Governance & oversight

The work of the British Asian Trust is governed and overseen by our Board of Trustees, sub-committees and Advisory Councils.

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.

  • Lord Jitesh Gadhia (Chair)

    Investment banker

    Jiteshgadhia High Resolution
  • Asif Rangoonwala (Vice-chair)

    Founder at South Street Asset Management

    Asif (1)
  • Shalni Arora (Vice-chair)

    CEO of Savannah Wisdom

    Shalni (1)
  • Farzana Baduel

    Founder and CEO of Curzon PR

    Farzana Baduel
  • Varun Chandra

    Managing Partner at Hakluyt

    Varun Chandra (1)
  • Ganesh Ramani

    Banker

    Raminiganesh
  • Shenila Rawal

    Managing Partner at Oxford Partnership for Education Research & Ana...

    Shenila Rawal

Programmes and Partnerships Committee

  • Shenila Rawal (Chair)

    Managing Partner, Oxford Partnership for Education Research & Analysis

    Shenila Rawal
  • Ganesh Ramani

    Banker

    Raminiganesh
  • Asif Rangoonwala

    Founder, South Street Asset Management

    Asif (1)

Social Finance Committee

  • Ganesh Ramani (Chair)

    Banker

    Raminiganesh
  • Shenila Rawal

    Managing Partner, Oxford Partnership for Education Research & Analysis

    Shenila Rawal
  • Stephen Edlmann

    Solicitor

    Stephen Edlmann (003)

Finance and Risk Committee

  • Shalni Arora (Chair)

    CEO, Savannah Wisdom

    Shalni Arora
  • Caron Bradshaw

    Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group

    Caron Bradshaw
  • Shashi Prashad

    Tax Partner, KPMG Enterprise

    Sashi Prashad

Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee

  • Jitesh Gadhia (Chair)

    Investment banker

    Jiteshgadhia High Resolution
  • Shalni Arora

    CEO, Savannah Wisdom

    Shalni (1)
  • Asif Rangoonwala

    Founder, South Street Asset Management

    Asif

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.