Professors Without Borders

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees have a global footprint in order to ensure a diversity of approach and to allow Prowibo to reach a wider audience. The trustees empower Prowibo and help the management to run the charity effectively. The trustees provide oversight and governance ensuring that Prowibo can achieve our aims and objectives while remaining compliant with relevant statutes.

Andrew Denton

Chair

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Andrew joined Alfa in 1995 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2003 as Sales and Marketing Director. He was made Chief Operating Officer in 2010 and became CEO in September 2016. Andrew is involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations. He is Director and joint founder of the Leasing Foundation, an organisation that supports the leasing and auto and equipment finance industry through charitable activities, research and development.

Gabriel Ng

Interim Deputy Chair

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Gabriel Ng is passionate about understanding and increasing the social impact of organisations. He currently is a Social Impact Manager at Big Society Capital, the UK’s impact investing wholesaler. At BSC, he is responsible for impact measurement and management, as well as both investment analysis and ongoing portfolio management. 

Gabriel moved from Hong Kong to the UK to study law at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall). After graduating, he practised as a solicitor, working in London and New York for Shearman & Sterling for five years specialising in UK and cross-border corporate tax. His previous clients include Anglo American, Citi, Liberty Global, and Intercontinental Exchange.

In 2016, he decided he wanted a career with social impact at its core, and so began a dual MBA/MPA at New York University.  Over the course of the three-year degree, he completed fellowships at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and in Microsoft’s human rights team, as well as consulting projects for Concern Worldwide US and the UN World Food Programme in Malawi. He has also assisted on and published several research papers with the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Finally, he oversaw the inaugural investment of the NYU Impact Investing Fund into Sapient, a Philly-based start-up that reduces greenhouse gas emissions through energy use management.

Richard Adams

Trustee

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Richard is currently Head of Digital Architecture at LNER & Consultant lead architect at GBR, leading the design of the new national rail retail system. He is an emergent technologist, artist, educator & thinker; transformation specialist & true polymath. 

He has managed parallel senior careers in education & enterprise/emerging tech and has taught and written curriculum at every level of education; writing music as well as writing and producing a large body of computer and traditional art works. He has been a consultant enterprise transformation architect and transformation manager at companies such the BBC, BSkyB, Aviva Plc, Proximus (Brussels), Microsoft Studios and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Richard is a Fine Art Grad & proud of it. It gives him a unique & innovative view on deep tech. In education he was a school HoD, founded a university Digital Arts dept, creating 2 under & 2 post graduate degrees in computing and creativity. Also taught at the London College of Fashion & Birkbeck College, held 3 external examinerships, held a Visiting Prof. at the Uni. of Salford & a Senior Fellowship at the Uni. of Lincoln. He worked with Marc Lewis to get the School of Communication Arts off the ground, as Principal; a radical work-focussed college of creativity and now the UK’s most successful new advertising school. He has taught at & designed curriculum for every phase of education from 7 to 70 years of age. Starting as a painter, he is an exhibiting artist (computer art exploring trauma;), and has worked with tech & art for 30 years. He’s spoken at many conferences around the world; a member of the Soc of Authors, FRSA & BAFTA. He was co-producer of the TECHnique podcast about technology & art practice. A published author of one book on interactive advertising and contributor of several chapters to others.  Some key achievements include: Head of Digital Architecture, Partner in own digital agency, Creative Director, interactive TV, Technical Director, Working computer artist for 30 years, Founding HoD of Digital Arts at London College of Music (TVU/UWL), Co-founder & Principal School of Communication Arts, Senior Fellow University of Lincoln, Visiting Professor, Digital Media, Salford, External Examiner – various universities, Published author, Regular International Speaker. 

Christine Kuo

Christine Kuo is deeply passionate about promoting effective access to educational resources and truly believes that levelling the playing field in education is critical to improving social mobility. She currently works in Talent Development for Permira Advisors LLP in London. Through the Permira Foundation she is involved in a number of social mobility talent insight programmes.

Prior to joining Permira, she was a Manager of Professional Development at McKinsey & Company. Previously, she was with Bain & Company in Professional Development and Recruitment. Christine holds a Master’s in Public Policy from University College London where she majored in Human Rights, and has a degree in Politics from Queen Mary University of London, England.

Peter Thomas

Trustee

Peter Thomas is inaugural director of FORWARD, the RMIT University Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation in Melbourne, Australia, and Chair of the CDI Foundation, a non-profit conversational AI industry body headquartered in Amsterdam. 

Kinna Pattani

Treasurer

Kinna is Global Head of Finance & Regulatory Compliance at Alfa, where she has worked since 2015. Prior to this, Kinna gained her CIMA qualification working at Siemens Financial Services, going on to perform several senior Finance, Accounting, and IT roles across EMEA. Her experience working with a wide array of organisations within the asset finance industry has given Kinna a breadth of experience, across financial jurisdictions, collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders. Kinna is a part of Alfa’s Social Impact Team, and currently serves as a Committee Member on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Equity Committee.