Digital Boost appoints new Chair of the Board


Digital Boost, a leading technology platform that helps start-ups, small businesses and charities to grow through upskilling and mentoring, is delighted to announce the appointment of Angela Stathi as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board, effective today.

Working closely with the rest of the Board and the executive leadership team, Angela will offer support, challenge and governance as Digital Boost continues to grow and scale.

Angela will also contribute to Digital Boost’s Advisory Council alongside our partners, which include the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth, Natwest Group, Bloomberg, BT, Lloyds Banking Group, Tata Consultancy Services, Visa, BCG Digital Ventures and others. 

 A versatile professional with global executive, non-executive and entrepreneurial experience, Angela has held senior leadership roles in strategy, product development, business development and operations  in the financial services and technology sectors for global asset managers (Schroders and BNP Paribas), credit rating agencies (Moody’s and Fitch) and tech scale-up companies. More recently, she held the position of CEO at Reload Greece, a business accelerator that helped entrepreneurs bring ideas to market. There she partnered with VCs, philanthropists, and the private &  public sectors to help startups raise £20m+ investments and create 400+ new jobs. She is also an Advisor and Non-Executive for organisations in the fields of youth, sustainability, energy, and health, and an Expert for scale-ups at the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). An Executive MBA graduate from London Business School and a Rising Women Leaders Scholar from Cambridge Judge Business School, Angela has British, Brazilian, and Greek nationality.

Angela said:

“I am incredibly excited to take on the role of Chair of the Digital Boost Board at this significant inflection point. It is a real privilege to be part of this organisation’s mission to help start-ups, small businesses and charities to improve productivity and drive inclusive economic growth. 

Now, more than ever, with corporate social responsibility at the heart of every company’s mission, the Digital Boost platform offers companies the opportunity to contribute to the economy and society by matching their private sector expertise to that of growing companies’ needs. 

I look forward to working with Karen, the esteemed board and partners to drive the organisation forward to the next stage of development, whilst ensuring value is maximised for all our stakeholders.” 

Commenting on the appointment, Digital Boost Managing Director Karen Licurse said:

“It’s an exciting time for Digital Boost as we enter our second year of operations and continue to grow our offerings, team and partnerships. Angela’s deep experience in helping companies scale will be invaluable, as will her passion and commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

The Digital Boost Board also includes:

Russ Shaw, CBE, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Gary Hanson, Retired partner, Country Coordinator for BDO US and Head of Cambridge

Grace Davey, Partner and Strategic Design Director, BCGDV

The Digital Boost Advisory Committee includes:

Alex Bishop, National Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Shoosmiths

Katherine Brown, Vice President, Inclusive Impact & Sustainability, Visa Europe

Gary Coyle, Local Digital Skills Partnerships, DCMS

Tom Garvey, Strategy & Operations, Google

Cheryl Gourlay, National Women in Business Manager, NatWest Group

Sahar Hashemi, Entrepreneur and best selling author

Kerensa Jennings, Group Director of Digital Impact, BT

Caroline Rowley, Corporate Philanthropy, Head of UK, Ireland and Middle East, Bloomberg LLP

Joanna Santinon, Former Partner, EY

Priyanka Sethi, Head of Sales, Communication, Media, Education, and Information Services, Tata Consultancy Services

Phil Smith, Chair and Non-Exec Director and Chair of the Digital Skills Partnership, Chair IQE PLC. Retired CEO and Chair of Cisco UK and Ireland

Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe Cluster and Member of Group Executive Committee, Vodafone

Gemma Waters, Head of Digital Impact and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group

About Digital Boost

Digital Boost is a technology platform launched in 2020 that brings together those who work in small businesses and charities with a community of expert volunteers for free mentoring and personalised support. Owned by the charity Founders4Schools and supported by the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth, NatWest, Bloomberg LLP and many others, Digital Boost aims to enable inclusive economic growth and democratise access to expertise and support. 

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