About Us

Sam Virender Singh

Founder of Pardada Pardadi Educational Society

Trustees

Emma Horne
Fiona Marshall
Anima Gupta Aggarwal
Suparna Malhotra
Professor Subhash Anand

Emma Horne

I am privileged to be the Chair of the UK Trustees. I first became involved in PPES in 2007 whilst our family was posted in India. Having visited the school and seen for ourselves the benefits of educating girls in this rural area we decide this was an organisation we wanted to support in anyway possible. It is wonderful to see how the school has grown over the years and the increasing impact on the local community.

Fiona Marshall

Interior decorator for the last 40 years, including managing a Holiday Let business and currently Director of a Management Company in London.

It is an honour to be involved with PPES, an education for a girl in rural India is a life-changing gift.

Anima Gupta Aggarwal

Anima has over twenty years of experience working across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, and India. She has led several multi-million dollar programmes across the domains of IT consultancy, project management, contracts management and brought operational excellence focused in the NGO and charity sectors. She is a founding member of eShift Partner Network, a not-for-profit leader in digital health architecture and information systems implementation.

Anima has been on the Board of charities in the UK focused on social mobility of the youth in the UK and women. In 2017, after visiting the Pardada Pardadi school in India, she has actively promoted the work of PPES UK and joined as a Trustee in 2018, and is an advocate of supporting systemic change and empowerment of girls.

Suparna Malhotra

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Professor Subhash Anand

Professor Subhash Anand is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Bolton, U.K. He has retired after 45 years of active service in education and research. He was awarded M.B.E. by the Queen in 2008, and the degree of D.Sc. by the University of Bolton in 2018. He is currently involved in a number of consultancies in Technical Textiles.He has been also involved in charitable work with the Rotary Clubs in the U.K. for the last 20 years or so.  

Special Advisors

Andrew Horne
Lizzie Twigger
Robert Percival
Dedie

Andrew Horne

In 2004, whilst MD of Xerox India, I had the great fortune to meet Sam Singh and learn about his incredible vision. Since visiting the school, which is totally addictive and an absolute must, I have supported PPES both on a personal level and as part of our CSR programs.

Lizzie Twigger

Lizzie is Senior and In-house Counsel at Slaughter and May, practising in employment law. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University House Legal Advice Centre in Tower Hamlets, and has been involved with PPES UK since her first trip to India in 2016. She has volunteered at the school and has seen first hand the impact of the education and community initiatives offered by Pardada Pardadi on the lives of girls and their families in Anupshar and its surrounding villages. 

Robert Percival

Robert is a retired barrister, having practised for 45 years in personal injury, divorce and children’s work. In 1998 he became a trustee of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust, which ran a hospital and clinics providing free treatment to the c.500,000 surviving victims of the Gas Tragedy of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history. This took him to India more than 75 times in 15 years. During one visit he met Sam Singh, visited the school and became a lifelong supporter. In retirement he runs 2 cricket clubs, and plays both cricket and golf. He is also involved with another charity Cricket Builds Hope, which uses cricket, and the spirit of the game, as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda, which is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.