Oli has over twenty years’ experience in public service. Early in his career, he worked on the award winning “Working Future” project that was part funded by the European Social Fund, tasked to test an innovative change to the way housing benefit payments were made to statutory homeless residents of East Thames Housing with the aim to move them closer to the job market. Whilst at East Thames, he also worked as Construction Co-ordinator, partnering with construction companies and training providers to equip unemployed residents in East London access opportunities in field of construction through training packages and apprenticeships.

He later joined the London Borough of Tower Hamlets working on a five borough “Single Point of Access” project, a coalition of the 2012 Olympic host boroughs working to encourage residents participate in employment opportunities presented by this global event. Within his roles, he has engaged with several community organisations, studied for a Community Leadership qualification with the University of London and developed training packages that assisted unemployed residents of the then Old Ford Housing access employment opportunities. He is an active proponent of ending institutional discrimination and inequality and have given his time to various efforts and initiatives.

He currently works in the Environmental Sector as Head of Waste Operations for the London Borough of Towers Hamlets.