Our award winning team of innovators.
We believe that every individual has the potential to inspire change.


  • Jean-Paul Preston
    Jean-Paul PrestonChairman

    John-Paul is a seasoned private equity practitioner, having negotiated over 100 deals as Investment Manager and General Counsel at LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity fund. John-Paul was also responsible for LDC’s corporate social venturing, and its collaboration with Big Issue Invest which led to publication of the UK’s first “Social Impact Report” on Private Equity. John-Paul is currently COO at Gresham House.


  • Andrew Doyle
    Andrew DoyleBoard Member

    Andrew is a senior consultant with Accenture Strategy, based in London. Andrew has a particular focus on the new customer experiences, propositions and commercial operating models enabled by digital innovations and in the context of converging markets.

  • Lara Mott
    Lara MottCEO, ImproveWell

    Lara is former Director of Investor Relations at GHO Capital Partners LLP, a specialist healthcare investment adviser. She was most recently Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc where she was recruited to support the largest UK biopharmaceutical fundraising at IPO.

    Lara is co-founder and CEO of our spinout ImproveWell.

  • Dr Na’eem Ahmed
    Dr Na’eem AhmedFounder

    Na’eem is a doctor in South London. He completed Academic Foundation Training at King’s College Hospital and thereafter worked as a Clinical Fellow to the NHS National Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh. He is a former advisory board member for Mayor of London’s Team London and former Trustee at Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • Dr Faheem Ahmed
    Dr Faheem AhmedCEO, HealthMakeSpace

    Faheem is a doctor and NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow. He is the former student president of Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. Faheem completed his MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was appointed to the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. He is currently CEO of Selfless spin-out HMS, which has secured investment from Bethnal Green Ventures.

  • Zahid Latif
    Zahid LatifBoard Member

    Zahid has served as Head of Healthcare at Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board) and Director of Population and Early Detection Research at Cancer Research UK. He is currently an Innovation and Supply Chain Specialist, Life Sciences Organisation at the Department for International Trade.

  • Narinder Jugpal
    Narinder JugpalBoard Member

    Narinder graduated from the University of Cambridge with MA in Law and now specialises in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and private equity at CMS Cameron McKenna. He has also previously worked as Legal Counsel at LDC.

  • Tamara Manuel
    Tamara ManuelAssociate

    Tamara graduated from King’s College London with a degree in History. Tamara has a strong interest in global health and international development.

    At Selfless, Tamara is developing our global health leadership programme and leading on stakeholder engagement for our innovative neonatal care project ‘Baby Bundles.’

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