Villiers Park Welcomes Four New Trustees

Villiers Park announces the appointment of Mumin Humayun, Negar Mihanyar, Anusha Nirmalananthan and Harriet Riches to its board of trustees.
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new members to its board of trustees.

Mumin Humayun, Negar Mihanyar, Anusha Nirmalananthan and Harriet Riches have joined the board of trustees at a crucial period for the charity, as we continue to implement our five-year strategy focused on expanding our programmes and deepening our impact.

  • Mumin Humayun is the Principal at The Stockwood Park Academy (part of the Shared Learning Trust) in Bedfordshire.
  • Negar Mihanyar is a partner at Hawkins/Brown, one of the UK’s leading architectural practices and leads its apprenticeship programmes. She is an external examiner at the Glasgow School of Art and sits on the RIBA Academic Validation Panel.
  • Anusha Nirmalananthan is a Villiers Park alum. She has 20 years experience as a Product and Technology Leader at start-ups and global tech companies and is currently a Product Advisor and Coach with Pre-Seed to Series C clients in Adtech, EdTech and enterprise SaaS. She is on the Advisory Board for Lightning Reach and an international public speaker on diversity and inclusion.
  • Harriet Riches is Assistant Principal at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, leading on student experience, including progression and empowering students to explore their next steps.

Welcoming the appointments, Adrian Ball, Chair of Trustees said:

“I am delighted to welcome Mumin, Negar, Anusha and Harriet. They bring an enormous wealth of experience to an already strong board. Their professional backgrounds spanning education and business, together with their passion for our mission means the board of trustees will continue to steward the organisation from strength to strength in the years to come.”

Gaby Sumner Chief Executive of Villiers Park added:

“Last year, Villiers Park supported more than 1,350 young people to get ready for university, training and the world of work. But with social mobility stagnating and the continued challenges from lost learning during the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis, we know that our work to support under-represented young people has never been more important.

“As a charity with a track record for empowering young people and changing lives, I am so pleased to welcome Mumin, Negar, Anusha and Harriet to our board of trustees. Villiers Park works hand in hand with schools, colleges, universities and employers, so our new trustees’ experience in education and the private sector will help us deliver even greater impact.”

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