Kala Sangam 25th July 2016

Board of Trustees

Caroline Harrison

Caroline Harrison

Chair

The Group Chief Executive of Aspire-Igen since July 2012.  Since her takeover, the company has grown from its small Bradford roots to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence, in the development and delivery of careers guidance and vocational training. From a staff of 60, the company now employs 250 people in 18 offices across the Yorkshire & Humber region. She currently serves as a director of both Careers Yorkshire & the Humber, and Careers England. Previously, she has extensive experience as a Finance Director, and worked in the arts as Finance Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 2001 to 2009.

Dan Prendergast

Dan Prendergast

Dan is a digital specialist with considerable experience of supporting global organisations in both the B2C & B2B environment. With a particular focus in the tourism and publishing sectors, Dan brings strategic expertise in digital marketing, ecommerce and technology.

Dave West

Dave West

A town planner/urbanist with over 38 years experience in a mixture of local government, public/private partnership and community led initiatives in West Yorkshire and Bradford. This was followed by 25 years working for Bradford Council in department of Regeneration and was seconded to the original Bradford Urban Regeneration Company.which established the company and its board, commissioned the city centre masterplan and engagement with the public.

Now David is the Director of Little Germany Action Ltd – a community led project whose aim is to promote, encourage and deliver the area’s regeneration in partnership with private companies and public agencies. He also supports many organisations in Bradford.

Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis is a Corporate finance professional with over 20 years experience in Invoice Finance and 17 years experience in Corporate Banking and International Trade Finance.

Marie O'Reilly

Marie O'Reilly

Marie is a marketing manager at Accord Mortgages, part of Yorkshire Building Society. With a primary focus on communications and brand development, Marie works with colleagues across the YBS group on tactical and strategic projects. Marie is a strong believer in the value that arts can add to both business and communities.

Pauline Mayers

Pauline Mayers

Pauline is best known as a choreographer and movement dancer. She is currently Artistic Director of ‘The Mayers Assemble’. She emotes power and strength through her dance all in order to evoke the human condition.

Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh is Human Resource Mobilisation Manager at ERS Medical SRCL Group Company and is a conscientious and personable Human Resources Business Partner, with a proven track record of delivering practical solutions to timescales and targets

Zulfi Hussain MBE

Zulfi Hussain MBE

Zulfi Hussain is an award winning entrepreneur recognised as one of the 100 most influential people in the region and the man who makes the impossible possible. Coaching, mentoring and directing is delivered from the perspective of having started and built a number of successful business of his own, the most recent being a restaurant – Deeva.

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