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TRUST MEMBERS


Our members protect the charitable and educational objectives of the trust. They ensure we are keeping to our core purpose and ethos. The members attend an Annual General Meeting (AGM) well as occasional General Meetings.

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Kate Amis

(Trust Member)
 

Senior project manager with a background in secondary education.
Key experience: Project management in the public and private sector. Currently working for Queen Mary University London and the Princes Teaching Institute. Previous roles at The Royal Geographical Society with IBG, The Financial Skills Partnership and Comic Relief.
Key expertise: Managing complex projects; establishing and developing governance structures; leading change; managing difficult situations and relationships.
School governance: Governor/Trustee at Belleville Primary 2001 to 2016; Chair of Governors/Trustees from 2009 to 2016; Member of the Trust since 2011. Designated National Leader of Governance (NLG) in 2012 and has provided significant pro-bono support for many primary schools in London and the South East.

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Hilary Clarke

(Trust Member)


Writer and editor, with a background in architecture and communications
Key experience: Parliamentary reporter for Hansard. Previously worked as head of communications, then head of corporate governance at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; and head of communications at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Co-writer and editor of a number of key publications including “Building Better Primary Schools.” Active experience as a parent governor and PTA chair. 
Key expertise: Communications, governance, premises and environment.
School governance: Governor/Trustee from 2013 to 2019; co-chair of Belleville local governing body from 2017 to 2019; Member of the Trust since 2019.

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Julian Coningham

(Trust Member)


Solicitor with a track record of commitment to equality, diversity and tolerance.
Key experience: Runs his own practice, Coningham’s Solicitors, specialising in human rights law. Has lectured and examined at the College of Law. Trustee of St Mungo’s Broadway from 2006 to 2013 and chair of Homeless Healthcare CIC LTD from 2011 to 2015.
Key expertise: Business management; governance; legal expertise in contracting/ best value tendering, accounting, employment rights and client care.
School governance: Governor/Trustee since 2013; Chair of Trustees since March 2016; Member of the Trust.

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Brian Ledbetter

(Trust Member)


Senior professional in global financial and business development
Key experience: Senior partner at McKinsey and Company, a global management consultancy firm, since 1999. Leads financial service practice and is also a leader in Business Technology. Works with large global financial institutions (FTSE 100 companies) to improve their performance. Formerly European product manager at a US software company.
Key expertise: Financial services; risk management; business development; operations; technology.
School governance: Governor/trustee since 2010; Chair of Finance and Premises Committee; Member of the Trust since April 2017

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Dr Martin Young

(Trust Member)


Experienced academy trust leader
Key experience: Dr Young is the Chief Executive Officer and Federation Principal of the Park Federation, established in 2012. The Park Federation is a community-focused multi academy trust of eight primary schools in Hillingdon (west London) and Slough. Dr Young’s role as Chief Executive builds on many years as a highly successful headteacher.

Key expertise: Educational leadership, multi academy trust development and leadership. 
School governance: Trustee/director of the Park Federation.