Trustees

Board of Trustees: In all Academy Trusts, the individuals appointed to challenge and scrutinise the strategic direction and day to day running of the company, led by the Chief Executive Officer, have three functions:

◾They are Directors – because the MAT is a company, and;
◾They are Trustees – because the MAT is a charity, and;
◾They are Governors – because the MAT is responsible for running the schools.

This can be very confusing as the documentation used to set up the Academy Trust and the Department for Education guidance for Academies uses these three titles interchangeably, depending on the context. In HCAT, this role is simply called ‘Trustee’. Trusteess are made up of a diverse range of individuals. The Members will always appoint Trustees, and Trustees have the option to appoint associate Trustees.

Our Trust Board Register of Business Interest for 2018 can be accessed here – Register of Business Interest HCAT 2018
Below are further details of the HCAT MAT Trustees.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Joanne Nixson – Chair of Trustees and Member (see above) – this will provide a direct link between the Members and Board of Trustees.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Janet Kilburn – Janet is a Director and the former Vice Chair of the Governing Body at Hoyland Common Primary Academy and former Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee. Janet is employed as a Practice Manager and is also a NAS Licensed Early Bird Plus Trainer.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Stephen Gallagher – Stephen has been a Parent Governor and is currently the Vice Chair of Governors at Ward Green Primary School for over 15 years. In the past he has also been the Chair of Governors at another school. He is a solicitor specialising in employment law. This gives him experience with HR matters, workforce planning, and legal risk management and performance management/ improvement.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Andrew Kent – (Independent) A confident and pro-active leader with extensive experience of managing large-scale projects while devising effective strategic planning and delivering outcomes within timescales and budgets and has extensive experience of working at Board level in educational, health, and voluntary sector organisations.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Dee Marsh – (Independent) Dee the Manger of a Children’s Centre and provides leadership to the development and strategic direction of a wide range of services that improve the life chances of children aged 0 to 25 in a multi-agency environment. She is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Centre and this includes regular reports to the management committee of the Centre, the DfE and Ofsted.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Wayne Greenhoff – (Independent) Wayne is a project accountant for a large multi-academy trust project and is accountable for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected. He is also responsible for the initial set up of all the finance systems within new convertor academies.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Lee Mann – (Independent) Lee is a driven individual with extensive experience of delivering innovative strategic and tactical solutions across a range of complex organisations. He has a wide ranging HR Business Partner, change management, strategy delivery and operational HR experience at both graduate and senior manager level. An energetic and engaging leader, with an ability to influence across all levels of an organisation.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Margaret Gostelow – Margaret is the Chair of governors at Horizon Community College. Educated at Surrey University and the LSE, Margaret was a social work practitioner and manager in London for 27 years before working as a children’s guardian in the family courts and chairing child protection conferences for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. She has been a school governor for 31 years in both primary and secondary schools and was a member of independent admission and exclusion appeal panels in London Borough Bexley for a number of years. She was vice chair of governors at the Kingstone School Barnsley, a member of the IEB at Wombwell High School, Barnsley and is currently chair of governors at Horizon Community College, Barnsley.
She was a founder member of the Barnsley Governors Association in 2010 and served a three year term as chair. She commissions and delivers governor training and organises conferences and networking events. She has experience of working in a number of voluntary/community organisations from being a member of a law centre management committee to secretary of the Parish Church Council at St Edward’s church in Barnsley.