Members & Trustees

Mr Paul Chandler, Member

As a Headteacher with over 20 years’ experience, Paul has developed and led a partnership of 24 clusters of Kent schools with the remit of improving standards. Founder and co-chair of Network Learning Community. Chair of Sevenoaks Heads. Paul has been involved in Governance for over 30 years.

Mrs Sue Charman, Member

Sue is the Managing Director of a SME business. She has experience of finance, payroll, VAT and accounting in large organisations with multi-million-pound turnovers.  Sue has extensive experience in budgeting, growth and risk planning and assessment.

Dr Michael Jones, Member

Dr Michael Jones is an Emeritus Reader in Molecular Medicine at Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine.  He has extensive experience in university teaching and genetic research.  He has experience in a state funded organisation, and has previous experience of governance of both maintained and academy schools.

Mrs Amy Webber, Member

Amy has experience of finance/ stock exchange/ international finance markets in roles as Executive Director for Futures & Options and Operations Director in Multi-National Banks such as Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.  She has experience of multi-national markets through postings across EU and USA.

Mrs Paula Farrow, Trustee, CEO

Paula has over 21 years’ experience as a Headteacher in schools across inner London and Bromley.  Her roles as a National Leader of Education and an Ofsted Inspector have led to improving standards in schools across the country.  She is a member of the Regional Schools Commission.    

Mrs Ann Golding, Member, Chair of Trustees

Ann has many years experience of education leadership as an Executive Headteacher and most recently as Director of Academies.  Her knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and compliance have led to improved outcomes in Trust schools.

Mrs Naomi Kimber, Trustee

Naomi has experience of school governance in both Maintained and Academy schools.  She is an SEND specialist and has a depth of understanding of SEND legal framework.  Naomi’s previous experience with problem solving, communication and multi-disciplinary working as an NHS Clinician is invaluable when working with the Trust.

Mrs Jennifer Millins, Trustee

Jennifer is a lawyer who specialises in employment law. She currently runs the Non-Executive Director programme at a prominent law firm, Mischon de Reya.  She has experience of the education sector from advising schools in HR, reputation management and crisis management.

Mrs Eileen O'Mahony, Trustee

Eileen has worked in the IT service industry for over 20 years.  She is currently the General Manager for a London-based Software Service provider.  She has worked across Europe in a variety of roles, delivering consultancy services to and managing large-scale and complex IT projects for numerous organisations in the public and private sectors.  She regularly speaks at IT conferences and delivers presentations on the ROI of IT investments.  She has previously been a Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of Strategy Committee for a Multi-Academy Trust.

Mr David Stacey, Trustee

David was a Director of SME International Schools Business Marketing and Finance for a group of International schools.

He was responsible for planning and the delivery of international education programmes.  He has Governance experience both of maintained and Academy Schools.

Mrs Dee Townsend, Trustee

Dee is a Chartered accountant who specialised in the health sector for the last 30 years and is passionate about education. She is also a trustee at St League, a charity that focusses on getting young unemployed people into education, training or employment using the power of sport and a trustee at St Christopher's Hospice.