Marcial Boo - African Caribbean Education Network

Marcial Boo

Marcial Boo is the chief executive of The Equality and Human Rights Commission.

He has previously worked as the chief executive for the UK’s Public Health Register, executive chair of the Institute for Regulation, chief executive for IPSA, and director at the NAO and Audit Commission.

He was a senior civil servant at the Department of Education, writing the government’s adult basic skills strategy and reforming sixth-form funding. At the Home Office, he led work on crime reduction and counter-terrorism.

He has written a book, The Public Sector Fox, to help improve the skills of public sector managers.

He started his career as a teacher, working in the British Council in Ecuador, and teaching adult literacy and numeracy in Kent.

Tom Adeyoola - African Carribean Education Network

Tom Adeyoola

Tom Adeyoola is a technology entrepreneur passionate about disruptive technology for societal and climate good. He was CEO and Founder of acquired apparel technology scale-up Metail (2008-2019).

He is currently a co-founder of Extend Ventures, which aims to diversify access to finance for underrepresented founders through data and research.

He also serves as Non-Exec Director for zero-carbon monitoring consultancy Verco and environmental behavioural change start-up ‘Do Nation’.
In addition, he is an active angel investor, chair of mindfulness app Spoke, and served on the board of the revolutionary women’s personal wellness scale-up Elvie (2013-2017).”

Tom was a scholarship student at St. Paul’s school for boys and went on to study Economics at Cambridge.