The Ecosystem is led and governed by an executive team, shaped by key strategic advisors and held to account by its community stakeholders across the world…

Formally established in March 2019, the Board is split-into Executive and Strategic members who collectively ensure the Ecosystem flourishes and meets all of its governance and social impact objectives.

Executive Board

Executive Chair – Jay Baughan

Jay has over 30 years experience of designing and leading the establishment of complex commercial and social impact solutions within Europe, Africa and Asia. He is the Founding Executive Chairman of the SESA Ecosystem, leading the international scale-up through this Strategic Steering Board. He is passionate about enabling a culture and practice of stakeholder involvement, oversight and governance to ensure the Ecosystem is fit for purpose as an organic social impact environment.

Jon Kinnell

With 15-years of specialist knowledge across the international charity sector and trends, Jon brings proven expertise in how to identify and build alliances with Charities and Social Enterprises, guiding the development of Ethical and Social Financing and Philanthropy partnerships. His international career has seen him work with some of the most entrepreneurial and passionate individuals, families, companies and their advisors.

Paul Davies

For over 30 years Paul has designed and led large-scaled learning & development programmes across the globe. 18 years in senior military roles and 18 years in civilian senior consulting roles within Europe and the Middle East. As an Executive Director of SEDi, the Ecosystem’s learning & development partner internationally, he specifically leads on capability building and quality control across both digital and Learning Outreach activities.

Aled Owen

Serving in the British Army for 22 years and being commended twice, Aled attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2 before retirement. Spending 12 years working private security in hostile and dangerous environments, he is an Executive Director of SEDi, the Ecosystem’s learning & development partner internationally, leads on the development of oversees Learning Outreach activities deep within countries with partners.

Strategic Board

Amy Blackwell

With extensive experience working with High Net Worth and Ultra-High Network Worth individuals and family offices, Amy enjoys a reputation for creating bespoke philanthropic and impact investment strategies that are personally rewarding using impact assets. She specialises in helping families engage in their impact journey, to use their wealth purposefully, and build bridges that open opportunities for succession planning to be meaningful.

Kimberly Lovegrove

An accomplished senior executive with over 20-years experience of leading organisations through periods of transformation and rapid growth, Kimberly is passionate about identifying solutions to optimise the learning experience and drive effective relationships between a variety of stakeholders. She brings an in-depth, holistic understanding of the learning journey, matched with skills in building cultures of high performance.

Dr. Andrew Holliman

Andrew is a chartered psychologist, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS.), a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA). He has presented his research at a number of prestigious conferences including the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the British Dyslexia Association, the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, and the British Psychological Society Developmental Section.

Kristina Touzenis

With 20 years of demonstrated experience creating and promoting rights-based approaches to advocacy, policy making and negotiations internationally, Kristina is a recognized advocate and leader on promoting effective implementation of international standards, including Human Rights. She brings extensive experience in communicating what international standards mean and managing promotion of international sustainability.

Rebecca Sprenger

Having operated within UK local authorities, Rebecca joined Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance as International Director based in the UAE growing the compliance business and positioning the brand as a GCC market leader in levels of quality in professional qualifications. A highly respected education entrepreneur within the MENA region, she often sits on standards and qualifications regulatory panels.