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Joyce Sarpong
Joyce Sarpong
Founder & Executive Director, AfricaOracle
Joyce‘s professional bio / interests
Experienced Trustee (school governor working alongside executives with international operations) in board governance and oversight in roles as Committee Chair for the Nominations & Renumeration and Equality Diversity &Inclusion Committees and Board Member of the Safeguarding Committee; Trustee for a multinational charity, investing in education in Sub-Sahara Africa and Trustee for a legal charity, providing free legal advice to people with social care needs and disrupting the UK social care system. Trusted visionary leader and advisor to executives and senior management teams with the ability to steward, strategise and scrutinise organisations. Driven by the social value and purpose of organisations. Extensive cross-industry including, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Financial Services, Information Technology and Education. Experience of working with large and small, private and public, charities, and non-for-profit organisations Looking for Non-Executive board roles where my wealth of international and national experience in, e-commerce, digital transformation and change management would add significant value to a board.
I’d like help with…
Finding a NED role for private, public or PE / VC backed organisations
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I used to do fencing at school.
I live in
A career highlight
One critical moment happened right at the beginning of my journey. In the final year of my Computer Studies degree, after my IT placement year with IBM. The expectation was to get the dream job, an IT graduate job with IBM after my final year. However, there was a recession in 1991, the year I graduated and most companies, including IBM, were not taking on graduates. Fortunately, the topic of my final year dissertation was the core business for a startup software house - a perfect match. Working for this startup took me onto roles via recommendations at Whitbread, Bull Information Systems and Visa. This experience (over 30 years ago!) has taught me to truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that the right opportunities will present themselves - we just have to be able to accept what happens and recognise and seize opportunities. It has also given me the confidence to trust and believe in timing.
Joined Guild
10 December, 2022