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DIRECTORS

1) Mr Jay Mercer (Chair)
Term of Office (4-year term): 03.04.2017-02.04.2021
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests: NIL
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2017-18): 2 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2017-18): Remuneration 0 of 1 meeting; Chairs’ Committee 1 of 1 meeting

2) Mr Kevin Finnigan
Term of Office (4-year term): 17.03.2017-16.03.2021
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests:
– Managing Director of KF Associates (Education Improvement)
Attendance – Board Meetings (2017-18): 0 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2017-18): Audit 3 of 3 meetings

3) Mr Stephen Lawes
Term of Office (4-year term)17.03.2017-16.03.2021
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests:
– Employee Lewisham/Southwark College (Senior Management)
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2017-18): 3 of 3 meetings
Attendance – Committee Meetings (2017-18): Remuneration 1 of 1 meeting; Audit 3 of 3 meetings

4) Ms Yolande Burgess
Term of Office (4-year term): 30.06.2016 – 29.06.2020
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests:
– Employee of London Councils(interest commenced April 2010)
Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Governor at Ambitious College, specialist FE College (interest commenced June 2015)
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2017-18): 3 of 3 meetings

5) Mrs Barbara McIntosh
Term of Office (4-year term): 12.05.2017- 11.05.2021
Appointed by: Members
Business Interests:
– Trustee, HFT, Learning Disability provider (interest commenced 2008)
– Trustee, Richard James Trust, Mental health and LD Provider(interest commenced 2005)
– Director, Healthwatch, Sutton-Health regulator (interest commenced 2013)
Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Chair of the Local Governing Body of Nightingale Academy, Wandsworth (school within the Trust)
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2017-18): 2 of 3 meetings

6) Dr Caroline Allen (CEO)
Appointed: 05.04.2013 (Ex-officio)
Business Interests/Roles held at other educational establishments: as listed above
Attendance: Family Board Meetings (2017-18) 3 of 3 meetings
Attendance: Committee Meetings (2017-18) ALL

Directors who have stepped down in the past 12 months:

Mr Roger Mills
Date of appointment: 26.11.2015
Date stepped down: 01.09.2018
Business Interests:
– Chairman and Non-Executive Director, Cygnet IT CIC, School IT and Software Development (interest commenced April 2014)
– Encompass LATC, Non-Executive Director (interest commenced January 2017)
– Trustee – Riverside Community Centre(interest commenced January 2017)
– Sutton Voice CIC, Owner/Founder (interest commenced May 2013)
Roles held at other educational establishments:
– Trustee at Greenshaw Learning Trust, Multi Academy Trust
– Interim Chair of The Local Governing Body of The Link Secondary School (school within the Trust) (September 2017)
Attendance – Family Board Meetings (2017-18): 2 of 3 meetings

MEMBERS

1) Mr Ken Coello (Chair)
Date of appointment: 05.04.2013
Business Interests: NIL

2) Mr Jay Mercer
Date of appointment: 03.04.2014
Business Interests:
– Director Collective Wisdom Ltd, education and design consultancy (interest commenced 2007)
– Spouse is also Director

3) Dr Kafui Tay
Date of appointment: 19.01.2016
Business Interests:
– Director, Off the Record, youth counselling, Croydon (interest commenced April 2014)
– Director, The Change Foundation, youth charity (interest commenced June 2015)
– Director/owner, Catalyst Risk Consulting Ltd (interest commenced October 2017)

4) Steve Howlett
Date of appointment: 26.09.18

Members who have stepped down in the last 12 months:

Mr Richard Carter
Date of appointment: 05.04.2013
Date stepped down: 31.08.2018
Business Interests: NIL

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of OHC&AT will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.   We are looking forward to a bright future as part of the OHC&AT family.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

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