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Board of Directors

Mr Inder Singh Uppal MBE - Chairman, Member, Trustee and Director

Inder is the Chairman of the Trust and has over thirty years of experience in senior positions within various public sector roles. These have included the following: a member of the Parole Board where he visited over thirty prisons and made recommendations for improvement in services; Vice Chairman of the Ealing Hospital NHS Trust; a director of NHS Ealing Health Watch; a member of the London Clinical Senate which is the body that supports the improvement of services by providing recommendations to health commissioners; a member of the Metropolitan Police Committee; a visiting lecturer at Bramshill Police College and the CEO of the Hounslow Community Relations Council for over 20 years. Inder has also recently been involved in a free school bid for a Sikh School in Hounslow and is the Chair of the Sikh Excellence Academy Trust.

Mr Nick Singh Kandola MA, MBA - Trust Leader, CEO, Trustee

Nick is the Chief Executive of the Trust and has been involved in helping establish multiple schools within the UK. Nick has over 15 years experience as Chair of Governors for multiple schools. Nick has over 6 years experience of working in senior positions in the NHS, most recently as Director of Transformation for Hampshire Hospital Trusts. Nick has also worked in a senior leadership position of a SEN school for four years and a 19-25 college of further education. Nick has led the Khalsa Academies Trust since 2013. The Trust is a not-for-profit charity that runs three schools and supports a further two schools in the UK. 

Ms Shaminder Kaur Rayatt MA - Trustee and Director

Shaminder is a senior educationalist in the college sector. and was recently the Deputy Director of Barnet and Southgate College leading the science, creative arts and Digital Technology departments. Shaminder has extensive experience in  working with executive teams to design and implement college visions, strategic plans, policies and procedures and is a highly skilled people manager with a record of responsibility for 76 staff and over 2000 students studying Level 1 to Degree Level qualifications.  Shaminder is a specialist in academic and vocational Level 3 study programmes for post sixteen students offering AQA, Edexcel, OCR and UAL qualifications, and specialist in implementing the use of ALPs to drive up value added across all Level 3 programmes

Professor Iqbal Singh MBBS; MRC Psych; FRC Psyc Member

Professor Iqbal Singh has over thirty years of experience in Psychiaty and is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist at Cygnet Hospital in Harrow and has held prestigious appointments including: Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at The Imperial College of Medicine, London; Director of Medical Education/Training Programme Director, North London (CNWL Foundation Trust/London Deanery); An Examiner/Supervisor for the General Medical Council and an Advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. 

Professor Iqbal Singh has published over fifty research papers in his field and has a special interest in the mental health problems of ethnic minorities and mentally abnormal offenders.

Professor Iqbal Singh has been the President of International Friendship Foundation and Vice-Chairman of India Association and has helped to raise funds for cancer research for Northwick Park Hospital

Dr Jude Mitchell-Hedges - Trustee and Director

Dr Mitchell-Hedges holds a professional doctorate in social work and is currently the Director of Forensic Mental Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust & Thames Valley and Wessex Forensic Network Provider Collaborative. Dr Mitchell-Hedges has over 28 years’ clinical experience in a wide range of complex criminal justice, forensic and generic inpatient and community mental health settings. Dr Mitchell-Hedges is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services Advisory Group. Dr Mitchell-Hedges has extensive experience in  incident command, structured debriefing, MCA/DOLS, safeguarding, NHS finance, “No Secrets” disclosures, RCA investigations, suicide awareness, VRP, HCR-20, various intervention modalities, various areas of HR process and NHS improvement methodology

Mr Ian Anderson BA FCA FCCA - Member and Chair of Finance & Audit Committee

Ian studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Exeter  and joined Grant Thornton, London, where he progressed to be a senior manager in the Audit Department. Ian has also worked in general practice with the Thames Valley firm, Oury Clark and Morley Scott which subsequently merged with Menzies LLP. Ian is a specialist in the not for profit sector, acting for a dozen such clients at one time, including the Licensed Trade Charity, with net assets of £50million, and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, privatised from the (then) DTI. Ian is a charity trustee, having been a trustee of the Licensed Trade Charities Trust, Chairman then Secretary of the Bray & Holyport Scout Group, Chairman now Treasurer of the Holyport Youth Club and a trustee of the Maidenhead & District Scout Council. Ian is the Chair of the Audit Committee for the Khalsa Academies Trust.

Mr Manmeet Singh MA, ADMA, PIOR, FCA, CF11- Trustee and Director

Manmeet is a senior compliance and risk director and has worked in the highly regulated banking and retail sectors. He has developed robust risk frameworks for alignment with FCA, GDPR and global regulations. 

Mr Moni Singh Pangali Member

Mr Pangali is the Managing Director of KSPARK Events and Dance Academy, a leading live performance, choreography, production and event management company that has run events for the FA, GSK and UBS Wealth Management. The organisation also runs a dance academy teaching hundreds of students a blend of traditional Indian Gatak and Bollywood dance lessons in several London locations including Harrow, Slough, Kingston and Ilford.

Mr Pangali has over thirty years of experience in general management, sales, marketing, strategic planning, financial management and new business development.  

Mr Tarlochan Singh - Member

Tarlochan Singh is an experienced governor of a local outstanding school and currently works for DHL as an operations manager. He has good experience of governance in education and the commercial sectors and is an active member of the local Sikh community. He has supported schools with fundraising initatives.