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Trustees

First name: Trust
Last name: Board
Job title: Trustees
First name: Trust
Last name: Board
Job title: Trustees

Trust Board - Trustees

The corporate management and trustee responsibility for the Trust is vested in the Trustees, who are also the company Directors registered with Companies House.

Neil Collins

Member and Chair of Trustees – Previously chair of Wymondham High Academy Trust and then the ieTrust multi-academy trust since 2013. He is a company director of an education-based software company, Ortoo Technologies Ltd (one of their key products is GovernorHub). Chair of Wymondham High Academy Trust (2013-2016). Previous chair at Long Stratton High School (2004-2010).

Jeff Lansdell

 Has held senior corporate positions in blue chip company, Aviva, including head of operations, finance business partner, project manager. Previous vice chair and governor of Wymondham High since 2014. Current Chair of Governors at Wymondham High Academy (2016 – date).

Robert Linnell

An educational consultant working with schools across all sectors of education. Is supporting the conversion of a primary school in Tower Hamlets to an academy and forming a new MAT. Mr Linnell is also a director of Eteach, an international teacher recruitment company. Previously head teacher of a secondary school for 15 years (Ash Manor School), chair of governors of both a secondary (Jubilee High School) and a special school. Has acted as a school improvement partner to several secondary schools and is a former NPQH tutor and consultant.

Michael Bolger

Michael set up Badger Associates Ltd in 2001 offering executive and specialist recruitment to many of the regional major employers and is now Chairman. Expertise lies in People Management and Development, Human Resources and Recruitment. Getting the best from all the people we have working within the organisation for the ultimate benefit of the children.

Andrew Rowley

Vice Chair – Former chair of trustees at Mid-Norfolk Academy Trust (MNAT). A qualified Chartered Accountant, Andrew has held a number of board level consultancy and interim Director Roles across Europe, America and the Middle East, concentrating on Finance and I.T. Andrew has successfully managed major building projects and international corporate restructurings. More recently, Andrew managed his own business, successfully selling this following a 500% increase in turnover. Now retired, Andrew is passionate about the value of education and training to meet the current and future needs of business sector.

Leda Tarabay

Former vice-chair of MNAT Trustees. Leda qualified as a Chartered Public Financial Accountant whilst working in the West Midlands. Moving back to Norfolk in the 1980s Leda worked for Norwich City Council before setting up a successful restaurant in Norwich. After selling the business, Leda is now semi-retired and is Honorary Treasurer to Norwich Preservation Trust Ltd.

Rob Waller

Rob has held several senior positions working within manufacturing and the business services sector before moving into marketing and management consultancy. He has also worked in Further Education as a tutor and programme manager for business and MBA courses. Most recently Rob has been working as a professional development practitioner and as an assessor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Trustee Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a number of volunteer Trustee positions. Trustees are expected to contribute to the governance of the Trust through their membership of our Board and through active roles on our Committees. We are looking for Trustees with backgrounds in Primary Education, Further Education, Law, Marketing, HR, Health & Safety.

Should you be interested in supporting out Trust and Academies in this way please use the contact us page.