Dr CHANDRIKA PATEL
Chandrika 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.
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
Criminal law - Regular appearances in Courts Martial for Prosecution and Defence as well as advice to servicemen charged with criminal offences.
Personal Injury and Criminal Injury Compensation
International Law/Nation Building/ Rule of Law - Senior Legal advisor to British and NATO military commanders in Bosnia 1994 – 1996, Kosovo 1999, Afghanistan 2002
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.
Jeremy 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.
David was awarded a degree in law at King’s College, London and is a qualified accountant. He has specialised in the non-profit sector for 25 years. He trained in the public sector and spent ten years in a number of increasingly senior roles within finance departments, before joining Ernst & Young’s consulting group.
At Ernst & Young, David worked with charities, NHS bodies, government departments and agencies, local authorities and universities, providing both advisory and assurance services. He represented the UK practice on the firm’s Global Healthcare Consulting Group.
David moved to Grant Thornton in 2000, where he was promoted to partner with responsibility for the provision of advisory services to the charity, education and social housing sectors. His clients ranged from large universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the University of the West of England, to small charities. David also worked with funding and regulation bodies, such as the Higher Education Council for England and Wales, the Skills Funding Agency and the Housing Corporation.
David is now a Director of W3 Advisory Limited, a small, specialist consultancy working with non-profit clients. The company works with a variety of organisations seeking to improve their performance, including universities, colleges of further education, social landlords and charities.
David specializes in financial management and control, governance, efficiency and value for money, business planning, option appraisal, performance management and organizational change.
David’s interests include walking, cycling, reading, and watching football and cricket.