Team

Dr Selva Pankaj

| CEO and Founder, Regent Group, Principal, Regent College London, Co-Principal, Regent Independent College and Creator & Author, Thinking into Character

Dr Selva Pankaj is a Chartered Management Accountant with an MBA and FRSA. He has enjoyed a career that has spanned two sectors, spending 16 years from 1994 to 2009 in the financial investment and merchant banking sector and from 2000 till the present day working in the education sector.

His career in the investment sector has involved work at a wide variety of firms, many of them high-profile, and global firms which include Pricoa, Rockspring, Fortress with a Joint Venture relationship with Goldman Sachs and Prudential Financial Inc amongst others. Some of his major achievements include involvement in major capital raises of over $1.5 billion of capital, tax restructuring and the co-ordination of IPOs.

In 2000, Selva launched Regent Group alongside his partner Mrs Pankaj and father Senior Selvanayagam and the group has both grown and greatly diversified in the past fifteen years as outlined in our history.

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Tharshiny Pankaj

| Managing Director, Regent Group and Co-Principal, Regent Independent College

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 has been deeply involved in the day to day running of the various businesses and been intrinsic in the growth of the Group.

Alka Tailor

| Principal’s Assistant

Alka joined Regent Group when the business was initially incorporated, in 2000. During her tenure she has delivered in a number of vital roles that have been key to the Group growing into the diversified organisation it is today. Alka has a special interest in client care. Alka uses her experience and passion for helping others in reaching their full potential, to offer valuable advice to team members. She supports the Principal on operational matters.

Paras Patel

| Finance Director

Paras joined Regent Group in 2008 as a Finance Manager and since then she has managed all financial aspects of the Group’s businesses. She has an ACCA Qualification, an MBA in Finance and an Engineering degree and previously worked in the real estate sector.

Caroline Shepheard

| Senior Academic Administrator

Caroline joined Regent Group in 2009 and works across a number of Regent’s divisions. Previous to joining the organisation, she worked for a large and well-known department store, gaining significant retail and customer service experience, as well as undertaking other administrative posts whilst in pursuit of her studies.

Kylie Hazeldine

| Head of Partnerships

Kylie has over 15 years’ experience working in the Higher Education sector, managing large change projects, developing high performing team and supporting business development and partnerships. In addition to managing teams, Kylie’s key strengths lie in bringing stakeholders together, managing negotiations and identifying and developing process improvements, whilst bringing her natural creativity to the table.

Jun Li

| Head of Registry, Regent College London

Jun has worked in numerous education establishments over the past fifteen years, where she has been responsible for the management of operations and maximising opportunities for provision. Jun has extensive experience of management and the compliance aspects of delivery and learner support.

Anne Marie Smith

| Manager: Regent Nursery

Anne Marie has been working within the Early Years sector for over ten years where she started off as a student and then worked her way up to management and has been working in managerial positions for five years. She has a foundation degree in Early Years and continued her studies to achieve a BA Honours in Practice Development (Early Years).