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Trust Governance

Governance Structure 2023-2024


1. Worcester Diocesan Academy Trust (Corporate member)
2. Bryan Allbut
3. Alan Soper

4. Dr Margaret James

5. Rev. Ruth Walker

Board of Directors / Trustees

1. Alan Soper (Chair)
2. Chris Stephens (Vice Chair)
3. Hugh Richards
4. Claire Davies (CEO)
5. Tim Reid
6. Sam Porter
7. Jonathan Chenevix-Trench
8. Marcus Iles

9. Sarah Riley

10. Claire Daffern

11. Vacancy

Board of Directors / Trustees Information

DirectorsTerm Date StartTerm Date End
Ann Mundy22 September 2016Resigned 15 June 2018
Sean Witheford22 September 2016Resigned 5 November 2018
Margaret James22 September 2016Resigned 31 May 2021
Ruth Walker15 October 2018Resigned 31 August 2022
Nigel Petrie8 July 2019Resigned 30 November 2023
Philip Mitchell22 September 2016Resigned 31 December 2023
Hugh Richards22 September 201621 September 2024
Claire Davies23 April 2018N/A
Alan Soper15 October 201814 October 2026
Sam Porter20 May 201919 May 2027
Chris Stephens8 July 20197 July 2027
Tim Reid14 July 202113 July 2025
Marcus Iles1 January 202431 December 2027
Jonathan Chenevix-Trench1 January 202431 December 2027
Sarah Riley1 January 202431 December 2027
Claire Daffern1 January 202431 December 2027


Board Attendance at Meetings 2023-2024

TrusteeMeetings AttendedOut of a Possible
Hugh Richards55
Claire Davies55
Philip Mitchell45
Tim Reid45
Christopher Stephens45
Nigel Petrie45
Alan Soper45
Samantha Porter25


The Directors of the Trust Board declare the following Interests:


Hugh Richards:
Barrister and Director of No5 Chambers Ltd. Chair of Chaddesley Corbett Educational Foundation
Membership of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Diocesan Synod (Worcester) and DBF
Chairman of the House of Laity

Tim Reid:
Diocesan Director of Education for Worcestershire Diocese

Claire Davies:
CEO and Accounting Officer for the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust

Alan Soper:
Teign Housing - Non Executive Director
Front Row Ventures Ltd
Director with Bishop Anthony Educational Trust
Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop Ltd
The Hereford Academy Endowment Fund

Chris Stephens:
Trustee for Malvern Special Families


Samantha Porter:
Ex Officio Governor Leckhampton CofE Primary School

Terms of Reference

Key Governance Information