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Brigantia Learning Trust


Zahid Hamid - Member (CHAIR)

Zahid came to the UK as the child of an economic migrant in 1962 and grew up in Sheffield and Gainsborough. After university he worked for over 20 years at Sheffield Education Department, then directly for the black communities in Yorkshire and afterwards for a national environmental charity. His roles have ranged from project worker to senior manager, chief executive and back after 30 years, (by choice), to project worker.

David Drayson - Member

David is a former Pharmacist and Area Manager for Boots the Chemist. He has substantial experience as a school Governor, Academy and Multi-Academy Trust Trustee/Director and Member. He has been Chair of Brigantia Learning Trust since its inception in 2014. 

Doug Liversidge CBE - Member

Doug is a prominent businessman and former Chairman of several Yorkshire companies. He is also a former Chairman of the Sheffield TEC, South Yorkshire LSC and Cutlers Company Education Committee. 


Dan White - Member (Resigned as of 21 December 2023)

Nicola Rawlins - Member

Nicola has been Group Director for Recruitment, Communications and Marketing at Sheffield Hallam University since 2019. She joined Sheffield Hallam in 2007 having previously worked in marketing and student.

Nicola was a governor of Hinde House School from 2007-2015 and then a Director of Brigantia Learning Trust from 2015-2019.

Nicola passionate about the role Sheffield Hallam plays in supporting improving educational outcomes and student success across South Yorkshire.