Mark von Herkomer

Mark von Herkomer (Chairman)

Mark is a dynamic entrepreneur and innovator who has set up and managed a number of companies within the health & wellness, media, entertainment, digital and lifestyle industries. Mark is the great grandson of Sir Hubert Von Herkomer and is involved day-to-day with the running of the foundation.

Lynda Roderick

Lynda has worked in secondary education for almost twenty years and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma of Education. She was an Assistant Head Teacher at Enfield’s alternative education provision when it was rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2013. Lynda currently manages Individual Home Tuition in London’s most deprived borough, Tower Hamlets.

Tal Lomnitzer

Tal Lomnitzer

Tal has a strong financial background and network having worked for twenty years in the City as a fund manager. He is currently the Deputy Head of Global Resources at First State Investments where he is responsible for the management of several large investment funds. Tal holds a First Class Masters degree in Economics from Cambridge University and has been a CFA Charterholder since 2003. His wife Sarah is a teacher and they live near Camden with their three children.

Sheema Parsons OBE

Sheema is founder and Headmistress of St Mark’s Square Nursery School, in London’s Primrose Hill, which was rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2011. Sheema holds an honours degree in education, specialising in Infant Education, with over twenty years experience. Sheema was awarded an OBE for her services to Early Years Education in 2013.

Saj Arshad

Saj is a board level executive with over 25 year’s leadership in marketing, digital, data & sales at some of the world’s leading companies including posts as Group Marketing & Brand Director of Vodafone and General Manager Marketing, Sales & Strategy of Bupa.  Saj is also a Board Member and Fellow of the Marketing Society, Mentor on the Marketing Academy and Member of the Marketing Week Vision 100.

Mark Logan ACA, MBA (Treasurer)

Mark has held a number of senior finance roles within the food, retail, travel money and financial services sectors.  Mark’s positions have included Chief Financial Officer of Bath Store, Financial Director at Kiddicare, and Financial Director of First Rate Exchange Services.