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Trustees

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Nigel Daniel

Chair

Nigel recently retired from National Westminster Bank where he was a Relationship Director for large clients and has experience of setting up Multi Academy trusts. Nigel spent 15 years with the NATO ACE Mobile Force & was an Executive Member for RAHS. Nigel has acted as a non executive Director and treasurer for other management companies.

Committees

Admissions

HR and Remuneration

Ethos, Learning and Achievement

North HUB Link Trustee

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John Jeffery

Vice Chair

Now a School Improvement Consultant across Somerset, it has been my privilege to work in schools for 35 years, including serving four communities as a Head teacher. The key role schools play in developing and nurturing the potential of the young people, is a huge responsibility and source of delight. I am a devoted husband, father and grandfather. As a Quaker, I believe there is something sacred in all people. My interests include reading, gardening and supporting Chelsea Football Club (but no one is perfect!).

Committees
Ethos, Learning and Achievement

South Somerset HUB Link Trustee

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Rosemary Bailey

Trustee

After becoming a National Leader of Education, Rosemary became part of a project to publish ideas and experiences in a book called ‘The Adventurous School’.

Committees
Ethos, Learning and Achievement (Chair)

South Somerset HUB Link Trustee

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Oliver Cofler

Trustee

Oliver is an engineer by training, and has worked in industry during all of his career. He has extensive experience of governance and performance, and is keen to use his experience to support education.

Committees
Finance and Audit

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Roger Eggleton

Trustee

Roger is a semi-retired CIPFA qualified accountant with 37 years of Local Government experience of which the last 20 years were spent on Education/Children’s Services funding.and Head of Children’s Services Finance for North Somerset Council. Since retiring he has been working as a consultant on a number of projects and producing a number of briefing papers on the reform of Education Funding.

Committees
Finance and Audit (Chair)

HR and Remuneration

Taunton HUB Link Trustee

 

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David Heath

Trustee

David Heath was for eighteen years the Member of Parliament for the Somerton & Frome constituency, and served as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and Minister of Agriculture. Born in Westbury sub Mendip, near Wells, he qualified as an optician before becoming Leader of the County Council, Chair of the Education Committee, and Chair of the Avon & Somerset Police Authority. He retired from the House of Commons in 2015, and is currently a non-executive director of a number of national and local bodies.

Committees
HR and Remuneration (Chair)

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Duncan MacRae

Trustee

Duncan MacRae is Headteacher of Enmore Primary School, just west of Bridgwater. Enmore was one of the first primary schools to become an academy, opening in September 2011. Enmore made the move without a sponsor whilst retaining their Church of England status.

Committees
Ethos, Learning and Achievement

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James McGillivray

Trustee

James is an architect with 25 years’ experience in a variety of sectors and is a director of a thirty strong architectural practice with a specialism in the design of education buildings. He has also acted as a visiting examiner for the University of Bath and the University of Westminster.

Committees
Finance and Audit

Bath HUB Link Trustee

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Gill Minns

Trustee

Gill has lived in Somerset for the past 25 years, and her children all attended local schools. They were taught by some inspirational teachers who lay the foundations for a lifetime love of learning. A Human Resource specialist with over 10 years board level experience gained by working for two Animal Charities based in the South West. Gill now uses this experience as a freelance Consultant to support leadership teams in a wide variety of organisations on the development and implementation of people strategy and business plans and works with managers to find solutions to complex people management issues.

Committees
HR and Remuneration

Link Trustee at Churchfield Church School

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Ruth Newton

Trustee

Ruth retired after 16 happy years of headship in two North Somerset Church Schools. During her time in education she was a SIAMS Inspector for many years and has also been a member of The Diocesan Heads Advisory Group and represented the diocese on both North Somerset SSF and SACRE. Most recently she has served as a governor of a local church school including a period as Chair. Currently she is one of 2 Link Directors for the BWMAT schools in the North Somerset area.

Committees

Admissions

Finance and Audit

North HUB Link Trustee

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Dr Alexander Priest

Trustee

Having started as a Cancer Research Chemist at Oxford University and Chief Executive of an educational charity in the City of London, Alexander recently left a career in law to become Chief Executive of Mind (the mental health charity) in South Somerset. He serves as Chairman of Wessex Scouts and is an adoptive parent at a Bath and Wells Academy school.

Committees

Admissions

HR and Remuneration

Finance and Audit

South Somerset HUB Link Trustee

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Wendy Simmons

Trustee

Wendy is a retired Head teacher of two Church of England Junior Schools, Widcombe, Bath and St Benedict’s, Glastonbury. Wendy has a National Professional qualification for Head teachers, Tutor and Assessor, an OFSTED inspector and is currently a SIAMS inspector and School Appeals Panel chair person.

Committees

Admissions

Ethos, Learning and Achievement

Bath HUB Link Trustee

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Philip Bowditch

CEO

Philip Bowditch has been Chief Executive Officer of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust since June 2016.

Committees
ALL

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Anthony Fletcher Rogers

Elected LGB Chair Representative (On Board of Trustees)

To follow.