Max Lami Appointed as New Member of the Chelsea Academy Governing Board

Max Lami Appointed as New Member of the Chelsea Academy Governing Board


The Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Europe Ltd and member of the Management Committee of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, Max Lami ( ) is the newly appointed trustee of the Chelsea Academy governing board.

Chelsea Academy is an Ofsted outstanding secondary school situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  The Academy which was opened in September 2009, cultivates high academic standards, and through with its Christian ethos, prides itself in the way it develops “the whole child into someone who will be successful in the real world.”  In March 2017, the Academy achieved the prestigious National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) Challenge Award, for ‘excellence in provision for able, gifted and talented pupils’.  The Principal, governors and leadership team where commended for having “created an environment in which staff and students can have high expectations of themselves and of one another”.

The Chelsea Academy’s governing board, is made up of twelve trustees including staff members, parents and private sponsors.  The Academy is primarily sponsored by both the Church of England and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  The Academy has also established the Chelsea Academy Foundation which aims to raise additional funds for various activities, and to develop facilities onsite that enhance the educational and life experiences of its students.  During 2016-17 academic year, the Foundation raised over £96,000 which enabled Chelsea Academy to provide a wide range of activities, particularly for students whose financial position would have prevented them from participating in those activities.

A resident of Chelsea himself, Max Lami, is evidently passionate about giving back to his local community.  As sponsor of the Chelsea Academy, with over 24 years’ experience in investment banking and serving in wealth management boards, his contribution as a member of the governing board will most certainly add real value to the Academy’s overall vision.




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