Trustees

Dr Linda Steynor – Chair
Dr Linda Steynor – ChairDate of Appointment - 2 August 2016
Linda is the Chair of Governors, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, and Chair of the Thorpe St Andrew Educational Partnership. She is a linguist by training, with an interest in linguistics and semantics. Her professional background is in strategic governance and school leadership.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Standards and Audit Committee, Staffing Committee

Mr Ian Clayton MBE – Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ian Clayton MBE – Chief Executive OfficerDate of Appointment - 2 August 2016
Ian is the Principal of Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form and Chief Executive Officer of The Yare Education Trust.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Staffing Committee, Finance Committee

Mrs Anne Gibson
Mrs Anne GibsonDate of Appointment - 1 September 2018
Anne is self employed.

Term of Office – Four Years
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Mr Alfie Gotts
Mr Alfie GottsDate of Appointment - 15 August 2017
Alfie has had a career as a Banker with Natwest for 37 years, latterly supporting small businesses as Director of Business Banking in Norfolk and Peterborough. He has also served on the Board with Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Standards and Audit Committee, Staffing Committee

Mr Peter Harwood
Mr Peter HarwoodDate of Appointment - 1 December 2016
Peter is a retired Electronic Design Engineer and currently holds a post as an Independent Foster Panel Chair, and is also a Governor at Dussindale Primary School.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Finance Committee, Staffing Committee (Chair)

Mr Owen Jenkins
Mr Owen Jenkins Date of Appointment - 15 August 2017
Owen is a Civil Servant and works for the Department for Education, specialising in schools funding. Before this, he was a member of the senior management team for Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council and in this role he had extensive experience in the issues facing both education and children’s social care. He has had a variety of experience in the private sector where he worked as the head of the margin assurance division for KCom Plc and as an auditor with Ernst and Young LLP. Owen is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Standards and Audit Committee, Finance Committee (Chair)

Mr Peter Lamble - Vice Chair
Mr Peter Lamble - Vice ChairDate of Appointment - 2 August 2016
Peter is a qualified Accountant, National Leader of Governance and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Start-rite Shoes. He is also the Chair of Governors at Hillside Avenue Primary and Nursery School.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Standards and Audit Committee (Chair), Finance Committee

Mr Gary Leverett
Mr Gary LeverettDate of Appointment - 1 September 2018
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Term of Office – Four Years
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Mr Paul Tacon
Mr Paul TaconDate of Appointment - 28 July 2016
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the Life and Pensions industry and is currently the Chair of Governors at Hemblington Primary School.

Term of Office – Four Years
Committee Membership – Standards and Audit Committee, Staffing Committee