The Trust Board has established committees to carry out some of its governance functions and decides which governance functions they will delegate to them.
This may include monitoring and scrutiny of delegated areas and making decisions, although any decisions made will be deemed decisions of the Trust Board.
In addition to the Trustees that sit on committees, the Trust Board appoints committee members, known as Trust Associates, according to their skills and in line with the terms of reference of each committee.
Trust Associates who are members of a Local Academy Committee also have a role in representing the Trust and engaging with stakeholders: pupils, parents and carers, school staff and the wider school community.
Details of Trust Associates co-opted to the Buildings and Finance Committeeare linked below:
Details of the Trust Associates that sit on the Local Academy Committees can be found on the governance pages of the school websites linked below:
Jim is a qualified chartered accountant, recently retired as Senior Vice President of Global Tax for Pearson plc having previously held the same position at Cadbury plc and worked in a number of senior tax roles in the UK and the US. He also acted as a Pension Fund Trustee and member of the Finance Leadership Group at both Pearson and Cadbury.
Jim is also a Governor and Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee of the South Thames College Group, a group of four further education colleges in South London, having previously held the same role at Richmond upon Thames college. He is also a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Motor Neurone Disease association and also a trustee of The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund.