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Anand has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic shift at Brightside, growing its service provision across the UK and introducing an innovative impact performance management system. An experienced and authoritative speaker, Anand has been interviewed regularly by the national media including on the Today Programme and BBC Panorama, and he speaks at national conferences on social mobility and widening participation. Before joining Brightside, Anand was Chief Executive of Daycare Trust and Family and Childcare Trust.
Anand is a school governor at his children’s primary school in South London, and an adviser to Independence ZA – a South African charity that provides financial support to cover higher education costs for poor students. He is also part of the Speakers for Schools network, giving careers talks in secondary schools and colleges to students in Walsall where he grew up.
His leadership skills have been externally recognised. In 2012, he became a Clore Social Leadership Fellow. In 2016, Anand became a member of the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George’s House. In 2018, he was awarded a Social Enterprise Scholarship by the Harvard Business School Club of London.
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