Trustees

Trustees

Janet Myers

Trustee appointed by Trustees

Term of Office: 04/05/2018 - 03/05/2022

Register of Interests:

NGA Consultant Trainer

NGA Regional Lead

Chair, Cheshire West Governance Association

Trustee, The Oldfield Trust

Janet is a governance professional with multi-disciplinary background including project management, customer service and marketing. Expert at taking a strategic vision and turning it into manageable, deliverable projects, Janet works as a freelance consultant trainer for the National Governance Association, providing bespoke support and training for governing boards and delivering training for the NGA Inspiring Governance programme in the North West region.

Alison Brennan

Vice Chair of the Trust Board

Chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committee

Co-opted Trustee

Term of Office: 19/01/2021 - 18/01/2025

Register of Interests: None

Alison is a partner in the corporate team of DTM Legal LLP, a commercial law firm with offices in Chester and Liverpool. Recommended in the last 6 editions of the Legal 500 and noted as being a “first class lawyer with strong commercial acumen”, Alison has more than 15 years’ experience advising businesses of all shapes and sizes and enjoys helping her clients to put in place and maintain a structure and legal framework to promote success and growth in a way that works for them. Her clients include a number of charities and not for profit organisations and Alison is also DTM Legal LLP’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (“COLP”) responsible for ensuring that the firm complies with its regulatory obligations. Alison has two children at Boughton Heath Academy.

Janet Sandford

Chair of the Resources Committee

Co-opted Trustee

Term of Office: 12/10/2018 - 11/10/2022

Register of Interests: None

Janet is an HR professional with over 20years experience working with both blue chip and SME businesses. Most recently operating at leadership level within professional services organisations, she is a specialist in talent management and people development with a long held interest in the connectivity between education and employment.

Martin Huber

Co-opted Trustee

Term of Office: 19/01/2021 - 18/01/2025

Register of Interests: None

Martin was appointed to the role of Trustee in January 2017 following a 34 year career in banking. A strong background in risk management, Martin has undertaken a number of senior leadership roles and has extensive experience of business turnaround, restructuring and delivering change. He is currently a Restructuring and Risk executive with a local investment bank and a Subject Matter Expert with the Chartered Banker publication. His wider community experience includes a commitment to and a recognition of, the value of local sport, particularly to children. Martin is a keen supporter, past treasurer and current first team manager of Chester Boughton Hall C.C. and presently sits on the Executive Committee at Chester Rugby Club with responsibility for Projects.

Rob Hughes

Co-opted Trustee

Term of Office: 05/12/2018 - 04/12/2022

Register of Interests: None

Rob is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Deloitte before moving into industry roles in SMEs and larger corporate entities. He has experience in audit, corporate finance and investor relations and is Head of Finance at a freight logistics company, Quality Freight (UK), based in Ellesmere Port. Rob has three children, all of whom attend Boughton Heath Academy

Peter Woodhouse

Co-opted Trustee

Term of Office: 23/10/2019 - 22/10/2023

Register of Interests:

Parent governor at The Learning Alliance

Peter has a professional background in planning, property development and urban regeneration having worked in the public and private sectors and as a freelance consultant. Experienced in strategy and visioning he also focuses on implementation through strong programme and project management.

Peter served as a governor in a primary school for 7 years of which he was Chair for 4 years during which time he oversaw significant changes to the management of the school and in outcomes for children. The Governing Body work was recognised by the NGA through an Outstanding Governance Award in 2019.

Emlyn Wright

Term of Office : 06/11/2020 - 05/11/2024

Co-opted Trustee

Register of Interests:

Emlyn Wright Education - freelance education consultancy

Senior Service Lead - Education and Standards for Wigan Council

Governor at The Mosslands School, Wirral

Emlyn is an education professional with 20 years experience, including leadership of a Teaching School Alliance and two headships (maintained and academy) in the secondary sector.

Emlyn is skilled in all aspects of education but specialises in education leadership and strategy, self evaluation and subsequent action/development planning, preparing for Ofsted inspection, curriculum and integrated financial planning, improving teaching and learning, high-impact pupil premium strategy and whole school and pupil-level progress data systems, analysis and associated interventions.

Emlyn now works as a freelance consultant, providing wide ranging support to secondary and primary schools across the North West region.

Mike Giffin

Term of Office : 06/11/2020 - 05/11/2024

Co-opted Trustee

Register of Interests: None

Mike is a Management Consultant with over 20 years experience helping clients design and deliver Transformation Programmes. Prior to this Mike served for 7 years as an Army Officer. His experience covers strategy, operational excellence, organizational and leadership development, governance and change management. In 2015 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is passionate about sport and coaches junior football and rugby teams.

Geoff Mason

Term of Office: 08/12/2020 - 07/12/2024

Co-opted Trustee

Register of Interests: Daughter Works at Bexton Primary School

Over a long career that has focused primarily on Information Technology, Banking, Utilities and Consultancy, Geoff has worked across many organisations, large and small, in the UK, across most European countries and in North America.

Geoff has coached many senior managers on business change and effective leadership and have extended this at times, to teach at several Sixth Form Colleges and Universities.

Now semi-retired Geoff took the opportunity a few years ago to become a Governor at Manor Park School in Knutsford where he used his experiences of management, leadership, coaching, strategic planning, finances and communication.

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