Gavin's working career has been spent in the financial services industry primarily with Insurance and Investment Management companies across a range of different disciplines from IT to Marketing. He was Chief Executive of Resolution Asset Management for over 5 years.
He has been a long term Oxfam supporter and has been involved with the Enterprise Development Programme from its early days and now sits on its Board. He is also involved with the Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund where he is on the Investment Advisory Committee and from its founding in 2010 he has been the Chair of the Oxfam Scotland Advisory Group.
Gavin has been involved in a number of other voluntary roles including chairing his local school board, working with Pilotlight (a charity he highly recommends), and being a member of the Glasgow University Investment Advisory Committee.
He is a keen sports fan - mainly of Partick Thistle - and plays the bagpipes, a fact which he says is difficult to keep quiet.
Nkoyo is an MP for the PDP in Nigeria, and was formerly the Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia. She is a lawyer and development consultant, and in 1994 founded Gender and Development Action (GADA). She is Executive Director, and co-ordinates work around policy and programme, particularly related to gender awareness and women's equal participation in development.
Nkoyo has undertaken a variety of consultancy roles on policy, gender and development issues (primarily in Nigeria, but elsewhere in Africa too). She has worked for many development partners, including the United Nations, World Bank, European Union, DfID and UNIFEM. She has served as board member on many committees including that of the Commonwealth Foundation as a member of the Civil Society Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.
Nkoyo has been keenly interested in politics, and emerged as a candidate for the People's Democratic Party (PDP) at the April 2011 Nigerian elections.
Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and, for 24 years, was an audit and business advisory ('ABAS') partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
He has had considerable experience in advising multi-national and domestic, listed and private companies in the UK and overseas, in all sectors including governing bodies. Most recently, he was the leader of PWC assurance services to PE backed businesses and was a member of the London Executive and the ABAS National Regional Executive. He was also the partner responsible for Assurance Risk and Quality in London Mid Tier. He retired from PwC in June 2012.
Steve's main current non-executive appointment is as a Council member and Officer of Nottingham University which has campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China and a turnover in excess of £500m. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Strategy Committees. Previously he was Honorary Treasurer of 'The Seashell Trust'.
Wakkas Khan is a community organiser, social entrepreneur and dental surgeon. His professional career has covered the fields of healthcare, international diplomacy, education and community cohesion, and he has acted as an advisor for various government departments. Wakkas is currently the Chair of Mosaic North West, a charitable mentoring initiative founded and supported by HRH Prince of Wales, and a member of the Nominations
Committee at the University of Manchester. Prior to this he sat on senior level Boards at the General Dental Council, and was a governor at both The Christie Hospital and St Chrysostom's Primary School.
Earlier in his career Wakkas worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Engaging With The Islamic World Group, and was a member of the Faith Advisory Panel of Experts to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Wakkas qualified in dentistry in 2004. He first volunteered for Oxfam as an 18 year old at the Manchester Oxford Road store. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a keen sports fan, visiting Old Trafford a few times a season.
Lois Jacobs is Worldwide CEO at Landor, a branding and design consultancy with 27 offices in 21 countries.
Prior to joining Landor in 2013, she was CEO of FITCH, a global retail branding and design consultancy with studios in 9 countries.
Both Landor and FITCH are part of the marketing services group, WPP.
Between 1999 and 2009 Lois was President International of the Interpublic owned experiential marketing agency, Jack Morton Worldwide. During that time, she delivered worldwide campaigns for large corporate clients. Additionally, she created and led the public events practice, producing two Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, two G8 Summits and a number of other smaller brand experiences for governments and capital cities around the world. She was retained as a consultant in Beijing to advise on the production of the 2008 Olympic Ceremonies.
Prior to Jack Morton she led her own experiential marketing company which was acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi.
In addition to her role at Landor she sits on the board of Barrows, the retail marketing specialists and the Faculty Board of Advisors for Southampton Business School.
Lidy Nacpil is from the Philippines and based in Manila. She is an activist, organiser and campaigner with over 30 years of experience on many issues including human rights, peace, women's rights and empowerment, economic justice and sustainable development, essential services, debt and public finance, tax justice, climate justice and transformation of energy systems.
Lidy has helped to organise grassroots movements as well as establish, manage and co-ordinate broad campaign coalitions. She has also served as a board member on various coalitions and NGOs. Her roles as co-ordinator and board member includes the Asian Peoples' Movements on Debt and Development, the Global Campaign to demand Climate Justice, the International Board of 350.org, the Philippine Movement for Climate Change, and being Chair of SANLAKAS (national alliance of peoples organisations in the Philippines).
Before becoming a trustee Lidy had a number of experiences of working with Oxfam GB and other members of the Oxfam family.