Lela Kogbara

Lela Kogbara’s headshot

Board member

Social Finance Board

Lela was a senior leader in the public sector for 25 years, 16 of which were in Islington where she was Assistant Chief Executive for the Council. 

She also worked with NHS England and Department for Education to improve employment prospects and access to apprenticeships for people with learning and other disabilities.

Lela is a qualified accountant and her responsibilities have included policy, equalities, performance, arts and culture, employment, and community safety. She also follows her passion for social justice as a board member of Black Thrive Global and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and in volunteer roles for other organisations.

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