Who's who in the LGB
Chris Curtis - 1 year term of office
Chair of the LGB
Chris retired as Headteacher in December 2017 with over thirty years experience of working in good and outstanding schools. She also worked as a mentor and Local Leader of Education supporting schools in experiencing difficult times. She was an active member of the Diocese of Brentwood as well as the Redbridge Education Partnership working with Headteachers on various projects in schools.
Neil Tobias - 4 year term of office
An Assistant Head Teacher in a state secondary school, Neil oversees Key Stages 4 and 5, planning interventions, reviewing data and planning the curriculum. He also has pastoral responsibilities for both Key Stages, giving him an in depth knowledge of a wide range of issues that schools face. He is passionate to support his local primary school and the school that his two children attend. His passion lies in education and using it as a way to improve the lives of children and the community. His specialism is computing.
Shaheed Hossain - 3 year term of office
Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee
Shaheed brings a wealth of educational and professional experience having worked in Investment Banking for over 10 years in leadership capacities, taken up Management Consultancy roles scaling entities with reduced risk and diligent control frameworks, launched financial education platforms utilising technology, dealt with cross-industry vendors and regulatory mandates, overseen highly technical
policy and projects, and more recently focused on property markets. Being self-employed and a partner in his own business in the community coupled with a genuine lifelong passion and commitment to education, working closely with schools is an important civic duty for him.
Vice Chair of the LGB
Being a lawyer, Megan has a number of skills including exercising sound judgment, living up to professional ethical standards of objectivity, honesty and integrity and upholding the rule of law. In her day to day work, she develops contracts for clients which address particular risks and issues identified. Having been a qualified lawyer for over three years now she enjoys a certain level of responsibility – supervising juniors, managing transactions and relying on her judgment to make decisions. She understands the importance of reasoned debate and is not afraid to voice my opinion and to challenge others. Having studied at Cambridge University and having enjoyed a successful academic career, Megan’s main driver for becoming a governor is to develop keen intellect, hard work ethics, dedication and also enjoyment of and interest in education.
Nadia studied law at Kings College London before completing a masters at Leiden University in The Netherlands (an LLM in Public International Law). She went on to complete the LPC (Legal Practice Course), at the BPP, obtaining a Distinction before then completing the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification while training with Deloitte. She worked for Deloitte for 8 years, having spent the last two years as a manager in the corporate tax team before leaving to spend more time with her family. She would like to contribute to the Trust in a way that would benefit not only her children (she is a parent of two pupils in RLPS) but also the Trust as a whole and she is passionate about learning.
Arif Mahmud - Parent
Arif is currently a parent of a pupil at Farnham Green Primary. He is knows the importance of education on future life chances and is keen to work closely with Strive4 Academy Trust to secure the best possible outcomes for children. Arif knows the community well and wants to represent the school community at a decision level within the school.
Currently working in health regulation, Liliana has experience of strategy development and implementation. She works with frameworks to monitor and evaluate outputs and milestones, key performance indicators and the delivery of strategic objectives. She also have overall experience of project management, data analysis and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Having worked in the charitable and public sectors, Liliana appreciates the importance of budgeting and planning, and the challenges of operating with limited resources. Having lived in Redbridge for just under three years she would like to become a school governor to become more involved in her local community and contribute useful skills.
With 15 years experience working as a town planner, both in the public and private sectors, Owen has developed strong team working, analytical, communication, and budgeting skills. He is a Treasurer Trustee of the Woodford Pre-School Playgroup, a pre-school for 2 – 5 year olds in South Woodford. He is passionate that governors provide an invaluable role in providing outside expertise, bridging the gap between the day-to-day running of the school and more strategic decision making, and in assisting the senior staff. He is excited by the opportunity to build upon these foundations to further contribute to the education of children in his local area. He is always looking to learn and to improve on a personal level, and believes that being a governor of an Academy would provide the opportunity to develop his skills and improve my knowledge, and thereby help him to develop as a person as well. He is keen to give something back to the local community.
Head of School - Ray Lodge Primary School
Head of School - Farnham Green Primary