Lydia Balogun-Wilson

President & Founder

Lydia is an exceptionally talented engineer, considered as a genius by her class mates from multiple academic spheres globally. She is an experienced oil and gas professional with over 20 years experience in the industry.

Using her wealth of experience and exposure in managing multiple projects within conglomerates, Lydia has developed herself to become an icon and embodiment of knowledge by reaching out to youths and women globally through mentorship, training and entrepreneurship empowerment, hence bringing out the best in identified talents.

Lydia is a recognised ambassador with STEMNET and a mentor with the Institute of Chemical engineers and the local church in the community.

Though an intellectually successful woman, Lydia had kept a quiet and simple life but has self-funded charity initiatives over the years. It is Lydia’s desire to reach out to as many people in need in her lifetime.

The affairs of Lydia foundation shall be managed by the board of trustees who shall have the responsibility to determine the direction and scope of the activities of the foundation.

Dr. Wilson E. Balogun


Wilson is an advisor to Lydia foundation. He is a philanthropist, global Entrepreneur and certified global business leader with exceptional energy and drive.

He is an award winning global business leader who had been recognised by leading global organisations including; The Economic Community of West African States – ECOWAS Youths representing the well over Two Hundred Million 200,000,000 Youths of West Africa. He was credited with an award of *Kofi Annan leadership for integrity and selfless service to humanity as a quintessential west African personality of the year 2017/2018*

He is a Business Development Director for many businesses and had been responsible for; Creating – Optimising – Realising – Sustaining Oil & Gasasset values for multiple ventures. He is an experienced business mogul who cuts across many sectors ranging from the Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecoms and international trade.

A passionate lover of humanity, Wilson supports multiple NGO’s across the world in his quest to ensuring a better life for the less privilege and vulnerable in our society.

Wilson will continue to advise the board of Lydia Wilsons to ensure prudence, accountability and sustenance.

Waynett Peters


CHIEF LADY WAYNETT PETERS is a Multi-Entrepreneur, Empowerment Speaker, Confidence Mentor, Positive Life Coach and a Humanitarian Ambassador whose ‘Riches to Rags to Grace’ story has inspired thousands around the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, the USA and wider world.

Naturally inclined to business and getting results, Lady Waynett entered the world of business very young and by her mid-twenties was already running numerous, successful businesses. Through a series of events that turned her world upside down and after the passing away of her mother, Lady Waynett lost it all. She soon found herself homeless and seeking friendship on London’s Camden streets. It was here whilst mentoring the alcoholics, drug addicts and rejected that she was to discover her greatest lessons about true wealth, success, love, happiness and her purpose in life.

The journey that took her from riches, rags to grace in an amazing testimony during which everything she ever lost was restored. Her story may read like a fairytale, but it was anything but and at times Lady Waynett did not think she would make it through the night. Slowly by God’s grace, she rebuilt her business, becoming CEO & Founder of Dappers and Divas Pampering Boutique, taking it from its humble beginnings to its success that it is today.

Today, Lady Waynett also runs empowerment workshops and reaches out to the homeless, mentally challenged, abused and the disadvantaged. Through her work she has helped countless individuals realise their self-worth, develop their skills and talents, and escape many shackles. Her community work has resulted in people being able to find jobs, start businesses, heal and gain confidence including finding a sense of self-worth for individuals embarking on a journey of purpose or that of personal growth.

In 2014 Lady Waynett founded (TEA) The Extraordinary Achievers as a TV Talk Show Host, a series where interviews share positive stories of unsung community heroes to inspire, motivate and encourage others. In 2015 Lady Waynett originated Loving Our Valued Elders (LOVE); an initiative to honour, appreciate and assist our elders in the community; an opportunity to be the elderly’ friends. In 2016 Lady Waynett initiated (ROC) Reclaiming Our Children Back from the Streets; a community-based program aimed at uniting and supporting parents whilst coordinating change champion programs with external parties, authorities, government bodies and youth organisations.

Lady Waynett is a Collaboration Management Business Analyst & IT Auditor by background who has worked at senior level positions with organisations such as Enron, KBR, Reuters, Mayor’s office, TfL, Police Enforcement Services and Metronet Rail. She is a woman who ‘can think on her feet’, ‘has a huge drive for results’ and is happy to share her enthusiasm for success with others. Lady Waynett’s ethos on life is that when you are ready to humbly serve humanity, when you are desperate enough for a miracle and put your faith in your creator; positive change comes into your life and this has helped anyone who hears her testimony to easily connect with her and find inspiration from her journey.

Chief Lady Waynett is well known for her unrelenting faith, think-big mentality, determination and gracefulness that has resulted in Lady Waynett receiving numerous awards, accolades and invitations to speak.

Her list includes:

  • Inspirational Entrepreneur & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014
  • International Women of Power Ambassador & Star Woman Changing Lives Award 2015
  • Humanitarian Acknowledgement Recognition in 2015 & 2016
  • Ambassador for Goodwill and Leadership Certificate 2016
  • Youth Empowerment Award 2016
  • Leadership Mind Ambassador 2016
  • Best Female Motivational Speaker 2016
  • Top 15 LMA Outstanding People 2016
  • Outstanding Business Entrepreneur & Female Achiever of the Year 2016
  • PGE Award of Excellence 2016
  • Distinguished Woman of Benevolence Award 2016
  • Hope Alive Mission Appreciation of Support against domestic violence Award 2016
  • UK Africa Diaspora Forum Ambassador: Making a Difference 2016
  • Performance & Excellence in Community Work and Nation Building 2017
  • In Appreciation of Benevolent ways towards the less privileged 2017
  • Inspirational Mother from Father2Father 2017
  • Ambassador Iroko Events & Charity 2017
  • Future Keys Mentor 2017
  • Humanitarian Ambassador for Igbokoda Kingdom of Ondo State 2017
  • Chief of The Igbokoda Kingdom (Yeye Bobaselu of Igbokoda) 2017
  • Social & Humanitarian Award (Lioness Award for Women) 2017
  • Women of Purpose Excellence Award 2017
  • Panache Global Entertainment Ambassador 2017
  • ASF Contribution to Safety & Security in our Community Award 2017
  • Matron Certificate of Recognition D-Blaze Entertainment African Music in the Diaspora 2017
  • ‘Making a Difference’ in the community UKA Goals 2017


Facebook: Waynett Peters (Chief Lady Waynett Peters)Twitter: @WaynettLadyMill / Instagram: @Lady_Waynett_Peters Mobile: 07962 397 453 / 0800 002 9220

Jim Grimmer


Jim served as a Police Officer at Grampian Police for 20 years including roles in serious crime and major incident investigation. In 2005, he was awarded the ‘Iraq Reconstruction Medal’ following a year located in the Maysan Province of Iraq, mentoring the new Iraqi Police Service on behalf of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. For the last 20 years he has worked in business development and general management roles within the oil and gas sector.

In 2014, Jim founded the The Business Connection charity (SC 045163) running fortnightly breakfast events to ‘encourage, equip and empower’ people working in professional business life. In 2017, he stepped into a full time role as Founder and CEO of Business Pastors, a new social enterprise bringing personal and proactive ‘care, support & encouragement’ to the corporate sector. Visiting a business 2-3 times a week trust and relationships are built so that issues can be identified and addressed before becoming absence or staff turnover.

Jim is a graduate of Robert Gordon University (MCIPD) and Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney (Cert IV Ministry). He is a former Street Pastor, an active member of Kings Community Church and is undertaking training for Associate Pastor status with the Assemblies of God.

Chief Bob Garrioch


Bob has 30 years of Board experience at MD and Director Level encompassing Internet, Tech and Oil & Gas and has successfully started up and built companies in all three sectors.

Prior to the World Wide Web he obtained one of the world’s first electronic book numbers from the British Library for electronic publications created with software he developed in Ukraine and, with the advent of the World Wide Web, in the mid 90’s he launched the first ever full-scale International publications on the WWW with his London based Company Smartnet. These ranged from GQ and Vogue along with Ebony, Attitude, Christies, MSN and the Burton Group and Jazz FM amongst many.

He has successfully built companies around the world, including companies in challenging environs such as Nigeria and Libya and, in conjunction with his duties as a fully titled Nigerian Chief, he continues to advise various disparate companies worldwide with an emphasis on Strategy.

Rev Iain Macaulay BSc BD MA


Iain is married to Anne, and has two grown up daughters. He has served as Senior Pastor at Queens Park Baptist Church, Glasgow, Scotland since 2007 following ministries in Linlithgow and Newcastle and as associate pastor at QPBC.

He serves the church nationally as chair of Tearfund Scotland. He is a keen sailor and hillwalker