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.

Emma Hendry

Emma, an education specialist HR professional, is currently Chief HR Officer for Exceed Academies Trust based in Bradford. She has worked for Local Authorities, Schools and Multi Academy Trusts since 2007 delivering specialist strategic and operational HR support and guidance to Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Trustees and Governors. Emma strongly believes that a high quality education should not be exclusively attainable for the privileged few, however accessible to all regardless of race, belief, gender, disability or socioeconomic background.

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
Attendance 2019/20 - 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
Attendance 2019/20 - 4 out of 4 meetings

Sam Keighley

Sam is Strategic Director at Yorkshire Sport Foundation and also part of Sport England’s Extended Workforce Team. Her role is to work with health, regeneration and education partners to ensure that physical activity and sport are used effectively as a driver for improved educational attainment, better physical and mental wellbeing and inclusive economic growth.

Until late 2018, Sam worked in Bradford for nearly 20 years leading community regeneration, renewal and health and wellbeing programmes, including running Carlisle Business Centre in Manningham and being a governor at Westbourne Primary School.

Attendance 2016/17 – 7 out of 8 meetings
Attendance 2017/18 – 3 out of 6 meetings
Attendance 2018/19 – 2 out of 4 meetings
Attendance 2019/20 - 1 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
Attendance 2019/20 - 4 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
Attendance 2019/20 - 1 out of 4 meetings

Abid Hussain

Abid is a Teacher of Business Studies and has worked in Potters Bar, Bradford and Leeds and is an A’ Level Examiner with AQA. He has experience as Chair of Governors at Green Lane Primary School working towards better outcomes for the local community.

He is a keen runner and participates regularly at his local Lister Parkrun and is currently training for his first marathon.

Abid is currently working as part of the School Improvement Committee within The Priestley Academy Trust.

Appointed May 2020

Attendance 2019/20 - 1 out of 1 meeting

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
Attendance 2019/20 - 3 out of 4 meeetings

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