervine

Izzy Obeng

Head of Product - Engagement at ASOS

Marc Abraham

PR Consultant & Founder of Ariatu PR

Ronke Lawal