Clive is a pioneering musician, impresario, and businessman. He established and lead Clive Conway Celebrity Productions, producing the ‘An Audience With…’ series, with shows nationwide across hundreds of venues. Clive is passionate about the arts and mental health and in the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
“Dear Friend, Clive,
Thank you for the energy you put into the work of the Foundation.
They have outstanding leadership in you. This is truly impressive. You’re really doing more than could ever have been thought possible. Heartiest congratulations and God’s richest blessings on all your endeavours. Thank you for your kindness to my family. You’re marvellous.
Much love and blessings,
Professor Gary Craig BSc Dip Ed Dip CW PhD FRSA FASS
Gary Craig worked for half of his working life in large-scale community development projects before returning to academic life in 1988. He has worked, typically as a Research Professor, at various universities in the UK and in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and New Zealand, most recently at the University of Durham where he was Professor of Social Justice and Community Development. He has also worked in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. He is currently Visiting Professor at the School of Law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Visiting Professor at three other universities, as well as being a freelance research consultant. Most of his research work has been focused on migration, ‘race’, and modern slavery. Recent publications include Global Social Justice, Understanding ‘Race and Ethnicity, Community Organising against Racism, and The Modern Slavery Agenda. He lives in York. His main role on the Board of Trustees is to advise on research and evaluation.
Richard is Director of Marylebone Executive Search based in the City of London. His career spans the private, public and charity sectors. Through his work, he has built a diverse network of contacts which form the foundation of his skill in executive search, mentoring and coaching.
Richard’s career began in the charity sector after university, working for Voluntary Service Overseas in Southern Thailand. On his return, he started in education, teaching politics and history in schools and colleges, later becoming Director of Client Services at Woolwich College and helping the College become an associate college of the University of Greenwich. He was a pioneer of PSHE in both schools and colleges. He gained his MA from the University of London, Institute of Education and moved into the charity sector, working for the UK/International HIV/AIDS charity ACET International. He subsequently worked as he continues to do, in executive search.
Richard is a trustee serving on the boards of the New Era Foundation, the Ramphal Institute and the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. He is a Freeman of the City of London, and Master Designate of the Worshipful Company of Educators and was a member of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Committee 2013/14. He was a trustee of the Friends of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Campaign for Learning, the Brook Advisory Service and the MedicAlert Foundation.
Ella is a Compassion Consultant, Writer and Conscious Activist to establish a United Kingdom Ministry of Peace. Recipient of the Dadi Janki 100 Women of Spirit award in 2016. Ella is Facilitator for the Prem Rawat Peace Education Programme.
Founder of Peace in the City and author of the upcoming book “The Art of Being – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives”. She is a trained Architectural Designer; in earlier careers she was a Mars Venus Facilitator personally endorsed by Dr John Gray and a Principal Diversity Officer Women’s Equality.
Paul Bloomfield Mst.J LL.B [Hons.]
Paul, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales has more than 25 years’ experience specializing in commercial litigation and media law. He is Patron of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre along with Baroness Hale and Cherie Blair. The Centre provides legal advice to numerous governments on child protection law, supports children at grass roots level, working with the EU, UNICEF and the UN. Paul was Governor of the Sir John Cass Foundation, one of the oldest and largest independent educational charities in Europe. He has been an active supporter of the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital sitting as an advisor on their fundraising board with the former Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester. He represents Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat in global communications and public relations, supporting numerous projects internationally. In 2015 Paul was Chair of Fundraising for the election campaign of Baroness Scotland of Astal QC to the position of Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Paul was appointed by HM The Queen to the Most Venerable Order of St. John (Mst.J) for services to Humanity. In 2010 Paul was granted the Freedom of the City of London. He played international hockey for England with 6 caps for his country, winning a silver medal at an international tournament.
Dr Isaac John PhD, USA
- Deputy Director of Research & Development ASPH NHS FT
- Hon Senior Lecturer Royal Holloway University of London
- Trustee & Secretary, Pakistan International Christian Medical Association
- Former Board Member, Christian Hospital, Sahiwal, Pakistan
- Founder & CEO Metanoic Health Limited
Dr John is Deputy Director of Research and Development at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk) and Hon Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr John is Senior Healthcare Services Manager with experience of Commissioning in the Department of Health. Dr John has very strong academic background and many years of teaching and research experience in molecular genetics at universities in the UK and USA. He has 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and 3 patents with the University of Nottingham. Dr John is a Founder and CEO of Metanoic Health Limited (www.metanoichealth.com) which provides clinical trial services to Pharmaceutical and Device Industry and a web-based Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course for clinical trial investigators. Dr John was seconded as a General Manager to General Surgery in 2006 and to Children’s Services in 2008 at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Research & Development Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals has 35 staff and under Dr John’s leadership recruited more than 2000 patients into 90 different clinical trials from April 2019 to March 2020.
Dr John worked for one year in the Department of Health, UK. He was part of the team which launched Genetics Knowledge Parks, Genetics Reference Labs and the UK Bio-bank Project. He has skills and experience of turning policies into action plans which benefit the general public.
Dr John has keen interest in charity work. He is a Trustee and Secretary of Pakistan International Christian Medical Association (www.picma.org) and a Former Board Member of Christian Hospital Sahiwal, Pakistan.
Global South African and fundraising consultant/author, Jill Ritchie, splits her time between the UK and South Africa.
Through her involvement in the Black Sash (white women opposing apartheid), she met Archbishop Tutu. She assisted in raising funds for the charitable initiatives nurtured at Cape Town’s iconic St George’s Cathedral, most notably, Wolani (the first charity assisting and supporting HIV+ women in South Africa). The Arch was so supportive of this organisation that, despite his busy schedule, he attended board meetings.
Jill has raised many millions for charities and universities and has run her own fundraising agency, Papillon Consultancy, for over 30 years. She now advises non-profits and universities globally on raising money from UK donors.
She has written 28 non-fiction books, mainly on fundraising.
Jill is a past board member of the New York based Global Sourcing Council and former council member of South Africa’s Tshwane University of Technology and that country’s National Museum. She is also a Serving Member of the Venerable Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. She chairs the UK Fund for Charities as well as the SA-UK Trust Network, which she founded. Jill is also a board member of iZinga Assist and the Ubunye Unity Trust.
Tukiya-Kaunda Mutupa is a health policy expert and thought leader with experience working across international government affairs, UK NHS, development and private sector. She is also a community leader that has lead programmes of work tackling social inequality and promoting inclusion and peace.
Currently, Tukiya is a Consultant Health Researcher for the Commonwealth Secretariat. Here, she focuses on advancing universal health coverage across 54 member states through policies and convening of international decision makers. She has worked on projects for vulnerable groups such as youth, women and girls.
Tukiya gained her Master’s Degree in International Health Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2018, and her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014. Her Master’s thesis focused on public health approaches to youth violence, exploring health-facility based responses to serious youth violence. Around this time, Tukiya co-led an evaluation for the Westminster Integrated Gangs Unit, a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to young people and their families that are affected by youth violence.
Whilst working in the private sector for ViiV Healthcare, Tukiya researched stigma in health care settings faced by people living with HIV. She has also worked as a therapy area specialist for Boehinger-Ingelheim; here she completed the Ashoka Social Intrapreneur’s course, sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim.
Tukiya is passionate about building resilient communities, climate change and young people. Alongside building her career, she has worked as a volunteer youth worker, working with young people from across London in various capacities, including teaching life skills in maximum-security prisons to supporting young people to access higher education through 2020 Change UK. Her roles as a volunteer enabled her to teach wellbeing, art sessions with homeless people, and run workshops for young men to tackle high suicide rates. Tukiya loves the outdoor and her youth work has led her to work with young people on an Eco-village project in the beautiful Turkish highland mountains.
Jennifer is an experienced programme manager with an extensive background in education and youth-focused social mobility initiatives. Her passion lies in closing the disadvantage gap and helping young people to realise their potential; she is currently the Academy Manager at The Brokerage, a social mobility charity committed to breaking the corporate mould and providing less advantaged young people with equal access to opportunity irrespective of background or race.
Prior to this, Jennifer spent 5 years in South Korea as an English teacher in the most deprived areas of Seoul. While in Korea, she also led and managed volunteer programmes for the international non-profit organisation, BEAN Seoul, benefiting children in local orphanages.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has spearheaded innovative programmes, working with corporate partners, funders and schools to support and create meaningful opportunities for young people.
Jennifer is a keen volunteer and runner, combining the two to support her local community through GoodGym and Parkrun.
Ms Mpyisi joined the Mindfulness Initiative team as a Trustee this month, bringing 26 years of hands-on
experience in the United Nations, having served as a Senior Legal Advisor in humanitarian hotspots in
former Yugoslavia, Southern and West Africa, the DRC and Geneva Headquarters as a Code of Conduct
trainer, and Senior Investigations Officer in the UNHCR Inspector-General’s Office immediately prior to
the London Office. As a bilingual (French) and British-trained Barrister, Elizabeth has an enduring
interest in human rights issues, diversity and inclusion and the overarching imperative of Compassion in
Action regarding hard to reach communities and individuals. As a BAME Officer and member of the
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum: a unique and grassroots vantage position to roll out meaningful change.
Elizabeth is an active member of the Acquired Brain Injury Trust, in particular childhood stroke. As a
mother of two, she has trained in Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP) programmes.
Miguel Fragoso-Recio MBE
Mr Fragoso is managing partner at SYRMA+ASSOCIATES, a London based technology strategy consultancy supporting the automotive and industrial sectors in areas of advanced vehicle systems, alternative propulsion, business modelling and technology strategy. He is panel advisor to the UK Government on low carbon technologies, sustainable transport and connected autonomous vehicles.
Mr Fragoso has extensive experience in the Motor industry having held senior positions worldwide at General Motors and Vauxhall where he served a Board Member and Director of Engineering. More recent appointments include CEO at Millbrook Proving Ground, a large test and engineering firm in Bedfordshire, and Engineering Vice-president at Group Lotus plc, a renown sports cars and technology company in Norfolk. On the public sector, he has been actively involved with various UK Government bodies: he has been Board Member of SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership), and member of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group (BEIS).
Mr Fragoso holds engineering degrees from the universities of Madrid and Glasgow, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA. He is Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire at the HM The Queen 2015 New Year’s Honours.