Nitesh Gor OBE – CEO and Trustee
Mike Younger – Chair
Gerry Davis OBE – Trust Director
Dr Krutika Pau – Trust Director
Janet Hilary – Trust Director
Molly Warrington – Trust Director
Bavaani Nanthabalan – Trust Director
Bimal Shah – Trust Director
Founder/CEO of Elemental Concept; Director at TeleRail and Elemental Connect, Director at Wellteq and Director at Aladdin Healthcare Technologies.
Bimal has experience across multiple sectors including technology, insurance, communications, M&A / Investments, and Finance. His niche is Business Strategy, being able to pinpoint what a business idea or failing business needs to pivot to become successful.
Sumit Sahni – Trust Director
Salina Ventress – Trust Director
Salina is an experienced school leader and outstanding teacher with extensive experience leading improvement at secondary level in Essex. Her specialist areas include leadership development, teaching, and learning strategy, curriculum planning, behaviour for learning, and post 16 provision.
Salina has a geography degree and PGCE from the University of Cambridge and was one of the first cohorts to complete the Fast Track school leaders programme. She currently works as an education consultant supporting schools with a variety of needs. Salina is committed to improving the life chances of young people through the improvement of secondary education.
Andrew Read – Trust Director
Upendra Kalan– Trust Director
Upendra Kalan – Upendra qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte within the Financial Services Group and has over 40 years of finance and accounting experience. He went on to become a Director in Global Equities Management at UBS where he spent 14 years. His experience includes being Finance Director and Head of Operations for the South East Asian Equities Businesses responsible for all financial, operational, legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Upendra served as a trustee for the Hindu Education Authority, which was established in 2004 for the purposes of establishing the first state-funded Hindu school, Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow. Prior to retirement, he worked for Avanti Schools Trust across school finance and operations. Upendra has held various voluntary President and Treasurer roles across different education and community-based charities in the UK, Hong Kong and South Africa, and has led community fundraising for international aid relief campaigns (including the Gujarat Earthquake and Asian Tsunami).