Board of Trustees & Register of Interests

The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body of the academy Trust and is accountable and responsible for all the academies equally in the academy Trust. Trustees are unpaid volunteers.

Trustees must carry out the three core governance functions, which are to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the Trust’s schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the Trust and make sure its money is well spent

Trustee / Staff Full Name Specific Responsibility Start Date of Current Term of Office Current Term of Office Ends Business and Pecuniary Interests
Trustee Andrew Sean Mullen Chair of Trust Board 24/09/18 23/09/22 Employee of University of Manchester
Trustee Ronan Brindley Vice Chair of Trust Board; Safeguarding Trustee 05/10/20 04/10/24
Trustee Richard Paver Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee 05/10/20 04/10/24 Combined Authority/AGMA (Treasurer), Commission for the New Economy (Director), Manchester Investment & Development Agency Service Ltd (MIDAS) (Director), Manchester International Festival (Director), MIF Productions Ltd (MIFPL), TfGM (Non Exec. Director), Manchester Growth Company (Audit Committee Membership), Manchester Metropolitan University (Audit Committee Membership); one-off consultancy work for MCC (non-educational)
Trustee Dale Bassett Chair of Standards Committee 24/09/18 23/09/22 Director, Oxford International AQA Examinations Ltd.; Trustee, National Baccalaureate Trust; Member, Compass Schools Trust
Trustee Sandra Milne 12/12/19 11/12/23 Director, Oxford International AQA Examinations Ltd.; Trustee, National Baccalaureate Trust; Member, Compass Schools Trust
Trustee Emma Antrobus Chair of Policy Committee; Chair of LHS Academy Committee 24/09/18 23/09/22 Member of Kingsway Community Trust
Trustee Elaine Ferneley Chair of WRHS Academy Committee 21/11/19 20/11/23
Trustee Emma McLaren 05/05/20 04/05/24 Senior Vice Principal at Manchester Enterprise Academy; Governor at Piper Hill High School
Trustee Janet Doherty 22/09/21 21/09/25
Staff Damian Owen Chief Executive Officer & Accounting Officer 01/06/21 Chief Executive Officer of Greater Manchester Education Trust


Attendance at Meetings

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

Real World Learning Awards Winner 2021 logo Confederation of School Trusts logo The East Manchester Academy logo Levenshulme High School logo Whalley Range 11-18 High School logo Whalley Range Sixth Form College logo