Steven D Souza
Steven DSouza is an accomplished speaker and writer on diversity issues and is currently the Diversity and Organisational Development Manager for Merrill Lynch Europe Plc.
Previously Steven was sponsored by the Home Office on the Windsor Fellowship Programme of which he later became Programme Director and Business Development Manager. He has coached minority ethnic students at the Windsor Fellowship in strategies for success on behalf of various companies including the Home Office, the BBC, Goldman Sachs and the Foreign Office.
Steven has extensive experience in working with minority ethnic young people in education and also working with minority ethnic staff groups in employment. He has worked as an Assessor for the Home Office Network and the Probation Service Network and is a regular writer for publications such as the Independent 'Opportunity' Magazine and also Hobsons 'Career Guides' for Minority Ethnic Students.
Steven's passions include coaching and volunteer work, and he is committed to working with others to fulfil their potential. Steven sits on the Governing Board of the City of Westminster College, London.
Born on the 4th of July in Jamaica, Patrick Clarke is an experienced Director and general manager, initially specialising in Electrical Engineering. He has now turned his talents to a Directors role in Human Resources and Communications. He describes himself as specialising in people and has spent much of the last 25 year giving back to his communities.
As well as the numerous senior roles held by Patrick within EDF Energy and its former companies, he his particularly proud of the period when he was responsible for keeping the lights on in London, Head of Networks for London.
Patrick speaks fondly of his many community responsibilities during the past 25 years. He became a school governor a few years after leaving school in the early 80s, became a policeman in the then Police Force, not service, as a result of the 1981 and 1984 Brixton riots. Immediately after leaving the Police he became one of the early Lay Visitor to police stations in Lambeth (appointed by the Home Office) and eventually vice-chair of that body. He went on to further engage with his communities by taking on a trustees role within a small housing association responsible for a stock of 400 houses.
Over this period Patrick specialised in spending time in local schools imparting his learning and experience to children. He is currently Chairman and director of a social enterprise and charity responsible for the running of a childrens breakfast club, childrens day nursery, after school club, community care and outsourced community restaurant.