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Rebekah Iiyambo - CEO

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Head of Kaizen Primary School; National Leader in Education; Ofsted Inspector; Trustee of the East London Partnership teaching school.

Laura Hewer - Head Teacher (Earlham)

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Headteacher of Earlham Primary School.

 

 

Deborah Strain - Head Teacher (Gainsborough)

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Head of Gainsborough Primary School.

Ruth Martin - Director

Former Head Teacher of Royal Docks Secondary School. Vast experience of education in Newham.

Susan Hellman - Director

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Director of UK Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer at the UCL Institute of Education. A wealth of experience within the education sector, supporting schools and developing CPD practice for teaching.

Daulat Sen - Director

Daulat studied Aeronautical Engineering and became a software engineer in the Aerospace Industry. He has worked with technology and operating model design and management for a number of major organisations across energy, engineering, public sector and financial services for fifteen years. Currently, Daulat is with KPMG consulting where he is leading a large banking operating model transformation.

Mehreen Ara

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Mehreen is a clinical hospital pharmacist and Master of Pharmacy.

She has represented pharmacy services to local college students interested in pursuing a degree in pharmacy, and undertaken undergraduate interview and examinations at the UCL School of Pharmacy.

Roger Hawksworth

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Roger has held senior executive/board positions in the oil, water, and aerospace and defence industries.  A former Chairman of Trustees of the Lightbox Gallery in Woking, he is interested in education, training and skills development and is very supportive of GASP's objectives.  He contributes to the development of the charity and to building links with organisations that can offer GASP students work experience and training/apprenticeships.

Julian Robinson - Director

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Previously the Chair of Governors at Earlham Primary School, with 27 years experience of Governance in Newham. Julian is Head of Estates at the London School of Economics.

Kishor Parulekar - Director

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Kishor has 20 years of banking experience spanning Treasury, corporate banking, Financial control, Trade finance, Debt capital management and Balance sheet management. His roles involved risk management, regulatory project management and Controls.

He has worked extensively as project lead on regulatory projects working closely with FCA and PRA on key areas of treasury risk management.

Carmen Rodney - Director

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Worked as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) between 2004 and 2017. She is a qualified teacher.

Vast experience of inspecting mainstream schools, independent schools, including unregistered schools, Initial Teacher Education, special educational needs provision, children’s centres and local authority inspections. Led the annual performance management review of local authorities. The link HMI for several local authorities in London.

Extensive experience of working in the School Improvement Division (SID). Held regional responsibility for schools that were judged satisfactory. This included research, writing papers and leading seminars, ‘Getting to Good’.

Philippa King - Chair of Directors

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A Newham resident with 25 years' experience in voluntary sector fundraising and communications, with national, local and international charities.  Currently works as a freelance fundraiser and project manager on local projects, and studies part time.

Skills: Premises & Capital projects, Strategic planning, Data analysis, Communications, Community engagement, Fundraising, Marketing.

Christopher Owens - Member

Following a career in teaching, Father Owens served for 37 years as a Parish Priest in the Church of England and is a member of SEA.  He has 11 years  of school governance experience.

Tony Oteh - Chair of Members

A long-standing member of both Kaizen and Eleanor Smith schools governing bodies; a member of the safeguarding panel for Newham; an advocate supporting families in need in Newham.

Alex Oma Pius - Member

Founder of IROKO Theatre-in-Education Company; 20 years’ experience providing practical creative arts activities in schools and higher institutions all over England;  Worked and continue to work as a Consultant for renowned British institutions like the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Horniman Museum & Gardens, The British Museum and the Museum of London; Member of the Steering Committee of The British Museum Supplementary School Programme; Member of The British Museum’s Community Steering Group for Object Journeys. 

Natalie Gross - Member

Natalie is Managing Partner of one of the UK’s most respected digital agencies. Natalie is an industry spokesperson and mentor, with a specific focus on Digital Talent & Skills and Women in leadership.

She has extensive experience working on Mergers and Acquisitions, and  with start-ups.  She is a Fellow of the CIM and an advisor and Fellow of the WWF-UK.