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Trust Governance

Current Governance Structure 2020-2021

1. Worcester Diocesan Academy Trust (Corporate member)
2. Sir Roger Fry
3. Hugh Richards (Chair of the Directors / Trustees)

4. Vacancy

5. Vacancy

Board of Directors / Trustees

1. Hugh Richards (Chair)
2. Phil Mitchell (Vice Chair)
3. Margaret James
4. Claire Davies (CEO)
5. Alan Soper
6. Rev. Ruth Walker
7. Sam Porter
8. Chris Stephens
9. Nigel Petrie

Board Attendance at Meetings 2019-2020
Trustee Meetings Attended Out of a possible
Hugh Richards 6 6
Claire Davies 6 6
Philip Mitchell 5 6
Margaret James 4 6
Christopher Stephens 5 6
Nigel Petrie 6 6
Ruth Walker 5 6
Alan Soper 5 6
Samantha Porter 5 6


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

Margaret James:
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


Rev. Ruth Walker:
Project Director: Calling Young Disciples, Diocese of Worcester

Chris Stephens:
Trustee for Malvern Special Families

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

Key Governance Information