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:
Strategic Partnerships 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.
Daniel graduated from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge in 2019 with a degree in Natural Sciences. After an eventful gap year, he began his full time job in consultancy in Autumn 2020.
After mentoring for Insight Outreach throughout his final year, Daniel is now excited to support IO’s fundraising efforts. Having experienced the difference in university preparation provision between state and private school, Daniel is keen to help level the playing field through his work with IO.
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.