• Members and Trustees
Mr David Gask

Mr David Gask

Chairman of Trust Board

Member and Trustee

David worked in industry for over 30 years with Ford Motor Company and held management positions in Business Planning, Project Management and Engineering both in the UK and the US. Last position, before taking early retirement, was Manager of Powertrain Engineering for Small Cars in Europe.

He has been on the Board of Colchester Institute for a number of years.

Mrs Angela Hicks

Mrs Angela Hicks

Chair of Educational Standards & Performance Committee

Member and Trustee

Angie spent fifteen years as a successful Deputy and Headteacher in separate primary schools in Essex. She then joined the Local Authority as a Senior School Development Adviser and, subsequently, a School Improvement Partner.

From 2012 Angie became an independent consultant, supporting school leaders and governing bodies in Essex and beyond.

Mr Brian Pentelow

Mr Brian Pentelow

Chair of Risk & Audit Committee

Member and Trustee

Brian is a professional chemist specialising in food flavouring and has worked in the food flavouring industry for many years. Recently he has set up his own consultancy.

Mr Trevor Parrott

Mr Trevor Parrott

Chairman of Finance & HR Committee

Member and Trustee 

Trevor came into School Governance shortly after taking early retirement from the UK Gas Industry, where he held numerous Operational and Management posts, both locally and nationally, over a period of 26 years.

Mr Barry Crawford

Mr Barry Crawford


Member

Barry is a new appointee. He is an experienced lawyer with specialisms in education and employment law, who has recently retired from his senior partner post in a local law firm and now sits on various Tribunals

Mr David Conway

Mr David Conway

Headteacher Notley High School
Executive Headteacher of NEMAT

Trustee

David joined the school in September 2015 after eight successful years as the Headteacher of Bradfield School in Sheffield. Prior to that he spent thirteen years in a range of positions in schools on the Isle of Man. He is a late entrant to teaching having spent eighteen years in the RAF (initially as a statistician, then as a linguist).

Mr Rob James

Mr Rob James

Headteacher
Ramsey Academy, Halstead

Trustee

Rob has been Headteacher at The Ramsey Academy since September 2014.

He has 30 years teaching experience and held various roles on Senior Leadership Teams in schools for over 16 years. He has worked in a variety of education institutions, including a selective grammar school, Sixth Form College and a number of secondary schools.

Rob has extensive experience in the roles of Chair of Examiners and Chief Examiner for A level Physical Education for a major examination board. This includes constructing and writing specifications, writing and reviewing examination papers and standardising Senior Examiners. He has also co-authored a number of textbooks, developed CPD materials and delivered professional development courses in the UK and abroad.

Rob is also an Ofsted Inspector. His specialist areas are physical education, leadership and management and school improvement.

Mrs Elizabeth Ward

Mrs Elizabeth Ward

Vice Chair of Trust Board. Chair of Pay Committee

Trustee

Elizabeth has worked in education for the last forty years in a range of schools from large mixed comprehensives to a small girls’ grammar school. Her final post was Head Teacher at Colchester County High School for Girls.

Mr Gary Sprawling

Mr Gary Sprawling

Vice Chair of Finance & HR Committee

Trustee

Gary runs a successful local business specialising in laboratory equipment and fitting.

Mr Andy Allocca

Mr Andy Allocca

Vice Chair of Risk & Audit Committee

Trustee

Andy is a trustee based on his considerable business experience including his current post as a manager in a large local Housing Association. He also brings experience of Primary School governorship.

NEMAT - North Essex Multi-Academy Trust

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