Kate Osborne

                         Kate Osborne 

                         Kate Osborne 

 

Board Advisor
Communications

Kate brings over 13 years of experience working in the advertising industry.  Most of her career has been spent at Omnicom the worlds 2nd largest advertising group where she has worked with a number of brands to develop their communications strategy most notably PepsiCo.  Kate is currently the MD Operations for Annalect, a data, technology and analytics company within Omnicom which help brands navigate and take advantage of new opportunities to drive business growth.

Nigel Langstaff

Nigel Langstaff

Nigel Langstaff

Trustee
Chair & Treasurer  

Nigel was at Carphone Warehouse Group  until its merger with Dixons Retail in 2014. He had joined the company in 1997, having qualified with Arthur Andersen, and held a number of senior finance roles within the group before becoming CFO in 2010. He now focuses primarily on investments, charities, his family and his northern soul record collection. He is a trustee of two other charities. 

Giles Drury

Giles Drury

Giles Drury

Trustee
Business Development

Giles became involved with Renaissance Foundation in 2010 and has been a trustee since 2012. He has over 20 years experience in financial consulting, working with some of the world’s most successful investment managers, banks and hedge funds.

Jamie Warren

Jamie Warren

Jamie Warren

 

Board Adviser
Company Secretary


Jamie is a qualified lawyer with over fifteen years' experience advising clients in private practice and in-house. His experience includes advising leading financial services and technology companies on a broad range of commercial issues and is currently the Director of Legal, Risk & Governance and Company Secretary at NOW: Pensions.

Swarna Vaddi

Swarna Vaddi 

Swarna Vaddi 

Trustee
Organisational Development

Swarna is an HR professional, currently working in the Compensation team at Amazon. She has previously worked at Tesco and Accenture in a number of Compensation roles including an international assignment in Hong Kong. Originally hailing from Manchester, she went to university at the LSE and now lives in East London. Swarna has been involved with Renaissance Foundation since 2016 and became a trustee in 2017, focusing on organisation development and other HR issues.

Gurmail Singh

Gurmail Singh 

Gurmail Singh 

Trustee
Future Development

Gurmail is a co-founder of the Renaissance Foundation. He has overseen many of its innovative ideas, notably around using digital media as a core focus of the educational programme of the charity. 
Gurmail Graduated from University college London in Ancient History and Social Anthropology and has worked within Healthcare & corporate communications at the Guardian and at the Health Service Journal, He is currently participating in the Cambridge University Institute of Sustainable Leadership programme.