Zahid Bhatti Principal & Chief Executive

Zahid Bhatti was appointed in June 2011. Prior to this he worked for the University of Liverpool in championing projects to raise the aspirations of young people and for Shifa Trust, a community-based organisation as the Chief Executive for almost 5 years in Banbury working with a range of partners towards community development and cohesion. Zahid studied postgraduate diploma in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool and M.Ed Educational Psychology at the University Manchester.

Zahid says: “It is a huge privilege to work for EMBS and to be part of the legacy that Dr Shaila Srinivasan and the board have established. My role involves a number of strategic, operational and support functions. Including working in partnership with the board to assess our services and long term direction, enhancing our current provision, diversifying into new areas of work and building greater links to the community. Operationally, I manage funding contracts, work towards a development plan and representing EMBS within our partnerships. Another primary function is to support staff to strive towards working to their potential and developing a culture of excellence through reflective practise and team work.”