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Fiona Doyle

Chair of Trust

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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

 

Carole Cook

Vice Chair of Trust

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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

 

Duong Hong

Member and Trustee

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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

 

Alexandra Gillespie

Trustee

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Alexandra was 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

 

Charlie Cassell

Trustee

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Charlie Cassell is Head of Strategic Planning 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

 

Dr Peter Simpson

Trustee

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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.

 

Wendy Mathys

Member

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Wendy was a Sutton Councillor from 2010-18 where roles included Lead Councillor for Children, Families & Education. Wendy, now retired, practised as a solicitor for 12 years handling litigation, family & child protection, and education law, before taking on several voluntary sector roles to fit around family caring prior to election to the council. These included 8 years as a governor at Avenue Primary School 2000-2008; advising parents on a national special needs charity help-line; non- executive board membership of Sutton Housing Partnership, and of the former local Health Authority. Wendy has lived in Sutton since 1996.

 

Rumu Sen-Gupta

Member

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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.

 

Ian Lewis

Member

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Ian is the Global Head of Intellectual Property Underwriting at Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, with over 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries. He has been involved with the trust from its creation as a Member since June 2015. He was the Chair of Trustees from June 2015 to June 2019 before stepping down due to work commitments.

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