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Thomas Deacon Education Trust


Mohamed Mavani - Chair

After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University, Mohamed qualified as a Chartered Accountant in September 2001, completing his training with PKF in Nottingham before moving to KPMG. Mohamed joined Moore Stephens as Audit Manager in April 2005.

Mohamed became an Associate in July 2010 and was promoted to partner in April 2015.

Mohamed leads on audit activity for the Moore Stephens office, looking after a wide range of clients. He is responsible for the control of audit assignments, ensuring they are delivered efficiently and on time. He undertakes various audit, due diligence and consultancy assignments and regularly advises clients on internal control systems and their effectiveness.

Mohamed is the Education Sector specialist for the East Midlands, acting as Audit Partner for all the firm’s Academy and MAT clients. His sector experience also includes charities, manufacturing and construction.

Darren Bridger 

Darren was raised and educated in Peterborough and has a background in business-to-business sales and distribution management.

For the past 15 years, Darren has been the driving force behind his own coatings company based in Leicester. The business, as well as establishing a strong reputation within its industry, supplying services to clients in various sectors including retail and construction, has also served as a platform for employing and training school leavers, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing them with valuable skills and opportunities.

In addition to running the coatings company, Darren has also successfully launched and managed an eCommerce venture.

In his spare time, Darren is a keen runner and hill walker, having completed several challenging events such as the 190-mile Coast to Coast walk and the New York Marathon.