FET Members

Our members are statutorily responsible for appointing Trustees/Directors to run Forward Education Trust (FET).

Members of the FET

Constance Anita Henry

Constance is an acknowledged leader with a detail-oriented personality and work ethic, having years of substantial executive leadership accomplishments in regulatory environments.

Constance has worked as a manager for many years in OFCOM, part of the BT Group PLC.

Constance has led the operational performance of c.1000 exchanges and delivery of work to agreed budgets of £22m.

Simon Topman MBE DL – Chair

Simon is a seasoned professional business executive and non-executive leader with a track record of innovation and success in organisations already established and in those starting from scratch needing drive and commitment.

Simon is currently the Managing Director of Acme Whistles and the Chairman of Millennium Point in Birmingham.

Simon also holds the position of Honorary Vice President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Patrick Ricketts FCMI, PG Dip

Patrick is accomplished at delivering strategy for sustainable business growth and people/team development. Has a demonstrable proven track record of customer service performance improvement in executive roles, including FTSE quoted PLCs.

Patrick has extensive commercial experience leading account strategy for multi-million-pound contracts and delivering customer service excellence.

Patrick has strong strategic planning, operations, and commercial skills within UK markets in B2C & B2B markets including the public sector and has significant experience in transformation and change management.

Navdeep Kainth BA (Hons)

Navdeep graduated from London Guildhall University in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Business and has had a career in financial services for over 15 years as an independent financial adviser. Navdeep went on to travel extensively around Europe spending time in mostly Italy and Romania as a consultant to several businesses and has more latterly been a Director and Responsible Person for a pharmaceutical wholesaler.

Navdeep is currently involved in the business development of a new range of food supplements and working with an electric vehicle charging company providing a holistic approach to transitioning to a new lower carbon world.

Register of Business & Pecuniary Interest 2023-24