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Governance

MEMBERS AND TRUSTEES

Members 

The Members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint some of the trustees and the right to amend the trust's articles of association. They are required to meet annually.

Paul Marray

Paul Marray

Chair of Members and Trustees

Date of appointment Member: October 2016

Date of appointment Trustee: September 2019

Term of office: 4 Years

Paul has over 30 years of experience working for a wide range of organisations, which include, the film industry, advertising, print and the public sector. He currently runs a company which specialises in designing and delivering change programmes for clients. He lives and work in South London and is really excited about how schools can make a real positive difference to young people's lives, providing them with the skills and confidence to build fulfilled and exciting futures.

Adrian Sparks

Adrian Sparks

Member and Trustee

Date of appointment Member: December 2016

Date of appointment Trustee: December 2020

Term of office: 4 Years

Adrian has been a governor of John Donne Primary School for seven years. He has had many business roles including Station Manager Peckham Rye. Recently, he has worked with Local government delivering telecommunication services. With over eight years experience managing two successful UK startups, he wishes to use his experience to help build a solid educational platform for young Londoners enabling them to launch their chosen vocation or career.

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

Member

Date of appointment: December 2016

Kevin Rose is a parent governor at John Donne Primary School and chair of its Finance, Resource and Audit Committee. He has a daughter in year four and a son in year two. He has been a business and finance journalist for 20 years. He has written for national newspapers and edited trade magazines and websites. He is currently co-owner of a business to business publisher.

Maurice East

Maurice East

Member 

Date of appointment: December 2016

Maurice is the Chair of Governors at John Keats Primary School and a property developer and professional landlord with an MA International Politics and Strategic Studies. He has overseen a number of large scale renovation projects which involved putting contracts out to tender, liaising with builders, surveyors, engineers and architects as well as organising and running site operations. He has managed many projects, giving advice on purchasing and renovating residential property.

Evelyn Holdsworth

Evelyn Holdsworth

Member

Date of appointment: December 2019

Evelyn was a headteacher for over 26 years. Evelyn’s expertise is in governance, leadership, academy development and curriculum development. Since Evelyn retired in 2017 she has become a member of the LETTA Trust and is now vice-chair of Governors at St Tomas More Catholic College in Eltham.

Trustees 

The Trustees are responsible for the same three core governance functions performed by the governing body in a maintained school:

  • Setting the direction
  • Holding the Chief Executive Officer to account
  • Ensuring financial pobity

Alison Griffiths

Alison Griffiths

Trustee and Chair of Standards & Achievements

Date of appointment: December 2020

Term of office: 4 Years

Alison has worked in Higher Education since 2004 and is current Head of Teacher Education at Goldsmiths, University of London where she oversees the Primary and Secondary Teacher Education Partnership. Prior to this she worked as a teacher and leader in Primary schools in North Wales and London.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller

Trustee and Chair of Goose Green Governing Body

Date of appointment: September 2019

Term of office: 2 Years

Rob has lived in East Dulwich since 2001 and is a parent governor at Goose Green Primary School. Rob works as an ICT director in local government, which involves working with a wide range of public services leading service improvement and transformation, and his previous career experience includes working in the retail and entertainment industries.

Eileen O'Mahony

Eileen O'Mahony

Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of Strategy Commitee

Date of appointment: December 2020

Term of office: 4 Years

Eileen has worked within the IT service industry for over 20 years. She is currently the General Manager for a London-based Software Service Provider. Over the past 20 years she has worked across Europe in a variety of roles delivering consultancy services to and managing large scale and complex IT projects for numerous organisations in the public and private sectors. She regularly speaks at IT conferences and delivers presentations on the ROI of IT investments.

Fleur Nieboer

 

Fleur Nieboer

Trustee and Chair of Finance, Risk & Audit Commitee

Date of appointment: December 2020

Term of office: 4 Years

Fleur is a chartered accountant and works as a partner in the Public Sector Audit department at KPMG in Canary Wharf. Fleur has a portfolio of internal and external audit clients in the healthcare, education and charity sectors. Fleur qualified in 2002 and has been working at KPMG for the past 15 years. As well as her audit experience she also specialises in providing support and advice to not for profit organisations on their risk management and governance structures. Fleur lives in South East London and is the parent of a son in year four.

Chris Owen

Chris Owen

Trustee and Chair of Childeric Governing Body

Date of appointment: December 2020

Term of office: 2 Years

Chris is the Chair of Governors at Childeric Primary School. Chris has Extensive experience in observing teaching and learning and supporting serving teachers and trainees to improve their professional practice through lesson observations, performance management, coaching and professional development.

Dr Yvonne Ndifor

 

Dr Yvonne Ndifor

Trustee

Date of appointment: October 2019

Term of office: 4 Years

Yvonne joined Challenge Partners as Head of Finance and Operations in July 2018, where she oversees Finance, HR and IT Yvonne is passionate about cross-sector partnerships that enable transformative social change, especially for young people and those from disadvantaged communities. Yvonne is a Chartered Accountant (FCCA), holds a Ph.D in Management from University of Kent-Canterbury and an MBA in Financial Services. Outside work, she enjoys cooking, dancing and travelling.