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Directors (also known as Trustees)

The remit of Directors

Each Director is:

  • a director of the Academy Trust: the directors are responsible for the governance and supervision of the Academy Trust and its committees (including LGBs) and executives (including the EP and Head of Schools); and
  • a charity trustee with responsibility for protection of the assets of the Academy Trust.

In simple terms, the Directors "manage" the affairs of the Academy Trust and are responsible for its day to day running. 

The appointment of Directors

The Directors shall be appointed in accordance with Articles 46 to 50 of the Articles of Association.

Constitution of the Board of Directors

The Articles require there to be a minimum of three Directors (although the number of Directors is not subject to any maximum). The constitution of the Board of Directors is set out in the Articles. The Board is constituted as follows:

  • Up to 9 directors appointed by the Members;
  • the Executive Principal;
  • a number of Co-opted Directors (appointed by Directors who are not themselves Co-opted Directors).

In accordance with the Articles, the Directors shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among their number each academic year.

A database of the directors can be found by clicking on this link:  Get Information About Schools

The table below has been compiled in accordance with the AFH 2018; it contains the prescribed details of directors who have served at any point in the last 12 months.

This page is updated annually in the autumn term and when any changes are made to director membership.

Current Directors 2019-20

Ray Vango - Chair of Directors
Mary Ellen McCarthy - CEO / Executive Principal / Director
Ian Ingham - Vice-Chair of Directors / Accountant Director
Peter Rodin - Education Director
Alison Osmond - HR Director
Laura Ellis-Philip - Director
Keiran Patel - Director
Elliot Bennett - Finance Director
Louise Sunderland - Director
Tajinder Salotera - Director
Alexandra Williams - Director
Stewart Crook - Director

Name

Date of Appointment & Termination ( if applicable)

Term of Office & Who appointed them

Relevant business & pecuniary interests

Governance roles in other educational institutions

Peter Rodin

24/11/2017

4 years

First Director

No relevant interests to disclose

None outside LLT

Mary Ellen McCarthy

1/10/2013

Ex-officio – Executive Principal

LLT Employee

None outside LLT

Ian Ingham (Vice- chair)

24/11/2017

4 years

First director

No relevant interests to disclose

None outside LLT

Raymond Vango (Chair)

24/11/2017

4 years

First director

No relevant interests to disclose

None outside LLT

Laura Ellis-Philip

10/5/2017

4 years

Members

No relevant interests to disclose

Parent Governor at The Magna Carta School

Alison Osmond

24.11.2017

4 years

Members

No relevant interests to disclose

None outside LLT

Elliot 

Bennett

29/11/2019

4 years

Members

No relevant interests to disclose None outside LLT
Louise Sunderland 29/11/2019

4 years

Members

No relevant interests to disclose None outside LLT

Keiran 

Patel

06/01/2020 4 years co-opted by Directors No relevant interests to disclose None outside LLT
Alexandra Williams 01/09/2020 4 years co-opted by Directors Employee of Schools Alliance for Excellence None outside LLT
Tajinder Salotera 14/09/2020 4 years co-opted by Directors No relevant interests to disclose None outside LLT
Stewart Crook 14/09/2020 4 years co-opted by Directors No relevant interests to disclose None outside LLT
         
Stepped down in last 12 months        
Lawrence Bentley 06.01.2020      
Wendy Walford 06.03.2020      
Wendy Sedgwick 14.09.2020      
         

 

Central Team Role Relevant business & pecuniary interests Governance roles in other educational institutions
Sarah Kober Deputy Executive Principal LLT Employee None outside LLT
Karen Hearty Head of Finance LLT Employee None
Gill Hicks Head of Operations LLT Employee None

Directors Meetings Attended

Meetings Attended / Out of a possible

(2017-18)

Meetings Attended / Out of a possible

(2018-19)

Meetings Attended / Out of a possible

(2019-20)

Peter Rodin

2/3

1/3

3/3

Mary Ellen McCarthy

3/3

3/3

3/3

Ian Ingham (Vice- chair)

2/3

1/3

1/3

Raymond Vango (Chair)

2/3

3/3

3/3

Laura Ellis-Philip

3/3

2/3

3/3

Alison Osmond

1/2

2/3

2/3

Elliot Bennett

_

-

3/3

Louise Sunderland

-

-

2/3

Keiran Patel

-

-

1/2
Alexandra Williams - - -
Tajinder Salotera - - -
Stewart Crook - - -
       

Stepped down in last 12 months

     

Lawrence Bentley

-

-

1/1

Wendy Walford

3/3

2/3

0/1
Wendy Sedgwick 3/3 2/3 1/3

 

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