Trustees

Priyanka Patel

Trustee Lead in Health

M.A. in Biological Anthropology, Girton College, University of Cambridge 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBchir), School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge 2002
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) 2005
MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) 2006
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) 2006
Diploma in Practical Dermatology (DPD) 2008
Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH) 2008
Letters of Competence in Intrauterine & Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques 2008

From February 2006 until October 2012, Priyanka was a General Practitioner at a Medical Practice in Greenwich, London. Priyanka’s main interest is now women’s health and she is currently undergoing a six year consultant grade training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Community Gynaecology) which she hopes will also allow her to build a skill set to help improve family planning and women’s health in developing countries. She has always been actively involved in charity activities from schooling to university. In 1999, she was the placement organiser and Team Leader of a group of university students who worked during the summer in DRI’s 500 Villages Development Project at Chitrakoot, India. She has also held the position of Chairperson of an Indian Cultural Show Committee at the University of Cambridge that was responsible for raising significant funds for charitable initiatives in India.

Artika Datta

Treasurer and Trustee Lead in Well Being

M.Sc. in Dietetics, King’s College, London 2006
B.Sc. Honours in Nutrition, King’s College, London 2004

Artika is a Specialist Dietitian at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She specialises in Motor Neuron Disease and Home Enteral Nutrition. Artika has a particular interest in Palliative care and is actively involved in this field representing her Department as a palliative care champion. She has gained 5 years of experience in Head and Neck cancer. She is the departmental lead for Addenbrookes Abroad (AA), a registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supporting global health activity. As a Trustee of Rama Foundation and working closely with AA, Artika is actively involved in recruitment of Specialists Dietitians from Addenbrooke’s hospital and Student Dietitians from the University of Hertfordshire to undertake nutrition related projects in Rishikesh (India). These projects focus on the assessment and improvement of nutrition of children from disadvantaged communities. Artika is now looking into making a valuable contribution to help improve the nutritional status and quality of life of terminally ill cancer patients.

Komilla Datta

Chair and Trustee Lead in Education

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, KS2/3 Science (P.G.C.E) from University of Cambridge 2004
B.Sc. Dual Honours in Biology and Psychology from Keele University, Staffordshire 2003

Komilla has been teaching for the past 12 years and has been lucky enough to work in different roles in different settings. Some of her experience lies in a Middle School setting as a Head of Science. For the past 3 years she has been working in Primary School In Bristol and is the Head of School at a school based on 2 sites. She feels that her experiences in different settings and ages has given her a wealth of experience to support learners to improve their outcomes regardless of their backgrounds. She works within a challenging and diverse setting but wouldn’t have it any other way! She has led on Pupil Premium, Science and Teaching and Learning for the past few years. As a team they have focused wholly on ways to improve performance and strive to provide the same aspirations and experiences for all. She is passionate about empowering children and creating a happy and positive place of work for staff and children. She is looking forward to being part of the PiXL team, having recently signed up for her school.
Being a Rama Foundation Trustee has enabled her to transfer her skills to another very deprived part of the world through education and contributing where she feels funding would be best focused.

Peter Westlake

Trustee Lead in Information Technology

BSc (Hons) Computational Science, University of Hull

Peter has worked in the software industry for over 30 years, mostly in Cambridge. His experience ranges from the development of fourth generation languages to work in build systems and test automation. He did IT support for the Shelter Centre, an NGO advising on settlement and reconstruction after disasters, when it was based in Cambridge. He has been a group leader with the Woodcraft Folk (a movement for children and young people, rather like the Scouts) and is currently an active Greenpeace volunteer.

Munish Datta

Treasurer & Trustee Lead for Property and Investments

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Sustainability Leadership in the Built Environment Programme
MA International Trade & Modern Languages from IAE Savoie Mont Blanc, France 1997
B.Sc. Food Marketing, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1996

Munish is passionate about the pivotal roles government, business and civic society must play to create a truly sustainable world. For over 10y, he led the strategy and delivery of Marks & Spencer’s multi award winning, globally renowned sustainability strategy (Plan A) for its £4bn, 1000+ buildings property portfolio. He is a Senior Associate and member of faculty at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership empowering business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges. Senior consultant with UK Green Building Council leading the development & delivery of its strategy to create a radically more sustainable built environment. Member of the UK government BEIS ‘Green Construction Board’, providing leadership & action to enable the property industry to become more environmentally sustainable & economically productive. Sustainability advisor to tech startups recognised for their strong focus on solving major global or societal challenges. Member of the advisory council of the National Energy Foundation, visiting lecturer & advisory board member at the University of Oxford Masters in Sustainable Urban Development.

Nikin Patel

Trustee Lead in Policy and Strategy

M.Eng. and B.A. in Chemical Engineering, from Downing College, University of Cambridge 2000

A leader in the technology, media and telecommunication sectors for the last 18 years, Nikin is the General Manager for Consumer Selling at eBay in the UK. In this capacity he is responsible for driving consumers to maintain the circular economy by selling items to other consumers, thereby realising value for themselves whilst also reducing waste and cost to the environment.

Previous to this he held other Director positions at eBay, Sky UK and Virgin Media spanning areas such as Customer Experience, Product development, Pricing and Corporate strategy.

Nikin received a Masters in Chemical Engineering at Downing College, Cambridge and was awarded the title of Lifetime Scholar of Downing for his academic achievements there.