Our mission is to tackle educational inequality by giving young people, particularly those from lower-income households, the strategies, skills and support they need to academic and career aspirations.
Temi Kamson has a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a PGCE in Mathematics Education from the University of Cambridge. Having worked in state and independent schools, she set up the GT Scholars Programme with the goal of helping ambitious young people achieve their full potential, regardless of their socio-economic background. Temi can often be found writing, speaking and campaigning for social mobility and educational equality.
David is an investor, advisor and Non-executive director in a range of start-ups and established companies. He is a former CEO and COO of technology, engineering and support service businesses. He brings a wealth of experience in delivering rapid and sustained improvements in results by focusing strategy and driving effective execution of growth and profitability improvement initiatives.
Advisory board/Social impact investment
Gila holds an MBA from London Business School. She is a social impact and investment specialist. Her expertise is in helping not-for-profits, achieve sustainability through strategic fundraising. She is fluent in French, Hebrew, and Arabic, and has a strong interest in innovative financing and impact investing.
Anthony is a barrister at Church Court Chambers specialising in criminal defence. He graduated from the University of Durham and has volunteered and provided pro-bono support to a range of organisations. He has a keen interest in helping young people from working class backgrounds gain access to top universities and competitive professions.
Advisory board/Social entrepreneur
Gwendoline is a lecturer in the further education sector. She has a B Ed Honours degree and is currently a fellow of the School for Social entrepreneurs. She is passionate about social enterprises and the difference that they can make. She runs a successful social enterprise that uses technology to enhance the well-being of the ageing population and to promote intergenerational interactions.
Advisory board/Project Management
Tolu Amusan has gained project management expertise from his time working for companies such as SapientNitro, Accenture Interactive and KPMG. Having served as a project manager in said firms, he is committed to delivery and execution with a fervent passion for job creation and digital. His unorthodox journey of landing his career has inspired him to make the process easier for the emerging generation through his commitment to mentorship and setting up various social enterprises.
Claire has many years of experience providing administrative and managerial support to individuals and teams in various industries including banking, marketing and travel and tourism. Claire has a keen interest in growth mindset and the potential impact it can have on young people's lives. When Claire isn't busy being a mum of two, she provides part-time administrative support to the team at GT Scholars.
Kate grew up in Cheshire and has a BA in French and Hispanic Studies from the University of Birmingham. During her degree, she spent a year abroad in Cadiz, Spain. Kate then spent four years in Zambia, managing safari lodges and multinational teams of people. Kate is involved in managing the programmes at GT Scholars. She also assists with developing and monitoring the impact of the programmes at GT Scholars.
Marilyn Van Heerden
Prior to working with GT Scholars, Marilyn spent most of her professional career in administration and management within the aviation industry. She served as an internal auditor and quality assurance manager within the aviation industry. Marilyn currently works with GT Scholars operations as part of the recruitment and programme management team, she enjoys designing systems and procedures, as well as overseeing them in practical use.
We’re passionate about potential
We’re an organisation that’s passionate about potential! Our goal is to support young people with the strategies and skills that they need to achieve their full potential.
We’re proud to be a social enterprise
We’re a community interest company that’s committed to using our profits to provide our programmes at a low cost or free of charge to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We are always looking for volunteers, staff and supporters that share our vision, our values and our beliefs. Click below to find out the different ways that you can get involved with The GT Scholars programme.