CEO & Founder
Lisa cares deeply about the community and making Tower Hamlets safe and inclusive for everyone, having always lived and worked locally. She started her career as a market trader and from an early age was honing her entrepreneurial skills. Lisa went on to support at-risk young people with legal issues and appeals. Lisa is a fellow of The School of Social Entrepreneurs, graduating in 2013.
Emily works in Social Innovation at Barclays and is a founding director of Social Ark CIC. Emily was inspired to help the vision of Social Ark to launch as she is passionate about helping to create equal opportunities for people in their work.
Operations & Programme Manager
Hetty is responsible for the design, planning and implementation of our grassroots social enterprise programme. She is passionate about empowering young people through social entrepreneurship and works on the ground to support local entrepreneurs through the programme.
Rosanda is a leadership and organisational change expert with over 20 years’ corporate experience – predominantly in commercial functions. In different guises, she designed and delivered initiatives to engage employees in transformation.
Cathy Nathaniel Entrepreneur supporter
Cathy supports individuals in all aspects of personal life. As a support worker with over 15 years experience, she has in-depth knowledge of all support services, including benefits, judicial, social services, housing and probation. Cathy is a great listener who nurtures and warmly embraces everyone without judgement and with huge generosity.