Team

Dr Selva Pankaj

| CEO and Founder, Regent Group, Co-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.

www.selvapankaj.com

Tharshiny Pankaj

| Managing Director, Regent Group, Co-Principal and Head of MIS, Regent College London 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

| Group Associate

Alka has been working with Regent Group for over 12 years. During her tenure with Regent Group she has played many vital roles during the growth of the business. Currently she is Group Associate and in her role she supports both the CEO & the MD in Group business activities.

Paras Patel

| Head of Finance

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 holds ACCA Part 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.

Anna Howard

| Dean of Business, Regent College London

Anna Joined Regent College London in 2019 as Dean of Business. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, she specialises in the area of management accounting and introductory financial accounting. She is also a specialist in enterprise education having completed the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme.

Before joining Regent College, Anna held various academic posts at London South Bank University, most recently, as Associate Professor for Enterprise Education and Head of Division for Business and Enterprise.

Before entering academia, Anna worked for a number of well-known Accounting and Finance organisations and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Her experience in practice and academic credentials enable Anna to bring both the latest academic thinking and real-world learning to her teaching.

Anna has a passion for educational research and strives to enhance the student experience and evolve teaching and learning strategies, whilst bridging the “graduate skills gap” in order to improve student outcomes and employability. Anna is a published author and regularly presents and submits papers for academic and industry forums. In 2017, Anna was awarded a Rising Star award for her work in enhancing Education and Academia.

Katie Drapes

| Head of Standards and Quality Enhancement, Regent College London

Katie is an experienced Higher Education professional. Working across the state and private provider sectors, Katie has developed effective administrative and quality structures in organisations crossing regional and national boundaries. She has extensive experience in policy development and institutional accreditation. Katie is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators.

Jaishree Patel

| Head of Human Resources

Jaishree joined Regent Group in May 2019 having worked for the last 17 years in the FE Sector. During her time in FE she has seen a dramatic changes in the FE sector and has been involved a number of restructuring and reorganisations. She had responsibilities for safeguarding and recruitment. She has also worked in the NHS recruiting Medical Personnel and working as a Generalist.