Leah de Souza

Thomas BSc (Hons), MSc, MPH

During a career that has spanned 40+ years, Cedi has held a number of senior management and chief executive positions across the public, Not-for-Profit and private sectors.


In addition, with over 30 years’ experience as a member of the boards of housing, social care and sporting national governing bodies, several housing associations and voluntary organisations, Cedi has held Non-Executive Director and Chair roles within the NHS and a university Governor role.  Cedi is currently Chair of NHS Kent and Medway, Chair of the Health and Europe Centre, Chair of the NHS London’s Vaccine Legacy Equity Group and is a Non-Executive Director of Sage Homes.


Cedi is owner and Managing Director of Article Consulting Ltd, a company that works with the ‘Leaders of Today and Tomorrow’, the CEO of Consiliaris Digital Systems, a health tech start-up, and runs a successful executive coaching and mentoring practice.


On four separate occasions, Cedi was named as one of Britain's ‘100 Most Influential Black People’; described as '…unsung hero of the Third Sector, who has changed as many lives in his life outside of work as he has in his job'. In 2015, Cedi was recognised as one of the ‘1,000 Black & Asian Heroes 1950-2010’ by Our Heritage TV.

At present he also co-chairs the ground-breaking London inspire Programme, focused on improving the health of Black Londoners.