Legacy Youth Zone Board

Mark Byrne

Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC before pursuing a career in family office fund management. In 2009 he set up his own fund management firm which he continues to run today. He lives in Wandsworth in South West London with his family.

Shelley Davies

Shelley Davies is the Interim Director of Education and Youth Engagement at Croydon Council.

Daisy Dunlop

Daisy Dunlop is Director of Communications at News UK, publisher of The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times and owner of the Wireless Group whose radio stations include talkSPORT and Virgin. She has been with the company since 2001 and spent 3 years in New York working for parent company News Corp. Daisy leads the News Academy which inspires young people to work in journalism and she set up The Times media literacy programme for secondary schools, which promotes a better understanding of journalism so teenagers are equipped to spot fake news.

Daisy is a member of the advisory board for the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University which aims to grow the next generation of overseas reporters and was set up in memory of the The Sunday Times’ foreign reporter Marie Colvin.
She is a graduate of University College London, with BA Hons in Italian and Business.


Anne-Marie Headley

Anne-Marie Headley is Strategic HR Business Partner at Uber, Northern and Eastern Europe. She has close to two decades ‘ experience in the IT industry and specialises in transforming Fortune 500 companies, scaling growth companies and building high-performance cultures. Her previous role was at Cisco Systems, where she was part of the leadership team of the Service Provider Applications and Platform Group which generated revenues in excess of $1 billion.

At Uber Anne-Marie is responsible for organisational development, workplace culture and employee experience. She is a Trustee of Reedham Children’s Trust, Trustee of The Legacy OnSide Youth Zone, a Group Mentor at the Aleto Foundation and Founder of Toastmasters International for Cass Business School in London.

In 2018 she won the national 2018 STEM Leader of the Year award at the Black British Business Awards.

Ochuko Adekoya

Ochuko joined OnSide as Head of Communications and Brand in June 2020. Her role is to lead the marcomms team and develop and drive a new integrated communications strategy which raises the profile of  the OnSide brand to the range of stakeholders the charity depend on to achieve its goals.

She has a passion for purpose driven campaigning communications that drive positive change for people and places – and 16+ years’ communications experience across the private, voluntary and public sectors.This includes Sport England, where she led strategic communications and external affairs and the Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community charity, where as Head of Media she led a team raising the profile of business as a force for social and environmental good through high profile campaigns and research.

Damian Morris

Damian Morris is a solicitor, who in a 20 + year career has specialised as an in-house counsel in the Financial Services sector. Having held senior roles at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, he was most recently ICAP PLC’s General Counsel for EMEA and APAC. He was included on Legal Business’ GC Power List in 2016, as well as receiving team and personal nominations at the British Legal Awards that same year. In April 2018, he co-founded a four partner firm, Chancery Advisors Limited, to service the hedge fund industry.

Rupa Patel

Rupa is an Executive Director of Day Lewis Plc, a family owned national pharmacy chain. Day Lewis Plc was founded by her late father, Kirit Patel MBE & JC Patel and currently has 300 pharmacies across the UK. Their head office has been based in Croydon for over 40 years.  Rupa originally trained as a dentist and subsequently holds an MBA and Masters in Property Valuation and Law. She is the custodian for the people, values and culture at Day Lewis and maintains a particular focus on Learning and Development, HR and Property investment. In her spare time Rupa likes to travel and is training for her Helicopter Private Pilot’s Licence.

Nick Sleep (Chair)

Nick grew up in Berkshire and Hampshire before moving to South London where he has lived with his wife and three daughters for 20 years. In 2001 he founded and ran an investment partnership which provided long-term backing for a small number of promising companies.

In 2014, Nick and his wife founded a charitable foundation which now supports OnSide.

Further information about Nick can be found on the IGY Foundation website.

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