Ken Olisa is deputy chairman of the Institute of Directors and founder and chairman of Restoration Partners, the boutique technology merchant bank. Ken’s technology career spans more than 30 years commencing with IBM. He has considerable board-level experience on both sides of the Atlantic, and is currently a director of Thomson Reuters and non-executive chairman of AIM-listed Outsourcery Plc. He is also on the board of the IoD as a non-executive director. In 2009, he was named The Sunday Times Not for Profit Non-Executive Director of the Year, and is regularly voted in Powerlist’s Top 10 most influential British black people. In 2015 the Queen appointed Ken as her Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.