OUR PEOPLE

Founder Members

Bryan Millar
Bryan is a Chartered Accountant and Lay Member/Audit & Governance Committee Chair for Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups. He was previously the Chief Executive and Director of Finance at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Mark Mon-Williams
Mark is Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Professor of Psychology (Bradford Institute of Health Research), Professor of Vision Science (Buskerud Vestfold University, Norway). Mark is part of the Born in Bradford project.

​Nadira Mirza
Nadira is currently Deputy Chair of Airedale Hospitals Foundation Trust; she was formally the Dean of the School of Lifelong Learning and the Director of Public and Community Engagement at the University of Bradford, as well as Non Executive Director at Bradford Hospitals and the District Care Trusts.  She has chaired a number of Academy Trusts, schools and Interim Executive Boards charged with raising educational standards for young people.

Trustees

Ros Garside (Chair)
School Improvement expertise – Education
Local Government, public sector, board experience, secondary and primary governance, school management, achievement and leadership

Attendance 2016/17 – 7 out of 8 meetings​
Attendance 2017/18 – 6 out of 6 meetings
Attendance 2018/19 – 4 out of 4 meetings

Javed Ahmed
Business, Finance, Community Expertise – Accountancy
Accountancy, budgets and audit, public sector board experience, estate management

Attendance 2016/17 – 8 out of 8 meetings
Attendance​ 2017/18 – 5 out of 6 meetings
Attendance 2018/19 – 3 out of 4 meetings

​Sam Keighley
Business, Estates, Community Expertise – Social Enterprise/Community Development
Estates management, business, social enterprise, charity and community development expertise, board and governance expertise

Attendance 2016/17 – 7 out of 8 meetings
Attendance 2017/18 – 3 out of 6 meetings
Attendance 2018/19 – 2 out of 4 meetings

Ashfaq Rahman
Ashfaq is currently Vice CEO/Executive Headteacher (Secondary) at Nova Education Trust.  He regularly leads inspections, is a National Leader of Education and works closely with DfE officials in implementing the national strategy around teacher recruitment and retention.  Ashfaq is currently Chair of the School Improvement Committee within the Priestley Academy Trust.

Attendance 2017/18 – 4 out of 4 meetings (appointed after first 2 meetings)
Attendance 2018/19 – 3 out of 4 meetings

Maggie Smith
After working for Bradford Council to establish their first workplace nursery, Maggie was employed by Manchester City Council to create the first English integrated early years car, education and play service, through a new division of the Education Department and was then appointed Head of Children’s Services for Manchester Council.  Maggie currently sits on the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee within The Priestley Academy Trust.

Attendance​ 2017/18 – 4 out of 4 meetings (appointed after first 2 meetings)
Attendance 2018/19 – 3 out of 4 meetings

​Kevin Holland
Kevin has over 20 years experience as a headteacher in both primary and middle schools.  Improving outcomes for the pupils he serves has always been at the forefront of his work and this continues in his position as CEO and Accounting Officer.

Attendance 2016/17 – 8 out of 8 meetings
Attendance 2017/18 – 6 out of 6 meetings
Attendance 2018/19 – 4 out of 4 meetings

Declaration of Interests


REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2017/2018


REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2018/19


REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2019/2020