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Meet the Board!

Our board oversees the operations of IO, using their insight, knowledge and expertise to provide strategic guidance.

Read more information below about our board members:

Richard Lloyd

Tech and Systems Lead

Richard graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford where he read Oriental Studies – Chinese with Tibetan as his subsidiary language. Upon graduating, Richard founded Gotoco with two friends. As a social enterprise, Gotoco has arranged for over 1,500 North American and European students to visit China to join their fun, funded and free work-travel and cultural exchange projects. Gotoco offers this free and funded to university students as part of their social mission to make people-to-people cultural exchange more accessible than it has ever been, and help students advance their careers while going on an adventure. 
Richard is passionate about ensuring everyone has the resources at their disposal to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals. As a new member of the Insight Outreach board in 2020, he will lead on developing partnerships for the charity, aiming to attract more mentors, support more students, and provide internships and career guidance for mentees once they enter university.

Zainab Zorokong

Strategy Lead

Zainab is currently a chief of staff in central government where she is responsible for corporate governance, business planning and risk management. She has experience in delivering government policy and strategy and has previously done so in education justice and business regulation. She also serves as an employability advisor for a university and is a school governor of St. Joseph’s School in Croydon. She has a passion for helping young people succeed in education and to that end, enjoys coaching and mentoring those at GCSE and A Level and currently does so for the organisation The Girl’s Network.

Zainab has experience in developing and delivering organisation strategy and business plans, regulatory compliance, policy analysis, and leadership and career development.

Hannah Okorafor

Mentee Safeguarding Lead

Hannah graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where she read History. At university, she was active in both her college’s and university target and access schemes. She believes that the resources provided by Insight Outreach can help students from underrepresented backgrounds, access Oxford and Cambridge. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Tsuzuki Scholarship to study Japanese in Fukuoka, Japan for 10 months. Following this, she spent a further year in Japan to work as an English Tutor/Teacher for Japanese students of all ages in English conversation schools. 
Hannah benefited from the precursor programme to the Oxbridge Mentoring Scheme (OMS). She was also a mentor on Insight Outreach’s pilot year and now supports Insight Outreach with its child safeguarding and as the OMS Mentee Lead. She currently works in the banking and finance sector and is pursuing a career as a commercial solicitor.

Vijaya Govindan

Careers Lead

Vijaya is currently a Careers Consultant with Imperial College Business School and has also worked in the Career Centre at London Business School where she was the founding Executive Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute. She is a Career Coach with Exceptional Individuals and MyBigCareer, and a mentor for BAME entrepreneurship on the New Roots programme at the Impact Hub King’s Cross. Vijaya has a background in sustainability and finance gained at firms including JPMorgan and UBS.
Vijaya holds a BSc from the University of Bristol and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She serves on the boards of Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) and the Thelma Matilda Alves Foundation. Vijaya is passionate about education, inclusion and social mobility and strives to live a LOHAS lifestyle (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability).

Tim Adelani

Tim graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 2017, having read Classics for 3 years. The excellent support that he received from his grammar school highlighted to him the importance of students receiving adequate support and information, so that they maximise their potential, within academia and beyond.

Tim started to work within university admissions while he was at university, and has since worked on programmes such as Target Oxbridge, as well as designing programmes of support for schools around the world. Combined with his own access initiatives, he has supported thousands of candidates through the application process, and is looking forward to applying his expertise with Insight Outreach. 

A short stint in the corporate world made it clear that education was his true vocation, and Tim has been working as an education professional since 2018. He is currently training to teach in Latin and Classics at a Central London academy.