Members

Members

 

Joanne Lucy - Member

Register of Interests: No Declared Interests

Jo Lucy is Executive Director at Riverside Housing Association, leading IT, HR, Business Intelligence and corporate change. She has a long history of working with local schools. Her previous roles include chair of governors for Boughton Heath and Vice Chair of CAT. 

 

Duncan Haworth - Member

Register of Interests: Chair of Governors at Woodfall Primary and Nursery School,  Trustee Neston High School, Vice Chair of Governors, Special School on the Wirral,  Lay Inspector of Schools in Wales, NGA Trust Board Member, Chair of the Cheshire West and Chester Schools Forum, Member of the Executive of the Cheshire West Governance Association

Duncan Haworth has extensive experience of school governance. He is Chair of Governors at Woodfall Primary and Nursery School, is on the Trust Board at Neston High School and also Vice Chair of Governors at a special school on the Wirral. He is a lay inspector of schools in Wales having been involved in over 100 school inspections in the last ten years. Duncan is currently a Trust Board member of the National Governance Association, having been a previous Chair of the organisation. At a more local level Duncan is the current Chair of the CWAC Schools Forum as well as member of the executive of the Cheshire West Governance Association.

 

Andrew Canham - Member

Register of Interests: 

Integrated Reservoir Solutions – Geologist/Director/ Shareholder, Elton Primary and Nursery School – LA governor and Chair of Governors, Utkinson St Pauls Primary – IEB Member, Cheshire West Governance Association - Treasurer 

Andrew is qualified in Earth Sciences to post-graduate level and is a director of two limited companies providing consultancy and analytical work for hydrocarbon exploration and production, mineral extraction and civil engineering companies worldwide.

An experienced Chair of Governors, Andrew’s interests are based around finance and budgeting, effective use of Pupil Premium and SEND, as well as the more general role of providing support and challenge to the SLT and HT in particular. Andrew is also the Treasurer for the Cheshire West Governance Association.

 

Nick Ankers - Member

Register of Interests: No Declared Interests

Nick retired as a Chief Inspector from Cheshire Police in 2011. Since then he has undertaken a number of voluntary sector governance roles including:

A governor with the NHS Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust.

Governor at Kelsall Primary School where he sat on both the Teaching and Learning and Resources (finance) committees before being elected as Chair of Governors. Nick stood down in 2018 after serving two terms of office.

Is currently a trustee with a local brain injury charity, Head Injured People in Cheshire, having been in this role since 2011. One of his responsibilities as the nominated Secretary is to ensure members are informed of the work of trustees to ensure the charity is meeting its strategic goals and objectives.

 

Richard Bowman - Member

Register of Interests: No Declared Interests

Richard is an experienced governor having served as Vice Chair of Governors and Lead Finance Governor at a primary school in Chester. He is a highly skilled, versatile cost management professional with wide ranging private sector experience working for employers, consultants and contractors. Richard has strong construction financial management, contract negotiation and administration skills and has well developed skills in organisational change and problem solving.

 

Terence Harrop - Member

Register of Interests: No Declared Interests

Terence is retired after having served 44 years in the Education Department with Cheshire County Council where he was Senior Business Manager with responsibility for the delivery of all support services.

Terence has significant governance experience having served as a governor at Kelsall Primary School where he was Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. He was Chair of Kelsall Parish Council for eight years and has held a number of governance roles with the Cheshire County Football Association, Sports Cheshire and Mid Cheshire District Football Association. He is currently a member of the Kelsall Community Centre committee with responsibility for upgrading and improving the facilities to ensure access to all members of the community.

 

Alison Ashley - Member

Register of Interests: 

Chair – Adelaide Heath Local Governing Board, Member – Brine Leas MAT LGB, Director, CITA

A former trustee at Cheshire Academies Trust, Alison Ashley has been Head Teacher at Hebden Green for seven years. Over this time the school has been awarded Outstanding in both its school and social care OFSTED inspections. Alison is a Director of CITA teaching school and works regionally and nationally to improve the outcomes for pupils with SEND. She also leads a national and strategic SEND group.