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Jaiya Bhandari


Jaiya is CFO of the Jewish Community Academy Trust. Jaiya is a chartered accountant who has devoted her career and volunteer work to supporting vulnerable communities in the UK, US

and South America.

After qualifying at EY London’s Financial Services audit practice, she oversaw the national growth of EY Foundation’s social mobility programming and performed due diligence for academy conversions, mergers and free school bids at Ark Schools. With experience as a Finance & Operations Director for a national college, having financial oversight of 19 primary and secondary schools at AET, and as a local governor for a BDMAT academy, she brings a wealth of Academy Trust experience to the JCAT senior leadership team.