Olmec governance & trustees

Olmec Charity

The Olmec Charitable Company was formed in 2003 to champion race equality through economic and social justice. Olmec Charity operates Olmec’s funded programme and is governed by a board of Trustees (details below).

Registered Charity number: 1100007

Company registration number: 04640278

Registered Office: Unit 111B, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

Our Trustees

The Trustees of Olmec are unpaid and donate their time, experience and skills to ensure the charity achieves its mission of “Race equality through economic and social justice”.

  • Omar KhanDr Omar Khan (Chair)

Omar brings expertise in research and policy, in particular race equality policy to Olmec and is a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow.

He is head of policy research at the Runnymede Trust and leads the financial inclusion programme. Omar sits on the Department for Work and Pensions’ Ethnic Minority Advisory Group.

Omar’s other advisory positions include the 2011 Census, the Household Longitudinal Survey, the Electoral Reform Society, the Payments Council, and as the UK representative on the European Commission’s Socio-economic network of experts.

Omar is the author of Financial Inclusion and Ethnicity; Who Pays to Access Cash?; Why Do Assets Matter?; and The Costs of ‘Returning’ Home.

Omar completed his DPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters in South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

  • Aftab Hussain

Aftab is 2012 Clore Social Fellow at Clore Social Leadership Programme.  He brings with him financial rigour based on the experience of having established and managed several social enterprises, including the Stone Soup Project CIC.

  • Emma CampbellEmma Campbell

Emma brings to the team of Trustees valuable insight from her time when she was an Olmec employee.  She worked with the Solid Foundations team providing employment advice and support and understands the nature of the work Olmec delivers and the communities with whom we work.

  • Bruce NobregaBruce Nobrega

Bruce first worked with Olmec as a member of the Bronze Woman committee, and his mother Cecile, wrote the poem which first inspired the statue.



  • Annetta Bennett - Olmec AmbassadorAnnetta Bennett

Annetta has become particularly associated with Olmec’s annual celebration of the Bronze Woman statue in Stockwell and promoting the First Steps in Social Enterprise programmes.  She has also participated in Olmec programmes as a beneficiary and delivered on programmes such as Future Leaders as an Olmec associate.


Olmec Co-operative CIC

Olmec Co-operative CIC was formed as a Community Interest Company in September 2010, working to the goal of race equality through economic and social justice alongside the Olmec Charity.  It has a Board of Directors elected from Members and is a separate organisation.

Shared aims, sister organisations

Olmec charitable company and Olmec co-operative CIC are sister organisations working towards a shared objective.

Olmec Charity and Olmec Co-operative CIC work to a memorandum of understanding to ensure compliance with legislation and regulatory bodies, transparency with funders, beneficiaries, members, clients and customers and to operate to a clear set of working principles in order to underpin internal governance.