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Anand Shukla

Anand Shukla

Chief Executive

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.

 

 

Laura Mangan

Laura Gray

Head of Projects

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Head of Technology

Rachel Pigott

Rachel Pigott

Head of Finance

Ed Read

Louise Jones

Programme Manager

Nick Wells

Nick Wells

Business Development Manager

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Volunteer Manager

Chris Mattinson

Chris Mattinson

Projects Manager

Sebastian Cowan

Sebastian Cowan

Projects Manager

Milena Lasheras-Maas

Milena Lasheras-Maas

Projects Manager

Jethro Jeorrett

Jethro Jeorrett

Projects Coordinator

Sophie Burton

Sophie Burton

Projects Coordinator

Winnie Kitone

Winnie Kitone

Projects Assistant

Lily Begum

Lily Begum

Administrator