James Adeleke

External Member

James Adeleke is the CEO of Generation Success, an award-winning social enterprise, who collaborates with over 70 employers in the UK and Ireland to tackle social inequalities and connect diverse talent with careers through mentoring, events, and recruitment services.

James values his role on the Advisory Board of Arden University as it allows him to influence educational policies and practices that promote inclusivity and equal opportunities. This position enables him to integrate his expertise in diversity and social change into the academic sphere, fostering an environment where all students can thrive. His work at Arden University aligns with his broader mission of driving social change and equality.

He is also a member of the Education Board at the City of London Corporation and a School Governor at Newham Collegiate. His work has earned him recognition, including being named in the Diversity Powerlist 2023, won the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award at the National Diversity Awards 2022, and was announced as EY's Accelerate Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.