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Trustee Profiles

Enkanah Soobadoo


Enkanah is the Chair of Trustees and is committed to ensuring the best educational opportunities for all pupils in our schools. He was previously the Chair and Vice-Chair of Governors at Clare House Primary School. Enkanah worked in the NHS for many years prior to moving into higher education where he became Director of Health Care Education at a London University and managed a large team. He has a wealth of experience in managing change, educational leadership, and student affairs. Currently, Enkanah chairs a patient participation group at his local GP practice and is a panel member of the Fitness to Practice Committee for aesthetic medicine. He lives in the local area and both his children attended schools within the trust.

Andrea Carr


Andrea is Vice-chair of Trustees and Chair of the Standards, Data and Performance Committee. She previously served as a governor at Langley Park School for Boys and is founder of primary education company Rising Stars. Andrea is now non-executive director of two education technology companies, Sumdog and Audiopi. She is Trustee of two education charities, the Teacher Development Trust and Causeway Education which supports disadvantaged young people move onto higher education.  She has three sons, two of whom still attend LPSB.

John Budden


John is the CEO of Langley Park Learning Trust. He has over 20 years of experience teaching and leading in schools and has Senior Leadership Experience in both the Primary and Secondary sector. As the CEO, he attends all the committees of the LPLT Board and line manages the Head Teachers of the Trust schools. He lives locally and is married with 3 children.

David Appleton


David is the Chair of Resources and Financial Planning Committee after being a governor at Langley Park School for Boys for over 15 years. His son attended Langley Park School for Boys and his daughter attended Langley Park School for Girls. David is a qualified accountant and worked in the oil industry for 36 years in UK, Europe, US and New Zealand. Since 2005, he took early retirement and has been self-employed as an accountant and consultant. He is very interested in sport, being a keen runner, cyclist, sailor and long distance walker.

Barbara Hart


Barbara is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, a member of the Standards, Data & Performance Committee and the Safeguarding Lead. She worked in education finance for 30 years, initially in local authority and later as a School Business Manager and Clerk to governors in both Bromley and Croydon. Barbara joined the LPLT Board after being a governor at Langley Primary School and she is a Trustee at the Specialist Learning Trust (Glebe Special School) where she has been involved for many years. She lives in Beckenham and is involved with other organisations in the area. Her adult children attended the Langley Park schools.

George Chalmers


George Chalmers has been on the LPLT Board since September 2018 and is a member of the Audit & Risk and Resources & Financial Planning Committees. He is currently the CEO and Founder of energy tech business, Migrate. Prior to founding Migrate, George worked in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse for 7 years within European Equities and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Management, has experience in venture capital in London and in leading social enterprises in India in the past. As a former pupil of Langley Park School for Boys, George cares deeply about raising the aspirations for all students within the Trust. 

Gareth Fendick


Gareth is the lead on Training & Development for the Board and part of the Resources & Financial Planning and Standards Committees. He has spent the past 20 years working in a variety of HR roles across a number of corporate organisations. Gareth is now a Global Client Director for BTS Coach, an organisation development consultancy who specialise in coaching. He wanted to join LPLT as he was keen to use his corporate experience for a social good and cares deeply about creating opportunity for all people to realise their potential. Gareth is also involved with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and lives locally in Beckenham with his wife and two young children. 

James Weatherill


James is a member of the Resources & Financial Planning and Standards Committees. He is the CEO of Arbor Education, a Management Information System that transforms the way schools work. Previously, James worked as a venture manager at a leading industrial design agency. He is incredibly driven to improve student outcomes at scale and sees LPLT as playing a key part in helping to achieve this. Outside of work and the Trust, James likes to discover the hidden gems of London by getting lost, play tennis, go to gigs and travel.


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