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Trust Governance Information

TRUSTEES

Mr Jay Mercer (Chair)
Term of Office (4-year term): 16.03.2021 – 15.03.2025
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Councillor, West Sussex County Council (Local Authority), since 2021
– Director, Fresh Traditions Ltd (Interior Design), since 2021
– Director, Collective Wisdom Ltd (Education Consultancy), since 2013
– Director, Kinder Living CIC (Sustainability consultancy and training), since 2020
– Governor, St Andrew’s Primary School, Nuthurst (Primary School), since 2020
– Committee Member, Monks Gate Residents’ Association (Community Group), since 2014
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 3 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2021-22):
Remuneration: 1 of 1
Chairs: 3 of 3
Safeguarding Oversight: 1 of 3
Standards & Quality: 1 of 1.

Ms Yolande Burgess
Term of Office (4-year term): 30.06.2020 – 29.06.2024
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Employee, London Councils (London Local Government), since 01.04.2010
– Trustee, London Funders (Charity), since 18.12.2017
– Governor, Ambitious College, (Specialist FE College) since 17.06.2015
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 2 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2021-22):
Audit: 2 of 3.

Mr Stephen Lawes
Term of Office (4-year term): 16.03.2021 – 15.03.2025
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Director, Langley House Trust (Supported Housing), since 20.05.2019
– Trustee, Clean Sheet (Ex-Offender Employment Services), since 26.09.2019
– Trustee, Amen Corner Trust (Supporting Advancement of Christian Faith), since 17.11.2011
– Director, Aldsworth Manor Farm Ltd (Farming / Property), since 11.03.1998
– Consultant, Stewardship Services (UKET) Ltd (Promotes and facilitates generous giving), since 11.10.2017
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 3 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2021-22):
Remuneration: 1 of 1.
Audit: 3 of 3.
Finance & Resources: 3 of 3.

Mrs Barbara McIntosh
Term of Office (4-year term): 11.05.2021 – 10.05.2025
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Chair of Local Governing Body of Unified Academy (Special School), since 01.01.2021
– Vice-Chair, LB Sutton Health and Wellbeing Board (HSC Regulation), since 2019
– Member, LB Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board (Local Authority), since 2016
– Chair, Healthwatch Sutton, (Evaluation of NHS and Social Care), since 2020
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 3 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2021-22):
Safeguarding Oversight: 2 of 3.

Mrs Helen Norris, MBE
Appointed by: Members
Term of office (4-year term): 10.10.2021 – 09.12.2025
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Chair of Governors, Nexus Foundation Special School, since September 2020
– Co-Chair of Trustees, East Surrey Mencap, since 2018.
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 3 of 3 meetings.
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2021-22):
Quality & Standards: 0 of 1.

Mr John Prior (CEO)
Appointed by: Members
Term of office (4-year term): 17.09.2019 – 16.09.2023
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
–  Spouse is a headteacher of Brooklands School, Surrey (maintained special school);
–  Sister is Head of Corporate Governance in OHC&AT, since September 2013
–  Brother-in-Law is the Health & Safety Advisor for OHC&AT, since March 2017
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 3 of 3 meetings.

Directors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

Mr Kevin Finnigan 
Term of Office (4-year term): 16.03.2021 – 31.07.2022
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Managing Director, KF Associates (Education Improvement), since 2014
– Trustee, Colchester Sixth Form College (FE), since 2014
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2021-22): 1 of 3 meetings.

MEMBERS

Mr Jay Mercer
Date of appointment: 03.04.2014
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Councillor, West Sussex County Council (Local Authority), since 2021
– Director, Fresh Traditions Ltd (Interior Design), since 2021
– Director, Collective Wisdom Ltd (Education Consultancy), since 2013
– Director, Kinder Living CIC (Sustainability consultancy and training), since 2020
– Governor, St Andrew’s Primary School, Nuthurst (Primary School), since 2020
– Committee Member, Monks Gate Residents’ Association (Community Group), since 2014.

Mr Simon Vines
Date of appointment: 01.09.2021
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments: Nil.

Mr Ivan Pryce
Date of appointment: 01.01.2022
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments:
– CEO, Auriga Academy Trust, since November 2020
– Headteacher, Strathmore School, since January 2010
– Governor, Sybil Elgar School, since July 2019.

Mr Mark Malcomson
Date of appointment: 01.09.2022
Business Interests / Roles held at other educational establishments: To follow.

Ms Julie Avis (representative for Orchard Hill College)
Date of appointment: 24.02.21
Business Interests/ Roles held at other educational establishments: Nil.

Members who have stepped down in the last 12 months:

None.

 

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