Press release

Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London: Mr Kenneth Olisa

Mr Kenneth Olisa is appointed as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE FBCS FRSA as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London to succeed Sir David Brewer CVO CMG when he retires on 28 May 2015.

Biographical Notes

Ken Olisa is a businessman and philanthropist, the founder of 2 technology merchant banks and the first British-born black man to serve as a Director of a FTSE-100 company (Reuters). An advocate of social inclusion, he is Chair of Thames Reach, a charity working to shelter and resettle the homeless; Chair of the Shaw Trust, supporting the disabled and chronically unemployed to find work; founding Chair of the Powerlist Foundation, supporting future leaders from BME and disadvantaged backgrounds; a former Governor of the Peabody Trust; and a former Non-Executive Director of the West Lambeth NHS Trust.

Mr Olisa lives in Hampton Wick with his wife, Julia. They have 2 grown-up daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Published 23 March 2015