Our Trustees

The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction and upholds our vision. Members give their time and expertise to ensure we make the greatest possible impact. Board subcommittees guarantee that specialist knowledge, due rigour and forward-focus are given to specific aspects of the organisation. The committees include members of the Board and external specialists.

  • Manoj Badale OBE (Chair)

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blenheim Chalcot

    Manoj Badale Straight On (1)
  • Shalni Arora (Treasurer)

    CEO of Savannah Wisdom, a Charitable Foundation

    Shalni (1)
  • Chris Mathias

    Co-Founder of CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures

    Chris
  • Lord Jitesh Gadhia

    British Indian investment banker and Member of the House of Lords

    Jiteshgadhia High Resolution
  • Ruth Ganesh

    Lead Trustee, Elephant Family

    Ruthganesh
  • Ganesh Ramani

    Partner, Goldman Sachs

    Raminiganesh
  • Asif Rangoonwala

    Founder, South Street Asset Management

    Asif (1)

Investment Committee

  • Chris Mathias (Chair)

    Co-Founder of CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures

    Chris
  • Asif Rangoonwala

    Founder, South Street Asset Management

    Asif (1)
  • Shenila Rawal

    Managing Partner, Oxford Partnership for Education Research & Analysis

    Shenila Rawal

Social Finance Committee

  • Chris Mathias (Chair)

    Co-Founder of CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures

    Chris
  • Stephen Edlmann

    Solicitor

    Stephen Edlmann (003)

Finance and Risk Committee

  • Shalni Arora (Chair)

    CEO of Savannah Wisdom, a Charitable Foundation

    Shalni Arora
  • Bina Mehta

    Partner, KPMG UK

    Bina Mehta
  • Caron Bradshaw

    Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

    Caron Bradshaw

Remuneration Committee

  • Manoj Badale OBE (Chair)

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blenheim Chalcot

    Manoj Badale Straight On (1)
  • Shalni Arora

    CEO of Savannah Wisdom, a Charitable Foundation

    Shalni (1)
  • Chris Mathias

    Co-Founder of CMG Partners and Arbor Ventures

    Chris

Accountability & transparency

We are committed to being accountable to our stakeholders by sharing information, encouraging input to our decision making and actively seeking feedback.

Our stakeholders include those we support; those who support us; our donors; our staff, management and partners; and those we seek to influence.

We publish annual accounts and provide regular updates on our projects through our website, publications and social media. We also publish data related to the organisation and our activities to the International Aid Transparency Initiative Standard, as part of our commitment to transparency in the development sector

Annual Report and Accounts

  • Whistleblowing policy

    The British Asian Trust encourages a culture where wrongdoing can be addressed quickly, sensitively and efficiently. We firmly believe in the importance of our duty of confidentiality to our staff, partners and people enrolled in our programmes.