Aatif Hassan is the Founder and Chairman of Cavendish Education.
Aatif is also Founder and Chairman of Dukes Education Group, which is a mainstream provider of nurseries, schools and colleges as well offering summer schools and university admission consulting.
Growing up with dyslexia, Aatif had to work hard to find his own way to succeed and credits the encouragement and support of his family and school as crucial to this success. He founded the Cavendish Education Group in 2013 with the simple aim to ‘give others the chance to succeed against the odds and in the face of obstacles.’
Aatif is Deputy Chairman of Governors at St. James Independent Schools (including Chairman of the Finance & Estates Committee and Chair of St. James Junior School) and is part of the CReSTeD Council (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils).
He has a first class degree in Mathematics and Economics and a British Army commission, which he uses to work with Army Cadets.