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Anand Shukla

Anand Shukla

Chief Executive

An inspiring speaker with vision, passion and drive, Anand has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic shift at Brightside, growing its work by 60% since 2015 and introducing a new impact performance management system. Anand is interviewed regularly by the national media on social mobility, and speaks at national conferences on social mobility and widening participation. Before joining Brightside, Anand was Chief Executive of Family and Childcare Trust.

Anand 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 cover higher education costs for poor students. He is also a school governor at his children’s primary school in South London.

He is 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 widely recognised. In 2012, he became a Clore Social Leadership Fellow. In 2016, Anand joined 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

Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Head of External Affairs

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Anna Jayde-Faaris

Head of Technology

Rachel Pigott

Rachel Pigott

Head of Finance

Alex Reilly

Alex Reilly

Senior Business Development Manager

Nick Wells

Nick Wells

Business Development Manager

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Volunteer Manager

Ed Read

Louise Jones

Programme Manager

Chris Mattinson

Chris Mattinson

Projects Manager

Tom Greenidge

Tom Greenidge

Projects Manager

Sebastian Cowan

Sebastian Cowan

Projects Manager

Natalie Marshall

Natalie Marshall

Projects Manager

Jethro Jeorrett

Jethro Jeorrett

Projects Coordinator

Sophie Burton

Sophie Burton

Projects Coordinator

Ehizogie Omoregie

Ehizogie Omoregie

Projects Assistant

Katie Stepp

Katie Stepp

Projects Assistant

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Content Editor

Lily Begum

Lily Begum

Administrator