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Rainham Mark Education Trust

Members of the Trust

Hari Aggarwal:  

Hari has been a resident of Medway since 1973.  During that time, he was a Governor at a primary school for 5 years and for the last fifteen years has been a Governor at a secondary school sitting on the Premises and Finance sub committees.  He is a retired Foreign Investment bank employee with experience in Finance, Accounting, Project Management and IT over a period of 40 years. He is actively involved in social cohesion projects within Medway and particularly involved with local organisation which fights against racial issues in Medway towns.

Nick Oakley:  

Nick Oakley started working at Canterbury Christ Church University in September 2010. This led on from 22 years of teaching in schools in the south of England. His roles were as a teacher of French and German, subsequently Head Of Faculty and then most latterly as an Assistant Headteacher in an Outstanding Grammar School in West Kent. In his role at Christ Church Nick works as subject lead for secondary MFL trainee teachers and also as Area Lead Tutor for the School Direct programme for schools in the Medway area.

Christopher Pope: (Co-Director Princes Teaching Institute) 

Chris was The Prince’s Teaching Institute’s first employee in 2007, and he has built it into a full-time provider of professional development for teachers that now reaches over 15% of schools in England and Wales. He was previously Vice President, Artists & Repertoire at the Decca Music Group, responsible for Decca’s artistic strategy. He has an MBA from the London Business School and has spent time at McKinsey & Co as a management consultant. He began his career at the BBC, having read Music at St Anne’s College, Oxford.


Elaine Jackson  

Elaine worked in the finance industry for 40 years- managing a variety of different areas from debt management to complaints. Elaine is experienced in working in a regulated environment, firstly under FCA rules and currently under HMRC regulatory control.