Making The Leaps’s Chief Executive, Tunde Banjoko OBE, is also its founder. He knew from personal experience that there were many young people, who if they had been born into different families, or grew up in a different area or went to a different school, had the talent and potential to do better in life. From simple origins: one room, 3 desks and no computers, Tunde had no idea that Making The Leap would eventually become the important resource for disadvantaged young people that it is today.
Under Tunde’s stewardship, the organisation grew and is now an inspirational youth & social mobility organisation that is making a positive impact to thousands of young people every year. Making The Leap has been held up as an example of good practice in a number of publications (including the UK Commission for Employment and Skills) and those who observe our work usually leave feeling inspired.
Tunde is a charismatic and convincing public speaker, who has given presentations for companies, public and third sector audiences. He is involved in mentoring young people and is passionate about equality issues. He has an MSc in Urban Regeneration from UCL and was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.