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
Attendance 2020/21 - 6 our of 6 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
Attendance 2020/21 - 6 out of 6 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
Attendance 2020/21 - 6 out of 6 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
Attendance 2020/21 - 6 out of 6 meetings

Andrew Bruce

Andrew Bruce

Trustee

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with extensive board level experience gained in both the private and public sectors. He has managed portfolios of investments across a wide range of organisations. Andrew has also worked for the Department for Education’s Transactions Unit, to improve the financial resilience of Further Education Colleges and Academies. He has strong experience of corporate finance transactions and working with boards to address challenges and rigorously assess strategy. Andrew has led financial training programmes in the UK, Ireland, and USA. His most recent role was as Portfolio Director for Maven Capital Partners.

Appointed September 2021

Steve Wadsworth

Steve Wadsworth

Trustee

Steve is an established leader of IT teams delivering service and change in a multi-business group organisation. He has 39 year's experience IT and 20 year's experience as a manager/director for IT and telecoms services. Steve is experienced in change projects through IT implementations across all business areas. Steve has experience in implementing various IT solutions including, SAP, Oracle, Sage, IFS and in-house developed solutions. He was a member of the board, participating in board meetings and board level decisions and was responsible for department budget of over £10m in an organisation with a turnover of over £500m. Steve's most recent role was as Strategic Projects Director within the Nobia UK organisation.

Appointed September 2021

Declaration of Interests


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


REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2018/2019


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

REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2020/2021


REGISTER OF MEMBERS, DIRECTORS AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP INTERESTS 2021/2022