Governance

Our members and trustees

Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis

Chair of Trust Board & Member

Ian is an Underwriter at Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd.  He is a global market leader in the insurance of Intellectual Property risks with over 27 years’ experience in the creation, assessment and placement of risk transfer solutions for exposures such as Intellectual Property litigation, liability and financial loss.
Alexandra Gillespie

Alexandra Gillespie

Member

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.
Duong Hong

Duong Hong

Member & 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.
Dorothy Middlemass

Dorothy Middlemass

Member

Dorothy Middlemass has had over 40 years experience in education, 25 of these in primary headship. She has worked as English Adviser, publishing a number of teaching resources and has been a tutor for the National Professional Qualification for Headship. She has supported many schools through her work as an External Adviser, a School Improvement Partner, a National Leader of Education, and is a National Leader of Governance.

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.
Jonathan Pritchard

Jonathan Pritchard

Trustee

Jonathan Pritchard has a background in education and social work. A qualified residential social worker he worked in several Residential Schools, Children’s Homes and Assessment Centres, in senior positions including Head of Care, deputy officer in charge and acting officer in charge in a number of establishments. He is Chairman of the local NSPCC branch, Chairman of the local Friends of Cheam Library. Currently running his own business providing IT support and web-services.

Carole Cook

Trustee

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.

Alexander Clark

Alexander Clark

CEO/Executive Head

Alex is Chief Executive Officer of Cirrus Primary Academy Trust, and Executive Head of two of the sponsored academies in the Trust. He is a National Leader of Education and has been a head teacher since 2001 and supports other schools nationally. Alex is also a Trustee on another local Trust Board.