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Our Members and Trustees

Timothy Bailey


Senior executive role in blue chip organisation (multi-site operations), strategy for growth, efficiency improvements, financial controls, organisational design, CPD/people development, understanding data, school governance (chair of governing body)

Jonathan Foy

Jonathan Foy


Legal – estates/property (management team), mergers and acquisitions, accountancy, audit, charity trust experience (finance committee chair)

Sal Jarvis


Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, strategic leadership (education, policy, learning, teaching and quality assurance), teacher training, wider children’s work force, school governance

Graham Lane

Trustee (Board Vice Chair and Chair of FAR Committee)

Local community board membership, (HE, FE, LEP, Chamber of Commerce), IT strategic consultancy and service delivery, school governance (vice chair)

Peter Martin


Peter was a senior executive with a major UK bank, including roles in South Africa and Germany. Regional Director of Business Banking for London and the South-East, Director of Cash Management, Chairman and Managing Director of Merchant Acquiring, ATM Director, Chairman and Managing Director of Goldfish and Director of Credit Cards for the entire Banking Group. He was a Director of Link, Business Link London and the London Enterprise Agency, and was also Vice-Chairman of the Switch debit card scheme, a Director of MasterCard UK and MasterCard Europe.

Patrick McAteer

Trustee (Chair of HR Committee)

Primary school improvement (strategic lead), headteacher, leading significant improvement in the quality of primary education across a local authority, people management, understanding data, charity trustee

Jan Paine

Trustee (Chair of Board of Trustees)

Education commercial director and not for profit  MD and director, new company establishment, senior roles in a large local authority, cross phase school improvement, school executive headship with multi site operations

Susanna Selman


Susanna has extensive experience of telecommunications and commercial organisations. She started her career as a civil servant and has an enterprise risk management and quality assurance background. Her telecommunications role has included establishing the management of a global HR system and implementing governance, risk and assurance controls across multi-national companies.

Julia Shepard


Successful secondary headship, secondary/special school improvement, leadership, strategic development and partnerships, education finance and governance, PFI school build

Andrew Simmons, OBE

Member, Trustee

Education, skills, children’s support services, preparation for adulthood, national and local policy development, management of multi million pound budgets, working with politicians (local and national), board chair (National Connexions Network)

Alex Thomas

Trustee, Chief Executive Officer

Before Alex joined the HfL MAT in September 2017, he was Principal of Capital City Academy in Brent, one of the original City Academies. Alex has also been the Headteacher of St. Augustine’s CE High School in South Kilburn. Originally trained as a teacher of economics, he worked at a number of central London schools including St. Marylebone CE School, where he was Senior Teacher, and Westminster City School, where he was Deputy Head.

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Member - Herts for Learning Ltd Representative

Secondary headship, member of a diocesan multi academy trust and diocesan board of education, charity trustee experience

At the first meetings of the academic year 2017/18, Jan Paine was formally elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees with Graham Lane appointed as vice-chair, Graham Lane was elected as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and Patrick McAteer was elected as Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

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