Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE

Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Stefan has been a London based financier for over 25 years, specialising in start-ups, business turnarounds and strategy change and currently serves on a number of Boards. He first served as Chairman of a UK public company aged 27 and has continued to serve on boards in the UK, USA and Europe as CEO, Chairman or senior NED since that time. He has co-founded and/or served on the boards of companies in the property, industrial, medical, leisure, oil & gas EP, technology, sports, retail, agriculture, banking and financial services sectors. He also serves as a senior advisor to a number of international trusts and high profile business leaders.

Stefan is the co-founder of The Afri-CAN Café Charity, a social enterprise in Malawi and South Africa providing employment and training to the most disadvantaged in those communities. The Afri-CAN Charity also builds ECD's and provides around 100,000 free school breakfasts annually for the most vulnerable children in the townships of South Africa. He is the co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the London Rough Sleepers Committee (‘clrsc’), providing support for the homeless in Central London and is the Chairman of Pump Aid, an award winning UK based charity providing over 10% of the national rural water supplies for both Zimbabwe and Malawi combined with over 9,500 community partners serving over 1.35 million people. Stefan was appointed a Commander of the Order of The British Empire (‘CBE’) in the 2014 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to philanthropy and charity in the UK and Africa. In 2016 he was appointed the first Professor in the Practice of Entrepreneurship at The Entrepreneurship Institute, King’s College, London.