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Meet our team and trustees

Our team and group of trustees are made up of qualified teachers and individuals dedicated to providing better opportunities in our communities. All indivuals are passionate and driven by our Christian ethos. 


Mrs Karen Bryson

Karen Bryson is an Educationalist and BBC trained broadcast journalist. After a fifteen-year career in the media, she re-trained as a teacher and taught across the higher, further and primary education sector before taking up leadership roles in the education sector as a consultant. She holds a QTS (Qualified Teachers Status) for the primary sector.

In 2007, Karen set-up her own ‘not-for-profit' company, Bright Futures 4 All. Her strategic and operational work here, has included addressing educational under attainment amongst diverse school-aged children from deprived inner-city areas. This work has taken her to The White House in 2010, at the invitation of America’s First Lady, Mrs Michelle Obama. 

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Antony Neal


Anthony Neal is experienced in management accounting in the private and public sector. Since 2005, he has covered budgeting, business modelling, financial reporting, tax accounting, payroll accounting, capital accounting and final accounting. He is a resident in Croydon from 2010 and was the Director of Crystal Palace Primary School 2013-2017. 


Bridget Myers-Reid


Bridget is a historian, currently specialising in Early modern history at Birkbeck College London (MA). Trained as a professional dancer at London's Laban Centre, Bridget has worked within the performing arts now for over 20 years. Her love and passion for the arts and young people have led to her running community-based youth events and dance classes within the community. She has trained her own daughters, who are professional actors, dancers and singers, appearing in major West End musicals (The Lion King, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda). Bridget is currently co-founder of Way Ministries, a small but powerful church, where she works closely with its members to meet their full potential. Bridget also worked for 20 years as an employment specialist in community mental health outreach work.She rehabilitated clients in Westminster, Camden and Islington. 

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Patrick Clarke


Patrick was born in St Thomas, Jamaica and moved to London in 1969 to be reunited with his parents. He is the Director of Network Operations for UK Power Networks, the largest distributor of electricity in the UK. He has responsibility for 6000 people, £500m budget and the delivery of electricity to 20m people (homes & businesses) across the south-east of England, including London.

He is well known for his almost 4 decades of work helping disadvantaged people aspire and achieve their career and life long ambitions.

He is recognised for his business and social contribution to the UK; Prince Charles’s ambassador for London for Leadership and Diversity (2008), OBE (2012), Honorary Doctor of Engineering (2014). He is the published author of “Made in Britain”


The council work to represent the views and ideas of parents. Not only do the council help with fundraising, they feedback to the team on a regular basis to ensure provisions meet parents expectations. 

The parent council is led by Doutimi Aseh.

Do you want to be part of the team? Send us a message today!

Hillel Bright Futures Trust

195a Sydenham Road, Croydon, Croydon, CR0 2ET, United Kingdom

TEL : +44 (0) 20 7062 7123


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