People

Board of Trustees:

Joyce Fraser (Chair)

Joyce registered the Black Heroes Foundation in October 2016, in honour of her late husband Flip Fraser and to preserve the legacy of his work. Joyce lectures for the Open Univeristy Business School and is also on the Board of Trustee for the Institute of Fund Raising (IOF), Directory of Social Change (DSC) and Small Charities Coalition (CSS).

Frank Sweeney

Frank brings to the Foundation his practice in, and passion for, community arts and lifelong learning, as pathways to positive social change. 

He has been producing live events for over 25 years, including programming and co-producing thousands of shows at the Hackney Empire Theatre, producing the Rio-London Carnival Exchange for Create London at the London 2012 Festival, and the Great British Carnival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2014. He is currently Co-Director of Margate Carnival.

He is a Youth Worker and Trustee of Hackney’s The Crib youth charity, where his programme, Desire Paths, supports young, emerging creative practitioners to realise their creative vision and find work in the Creative & Cultural Industries. 

He’s a Director of Outdoor Arts producer, GB Carnival and has been co-producing the annual (Hackney Empire) New Acts of The Year comedy showcase for 20 years for New Variety Lives.

He is a Sector Expert and Peer Mentor for CLOCK Your Skills, the non-formal alternative pathway to high-level work based qualifications.

Rev Michael King

The Rev brings a wealth of skills from his business and community experience. He is the son of World War II Veteran and Windrush Founder Sam King MBE. 

Claire Jackson

Claire Jackson has a life long history of advocating and motivating the black community in helping them better their lives and reach their fullest potential.

She has a diverse set of skills under her belt which she has gained through community-based work and an entrepreneurial career.

Patron:

His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, Jamaica’s High Commisioner to the UK.

The Black Heroes Foundation has received the blessings of Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the UK, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan who has agreed to be patron for the Foundation.