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Tarun was appointed Non-Executive Director at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in 2016 and Senior Independent Director in 2023. In his role at The Christie, Tarun supports the development of the Trust’s workforce plans and chairs the Workforce Assurance Committee.

Tarun has held a number of senior leadership roles in education, including working as an advisor to the Department for Education. He is the Chief Executive of the Dean Trust, a multi-academy trust established in 2012 that comprises 10 schools located across Manchester, Trafford, Knowsley and Wigan. Here, he has helped to transform exam results and educational outcomes. As well as his educational expertise, Tarun served as the chairman of the FA and Premier League facilities panel – the largest sports charity in the country – and has been on the Manchester United Foundation Board and the board of the Trafford Community Leisure Trust.

Tarun was appointed as the first National Leader of Education (NLE) in the North West and since 2005, he has led on many significant school to school support commissions. In 2008, Tarun was awarded a CBE for services to education and in 2015, he was nominated as one of 250 of the most influential people in Greater Manchester.