Our Advisors

We have a committed set of advisors from all over the world. With 300+ years of total experience.

Rajinder Pal Devgan
Chairman Learning Forward India
With near five decades of experience as an Educationist and having served as a School Leader for schools in India and overseas, Mr Devgan brings in rich experience as an administrator, sports person and champion for teachers. His love for children further strengthens the My Good School philosophy of the personal and social development of every individual with the active support of teachers, faith in experiential learning and learning outside the four walls of the classroom. Currently, Member Board of Governors at a leading residential school in India has settled down at Dehradun, to strengthen the mission of Learning Forward in India. Please refer to his CV read more...

Dr Vasudha Neel Mani
Consultant and International Certified Career Coach
Over 27 years of experience spanning across teaching, administration, mentoring and advisory roles with 16 years in Cambridge Education and 10 years in leadership roles. Consultant to numerous schools, a double Masters in Psychology and Education and a Special Educator by profession. Certificate course in Career Coaching by Mindler and CDA, USA. An International Certified Career Coach. She has also completed the first level Inspector Audit training with PENTA to be an Inspector and Auditor in schools with British Curriculum. Besides, she has successfully completed a CIDTT Diploma Program by Cambridge University and her module is on "Skills to be an Effective Teacher". With an overall distinction, she scored three distinctions in Planning, Assessment and Evaluation and a pass in the Practice. Dr Neel Mani is a regular invitee speaker at the Seminars to talk about the implementation of the Cambridge Curriculum.

William N Bissell
Managing Director of  Fabindia Overseas Private Limited 
In addition to his unwavering commitment to The Fabindia School, William is best known as a leading social entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director of Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd, a textile company started by his father, John Bissell, in 1960. Throughout his career, William has dedicated his energy to empowering the creative potential of rural India by promoting access to quality education and providing economic opportunities for its traditional artisans. William's bestselling book 'Making India Work' lays the guidelines for public policy and effective governance.

Karl Clauset

Education consultant and author
A successful education consultant with over 25 years of experience in creating and rejuvenating learning communities and working with school leadership teams, principals, and central office staff in the US and Canada to improve teacher and leader practices and student learning.  His mission is to help schools and school districts improve performance through collaboration focused on student needs. Co-author of Schools Can Change and the lead author of School-wide Action Research for PLCs.  Co-presented concurrent sessions at many Learning Forward/NSDC annual conferences and at the 2016 Visible Learning conference. A senior consultant with BKL & Associates, an educational consulting firm, and with the South Coast Educational Collaborative.  Previously, a senior consultant with Focus on Results, part of the Education Development Center’s school reform and international programs divisions, and faculty member and grants and contracts director with the Boston University School of Education. Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston University and an ASCD award for an outstanding dissertation on the dynamics of effective and ineffective schooling. Taught in secondary schools in Zambia, Tanzania, and Indonesia.

Peter Church

Chairperson AFG Venture Group
An Australian and Asian corporate advisory firm with activities throughout Australia, South East Asia and India - www.afgventuregroup.com. Special Counsel, Stephenson Harwood English law firm with operations in multiple jurisdictions including London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Chairperson, Bangkok International Associates – a Thai law firm. Non-Executive Director, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Chairperson, Indochina Starfish Foundation (Australia) Limited. This foundation is focused on making a difference to children in Cambodia, specifically the street children of Phnom Penh and other cities. Chairperson, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Singapore Committee. Member, Advisory Board, Akshara Foundation, Indonesia - an Indonesian think tank. Chairperson, Asia Pacific Business Leaders’ Group, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Award. 

Peter Kaye

Director & Principal Consultant Consultgroup.
Over 20 years of senior management, Board governance and HR Management consulting experience in 22 countries. Awarded in 2008 The Sydney Region Achievement & Service Award, for Outstanding Service by a Parent or Community Member, Chair-GBS Technology Pty Ltd (telephony software); Chair-Australian Social & Ethical Accountability Centre. Peter’s various professional and voluntary appointments include Hon Advisor Asia Pacific Region for the International Award Association; CEO Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia; Chair Advisory Council, SIDS & Kids; Judge, Local & Regional NSW Small Business Award; Local Controller, State Emergency Services (Ashfield-Leichhardt), Member, Kids in Need NSW. Peter was appointed Member of the Order of Australia and was the Australia Day Citizen of the Year for his local community in 2014. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.

Prashant Jain

Cofounder Pathways Schools
It all started in 2001  Pathways World School has expanded to three K-12 IB Schools and a couple of Pre-Primary Schools in the Delhi NCR region. In the decade-long journey, Pathways has received many rewards and accolades like ‘Best IT User Award’ from NASSCOM, Learning Spaces design award from the USA and much more. Pathways Schools are a true reflection of world diversity with students and teachers representing over 60 nationalities. Apart from creative and action disciplines, community service is also integrated into the school curriculum at all levels. Pathways have adopted some village schools where they provide the infrastructure and teachers and ensure meaningful education.

Maya Norula

Principal Hopetown Girls' School
Graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and with near three decades of experience, from class teacher to a specialist Head, A-Level IBDP Coordinator, and then on to a Principal, Maya is a committed school professional.  Her assignments at Welham Boys School, British School, Pathways World School and now at Hopetown School as the Principal all go to show her passion for being an educationist to the core. A trainer, leadership guru and her success in working with teams make her a very highly regarded individual in the education sector in India today. Maya leads with a belief at Hopetown that 'we aim to nurture good human beings who are successful citizens and can make a difference to the world'.

Sanjay Jain

Founding Partner at Taj Capital
Taj is a Delhi-based boutique financial advisory service for the last eight years. His area of focus is primarily M&A and Equity fundraising from Private Equity and Public Markets. Before this, he has worked extensively in Corporate Finance at Rabobank's subsidiary in India (6 years), PwC (2 years), Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (6 years) and JM Financial (2 years). He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and also holds a Diploma from ICFAI, in India.

Sandeep Dutt 
Founder Learning Forward India Foundation
As School Improvement Coach, he focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience as a trainer and mentor, Sandeep has been involved with schools across the country and worked with teachers and students all over the world. As HundrED Ambassador he helps identify global education innovations. He spearheads the growth of The Fabindia Schools Programme, by demonstrating excellence in school operations, involving the community and helping the rural youth live their dreams. Find out more about him www.SandeepDutt.com.

Devanjali
Director Learning Forward India Foundation
As a consultant with a multinational professional services firm, she works across the value chain in the Education sector in school, higher and vocational education areas. Her earlier assignments have been with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and the International Award for Young People (IAYP).