Meet the Central Team

Louise Gohr (Chief Executive Officer, CEO)

With qualifications in B Ed (Hons), NPQH and a Level 7 Executive Coaching Certificate, Louise has been a teacher, a Deputy Headteacher and most recently a Headteacher for over ten years. During her career, she has worked for the Local Authority as a Primary Strategy Literacy Consultant supporting and developing teaching and learning. She has worked as an STA moderator for the last four years. Louise is currently working with the Local Authority on a number of initiatives related to improving the quality of education for young people.

She has been CEO of Chancery Trust since 2020 and is passionate about growing our family of schools and doing the best for ALL pupils within the trust.

Julie Richardson (Chief Financial Officer, CFO)

Julie has worked as a School Business Manager for over 15 years, and has experience in both Maintained and Academy Primary schools. She holds a certificate in School Business Management which she achieved in 2008.

Her role within Chancery Multi Academy Trust includes supporting the CEO and school finance teams with financial operations and strategic oversight.  She also oversees the onboarding of new schools and manages any joint procurement and tendering processes, looking at office efficiencies and procedures within the trust to make sure every school is achieving best value. 

Jenny Whiston (Governance & Compliance Lead)

Jenny has worked as a School Business Manager for 15 years, and has experience of primary, secondary and special schools, both maintained and academies. She believes passionately in continuous improvement and holds qualifications in School Business Management, Health & Safety, Human Resources and Governance.

Having previously performed the role of Clerk and Company Secretary, she has strong knowledge of MAT governance and works closely with the Board of Directors and Local Governors.  She also supports the schools with achieving compliance with a wide range of statutory and regulatory obligations.