Trust Governance

Ƶ Members Statutory Information

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Terry has worked in education for over forty years and has been a successful headteacher in four schools, including one in Special Measures which came out of the category in three terms and led to an Achievement Award. 

In addition, he has held roles in four Local Authorities, leading significant, successful interventions in underperforming schools and supporting excellent schools, the most recent as Head of School Improvement in an inner London Borough, where the LA made significant advances in bringing about improvement within its schools.

As a Director of For Schools Education, Terry supported LAs in England and a wide variety of schools in the development and improvement of leadership and management and teaching and learning in particular. He has also enjoyed being involved in Wales, working with schools, regions and with Central Government in a variety of ways.

Terry is an experienced trainer and has developed and run a wide variety of courses and conferences locally and nationally.

Terry believes learning should be fun and remain committed to the principle that we can make a difference to the life chances of students.

Having graduated with a law degree, I then qualified as a chartered accountant, and, after a further six years’ employment with KPMG, I left to pursue a career in industry. I subsequently worked in a variety of large, complex organisations (including Tarmac , Experian and Rightmove, in senior roles.

A little over seven years ago, I joined the Ministry of Defence as Chief Financial Officer for its procurement  business and then, since February 2015, in a broader business management, governance & assurance and transformation role within the headquarters of the Director General of the Defence Medical Services (DMS). I am now CFO in a part MOD- owned joint venture repairing components for the F35 Lightning fighter aircraft.

I have been married to Penny for 28 years and am a father to 3 grown up children (two of whom attended Fairfax) and grandfather to 3. I live near Burton on Trent and in what spare time I have, I am an enthusiastic but distinctly average golfer and enjoy playing Sax and walking our young Boxer, Max.

Laura is a Legal Director in the Corporate Department. She is experienced in corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, re-organisations and shareholders’ agreements and has acted for both public and private companies.  Her experience covers a variety of sectors including mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, education, services and retail/wholesale.

Simon’s skills lie in the field of IT and his portfolio includes implementing change programmes, and governance. He possesses strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to understand the needs of internal and external client’s, suppliers, partners and consultants.

Andy has over fifteen years of project management experience, delivering business benefits to utility organisations across the globe and manufacturing and construction companies in the UK. Most recently he has worked as a Portfolio Manager and Senior Project Manager, supporting other project managers and mentoring junior team members. He brings a disciplined, analytical approach to project management, which has allowed him to deliver high-profile, complex projects to time, cost and quality constraints.