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Who are the Trustees?

The Trustees are the Directors of the Multi Academy Trust, and also the Charity Trustees. They have ultimate responsibility for all schools within the Trust and for its operation.

Jairaj Thakkar

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar is a Human Resources Executive with more than 20 years experience in human capital management and organisational transformation at major multinationals across the world.

He is currently responsible for defining and implementing HR strategy, focused on engaging high performing employees and building a culture that drives business performance for the supply chain division of Cytiva, a multi-billion dollar life sciences company (formally GE Life Sciences). 

JJ has worked in consulting roles, advising companies on M&A, IPOs, restructuring as well as corporate roles focusing on human resources and business operations. During his career he has worked at Aon, Merrill Lynch, Equinor and Rolls-Royce, where he was on the Board of Directors of Rolls Royce Japan, KK. He has also been an entrepreneur having started and sold an online e-learning platform focused on compliance training.

He is a mentor with Career Ready UK and a frequent speaker on Human Resources and organisational change. 

Appointed on: 01/06/2022                         

Term to: 01/06/2026                    

Appointed By: Academy Members 

Contact Us

Reach South Academy Trust, c/o UTC Plymouth, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RL

T: 01752 987060