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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. Phil Mitchell (Vice Chair)
3. Hugh Richards
4. Claire Davies (CEO)
5. Tim Reid
6. Sam Porter
7. Chris Stephens
8. Nigel Petrie

9. Vacancy

Board of Directors / Trustees Information

DirectorsTerm Date StartTerm Date End
Ann Mundy22-Sep-16Resigned 15 June 2018
Sean Witheford22-Sep-16Resigned 5 November 2018
Margaret James22-Sep-16Resigned 31 May 2021
Ruth Walker15-Oct-18Resigned 31 August 2022
Hugh Richards22-Sep-1621-Sep-24
Philip Mitchell22-Sep-1621-Sep-24
Claire Davies23-Apr-18N/A
Alan Soper15-Oct-1814-Oct-26
Sam Porter20-May-1919-May-27
Nigel Petrie08-Jul-1907-Jul-27
Chris Stephens08-Jul-1907-Jul-27
Tim Reid14-Jul-2113-Jul-25

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

Phil Mitchell:
Membership of Moons Moat Conservation Group

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

Nigel Petrie:
Director for the Council for At Risk Academies (CARA)
Director - Bright Franchising LTD

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