Rakhee works at Waypoint Capital, a large private investment firm owned by the Bertarelli family and is General Counsel of Waypoint’s real estate investment business - Crosstree Real Estate Partners. Rakhee joined Waypoint in June 2011. Prior to joining Waypoint, she spent four years at KBC Financial Products as senior counsel. Prior to 2007, she worked at Barclays Capital, having qualified at law firm Linklaters, working in both London and Singapore.

Rakhee has been involved with Reach to Teach since 2017 and is Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Rakhee Ditta

Chair

Governing Board

Matthew is a founding trustee of Reach to Teach and has been involved in its development for more than 15 years. He was the Executive Director of the Larry Ellison Foundation from 2018 until 2021. Previously, Matthew spent 21 years at The Economist in a variety of senior editing roles (IT and Communications Editor, Political Editor and author of the Bagehot column, Industry Editor and, finally, as Defence and Diplomatic Editor from 2010 to 2018). Matthew was a co-founder of The Independent and was its Editorial Director and Deputy Editor from 1986 to 1994. From 1995 to 1997, he was Strategy Director of BBC Worldwide Television. He is the author of ‘Softwar: An intimate portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle, which was published in 2003. Matthew also serves as a trustee on the board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Matthew Symonds

Deputy Chair

Neha Aviral is a leadership advisor at ghSMART, where she supports investors, boards, and corporate clients on their most significant leadership priorities, including leadership assessment, development, transitions, organisational change and effectiveness. Neha was formerly an Associate Director at the Larry Ellison Foundation, where she developed the organisation’s strategy and led the foundation's investments in global education. Prior to this, Neha was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company, where she served clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors on strategic, operational, and organisational issues.

She started her career at BlackRock, managing client analytics for institutional investors across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and lead the growth of BlackRock Solutions’ EMEA business.

Neha is a Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She is a former Board Observer at Central Square Foundation and a former Board Member for the Quality Education India Development Impact Bond. She has lived and worked in Europe, North America, India, and the Middle East, and is a native Hindi speaker.

Neha Aviral

Trustee

Gurmeet Kaur is an experienced impact investor, having spent over 15 years in finance, venture philanthropy and impact investing. She currently advises an Impact Fund on its India investments and represents the Fund on a number of Indian company boards. Prior to this, she headed up the Impact Fund investments at the CDC Group where she was responsible for setting up the investment strategy and building a portfolio of investments in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Earlier, she worked at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation where she was responsible for grants targeting significant maternal and child health improvements in Africa. She also spent time at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in its early years in India. In addition to Reach to Teach, Gurmeet has also been a trustee at Standing Voice, a UK-based charity that works on international rights for marginalised populations in Africa.

Gurmeet Kaur

Trustee

Geeta Khehar is an experienced international finance lawyer. She spent much of her career at Clifford Chance, including eighteen years as a partner in the Global Finance Practice, and was co-head of the firm’s East Africa Practice. She was a Senior Fellow at SOAS, University of London from July 2016 to July 2019, and a Director on the Board of International Lawyers for Africa until January 2021. She currently sits on the Board of SPGS International Limited and is a governor at St Paul’s Girls School where she has specific responsibility for safeguarding.

Geeta Khehar

Trustee

Vijay Chhibber is the Director-General of Electric Power Transmission Association (EPTA), a leading association of the Power Transmission Industry that interfaces with the Government of India on matters of public policy and advocacy. He was previously with the Indian Administrative Services for thirty-seven years, where he held various posts in the state and central governments across key sectors. Currently, he is involved in promoting three start-ups in the fields of e-mobility, coastal shipping, and fintech. He is also on the Board of Directors of several companies. He has held critical advisory roles with leading corporates in the country and has been Advisor to the Chief Minister of Tripura.

Vijay Chibber

Trustee