“We are kind of like one big family.”
-elvina - Mentee

Adam Seldon
Adam is one of the co-founders of Lauriston Lights and is currently a teacher. He got involved in Lauriston Lights because it benefits two sets of young people - children and young adults - and provides a solution to a nationwide but neglected problem.


Will Jones

Will is a policy and strategy manager at the Home Office, leading on policy on sexual violence, including victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as prostitution and the management of sexual and violent offenders.
In a career of over a decade in public service, Will has worked in the Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR), the Bank of England, and as a policy developer and strategist in a number of roles in the Home Office, covering safeguarding of vulnerable adults, reduction of knife crime, asylum policy, and developing a strategy for Border Force. He has also worked in the private offices of two Policing Ministers, the Director-General of Border Force and the Chair of the EHRC. His early career was spent in the charity sector.

Hayley Carr
Very focussed on the ‘why’ she does anything, she is totally dedicated to the vision that highly able children from low socio-economic backgrounds achieve the same as their more privileged peers. Hayley worked with Jess and Adam to set up Lauriston Lights.
In 2015 and 2016 she was recognised by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, a list of the 1000 most influential people in London. In 2014, the Independent’s Happy List identified her as one of the 50 most kind, courageous and dedicated leaders in the UK.
As her day job, Hayley works as a management consultant at Q5 Partners in Westminster to support businesses with their people, change and strategy.

Greville Healey
Greville has been a trustee of Lauriston Lights since 2015, and is working with the other trustees to help the charity expand and grow, at this exciting time in its development.  He is currently a barrister at Falcon Chambers, specialising in property litigation, and before that was a student and teacher of philosophy at university.

Jess Clark-Jones
Jess is a co-founder of Lauriston Lights. She worked for two years as a Primary School teacher, and is currently studying to be a lawyer at the City Law School. Jess loves seeing Lauriston Lights participants grow in confidence over the course of the programme, even if this confidence is sometimes turned to making fun of her in final presentations!

Tom Beasley
Tom takes great pleasure in helping this brilliant young charity grow and seeing ever increasing numbers of children benefit from what it has to offer. He hopes that in the near future LL’s camps and extension days will be available across the country and looks forward to playing a part in achieving that end. Tom is a barrister at Radcliffe Chambers specialising in commercial and chancery disputes. He first joined the board in 2015.