Anand is the Chief Executive of the Brightside Trust, a mentoring charity which gives young people the confidence, knowledge and connections to support them into further education and work. Brightside works with 15,000 young people every year.
Anand joined Brightside in February 2015, after five years as Chief Executive of Family and Childcare Trust (and its predecessor organisation Daycare Trust).
He has advised governments in Westminster, Edinburgh and Cardiff on family and childcare policy, and has regularly appeared in the media as an expert and commentator on childcare policy. In particular, he led a successful campaign to extend free childcare provision in Scotland and also secured more funding for childcare for disabled children in England.