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Founder and Chairman

Peter Rosengard

Peter Rosengard is one of Britain’s leading Life Insurance salesmen. In 1990 he earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for selling the largest ever Life Insurance policy. Peter has been involved in a number of hobbies throughout his career:  In 1979 he founded The Comedy Store in London, thus helping launch the careers of Alexei Sayle, Ben Elton, French and Saunders and many others. He enjoys reading, writing, drawing people in restaurants, painting, and riding around London on his red Vespa scooter.


Board of Trustees

Kamal Hanif, OBE

Kamal Hanif, OBE is Executive Principal of Waverley Education Foundation  The school was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in 2010, 2012 and 2014. As a National Leader of Education he has supported a number of schools in improving outcomes for students. He has carried out work on community cohesion and the PVE agenda presenting nationally and internationally.

Harry Hampson

Harry Hampson has nearly 25 years of experience at JPMorgan.  Harry has held a variety of roles within the investment bank over his career including a very successful 12 year assignment providing corporate finance services to many of the world’s largest media companies. His current assignment is to be responsible for JP Morgan’s business in Europe with private equity firms. Harry is a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge having read natural sciences and chemical engineering.

Matthew Hartley

Matthew has been at international law firm Allen & Overy for over 25 years, and currently works as a partner specialising in international capital markets transactions. He has been involved in a wide range of different types of debt securities offerings across various jurisdictions, including emerging markets. Matthew also has experience of tax driven structures, capital issues for banks and UK building societies, sovereign debt restructurings and corporate reorganisations.  Matthew is also a liveryman in the City of London Solicitors’ Company.

David Hill

David's career has focused on communications and public relations – both within and beyond government. As a political adviser David served as Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street under Tony Blair from 2003 to 2007. A native of Birmingham, Hill studied at Brasenose College, Oxford and returned to Birmingham as an industrial relations officer for Unigate. After leaving Downing Street with Blair in 2007, he became a Director at Bell Pottinger. 

Sir Steve Lancashire

Sir Steve has been involved in primary education for thirty years and as a Headteacher for the past twenty years, most recently as Executive Headteacher of Hillyfield Primary Academy. Hillyfield is a double outstanding school and REAch2 was founded on its success.

Sir Steve is a National Leader of Education and has been a lead adviser for the department for Education, taking the lead in supporting schools to move from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

As the founder and Chief Executive of REAch2, one of the largest and most successful primary academy trusts in the country, Sir Steve seeks to establish a family of schools that share his passion and drive to secure the best possible outcomes for primary aged children and to ensure that primary education has a strong national voice. Ensuring there is enough capacity in the education system to enhance existing good schools and to tackle the issue facing failing schools is at the heart of Sir Steve’s vision so that all young people have access to an exceptional education.

Sir Steve was Knighted for services to education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2016.

Dr Susan Tranter

Dr Susan Tranter is currently Chief Executive of Edmonton Academy Trust and Executive Headteacher of Edmonton County School in North London. The academy is one of the largest in the country. 

Susan is a graduate mathematician and started her career as a mathematics teacher. Since then, as well as progressing her career to school leadership, she has written a number of books on leadership and management, and performance management. She also writes for professional periodicals. She has been seconded by Local Authorities to provide support and challenge to schools in difficulties.

In 2006 Susan was appointed by the Secretary of State for the DfE to serve on the board of the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). This was the largest of the NDPBs sponsored by the DfE. Susan represented the Board on the Audit Committee.

Until December 2014 she was lay governor to the UCL Institute of Education; providing expertise and challenge on audit and risk. Susan is also leading a project to improve links between the Metropolitan Police and London schools. Consequently, she represents London headteachers on the MOPAC Knife Crime Strategic Board.


Lord Stanley Fink (Patron and Founding Supporter)

Lord Fink is CEO of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) and is Treasurer of the Conservative Party. He studied at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, qualifying with an MA in Law in 1979, then qualifying as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. He joined Man Group in 1987 and held a number of key positions leading to Group Chief Executive in March 2000 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in March 2007. He is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health and education and his roles include being a Trustee of ARK, the Mayor of London’s Charity and Chairman of the Trustees of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.  He is also chair of the board of governors of Burlington Danes Academy School.

Sir simon schama (Patron) 

Sir Simon Schama, CBE, FRSL, FBA, is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of nineteen books and the writer-presenter of fifty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2.


SINCE 9/11 is a non-political and non-denominational charity. Registered Charity number 1136568. Registered in England number 7230819. Registered office Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PH

For submitted accounts and details of our charity framework, please see our page at the Charity Commission.