“Leaders and proprietors ensure that pupils feel able to contribute ideas to the way the school is run.”
Source – ISI Report, February 2020, Regent Independent College Harrow
THE PROPRIETORS OF REGENT INDEPENDENT COLLEGE, HARROW ARE:
DR MAURIZIO BRAGAGNI (CHAIR)
Dr Maurizio Bragagni Chairman and CEO, Tratos UK Ltd. Tratos is an innovative international cable producer with factories in the UK and Italy, offices in five continents and customers worldwide, servicing the power, transport, shipping, communications and oil and gas industries. With turnover in excess of €350 million, it is one of the world’s largest independent cable manufacturers and is involved in many high-profile and technologically- advanced projects across the globe. In April 2019, Tratos UK won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its innovative work. Maurizio has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton, a degree in Law from the University of Pisa and an MBA from London’s Cass Business School and has been responsible for exponential growth at the company, winning government funding and investing heavily in facilities, employee development and technology. In addition to his successful business career, Maurizio is also an active supporter of the Conservative Party in the UK and in 2018 ran for a Senate position in the Italian national elections, with a remit to represent Italians living and working abroad. Maurizio is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of San Marino in the UK & Northern Ireland. This significant role in representing the state has official relations at the diplomatic level with Britain, across political and economic relations and social and cultural affairs internationally. Maurizio is also a member of the IEC Market Strategy Board offering his vision for innovation and willingness to contribute to the mission of the MSB and IEC. He is passionate about technological innovation and has campaigned passionately for higher minimum standards to govern the materials that are used in offices, homes and public buildings. Maurizio launched the Safer Structures Campaign in 2017, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, to demand regulatory intervention to improve cable standards and monitor materials used in construction. A devoted patron of the arts and charitable works, Maurizio founded the Esharelife Foundation in 2016 to help some of the most disadvantaged people in the world, using an online platform for artists to generate revenues for charity. Maurizio was appointed in the New Year’s Honours List a Cavaliere of Italian Republic OMRI, for services to Italy. He is Chairman and co-Founder of British Italian Conservatives and Vice Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is an active member of the British Cables Association, the Approved Cables Initiative, the Institute of Directors and Oil & Gas UK. Maurizio was previously recognised with the Keynes Sraffa Award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce. He has won numerous other industry awards, including The IOD North West & Isle of Man Director of the Year Award 2019; the EEF Regional Innovation Award 2018; Best Business Awards 2018 for Best Innovation; The Big Ben Award from China’s business community in 2017; and The IOD National Director of the Year in Innovation Highly Recommended 2019.up.
DR SELVA PANKAJ
Dr Selva Pankaj, 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 undertaken the role of visiting lecturer at various universities. When Regent Independent College was founded, Dr Pankaj 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, Dr Pankaj 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
Mrs Tharshiny Pankaj is a graduate of Brunel University where she studied Computer Sciences. In 1998 she took the post of ICT & Computing Teacher at a sixth form college. In 2000 she played a large part in the founding of Regent Independent College and was essential in the development of the College into what it has become today. Mrs Pankaj is also heavily involved in the development of our other organisations within Regent Group. She has been the Co-Principal of Regent Independent College since October 2019.
MR SIMON BLAGDEN, CBE
Simon Blagden, CBE has 30 years business experience in the IT and Telecoms industry, initially at GEC where he was an International Commercial Manager.
In 1991, he joined Quante AG as UK Managing Director and then joined the Main Board in 1995 as CEO of International Operations. In 2000 he joined Spescom in Johannesburg to head up its international telecoms and IT business. In 2005, he was appointed as Non Executive Chairman of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, a post he held for 14 years.
Simon was appointed MBE in 1997 for services to export and was appointed CBE in 2016 for services to the economy.
PROF NADEY HAKIM
Professor Hakim is: the President’s Envoy and Professor of Transplantation Surgery at Imperial College; Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur; Vice President of the British Red Cross; Vice President of the International Medical Sciences Academy; Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London; Laureat de la Faculte de Medicine de Paris; Vice President of the International Medical Sciences Academy; Vice President of Conservative Health; Past President of the International College of Surgeons, Past Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine; a Transplantation Tutor at the London School of Surgery; a Governor of the American College of Surgeons; and Membre de l’Academie Francaise de Chirurgie; and Editor in Chief of ‘International Surgery’.
Professor Hakim’s particular interests are in kidney and pancreas transplantation and bariatric surgery. He undertook his surgical training at Guy’s Hospital and was awarded a PhD in small bowel transplantation by University College London. He has also completed a Gastrointestinal Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and a multiorgan transplant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
MR SITHA PRABA
Mr Praba is an accountant by training, and is Owner and CFO of Gateford Services, a company with holdings in the retail sector. He is also an accountant with the Tannen Group and, having completed his accountancy degree whilst working, has a good understanding of the challenges that students such as those at Regent face.
The Chair of the proprietors, Dr Maurizio Bragagni can be contacted via Maurizio.Bragagni@tratosgroup.com or 07831 773 919. Alternatively, please write to: Dr Maurizio Bragagni, Tratos Ltd, Randles Road, Knowsley Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 9HX.
Registered address of Regent Independent College Harrow: Regent House, 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7HD. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – 020 8966 9900