Nicola Gupta (Chair)
Nicola Gupta was instrumental in pushing for a charity that would help people of all ages, but especially the young, reach their potential and realise long term employment. Nicola comes from a finance background, having been treasurer to Liberty Commodities Ltd, a business owned by Sanjeev. Nicola is now chair of the GFG Foundation and is keen to see the Foundation deliver. Nicola and Sanjeev live in South Wales and London with their three young children.
Sanjeev Gupta is an international businessman and entrepreneur, heading a global enterprise with activities spanning steel and aluminium production, engineering, power generation, banking, and commodities trading.As Executive Chairman of Liberty House, he leads a fast-growing $6.7 billion global industrial group, head quartered in London, with additional global hubs in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong, and further bases in over 30 countries. Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, he was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. Sanjeev lives in South Wales in the UK with his wife Nicola and their three young children.
Jay Hambro is the GFG Alliance’s CIO, SIMEC’s CEO of mining and energy and leads the group’s investments into the financial/investment sectors. Jay is also Chairman of Sino-Russian Hong Kong exchange listed industrial commodities champion IRC and is a well known figure in the international mining and commodities industry. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Cellmark AB. After graduating in business management, he began his career in resource finance with NM Rothschild and Sons, before moving to the investment bank of HSBC, providing M&A and ECM advice to multinational resources groups. He then joined Petropavlovsk plc to be CIO before becoming CEO of Aricom plc (FTSE listed) and Exec Chairman of IRC Ltd (HKSE listed).
Edwina Hart MBE
Edwina Hart served as a minister in the Welsh Government from its inception in 1999 until 2016, handling a range of portfolios including finance, regeneration, local government and finally business, enterprise and technology, a post she held between 2011-2016. Her background was in the banking sector and she was the first female president of the banking union BIFU, now part of Unite. She was also chair of Wales TUC and a member of the Broadcasting Council for Wales and the South West Wales Economic Forum. She was awarded an MBE in 1998 for services to the trade union movement.