Azhar Mobin – New BusinessAzhar is bringing his expertise as an education market analyst and business development strategist to Wey. He has a strong recent track record of supporting private equity houses and education sector companies like Edison Learning (UK) to position for and win or acquire new business.
Until October 2009 Azhar was the Managing Director of the private equity-backed (Sovereign) Alpha Plus Group, an independent schools business, an education psychology business and a state schools training provider. Under his leadership the business grew quickly, both organically and through acquisition, returning 578% of investors’ funds after its first four years.
Prior to his time in Alpha, Azhar was Director of Public Sector Consulting at Cambridge Education where he led the triple digit annual growth of the business through innovative working practice and new research-based consultancy tools. The business diversified successfully from its ‘expert people’ offering to include multiple academy school projects, strategic partnering with London Boroughs, research-based children’s service improvement programmes and business development for charities.
Azhar’s time at Cambridge was preceded by three years as a founding inspector for the Audit Commission LEA Inspection Service where co-developed inspection frameworks and inducted new inspectors as well as completing twenty local authority inspections across England and Wales. During this time he designed and established the Audit Commission national research study: SEN – A Mainstream Issue.
Azhar has ten years’ experience of policy and planning in local government (across Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham) as well as managing the operations of the entire range of education-related children’s services. He also has eight years’ experience of inner city teaching at White Hart Lane School in Tottenham (during the time of the Broadwater Farm riots) and at TLA, a school in Colchester attended largely by service families from the nearby barracks. Azhar time in teaching coincided with a period as a youth leader working in the evenings with disaffected young people from the London Borough of Enfield.
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