Our Patrons


Sir Tim Lankester - Sir Tim Lankester has been President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford since 2001. Before that he was Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. From 1973 to 1995, he was in the civil service. He served at the Treasury, at 10 Downing Street as Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Callaghan and Thatcher, as Britain's representative on the boards of the IMF, World Bank and the European Investment Bank, and as permanent secretary in the international aid and education ministries. He has served as Deputy Chairman of the British Council. An economist by training, he writes and lectures on international aid and economic development, with particular reference to Africa and Asia. He has been a consultant to the UN, the World Bank, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.


Dr Owens Wiwa - Dr Owens Wiwa is a medical doctor and human rights activist. He is the brother of the late, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and the son of Ogoni chief Jim Wiwa. Dr. Wiwa is an internationally renowned expert on the effects of globalisation, especially as it relates to the highly controversial business practices of Shell in the Niger Delta. Vice chairman of the Toronto chapter of the Sierra Club and an active member of Amnesty International, Dr. Wiwa is frequently called upon to advocate for development programs in Canada and abroad and to campaign for increased corporate responsibility.


Dr Comfort Momoh, MBE - Dr Comfort Momoh M.B.E. is the Chair of Black Women’s Health and Family Support in London and Vice President of Euronet. She is an FGM/Public Health Specialist and established the African Well Woman Clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Dr Momoh is a midwife who has dedicated her professional life to helping women who have been maimed by FGM, by reversing the procedure. Her work has now been given national recognition as she has been awarded the annual Emma Humphrey’s prize.