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Anand Shukla

Anand Shukla

Chief Executive

Anand Shukla joined Brightside as Chief Executive in February 2015.

He is a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Strategic Advisory Committee on Teaching Excellence and Student Opportunity and is a member of the Universities UK practitioner advisory group on social mobility. He has written for the Guardian and WonkHE on issues relating to social mobility and widening participation, and speaks regularly at national conferences on access and outreach.

Anand is also part of the Speakers for Schools network which provides state schools and colleges with talks from industry leaders who share their experiences with young people to broaden students’ horizons and motivate them to reach their full potential. He is a non-executive director of the Social Investment Business and an advisor to Independence ZA – a South African charity that provides financial support to disadvantaged young people so that they can enter higher education.

Prior to joining Brightside, Anand was the Chief Executive of Family and Childcare Trust where he campaigned for greater childcare provision and funding, and advised governments in Westminster, Edinburgh and Cardiff on family and childcare policy. His background is in business development, and he has worked as Business Director at Daycare Trust, and in social enterprise development roles at the children’s charity Barnardo’s and the international development charity Allavida.

Anand was selected to be a Clore Social Leadership Fellow in 2012.

Suzanne Maskrey

Suzanne Maskrey

Deputy Chief Executive

Laura Mangan

Laura Gray

Head of Projects

Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Head of External Affairs

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Head of Technology

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Head of Business Development

Rachel Pigott

Rachel Pigott

Head of Finance

Alice Gravells

Alice Gravells

Schools and Volunteers Manager

Ed Read

Louise Jones

Programme Manager

Ed Read

Ed Read

Projects Manager

Helen Carter

Helen Carter

Projects Manager

Natalie Marshall

Natalie Marshall

Projects Manager

Chris Mattinson

Chris Mattinson

Projects Manager

John Sandle

John Sandle

Projects Manager

Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas

Projects Coordinator

Nick Wells

Nick Wells

Projects Coordinator

Aye Ikomi

Aye Ikomi

Projects Assistant

Jethro Jeorrett

Jethro Jeorrett

Projects Assistant

Muhiba Delkic

Muhiba Delkic

Training Officer

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Content Editor

Ben Dibiah

Ben Dibiah

Business Development Assistant

Lily Begum

Lily Begum

Administrator

Hasan Sonmez

Hasan Sonmez

Web Developer