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"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice"

Nelson Mandela

Dr Chandrika Patel

Dr Chandrika PatelChandrika has enjoyed diverse careers that include corporate banking and teaching in India, Indonesia, Turkey and Czech Republic. She completed PhD in drama studying British Asian Theatre at the University of Exeter. She also has M.A. in applied drama and has been involved in drama-related projects in both India and UK. She is fascinated about relationship between theatre and life and passionate about learning through creativity. As a principal of an NGO school for under-privileged children in Kolkata, Chandrika dealt with a number of issues ranging from management and administration to curriculum preparation and staff training.

She regards her greatest achievement as holding a tiger cub and seeing the orang-utans in Kalimantan. Some of her other interests include people-watching, South Asian arts, Indian cinema, Radio-4 and watching Coronation Street.

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David Reddin

David Reddin: Trustee

David Reddin was called to the Bar in 1982 (Grays Inn). Spending the first 2 years of his career in 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton and London he was Commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1982 and served with the Army Legal Services from 1984. He retired in 2002. During his military service he served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Angola, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He was awarded an MBE in 1996.

Areas of specialisation

He contributed material and his expertise to two books produced by the United States Institute for Peace. "Combating Serious Crime in Post Conflict Societies" and "Model Codes for Post Conflict Criminal Justice"

Following his retirement from the military he became a Senior Case Manager in the Special Cases Unit of the Legal Services Commission 2002.

As the Senior Case Manager in the Brighton Office of the Special Cases Unit David deals with major Public law cases, Multi-Party Actions of over £1,000,000 and high risk/ high profile individual cases. He has particular responsibility within the Legal Services Commission for Education Law, Actions Against the Police and Prisoner Rights Cases. These typically include cases in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court involving Human Rights issues and significant claims for damages.

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Jeremy Langley

Jeremy Langley: TrusteeJeremy is a Regional Director for Western Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lumesse. These regions are obviously highly diverse, both culturally and geographically, ranging from Norway to South Africa, and from Ireland to Israel. That makes it very challenging but also great fun to manage. They have over 1,000 customers in the region, including every kind and size of business. Every day brings new challenges, new opportunities and the chance to meet new customers and to learn how they can help them achieve their talent management goals.

Jeremy’s team is also spread across the region, working closely with customers and business partners to deliver their solutions in many languages. And because so many of their customers have international operations, the team has to work together across national boundaries to implement multi-lingual solutions that also recognise the many differences in business practices between countries.

Despite the differences, some things are common to all the customers they meet – every business wants to hire the best people they can find and to manage them more effectively. It’s very satisfying to help them do that, but also to learn from them about their talent strategies and what works in different places.

Jeremy brings sixteen years’ experience in the talent management industry, having originally joined Lumesse in 2000 as Business Development Director and Sales Strategy Director of StepStone – Europe’s largest job board. Before this he was MD of a UK based recruitment firm and also spent two years at a competitor as UK MD.

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