Meet The Team
Mission Diverse is founded and run on the principles we preach. Our team and board are comprised of individuals and experts who work to support local communities, companies, schools and universities. All with the common goal to improve, understand and implement diversity in a variety of settings.
Founder & Head of Diverse Business & Enterprise
The visionary behind Mission Diverse. Cleo’s aim is to make diversity the norm, not a trend. Delivering a variety of start-up an enterprise community initiatives to support those from disadvantaged and minority background free of charge. We want to level the playing field to ensure everyone has the same level of access and opportunities in the business and the workplace.
head of Diversity & Inclusion, Behaviour & Body Language
Our passionate multilingual Venezuelan! Victoria specialises in training employees & executives on how to recognise behaviours, baises and cultures. She is the head trainer for INPUT international mentorship programme, an UN-recognised best practise. She participates in several grassroots initiatives in the UK.
Head of Schools & Community Engagement
Sam’s passion is working with young people and inspiring the next generation. From schools and community groups to prison reform. Sam has spent the last 5 years working with some of the most hard to reach young people in the UK. He prides himself on educating those that are often forgotten about within the community. Whilst supporting them back into the society and into work.
Lead Diversity & Inclusion Trainer/Consultant
With over 11 years of diversity and inclusion training, we has consulted and trained some of the biggest companies in the world.
Head of Brand & Marketing Strategy
Stuart has delivered campaigns for clients, worldwide, with his creative & analytical approach to marketing. With in depth knowledge of inbound, outbound and social media marketing. Stuart will diversify your brand strategy to appeal to all of your key stakeholders.
Storyteller & Engagement Provider
Seen regularly on Good Morning Britain with Peirs Morgan & Susanna Reid. Tru discusses his lived experiences on business and diversity. Tru humanises his experiences in a way that enables many people from a variety of different backgrounds to understand and relate with.
Our Ambassadors & Mentors
Mission Diverse are also proud to have a diverse range supporters an ambassadors who believe in our mission as much as we do.
Founder of Hair Popp
Dominique Lescott is the founder and owner of online company and community hub, Hair Popp. Hair Popp is e-commerce website for black-owned hair care brands that enable women and men to take ownership of their hair health and holistic health evolution. Providing natural, plant-based products, hair-care services and events for customers across the UK.
Tech Company CEO & Angel Investor
Daniel founded his IT company straight out of university. 15 years later his company, EPX Technical Services is a million-pound turnover organisation employing people across the globe. Daniel is also a product designer and angel investor. Investing in up-and-coming IT and fintech companies across the UK. His passion is around all things tech and business related.
Founder of The Home Schoolers & Author of The Hood Entrepreneur
Author of “The Hood Entrepreneur” and founder of The Home Schoolers, Sephuine companies promote inclusion, self-love, positive affirmation and numerical literacy amongst black children. Her companies enable and inspire children of colour to embrace their natural and authentic self without fear of judgement.
Politician & Businessman
Multi-lingual businessman and proud LGBTQ+ supporter, Bryan has been in the business world for over twenty years running Alchemy Translations and knows what it takes to work with a variety of cultures across the globe. For over twenty-one years, he has been the owner of Alchemy Translations and is a well-known face in the business community.
GB Amateur Boxer
With a relentless drive for success, Omarah is one the UK’s top women’s boxing prospects with an undefeated record.
Whilst breaking down barriers around women in boxing, Omarah trains with Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and is on track to compete on the world’s largest stage. #ThisGirlCan
Market Trader & Music Producer
Entrepreneur and musician, Vishant trains individuals on how to access and profit from the currency market. With clients across the UK, Vishant is one of the leading trader trainers in his field. He is also a well-known music producer by the name of Bonafyde in the house, grime & dub industry.
Shaun "Dream Chaser" Pelayo
Model, Actor & Mentor
Proudly representing his Pilipino heritage. Shaun worked his way up from nothing, to becoming a fashion model for some of the UK largest brands. Shaun has also appeared in global box office movies with rapper icons such as Common. Contrary to general misconceptions. Following completing his degree, Shaun also provides youth mentoring services.
Award Winning Presenter & DJ
Heard across the airways on BBC WM, Reprezent Radio and Radio 1Xtra. Kaylee is one of a small number of black women represented in the radio music industry. As well as a well-known DJ, Kaylee is also active and prevalent in addressing social issues, racial injustice and a LGBTQ+ advocate.
Daniel "Merchant Traveller" Eggington
Growing up in the streets of Birmingham, Daniel took his uncommon love of nature and turned it into his life. He now undertakes several solo expeditions to some of the worlds most remote and dangerous locations such as; The Darien Gap, Colombia, The Essequibo River, Bali and more.
Founder of Basketball Viza & Former International Pro Basketball Player
Born in Connecticut, USA, Sherrad used the game of basketball as an avenue to change his life. Turning pro at just 21 years of age, Sherrad played in countries such as the UK, Germany & Africa. Following his pro career, Sherrad now works and trains with young people to help them fulfil their Basketball dreams.
Journalist & Presenter
As an award winning journalist and radio presenter, Rakeem has had his fair share of news stories. Reporting some of the regions most popular stories across the West Midlands.
Our board is comprised of passionate professionals and community thinkers who have worked across a multitude of industries. From justice system and probationary services to business consultants and marketing experts.
Carol has over 30 years of experience working with young people, and within the justice system. Having worked in organisations to help educate, inform and reintegrate individuals back into society. Carol also has a great level of understanding as to how local communities, groups and organisations should work to integrate everyone into the workplace and business.
Ann has worked as a strategist for community groups over the past 6 years. Working on ways to engage young people on becoming more active within the community. Ann ensures no stone is left unturned working closely with our team, supporters, affiliates and partners.
Founder, Director & Board Member
As a serial entrepreneur Cleo’s passion is firmly placed in engaging the next generation of young people in business from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Spending time delivering workshops and seminars in schools, community groups and universities across the country to empower people and companies to take diversity and inclusion seriously.