Trust Members

The academy trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity.  The trustees of Quintin Kynaston Trust Limited are also the directors and governors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law.  The charitable company is known as Quintin Kynaston.

Originally from Manchester, I have lived and worked in central London since 1973. I graduated in Mathematics from UCL, trained at the Institute of Education and qualified as a secondary school teacher at Holland Park School. Prior to and during university I trained and worked as a computer analyst and programmer.
For a number of years I pursued parallel careers of school teaching, computing consultancy and university research and lecturing. My various activities converged on a full time academic career in 1985 when my school-motivated research in mathematics and language morphed into a ten year MoD funded research project in Artificial Intelligence.

At the University of Westminster, I have recently moved on from 15 years of managing various academic departments in Mathematics and Computing to develop my faculty’s international and UK collaborations.

I was keen to carry on my connection with schools and became a governor at QK, a school historically linked with my University, in 1994, staying the course with colleagues to provide some stabilising continuity supporting the school through radical changes to school status, an ambitious new build and a range of other leadership and management challenges.

My abiding passion is providing all young people with the educational opportunities to make the best of themselves.

For over 20 years I have lived in St John’s Wood and enjoyed being part of the area’s dynamic and diverse community. I have worked in Investment Banking IT (Front Office, Risk and Governance functions) for the past 16 years and prior to that I worked as a Biochemical Engineer in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry. My work has taken me across Europe, India and New York. I hold B.Eng and PhD degrees from University College London and an Executive MBA from CASS Business School (City University).

I am also on the Board for SHAK (South Hampstead and Kilburn Partnership Community Trust) a charity supporting Adult Learning and Youth Work.

I enjoy spending my spare time as a career coach and mentor. My spare time allows me to enjoy my passion for films and recently I completed a short course on Documentary Film Making.

Mouhammed was appointed school governor at QK in June 2015. He has extensive experience in the field of finance having led a number of teams and departments at some of the largest global banks. He is passionate about education and supports a number of charities by fundraising and supporting their day-to-day activities. He is a former QK student and joined as a governor to help the school where he spent eight years as a student. He enjoys working with the school’s leadership team to improve governance and overall performance, and working with the students to provide mentorship and support to help them fulfil their potential.