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Edleen is a British-born Sierra Leonean, who grew up in South-East London, attending non-selective comprehensive schools in Lewisham, before completing her MA (Cantab) in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She started her career as an Investment Banker and has held a variety of revenue-generating and support-function roles across Financial Services. Besides her day job, Edleen is a multi-industry Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, a Governor at Greenvale School, a Director of Tech Talent Charter, an International Trustee for Restless Development, an NHS NED and sits on the DIAL Global Advisory Board and the McKenzie-Delis Packer Review Committee. At the Football Association, Edleen remains committed to ensuring a game free from discrimination, having recently driven the launch of the Football Leadership Diversity Code and the #StopOnlineAbuse boycott. She’s overseen the creation of an internal Black Lives Action Plan, an Employee Network and the update to the Asian Inclusion Plan.

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