Meet Our Team

NIAS staff members are passionate about building sustainable economic solutions in Africa and the UK diaspora.

Dele Bello-Williams

Executive Director

Dele has been the Executive Director since April 2014. He cofounded the institute in 2000 whilst still a third year law student. He previously worked as a lecturer in human rights law and an international trade and entertainment lawyer.

Luke Kwamya


Prior to joining NIAS, Luke worked in public sector management for 20 years within the UK National Health Service (NHS) and Local Authorities. He specialises in commissioning and contracts, budgets, and strategy management.

Krishna Regmi

Director (Research)

Prior to joining the NIAS board, Dr. Regmi worked as an academic lead/principal lecturer in Public Health at University of Bedfordshire. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Primary Health Care, specialising in health reform and global health.

Anita King

Director (HR/Admin)

Anita is an experienced HR professional with more than 30 years work experience in HR & managerial roles within the recruitment & real estate sectors. She was a successful entrepreneur before retiring to focus on social enterprises.

John Wawer

Campaigns Officer

John is currently an LLM candidate in Human Rights at Birkbeck, University of London. He has experience running advocacy campaigns in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and has worked in government relations in the US.

Milou Vanmulken

Research Assistant

Milou is an MSc Candidate in Development Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has a focus on education and is currently researching funding and quality models for primary schools in Africa.

Lily Assefa

Programme Manager

Lily specialises in product development, project and publication management, and market research. Before joining NIAS, she worked as product development & project manager for 10 years on a joint venture project with the Post Office.

Femi Jolaoso

Events Manager

Femi has organised events for NIAS since 2010, specialising in those related to government policy and international institutions, especially dealing with healthcare-related aid and development. He is a qualified healthcare professional.