Meet The Team


Board of Directors

Luminos was founded on a core belief in the power of private philanthropy to drive real innovation in global education. We embrace a private sector approach that employs best practice principles, minimizing unnecessary bureaucracy and delivering the very highest social returns on investment.

The Legatum Foundation continues to play a central part of our governance structure, in line with their generous initial commitment to the launch of Luminos.

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Alan McCormick ~ Board Chair
Alan McCormick is a Partner of Legatum. He has been with the firm for 12 years serving in various capacities with a wide range of management responsibilities, including business development and corporate strategy, with a particular focus on the group’s social investment portfolio. Mr. McCormick serves on the boards of directors of a number of philanthropic organizations including the END Fund and Freedom Fund, and is Chairman of the London-based Legatum Institute, a leading public policy organization. Mr. McCormick was formerly a Vice President of Marketing for JP Morgan. He graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London with a BA in Politics and History.


Rob Vickers ~ Director, Secretary
Rob Vickers is General Counsel at Legatum, with broad responsibility for legal matters across the Legatum Group.  Prior to joining Legatum in 2011, Mr. Vickers was a general corporate attorney in the London and Dubai offices of an international law firm, with a focus on private equity, corporate restructurings and public and private M&A.  He studied law at King’s College, London and the College of Law and is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Colin Webb ~ Director, VP and Treasurer
Colin Webb is Digital Director at Legatum, primarily responsible for the management of the firm’s Corporate Communications department. Prior to joining Legatum in 2006, he was the Senior Software Engineer at MarketDeveloper in London, leading the planning and development of various Internet-based software products and services. He started his career in Internet development in 1996 and is a graduate of the University of South Africa, earning a BSc in Computer Science.


Andrew Doust ~ Director
Andrew founded Plenitude Partners to help wealthy families find greater meaning and purpose and flourish over successive generations. His clients include Giving Pledge families from Australia and Africa, multi-generation UAE based families and the Kore Alliance, a global peer network of ultra-high net worth families. Previously, he served as Vice President of Strategy at Legatum, playing a lead role in building Legatum’s philanthropic portfolio including the development and launch of the Luminos Fund. He co-created and facilitated the annual Legacy Roundtable for next generation wealth holders  and created and led the annual Legatum Leadership Forum for CEOs within the Group.


Philip Vassiliou ~ Director

Philip Vassiliou is the Chief Investment Officer and Partner of Legatum, primarily responsible for the oversight of Legatum’s capital markets activities. Prior to joining Legatum’s predecessor, Sovereign Global in 2004, Mr. Vassiliou worked for the Dubai Development Investment Authority (DDIA) promoting foreign direct investment in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Before joining the DDIA, Mr. Vassiliou worked in the Equities & Private Wealth divisions of Goldman Sachs & Co. in both New York and London. Mr. Vassiliou is a graduate of Babson College (Wellesley, MA) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Finance and Economics.

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