Chair of Nansen LGB
Bryony Flint is currently Head of HR at Ocado's second customer fulfillment centre in North Warwickshire. She was born in Birmingham and studied Ancient History at Nottingham University. After university she spent time traveling and working around the world before returning to the UK and embarked on a successful career in Human Resources. She has supported organisations within both the public and private sector and has a postgraduate diploma in Employment Law and a MA in Human Resource Management.
Lara has worked in the education profession for over 10 years and currently works as an Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in Hodge Hill, Birmingham. Born in Birmingham, Lara studied French and English at Leeds University then completed a PGCE at Newman University. Having taught English in France, China and the Caribbean, Lara then decided to embark on a teaching career in the UK, teaching in vulnerable areas across Birmingham and Coventry. She is a trustee of a charity called the CoEd Foundation which promotes compassion in education. Lara has experience of teaching in KS1 and KS2, leading English and phonics, Pupil Premium and being responsible for assessing and reporting across the school.
Maria Doan is a qualified interpreter in English Law, working mainly for public sectors including police forces, courts, tribunals, local government and Home Office centres throughout the country. She received primary education from renowned schools in Vietnam, high school diploma in Missouri, America, Bachelor degree in Business Studies (Honours) and MBA in Finance from University of Wales Institute in Cardiff. Prior to working as an interpreter, she had experience working in finance and investment departments in many large British organizations. Therefore she developed good interpersonal skills, superior business acumen and ability to read, understand and manage financial reports. She became a Parent Governor at Nansen School with a desire to help take the school from good to outstanding and help children achieve more academically.
Vice-Chair of Board of Directors with responsibility for Collaboration CORE Value
Sabina has been successfully practising law in Birmingham since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005. In 2011 Sabina set up, in partnership, a private law practice in Birmingham. Sabina is a keen Advocate and represents and advises clients in immigration, nationality, asylum, human rights and family Law at a national level.
Instrumental in the setting up of CORE Education Trust, Sabina ensured CORE developed its "Local Solution" strategy. She is now the Director for Collaboration and continues to champion parental engagement and oversee CORE's community programmes.
With over 20 years of teaching experience in the city of Birmingham, where she gained an insight into different educational environments and a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning, Sarah has a strong understanding of the primary school sector. She is familiar with the rigours of assessment standards and protocols across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Sarah is committed to cultivating a supportive environment, with a broad and balanced curriculum that engages all learners, where pupils strive to meet the standards that are expected of them and are encouraged to do their very best.
Shariat Rokneddin is an experienced operations and project manager, currently operating as a freelance consultant. With a degree in Computer Science and MBA from Cranfield University, he has had a successful career in both IT and business. Mr Rokneddin has assisted Birmingham City Council in various projects, including the CSR City initiative and the Business Charter for Social Responsibility - which was acknowledged as a best practice example in the implementation of the Social Value Act. Previously, he has managed large publicly funded business support programmes at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and managed the IT function of international companies.