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Trustees

Our trustees oversee the strategy and direction of the trust and ensure that the professional staff work in the best interests of the charity.

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the chief executive, principals, and other senior staff.

Academic year 2019-2020

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Professor Colin Diamond CBE

Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham

Member, Waverley Education Foundation 

Member, Victoria College Birmingham 

Dec 2018 -

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member & Chairman, Falcon Education Academies Trust

Mar 2017

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Julian Hanson-Smith

Director, The Mission Group plc 

Director, Apella Advisors Ltd 

Oct 2012  
Helena Mills CBE Chief Executive, Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) Feb 2018 -
Dame Rachel de Souza

Chief Executive, Inspiration Trust

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant) 

Aug 2012 -

David Tibble (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Member, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

Chair & Trustee, Heart Education Trust 

Director, Inspiration Services Ltd (dormant) 

Aug 2012

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Academic year 2018-2019

Name

Relevant interests

Appointed

Left

Prof Colin Diamond CBE Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham Dec 2018 -

David Earnshaw CBE

Chairman, Outwood Grange Academies Trust 

Director, Outwood Grange Services Ltd; and Outwood Grange Education

Member, Academies board, Department for Education

Mar 2017

-

Julian Hanson-Smith

None Oct 2012  

John Hodgson

Chairman, Excess Weather Ltd

Director and shareholder, Sunskia Ltd

Interim director, Canopius

Director and shareholder, We Are The City Ltd

Jan 2015

Dec 2018

Helena Mills CBE Chief executive, Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust Feb 2018 -
Dame Rachel de Souza

Chief executive, Inspiration Trust

Member, Education Honours Committee

Director, Parents and Teachers for Excellence

Trustee, Ambition Institute

Aug 2012 -

David Tibble (Chair)

Member, Inspiration Trust

Trustee, Public Interest Foundation

Aug 2012

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