Chair, Diversity UK
Lopa Patel MBE is a Digital Entrepreneur, Non-Executive Chair, NED and Trustee with strengths in governance and risk oversight. The founder of two ventures in online media and a data-driven marketing consultancy, she is also the Chair of equality and inclusion charity, Diversity UK; a Trustee of The Science Museum Group (SMG); a Non-Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and a Council Member of The Open University (OU).
Lopa is an elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM). She is an ambassador for entrepreneurship, innovation and technology and has been recognised with many accolades including an MBE for services to the creative industries in 2009; the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2015 and an Honorary Doctorate by The Open University in 2017, in recognition of her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in science and technology.