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Trustees

Our trustees oversee the strategy and direction of the trust and ensure that the professional staff work in the best interests of the charity.

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the chief executive, principals, and other senior staff.

Academic year 2017-2018

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Lord Agnew of Oulton
(Chair until September 2017)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education (from September 2017)

Non-executive director, Ministry of Justice (resigned, September 2017)

Trustee,  Education Policy Institute (resigned, September 2017)

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Vice patron, Norfolk Community Foundation

Aug 2012

-

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member, Academies board, Department for Education

Mar 2017

-

John Hodgson

Chairman, Excess Weather Ltd

Director and shareholder, Sunskia Ltd

Interim director, Canopius

Director and shareholder, We Are The City Ltd

Jan 2015

-

Julian Hanson-Smith

None

Oct 2012

-

Maggie Hollingsworth MBE

None

Jan 2015

Nov 2017

Helena Mills CBE Chief executive, Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust Feb 2018 -
Cathie Paine Deputy chief executive, REAch2 July 2017 Dec 2017
Dame Rachel de Souza

Trustee and member of Education Advisory Group, The Globe

Member, Education Honours Committee

Member, Headteacher Board, East of England & NE London (resigned, September 2017)

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Aug 2012 -

David Tibble (Chair from September 2017)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Aug 2012

-

Academic year 2016-2017

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Attendance

Sir Theodore Agnew (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Non-executive director, Ministry of Justice

Trustee,  Education Policy Institute

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Vice patron, Norfolk Community Foundation

Aug 2012

-

6/6

Samuel Berwick

None

Aug 2015

Aug 2017

4/6

David Earnshaw

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member, Academies board, Department for Education

Mar 2017

-

-

John Hodgson

Chairman, Excess Weather Ltd

Director and shareholder, Sunskia Ltd

Interim director, Canopius

Director and shareholder, We Are The City Ltd

Jan 2015

-

4/6

Julian Hanson-Smith

None

Oct 2012

-

5/6

Maggie Hollingsworth

None

Jan 2015

-

3/6
Cathie Paine Deputy chief executive, REAch2 July 2017 - -
Dame Rachel de Souza

Trustee and member of Education Advisory Group, The Globe

Member, Education Honours Committee

Member, Headteacher Board, East of England & NE London

Member of Project Board, Future Leaders 

Aug 2012 - 6/6

David Tibble

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Aug 2012

-

6/6