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Board of Directors and Subcommittees

board of directors

Richard Morrison
Chair of the Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective operation of the Trust and each academy. It provides ongoing challenge and support to the Executive Team and to Local Governing Bodies (LGBs).

The Board of Directors meets three times per year plus any extraordinary meetings. The Board of Directors also receive a monthly report from the Executive Team with educational and financial updates to ensure they maintain constant oversight of the Trust's performance.
 

The Board of Directors has responsibility for:

  • Establishing and maintaining the vision and values of the Brooke Weston Trust vision and values.
  • Carrying on the Brooke Weston Trust in accordance with the objects of the Trust as set out in the Articles of Association and safeguarding the assets of the Trust
  • Educational performance against established targets
  • Overview and scrutiny of financial capability and management systems to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and to deliver best value for money.
  • Ensuring sound management and administration of the Academy Trust by the Executive Team, and ensuring that the Executive Team is equipped with the relevant skills and guidance
  • Establishing and maintaining the governance and operational structures for Brooke Weston Trust.
  • Risk management, that is identifying, quantifying and devising systems to minimise the major risks affecting the Academy Trust;
  • Ensuring the Academy Trust and the Academies are conducted in compliance with the general law.

The Board of Directors delegates management of the Trust to the Chief Executive and the management team who each carry out important governance and leadership roles.

See the Brooke Weston Trust Scheme of Delegation for further information.

The board of directors

 
Name of director Role date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
Richard Morrison Chair of Board of Directors October 2012 September 2017 3/3
George Weston Principal Sponsor October 2012 N/A 2/3
Guy Weston Principal Sponsor October 2012 N/A 2/3
Alex de Capell Brooke Principal Sponsor October 2012 N/A 3/3
Bob Lane Principal Sponsor October 2012 N/A 2/3
Heneage Stevenson Co-opted Director October 2012 May 2019 3/3
Phil Harris-Bridge Co-opted Director October 2012 May 2019 2/3
Dr Andrew Campbell Director (ex-officio) N/A N/A 3/3
Sir Peter Simpson Co-opted Director May 2017 May 2021 3/3
Steve Taylor Co-opted Director September 2017 September 2021 3/3

Register of Business Interests - 2019/20

finance and resources committee

name of member Role appointing body date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
Phil Harris-Bridge

Chair of Committee

Member

Board of Directors (co-opted) June 2013 June 2021 5/5
Bob Emmins Member  Board of Directors (co-opted) September 2018 June 2022 5/5
Nicci Briggs Member Board of Directors (co-opted) July 2019 July 2023 N/A

Resignations 2018-19

Mark Ward Member Board of Directors (co-opted) October 2015

Resignation: January 2019

Attendance: 2/2

education standards committee

name of member Role appointing body date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
Frank Green Member Board of Directors (co-opted) July 2016 July 2020 3/3
Rachel Mortlock Member Board of Directors (co-opted) July 2016 July 2020 3/3
Steve Taylor Member Board of Directors (co-opted) September 2017 September 2021 3/3

chairs forum

name of member Role appointing body attendance
(2018/19)
Richard Morrison

Chair of Committee

Member

Board of Directors (co-opted) 2/3
Dr Andrew Campbell Member Ex officio 3/3
Marianne Harris-Bridge Member (CBA Chair) Local Governing Body (co-opted) 3/3
Phil Harris-Bridge Member (BWA & CPA Chair) Local Governing Body (co-opted) 2/3
David Oliver Member (PPS Chair) Local Governing Body (co-opted) 0/3
David Bailey

Member

(TCA Chair)

Local Governing Body (co-opted) 3/3
Steve Barton

Member

(KSA Chair)

Local Governing Body (co-opted) 2/3
Stephen Prati Member (BPS & OVPS Chair) Local Governing Body (co-opted) 2/3
Gary Campbell

Member (CTS Chair)

Local Governing Body (co-opted) 0/3
Tim Eaton Member (GPS Chair) Local Governing Body (co-opted) 0/0

*Chairs of Governors are automatically ex-officio members of the Chairs Forum whilst they are in office as Chair of Governors. 

safeguarding review group

name of member Role appointing body date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
David Bailey Member Co-opted by Committee October 2016 October 2020 2/2
Dave Sargent Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018 September 2022 2/2
Chris York Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018 September 2022 1/2
Dr Andrew Campbell Member Ex officio October 2016 October 2020 2/2
Beena Sisodia Member (Trust Safeguarding Adviser) Co-opted by Committee July 2019 July 2023 1/1
Sarah Fleming Member (Trust Safeguarding Adviser) Co-opted by Committee July 2019 July 2023 1/1

Resignations 2018-19

Jill Sneddon Member Co-opted by Committee October 2016 September 2018
Martine Boyd Member Ex officio October 2016

May 2019

Attendance: 2/2

Simon Underwood Member Ex officio April 2017

January 2019

Attendance: 0/1

Kelly Greaves Member Ex officio April 2017

January 2019

Attendance: 1/1

Debbie Thomas Member Ex officio September 2017

January 2019

Attendance: 0/1

health and safety

name of member Role appointing body date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
Tim Laws

Chair of Committee

Member

Co-opted by Committee July 2017 July 2021 3/3
Matt Isherwood Member Co-opted by Committee September 2016 September 2020 3/3
Tony Bird Member Co-opted by Committee September 2016 September 2020 3/3
David Bliss Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018 September 2022 3/3
Emma Goodwin Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018 September 2022 1/3
Claire Allsopp Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018 September 2022 2/3

Resignation 2018-19

John Henrys Member Co-opted by Committee September 2018

Resignation: July 2019

Attendance: 1/3

remunerations committee

of member Role appointing body date of appointment date term of office ends attendance
(2018/19)
George Weston

Chair of Committee

Member

Principal Sponsor October 2012 N/A 1/1
Richard Morrison Member Board of Directors (co-opted) October 2012 October 2020 1/1
Sir Peter Simpson Member Board of Directors (co-opted) October 2012 October 2020 1/1