Our Team

College Management, Administration & Support Team

Dr Selva Pankaj

Joint CEO

Dr Selva Pankaj

Selva, a graduate of the University of SDA Bocconi/Middlesex, University, and a qualified Chartered Accountant taught Business and Accounting in 2000 when the College first opened. He also acted as an examiner and has undertaken the role of visiting lecturer at various universities. When Regent Independent College was founded, Selva was very much involved in all aspects of the college and had a thorough overview of the teaching. At the beginning of 2009, after many years working in the financial and property investments sector, Selva decided to return to the College as part of the senior management team. He has been the Co-Principal of Regent Independent College since October 2019.

Mrs Tharshiny Pankaj

Joint CEO and Academic Registrar

Mrs Tharshiny Pankaj

Tharshiny Pankaj, UK CEO of Regent College London and Regent Independent College. From humble beginnings, she navigated cultural shifts and educational challenges to pursue her passion for computer science at Brunel University. Alongside her husband, Selva Pankaj, she founded Regent Group in 2000, starting with private tuition and expanding into independent schools. Tharshiny's leadership has garnered recognition for educational excellence, with a vision to make quality education globally accessible and affordable. Her journey exemplifies the transformative power of education and the ability to overcome obstacles, inspiring others to pursue their dreams.

Dr Sean P Buckley

Head Teacher

Dr Sean P Buckley

Sean achieved his MA Oxon in English Language and Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, and pursued a PhD at the University of London with a focus on 19th Century Irish Writers. His career, rich in teaching and academic leadership, includes holding significant positions at various educational institutions. Notably, Sean served as Principal at LSI Independent School for seven years and enriched his experience by spending 13 years as Vice Principal and International Academic Director at MPW London. In August 2023, Sean embraced the opportunity to become Principal at Regent Independent College, eager to contribute his vast expertise to the wider Regent Group. Additionally, Sean's extensive experience as a senior examiner across multiple examination boards underscores his comprehensive understanding of academic excellence and standards.

Steve Phillips

Chief International Officer

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips is a former Chair of the English UK Board. Before joining Regent, he held several senior roles; Director International at Mander Portman Woodward) Managing Director at British Study Centres looking after transnational education and university pathways and Director at Regent’s University London. Steve has over 30 years’ experience in international education industry as a school owner, in private higher education, and in the not-for-profit sector. He taught, and studied, at Moscow State Linguistic University Russia in the 1990s. He is TEFLQ (Cambridge Delta) and is a Fellow at Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Shaheena Teeluck

Head of Admissions, Recruitment and Compliance

Shaheena Teeluck

Clare Harvey

Director of Studies

Clare Harvey

Clare pursued a career in academic medical research working on kidney cancer, bone development and lactase persistence at UCL, Imperial College London and in Barcelona. She retrained by taking a PGCE in Secondary Biology teaching at Kings College London in 2007. She worked in 3 varied schools and colleges where she gained experience in UCAS advising, personal statement writing and reference writing. Clare joined Regent in 2018 as a Biology teacher and has held various roles over the years. She is currently Director of Studies where she advises students on there future choices including apprenticeships, work and UCAS for university applications. She is an experience examiner and uses this knowledge in her Biology teaching at A level and GCSE.

Leadership Team

Aamena Hanif

Head of Partnerships

Aamena Hanif

Aamena is a graduate of Queen Mary University of London where she studied BEng Medical Engineering. Prior to joining Regent Group in October 2018, she worked in the education sector for over 5 years with extensive experience as a Personal/Executive Assistant. She also has a background in working with a number of charity organisations whilst in pursuit of her studies. Aamena took on the role of Head of Partnerships during her time at Regent College London after taking an interest in the growth and expansion of Regent College London with the University Partnerships.

Carol-Ann Maxworth

Commercial Director

Carol-Ann Maxworth

Luke Paramasivam

Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer

Luke Paramasivam

Paras Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Paras Patel

Paras Patel joined Regent in early 2008 and has been a key part of the support for the co-founders and rest of the Regent team. She qualified as an Engineer, then completed her MBA in Finance, and she is now a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.

She is currently leading the finance team and managing the rapid growth of Regent College London. She is a very good financial analyst with a business acumen. She is also responsible for all other Regent Group activities from a financial standpoint. Paras is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Emilia Bland

Head of Marketing

Emilia Bland

Emilia is the Head of Marketing at Regent, where she leads the strategic direction of marketing and recruitment campaigns. Starting her journey at the college in November 2021, she quickly rose through the ranks due to her skills in content management, paid social media, and strategic campaign management. Prior to joining Regent, Emilia enriched her marketing expertise at the University of Warwick and played a pivotal role in digital communications and sustainability initiatives at Carlsberg Group. Her experience is underpinned by a solid foundation in corporate affairs and public relations, demonstrating a strong ability to foster partnerships and execute impactful campaigns. Emilia's strategic vision and comprehensive skills in marketing, communications, and project management drive Regent's marketing efforts forward, ensuring its continued prominence in the education sector. Emilia holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Karen Garner

Joint CEO/ EA

Karen Garner

Teaching Team

Dr Mukhtar - UI Hassan

Chemistry A-Level and Science GCSE

Dr Mukhtar - UI Hassan

Mukhtar has recently joined our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. His PhD is in Environmental Chemistry which he completed at Brunel University. Having completed his degree, he progressed on to do further post-doc research and published papers in national and international journals on various projects in the UK, Middle East and Pakistan. He has over 30 years of teaching experience, nationally and internationally.

Mrs Mikki Shahid

English

Mrs Mikki Shahid

Mikki has been teaching English to students at Regent Independent College since 2001 and has been intrinsic to the success of many of our students.

Mr Kumar Kandiah

Maths and Further Maths

Mr Kumar Kandiah

Kumar has been at Regent Independent College since its inception, teaching GCSE and A Level Mathematics and has seen many students pass through the College. Previous to joining Regent Independent College he worked for Ealing College and has worked for Edexcel as an examiner.

Mr Rajeeb Chakraborty

Physics A Level and Science GCSE

Mr Rajeeb Chakraborty

Raj has been at Regent College for many years now after moving from the Swaminarayan Independent School in Neasden. In addition to his extensive experience of working in both state and independent schools for a long time, Mr. Chakraborty has a unique approach to teaching Physics A-Level and Science GCSE and has been extremely successful in motivating students. He is also an A-Level Physics examiner of a renowned Examinations Board and assists the College with its international admissions.

Emma Falk

Teacher of Politics, Philosophy and EFL

Emma Falk

Dr Mukhtar – Ul Hassan

Science

Dr Mukhtar – Ul Hassan

Mukhtar has recently joined our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. His PhD is in Environmental Chemistry which he completed at Brunel University. Having completed his degree, he progressed on to do further post-doc research and published papers in national and international journals on various projects in the UK, Middle East and Pakistan. He has over 30 years of teaching experience, nationally and internationally. Dr Mukhtar is very passionate about teaching and has taught in a variety of schools/colleges across UK, teaching Science across all levels, specializing in GCSE and A-Level Chemistry.