Our board of trustees has a global footprint in order to ensure a diversity of approach and allow PROWIBO to reach a wider audience. The trustees empower PROWIBO and help the management to run the charity effectively for the good of everyone. The trustees provide oversight and governance ensuring that PROWIBO can achieve our aims and objectives and remain compliant with relevant statutes.
Richard Adams is an artist, technologist, educator and thinker. He has managed parallel careers in education and enterprise tech.
In his tech roles, he was part of a team pioneering interactive TV in the ’90s, became senior management in digital agencies across entertainment, games and marketing. He produced many interactive TV programmes and games. For the last decade, he has been a consultant enterprise digital architect and manager in digital transformation at companies such the BBC, BSkyB, Aviva Plc, Proximus (Brussels), Microsft Studios (Xbox) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently at TalkTalk.
In education he was a school head of department, founded a university digital arts department, directly creating two under and two post-graduate degrees, he has taught at the London College of Fashion and more recently Birkbeck College London. He held a visiting professorship at the University of Salford and is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Lincoln (one of the UK’s fastest growing new universities). He also worked with Marc Lewis to get the School of Communication Arts off the ground, a radically modelled, work-focussed college of creativity in London and now the UK’s most successful new advertising school. He has taught at and designed curriculum for every phase of education from 7 to 70 years of age.
He is a published author and has spoken at many conferences around the world. Richard is a member of the Society of Authors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a BAFTA member. He is also working and exhibiting computer artist and musician, having had one solo show of work this year and released four albums of electronic classical music over the last four years. He writes for create-hub.com and co-produces their TECHnique podcasts and events (podcasts on iTunes), which are conversations about practice with working computer artists, performers and designers.
Utterly committed to lifelong learning, he currently helps Professors Without Borders and is currently thinking about a model for art and design education that would be valid mid and late 21st century. In his role as chair, Richard also oversees communications and technology for Professors Without Borders.
Frank K. Floessel got his Master’s Degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and is an alumnus of the Entrepreneurial Master Programm at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At ETH Zurich he cofounded during his study time his first venture ETH Juniors, a student run Junior Enterprise. After graduating he started his next company, an innovative swiss based recruiting company which he exited in 2015. Since then he has been an active investor and entrepreneur in the field of innovative technologies with a focus on Fintech and Crypto.
Piers Hedley has a background in corporate finance and has been working since 1987 as a consultant for International Ultra High Net Worth families. He has a very successful track-record offering strategic advice to entrepreneur-owners and has assisted them through large capital markets transactions. Mr Hedley also acts as a non-executive ‘chairman’ for a number of private companies owned by clients and in addition provides pro-bono services to a range of charitable organizations, including his family’s charitable activities.
Lorna Mae Johnson
Honourable Lorna Mae Johnson, USA is a native of Jamaica and resides in Beverly Hills California. Lorna holds MS in Nursing/Midwifery and Finance and is the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Assistant Treasurer and Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Los Angeles and the Founder and CFO of the Advanced Family Care Medical Group Inc. A serial entrepreneur and a blockchain enthusiast,Lorna leads Veritaseum’s team (https//veritas.veritaseum.com/team) in political affairs, philanthropy and business development as well as being a real estate investor. Lorna is also the founder of Compassion for Teen Life a non-profit organization for women and girls and an Essayist for the UN Foundation Women and Girls. Lorna currently sponsors twenty girls for their high school education in Malawi. Johnson was recently acknowledged by Investing in Women as one of seven wonder women of the world. A past Lecturer/Clinical Professor at UCLA and past President of a local Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. To add to her impressive credentials Lorna was also an appointee of President Obama to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and his National Health Care committee. Lorna really is a force to reckon with as she is also a former international track-and-field athlete who qualified for the Olympics in the 100m dash.
Tessy de Nassau
Tessy is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Woman, Philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, Activist, and Mother. Tessy is founder and partner of the Global consultancy ‘ ending Butterflies’. Some of her clients’ projects include the new global partnership with the Montessori St. Nicholas Group in the UK and Vodaphone global. Tessy is also the newly appointed associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics.
Her commitments to education can also be seen in her Foundation, Professors Without Borders – that brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide, in order to develop talent. Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK. In the past, She spent five years in the Luxembourg military, during which she was deployed in Kosovo as a peacekeeper and only woman of her draft.
Tessy actively promotes a number of issues, including global health and women’s rights. She is passionate about pushing her different agendas to benefit the Sustainable Development Goals and has committed her time and energy to further the work of organisations in which she believes in. Moreover, she is actively committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and adolescent girls around the world. She received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. Tessy holds an MSc in International Studies and Diplomacy. Currently, Tessy lives in London with her two sons but is often travelling for her various work projects.
Gabriel Ng is passionate about understanding and increasing the social impact of organisations. He currently is a Social Impact Manager at Big Society Capital, the UK’s impact investing wholesaler. At BSC, he is responsible for impact measurement and management, as well as both investment analysis and ongoing portfolio management. Gabriel moved from Hong Kong to the UK to study law at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall). After graduating, he practised as a solicitor, working in London and New York for Shearman & Sterling for five years specialising in UK and cross-border corporate tax. His previous clients include Anglo American, Citi, Liberty Global, and Intercontinental Exchange. In 2016, he decided he wanted a career with social impact at its core, and so began a dual MBA/MPA at New York University. Over the course of the three-year degree, he completed fellowships at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and in Microsoft’s human rights team, as well as consulting projects for Concern Worldwide US and the UN World Food Programme in Malawi. He has also assisted on and published several research papers with the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Finally, he oversaw the inaugural investment of the NYU Impact Investing Fund into Sapient, a Philly-based start-up that reduces greenhouse gas emissions through energy use management