Shila Malhotra

Director of People

Shila Malhotra is The White Horse Federation’s Director of People. She is responsible for leading the HR team in enabling staff across the whole Trust to continue school improvement and delivering the best outcomes for every child.

Before joining The White Horse Federation, Shila was HR Director at the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust, where she developed the trust’s HR systems, processes, and strategy from scratch. Prior to this, she helped deliver positive primary care outcomes in the NHS as the Head of HR at Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust.

Shila has a Degree in Business Studies, a Masters in Human Resources Management, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Shila has a passion for making a difference in her local community, and alongside her work has spent considerable time as a school governor and continues to act as an advisor to a number of schools and HR colleagues within her professional networks.


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