Meet the Members & Trustees
Pen Portraits of Members:
Ray Jeffrey -
In business he works alongside many schools, housing associations and care homes that operate their own in-house services or use a private contractor and assist these clients to get the very best from their non-core contracts.
Ray’s passion and respect for the difference schools can make to the lives of children and indeed the community, lies at the heart of his approach to business and also his governance commitments.
As Chair of Governors in a Christian school in a large Trust, he understands the crucial part good support services play in helping schools concentrate on their core activities of developing and nurturing the talents of children and regards himself as extremely lucky to be working in and supporting a sector that he loves so much.
Gail Tindall - B.Ed., M.Ed.
Ros Caulfield -
Raymond Palin -
Pen Portrait of Directors:
Justine Twiss -
Liz Martindale -
Nikki Ratcliffe -
Nikki has also been a governor and vice-chair at a local primary school for the past years and therefore has a broad level of experience in school governance.
Louise Gohr –
Steven Coles -
Steven is a solicitor and Senior partner at Hall Smith Whittingham Solicitors. His work in the legal sector over the last 20 years lends itself well to the strategic and regulatory aspects of being a director of a MAT. Steven has also been a governor at local primary and secondary schools for the past 5 years and therefore has a broad level of experience in school governance. He truly believes in the importance of a good education for every child and that the early years serve as a benchmark for a child’s future academic success. Steven has seen first-hand the warm and encouraging environment provided by the staff within the Chancery MAT and is proud to support them in striving for the best for the children.
Alison Hattersley -
In her current role of Global Talent Lead for Ornua Foods, Alison is responsible for Leading the development and execution of a Talent strategy for the continued attraction, engagement, retention, development and deployment of high calibre and fit-for-purpose people. She provides thought-leadership, advice, challenge and support to HR and Business Leaders to ensure ‘people risks’ and ‘people opportunities’ are understood and factored into business decision making. In previous roles Alison has worked with individuals and teams in both the public and private sector to maximize their potential and ensure much higher level of success.
Mark Whitfield -
Highly experienced Finance Professional with the ability to manage small and large teams, operating at Board level within large commercial organisations along with a Charity and Academic Trust.
Have led digital transformation, managed complex transitional projects, systems implementations, process improvement and BPO project leadership.
Jenny Whiston -
Responsibilities have comprised budget setting and monitoring, HR and premises management and she has been successful in securing a number of high value capital grants. She has strong knowledge of governance in a Multi Academy Trust and ensures compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory obligations.
She holds diplomas in School Business Management and Human Resources and is currently enrolled on the Chair’s Development Programme.