A Richmond tech guru has beaten Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton to be named the most influential black Briton.

Cyber security expert, philanthropist and educator Tom Ilube has been named number one on the Powerlist, the annual list of the 100 most powerful people of African and Caribbean heritage in Britain.

The list, chosen by an independent panel of judges, honours men and women from diverse industries including science, technology and the arts.

Mr Ilube, 53, was a founder of internet bank Egg, set up credit rating organisation noddle.co.uk and is chief executive of Richmond-based technology company Crossword Cybersecurity.

He also founded technology school Hammersmith Academy in 2011, is the chairman of ADA College, a specialist computing college, and set up the charity Africa Gifted Foundation to help transform the lives of children on the continent.

As well as being listed above the two sports stars, Mr Ilube was also ranked more influential than comedian Sir Lenny Henry and film director Steve McQueen.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "It's vitally important that we continue to tell these stories of successful people from our black communities.

“By doing so, we can inspire the next generation to push through barriers, go after their dreams and reach for the top."

The Powerlist 2017 top 10 are:

1. Tom Ilube - founder of Crosssword Cybersecurity, Africa Gifted Foundation.

2. Ric Lewis - founder, chief executive and chairman, Tristan Capital Partners.

3. Arlene Isaacs-Lowe - managing director, head of relationship management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Moody's.

4. Sir Lenny Henry - actor, writer and campaigner.

5. Mo Farah - Olympic champion long-distance runner.

6. Lewis Hamilton - Formula One world champion.

7. Ismail Ahmed - founder and chief executive, WorldRemit.

8. Dr Shirley Thompson – composer.

9. Sharon White - chief executive, Ofcom.

10. Steve McQueen - film director.