Board of Trustees & Register of Interests

The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body of the academy Trust and is accountable and responsible for all the academies equally in the academy Trust. Trustees are unpaid volunteers.

Establishment group: Greater Manchester Education Trust


Trustees must carry out the three core governance functions, which are to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the Trust’s schools and their pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the Trust and make sure its money is well spent

Trustee / Staff Full Name Specific Responsibility Appointed By Start Date of Current Term of Office Current Term of Office Ends Business and Pecuniary Interests
Trustee Suzannah Mary Reeves Chair of Trustees Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Andrew Sean Mullen Vice Chair of Trustees Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26 Employee of University of Manchester
Trustee Bushra Jamil Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Carol Culley Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Dale Edward Bassett Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Staff Damian Owen Chief Executive Officer & Accounting Officer Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/22 01/09/26 Chief Executive Officer of Greater Manchester Education Trust

Trustee Elizabeth Franey Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Ella Charlotte Overshott Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Emma-Jane McLaren Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Sandra Milne Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26
Trustee Tom McDonald Foundation / Trust 01/09/22 01/09/26

Attendance at Meetings