Bindu's academic background is in Economics with a special interest in Development Economics, with a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Development Studies.
Completing a PGCE at London University, Bindu's career began in Further Education, working at City of Westminster College for 2 years as a Co-ordinating Lecturer in Economics and Business Studies, teaching on a range of vocational and academic programmes and professional qualifications.
Bindu currently works as a Director at Exeter City Council with strategic responsibility for the Council’s Housing Stock, Strategic Housing, Planning, Housing Needs and Homelessness, Customer Services, Welfare Reform, Revenues, Benefits and Business Rates. Having been in Local Government leadership for 18 years, Bindu has led various services including Business Transformation through service review and redesign, ICT, Human Resources, Corporate Planning, Strategic Partnerships, Crime Reduction and Community Involvement.
With an Institute of Leadership & Management Level 7 Award in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Bindu has worked with colleagues in public services as well as the private sector to add support in realizing their leadership potential.
Bindu is currently Chair of the Governing Body of St Peter's Church of England High School in Exeter. As part of her role on the Board of Governors for Exeter College, Bindu chairs the Quality & Standards Committee.
Bindu lives in Exeter with her husband with their son reading Maths at Bristol University, having attended the Exeter Mathematics School.