Lisa Stepanovic
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.


Lauren Roberts
Co-founding Director

Lauren's skills and expertise lies in finance, change management and strategic planning. Lauren comes from a banking background, she is currently a VP at Barclays and is passionate about connecting corporates and local entrepreneurs.


Emily Fry
Co-founding Director

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.


Core team

Kiera Killeen-Wolf
Comms & Admin

Kiera is currently a student, and a freelancer who supports Social Ark with administration, graphic design and social media. She is a passionate learner who loves working on the ground with our entrepreneurs, supporting them with proposals and evaluations. Kiera is also responsible for our refreshed website!


Board members


Rosanda McGrath

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.


Jasmine Singh

Jasmine is a current Social Ark entrepreneur and joined the board earlier this year to champion the Social Ark programme from a grassroots perspective.