Governance Profiles

CURRENT TRUSTEES

Fiona Doyle
Chair of Trust
Fiona is a senior HR professional, currently employed as Vice President International HR at Harsco Corporation, a US-owned industrialized company. She has worked in HR roles, operationally and strategically, since completing her BA in European Business Studies at Kingston University. Term of Office. 26/03/2018 - 25/03/2022
About Fiona
Carole Cook
Vice Chair of Trust
Carole is a National Leader of Governance and has supported and successfully led governing bodies through amalgamation, federation, OFSTED, looking at MAT options and Head Teacher Recruitment processes. Carole is the managing director of a National Training Provider with a government contract to deliver apprenticeship and other post 16 and adult training. She is a trainer for senior managers in a wide variety of businesses, from small local companies to multi nationals. This includes operational and strategic management, coaching and mentoring. Term of Office. 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2021
About Carole
Duong Hong
Trustee
Duong Hong is currently the Business Systems & Solutions Director at DTZ in the City and has been finance lead on operational and strategic boards. His background is as a Chartered Accountant and is in the process of finalising this with the ACCA to be recognised as a full member. He has held various financial roles up to the level of Financial Controller for a national business.Term of Office as Trustee. 16/06/2019 - 15/06/2023
About Duong
Alexandra Gillespie
Trustee
Alexandra is a Director for SS&C GlobeOp, leading a global department handling middle office processing of complex investment portfolios for institutions and alternative funds. She has specialist experience with OTC derivative processing. Alexandra is a Solicitor by qualifications with a Joint Honours degree in Law and Economics from Cardiff University with circa 20 years experience in the financial markets. Term of Office. 09/07/2019 - 08/07/2023
About Alexandra
Charlie Cassell
Trustee
Charlie Cassell is Head of Private Office at The Royal British Legion. She is responsible for running the private office for the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and National President as well as overseeing the development of the organisation’s strategy. Prior to joining The Royal British Legion, Charlie was Director of Operations for a small healthcare consultancy. In the past Charlie has held executive director roles across the healthcare sector, most notably as Executive Director for Governance and Board Secretary for a greenfield hospital site in the Qatar. Charlie has extensive experience in the public and private sector, particularly management consultancy and healthcare. She has established and played an advisory role in implementing several healthcare strategies in the Middle East. She has worked for Ara Darzi Qatar, Deloitte Middle East, and the Department of Health in the UK. Charlie has a Bachelor of Science in Archaeological Sciences and Environmental Sciences from the University of East London and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Charlie is married with two cats, has recently taken up running and an avid Rugby Union fan. Term of Office. 09/07/2019 - 08/07/2023
About Charlie
Dr Peter Simpson
TRUSTEE
I am delighted to have been invited to become a Trustee in Cirrus Trust. I have recently retired after over forty years in education in a variety of roles. I was a teacher, starting my career in Surrey before becoming a Deputy Head in Berkshire for three years. I then returned to Surrey as the Headteacher of a middle/junior school where I spent ten very enjoyable years growing the school until it was one of the largest in Guildford diocese. I then joined Surrey’s advisory service as County Consultant for Primary Education before becoming Senior Consultant for Schools which encompassed schools for children of all ages. In 2004 I was appointed to Sutton Local Authority as Chief Inspector and Head of School Improvement; later becoming the Chief Officer for Education in the borough and had a spell as Interim Strategic Director of Children’s Services. Taking early retirement in 2012 I started my retirement mission and joined Guildford Diocese Education as Director of School Effectiveness for all schools and Chief Executive of The Good Shepherd Trust (the diocesan multi-academy trust). As founding Chief Executive I had the great privilege of seeing the growth of the trust from one school in 2013 to 10 schools on my retirement in March 2017. I was an Ofsted inspector and registered inspector for Anglican schools.
About Peter

FORMER TRUSTEES

Jonathan Pritchard
Trustee
Ian Lewis
Trustee
Colin Mackinley
Trustee
Alex Clark
CEO/Trustee

CURRENT MEMBERS

Duong Hong
Member
Duong Hong is currently the Business Systems & Solutions Director at DTZ in the City and has been finance lead on operational and strategic boards. His background is as a Chartered Accountant and is in the process of finalising this with the ACCA to be recognised as a full member. He has held various financial roles up to the level of Financial Controller for a national business.Term of Office as Trustee. 16/06/2019 - 15/06/2023
About Duong
Wendy Mathys
Member
Wendy's bio will appear here soon...
About Wendy
Rumu Sen-Gupta
Member
Rumu has a professional Arts background and worked in theatre and television as a director and producer for fifteen years. During this period, she was Joint Artistic Director of the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. She worked at the BBC directing and producing television programmes. Rumu currently works as a civil servant.
About Rumu
Ian Lewis
Member
Ian's bio will appear here soon...
About Ian

FORMER MEMBERS

Dorothy Middlemass
Member

Resigned: 15.10.18

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