Board of Trustees
Chair of Trustees, Remuneration and Search (Chair)
Dave was born, grew up and educated in and around North and East London. He has worked for several multinationals during his career including General Electric (USA) as their Operations Finance Leader for the Lighting Division across EMEA as well as a director of their UK lighting businesses until moving into semi-retirement in 2015.
Since then, he has been working part-time as a director and consultant to several companies while serving on the board of several not for profit organisations, including The College of N.E. London and Enterprise Enfield.
Vice Chair of Trustees, Audit
Ayub’s most recent role was the Executive Director of the Further Education Trust for Leadership, a Think Tank for the FE and Skills sector. Prior to this, he was the CEO of a Multi Academy Trust.
Over a 20-year period, Ayub has gained extensive experience of strategic leadership and operational management, large-scale commissioning and contract management of education, training, advice, and support services.
Ayub was a member of the Governments Careers Profession Task Force helping to shape its recommendations as detailed in the 2010 published report “Towards a Strong Careers Profession”.
Ayub is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Ayub has extensive experience of being a Trustee. He was previously Vice-Chair of YMCA England & Wales and a trustee at the Learning and Skills Improvement Service as well as the Further Education Trust for Leadership.
Ayub is currently a Trustee at YGAM, a charity with a social purpose to ‘inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling & social gaming.' In addition, he is a Trustee Keychange a housing charity.
Prior to becoming Principal & CEO at Haringey Sixth Form College, Russ had worked across all sectors of post 16 education, from General Further Education (GFE) to Land-based. He has worked in all areas of the UK, including Lancashire & Cornwall. Three of his roles were based in his beloved town of Yorkshire and now, he is back for a second spell in London.
Russ delivers outstanding outcomes for individuals and teams. He has also worked in sport at a national level. In his spare time, he competes in marathons and triathlons - big highlight was the completion of an Ironman.
Pace and a trajectory of improvement has been the unwavering expectation for Russ Lawrance.
He has significant experience as the chair of a trustee body.
Curriculum & Standards (Chair), Remuneration and Search
Audit (Chair) Curriculum & Standards
Curriculum & Standards
Ros worked in Secondary Education in Barnet for over 25 years, teaching English, IT and Business Education. She was also Head of Careers, School/Industry Links and Work Experience Co-ordinator and developed tutorial schemes of work to deliver training to tutors of Year 12 and 13 students, to prepare students wishing to consider university and or work and training at Post 18.
Ros' Careers and varied teaching experiences included three years running Enterprise events, European Work Experience and obtaining funding to buy a mobile workshop and employ a trainer to run engineering and construction courses across three London Boroughs. This encouraged her to become a Trustee so that she could utilise her experiences to continue supporting students at Post 16.
Ros continues to work as an Education/Careers Consultant for several schools and also delivers an Ofsted acknowledged Literacy programme that teaches students to develop a wider range of more complex vocabulary required, as part of the techniques to obtain higher grades in examinations.
Professionally, I was a secondary modern language teacher, predominately in Haringey schools. After some years as a senior teacher, I was seconded part-time to the Institute of Education as a secondary teacher trainer for the new PGCE, and later moved to the University of Greenwich in the same role. I then joined Lewisham Education Service to fulfil a transformative role in training primary and secondary teachers to work with students with English as an Additional Language (EAL), as the numbers of these students had increased rapidly throughout London. Having been instrumental in Haringey in transferring this language work from an outside centre into Haringey secondary schools and training classroom teachers and ESOL specialists to work together within a school staff, I developed and ran a similar project in Lewisham.
I have been a Governor in primary, secondary and special sectors in LBH for many years, and was Chair of Governors of The Vale School for over 20 years, during which time we developed and implemented a new system for integrating special schools with mainstream, which we hope has transformed opportunities for students with SEN. This experience is the basis for my wish to work with the SEN department in H6FC.
I was a Haringey councillor for 8 years (1998-2006), deputy lead member for education, and responsible for setting up the first six Sure Start Centres in areas of need in the borough. I also pioneered ward transformation, working with constituents, and we were awarded the first national prize for this work.
I hope I can contribute positively to the work of the College as well.
Support Staff Trustee - Curriculum & Standards
Jane is a retired SEN teacher with 30 years’ experience mostly working across the secondary sector in Haringey. She now works part-time as one of the college’s Receptionists (Mon-Wed).
Teaching Staff Trustee
Sandjea (pronoun she/her, pronounced San-jay) grew up in Haringey, lives in Tottenham, and is a specialist in supporting young people, families and communities to thrive. Currently Head of Community Empowerment at Kensington & Chelsea Council, she has extensive senior manager experience (both Statutory and Third Sector) in Community Development, Violence Against Women & Girls, Youth Work, Participation and developing Therapeutic services.
Sandjea is a confident leader, public speaker and trainer; with over 20 years’ experience working within diverse and challenging communities finding solutions that enable young people and communities to succeed.
Fenton is a founder partner of chartered accountants, Higgins Fairbairn & Co, and chartered financial planners, Higgins Fairbairn Advisory. Both are long established practices based in the West End of London. He advises his clients on most aspects of running a business but he specialises in corporate finance.
Alongside his professional career, he has many years experience of serving as a company director. Currently he is the non executive chair of Media Campaign Group Limited, a leading independent advertising agency and he runs a company that manages the affairs of a celebrity retired sportsman.
Before qualifying as a chartered accountant, he attended Woodhouse Grammar School in Finchley (prior to it morphing into a sixth form college). Saturdays were spent playing football for the school in the morning and watching Spurs in the afternoon. He served as a governor of Woodhouse Sixth Form College from 2008 – 2019 where he was vice chair and chair of the Finance & Operations Committee.
I am a freelance personal trainer working under the DW Fitness First umbrella. I specialise in physique development and weight loss through exercise and nutrition. As well one-to-one coaching, I take group sessions at two DW gyms: spinning, LBT (legs, bums and tums) and general fitness classes
I attended Parliament Hill School following which took my BTEC in Sound Engineering and Performing Arts at City of Westminster College. It was there that I learned to appreciate the skills of the teachers – one, who became my mentor. This experience stayed with me and it inspired me to start working with young women who want to develop themselves: spiritually, physically and motivationally.
After leaving college, I trained as a master baker and took various jobs in retail whilst trying to establish myself as a singer. In 2015, I realised that I needed a change of direction and I qualified as a fitness coach and joined DW in Camden. I had found my vocation and I worked hard on my own conditioning and eventually qualified as a personal trainer in 2017. At the same time I set myself goals and I entered a British Natural Body Building Federation competition in which I came third in the national final.
I am honoured to have been appointed as a trustee of Haringey Sixth Form College. Its whole ethos fits so well with me which is helping young people develop and make the very best of themselves.