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Championing Black Heritage students from campus to the boardroom

Opening speaker at our previous events

Reggie Nelson

Opening speaker

Reggie Nelson smiling against a blurred city centre background

Reggie Nelson is most recognised by the media as the young man who went ‘from East London to the City’ by knocking on people’s doors in wealthy areas for life advice.

Reggie is now an analyst for an investment management firm in London, Group Chair of the ACCA Emerging Talent Advisory Group, a money and business podcast presenter for the BBC, a social mobility advocate and a youth mentor for a youth organisation in East London. His experience includes working with the Cabinet Office as they continue to address ethnic disparities in higher education and in the workplace. Reggie was described by the former prime minister, Theresa May, as a ‘persistent and inspiring young person’.

Reggie holds a BSc in economics, studied Mandarin alongside his degree and holds a political leadership certificate from the University of Oxford, which was centred on finding the next ethnic minority future leaders.