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Fred Achom


Founding Chairman, Rosemont Group


Fred, a self-made millionaire, founded offshore-based Rosemont in 2003 and has steadily built up business interests that span from Australia to the Bahamas in everything from private members’ clubs to property investment. Rosemont is estimated to be worth in the region of £40m. Recently Fred acquired a large stake in the Indian renewable energy group Cpec. He recently re-opened Scotch of St James, the legendary Mayfair hot-spot that was a popular meeting place for rock musicians in the mid-60s. In 2008, Fred co-founded the ultra-chic Mayfair private-members’ club Jalouse, which has boasted A-list clientele such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Mickey Rourke, Paris Hilton and Mariah Carey. Rosemont has a 38 per cent stake in the UK-based Property Clinic group, and a large stake in distribution company Cult and Boutique Wines, which has recently expanded into mainland China. Tere are two more Jalouse clubs in Dubai and in Doha. Rosemont recently launched an agency, Wolffe Digital Media, along with Kevin Harris, the former creative strategist at Duke- Razorfish. For two consecutive years Fred has been included in the Evening Standard’s 1,000 most influential Londoners.


Tutu Agyare


Managing Partner, Nubuke Investments


Tutu is managing partner at Nubuke Investments, an Africa- focused asset management firm, which he founded in 2007. Nubuke is one of the premier African asset managers. Previously, Tutu had a 21-year career with UBS, the Switzerland-based global investment bank, holding a number of senior positions, most latterly as the head of European Emerging Markets and as a member of the bank’s board. He has a degree in mathematics and computing from Ghana and is a director of the Nubuke Foundation in Ghana, the West African country’s premier cultural foundation. Nubuke donates part of its fees to a charity designed to boost management skills across Africa by funding executive education and training. He is also a non-executive director of Tullow Oil, the UK’s largest independent oil exploration company in Africa. Outside of his day job, Tutu has a passion for art and is an avid collector of Ghanaian antiques as well as contemporary African art. He is also a big supporter of diversity initiatives and was one of the speakers at the inaugural Career Start leadership programme/careers fair event for 18-year-old African and African-Caribbean children, hosted by Powerful Media in September 2012.


Tandy Anderson


Co-founder and Chief Executive, Select Models


Patrick Clarke


Operations Director, UK Power Networks


Tandy, one of the best and most influential male-model agents in the world, continues to go from strength to strength. Select is one of the few agencies to make a point of promoting black talent. Within the past 24 months Tandy secured for her model Sasha M’Baye one of the UK’s most prestigious fashion campaigns – being the face of Burberry – the first ever black male to star in a Burberry campaign. In 2012, her leading client, supermodel David Gandy, became the face of Marks & Spencer’s ‘Collezione’ range. Prior to that, Gandy was honoured by Dolce & Gabbana with his own coffee-table book, which was dedicated to celebrating the success of their working collaborations over the past five years. Aſter three successful years as an international model herself – during which time she had assignments for a fledgling Miss Selfridge and Mary Quant – Tandy became a model booker with a top agency. From there she set up Select Model Management, which is now Britain’s most prominent modelling agency. Tandy’s tenure on the popular reality TV show Make Me A Supermodel enshrined her public profile as a no-nonsense, straight-talking analyst – one who also regularly voices her criticism of the sparse black representation on the nation’s catwalks.


In November 2010, EDF Energy sold its networks business to Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Group for £5.9bn. Patrick was part of the management team responsible for the sale. He now works for UK Power Networks, the new name for the group. Te company has a turnover of approximately £1.5bn, with 8m customers connected to its power network. Patrick was appointed operations director in April 2011. He is responsible for 3,000 of the new firm’s 5,000-strong employee base and for about 2,500 contractors. In essence he is responsible for keeping electricity flowing to East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Kent, Sussex, part of Surrey and London. Behind the scenes, it is his responsibility to ensure that robust plans are in place for all major events, such as royal weddings – essentially to make sure that the power does not fail. He was in charge during the London 2012 Olympics, ensuring that there was a reliable service for the duration. Despite all this, Patrick still finds time to give something back. Among other mentor-focused responsibilities, he is a trustee of mentoring charity Urban Synergy and a board member of the Association for Black Engineers. He was recently awarded an OBE for his outstanding mentoring work in the black and Asian communities.


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