Governing Board

Rakhee Ditta


Rakhee Ditta is co-head of Group Legal at B-Flexion, a private, entrepreneurial investment firm owned by the Bertarelli family. She spent four years as senior counsel at KBC Financial Products before joining B-Flexion in June 2011. Rakhee has also worked with Barclays Capital, having qualified at law firm Linklaters, working in London and Singapore.

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

Matthew Symonds

Deputy Chairperson

Matthew Symonds is a founding trustee of Reach to Teach and has been involved in its development for more than 15 years. From 2018 until 2021, he served as the Larry Ellison Foundation’s Executive Director. Before this, Matthew worked for The Economist for 21 years in a range of senior editorial positions. 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, published in 2003. Matthew also serves as a trustee on the board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and is a contributing editor at The Economist.

Neha Aviral


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. Formerly, she worked as an Associate Director at the Larry Ellison Foundation, where she defined 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 advised clients on strategic, operational and organisational issues.

Neha is a Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She has served as both a Board observer and Board member for the Central Square Foundation and the Quality Education India Development Impact Bond, respectively.

Vijay Chhibber


Vijay Chhibber is a Member of the Supreme Court appointed High Powered Committee to oversee all cases of Illegal and unauthorised construction in the Capital city of Delhi. Previously, he was a career civil servant with the Indian Administrative Service for thirty-seven years holding various positions in the State and Central Governments across key sectors.

Currently, he is involved in promoting three start-ups in the e-mobility, coastal shipping, and financial sectors. He is also on the Board of Directors of several entities and has held critical advisory roles with leading corporates and has been an Advisor to the Chief Minister of Tripura.

Geeta Khehar


Geeta Khehar is an experienced international finance lawyer. She worked at Clifford Chance for most of her career, spending eighteen years as a partner in the Global Finance Practice and serving as co-head of the East Africa Practice. From July 2016 to July 2019, she served as a Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and up until January 2021, she served as a Director on the Board of International Lawyers for Africa.

Currently, she is on the Board of SPGS International Limited and serves as a Governor at St Paul’s Girls School, where she is specifically responsible for safeguarding.