Our Board

Kunku Soota

Trustee

Kunku has extensive experience in education and social care as senior manager and trustee. She believes passionately that positive regard and support enables people to surprise themselves and achieve their goals.

Kunku worked in India in the 70s in education as lecturer; publisher and manager. She moved to the UK in the late 80s and had a successful career in the not-for-profit sector.

Kunku has been involved with voluntary work both in India and the UK. Her focus has been empowerment of women and girl children as well as capacity building for the organisations that support them. She continues to be a role model, coach and mentor.

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Kunku Soota

Kunku Soota

Trustee

Ed Williams MBE

Trustee

Ed has been a trustee of Dream a Dream UK since its inception and is the current Chair of Trustees. For many years he has been passionate about helping young people to realise their potential and this is what drives him to help build a better future for young people in India – a country which he first visited and became fascinated by over 25 years ago.

Following a career with Marks Spencer where he held a number of senior management positions, Ed qualified as an executive coach and since 2005 he has been running his own coaching practice in London

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Ed Williams MBE

Ed Williams MBE

Trustee

Meenakshi Iyer

Trustee

Meenakshi has been a trustee of Dream a Dream UK since 2012. While growing up in India Meenakshi was always conscious of the corrosive impact that poverty, lack of opportunity and an unstable family environment has on a child's future potential.

Through university, Meenakshi volunteered to work with underprivileged children in Delhi. Now living in London Meenakshi brings her experience of working at grassroots level to her role as a trustee. She is committed to raise funds to support children in India.

Meenakshi is a Tax Director at KPMG in London. She is a chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor.

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Meenakshi Iyer

Meenakshi Iyer

Trustee

Meera Rao

Trustee

Meera Rao has worked in an advisory capacity with Dream a Dream UK for many years and is currently a Board Trustee. She feels strongly about the need for empowering children and young adults with the skills and confidence to build their future and has followed the journey of Dream a Dream India from its inception in Bangalore.

Meera has worked for over a decade in the financial services industry both in India and the UK, and is currently with American Express UK.

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Meera Rao

Meera Rao

Trustee