MEMBERS


Name : Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Former employee of University of Sunderland
Other education establishments governed –  Also Trustee of WISE Academies (Chair) and serves as part of each Regional Hub Board for all areas where the Trust operates.  Local Governor of Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Mr John Gibbon Wood C.B.E.
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Director of Tolent Construction Ltd, Coolmore Land Limited, Tolent Solutions Ltd, Tolent Living Ltd, Coolmore Estates Ltd, Tolent PLC, Tolent Corporation Ltd, Tolent Homes Ltd, Ravensworth Properties Ltd, T. Holdings Ltd, Tolent PLC
Other education establishments governed – Also Trustee of WISE Academies
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Rev Richard Gordon Edward Bradshaw
Date of first appointment : 10th July 2015
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Professor David Roy Sandbach O.B.E.  FRSC
Date of first appointment : 26th February 2018
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed – Trustee of The Beacon School, Sunderland
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Gordon Thomas Yarrow
Date of first appointment : 1st February 2021
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed – None
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


TRUSTEES OF WISE ACADEMIES (DIRECTORS)

Membership, Register of Business Interests, Attendance Records and other statutory information.

Secretary to the Directors – Gary Robinson, c/o WISE Academies Head Office, Borodin Avenue, Sunderland SR5 4NX e-mail governance@wiseacademies.co.uk

CONSTITUTION =
Appointed by Members – Articles state up to 9
Chief Executive Officer – 1
Co-opted – up to 3


Name : Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson (Chair of Board of Trustees)
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Former employee of University of Sunderland
Other education establishments governed –  Also Company Member of WISE Academies.  Vice-chair of Local Governing Body of Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee, Regional Hub Boards for each area of the Trust’s operation
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 5 out of 5 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 5 out of 5 meetings


Name : Mrs Zoe Elizabeth Carr O.B.E.
Type of Trustee : CEO (Ex-officio)
Date of first appointment : 1st September 2013
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Husband a Director of Capital UK Electric Ltd.  (not used by the Trust)
Other education establishments governed – Also Local Governor of all academies within WISE Academies.  Company Member of Melrose Learning Trust.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : May attend all committees and Regional Hub Boards
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 5 out of 5 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 5 out of 5 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mr David Pearson
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 1st September 2017
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Managing Partner of Elliott Associates/Managing Director of Elliott Projects Ltd, Tyne & Wear RDA Ltd.  Constructing Excellence in the North East Limited
Other education establishments governed –  Chair of Local Governing Body of Bexhill Academy;     (June 2021) Appointed as co-opted member to the Board of Governors of Northumbria University (and serves on their Employment and Finance Committee)
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee, and serves on WISE Regional Hub Board for Sunderland area
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :

Board of Directors – attended 3 out of 5 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 5 out of 5 meetings


Name : Mr John Gibbon Wood C.B.E.
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Director of Tolent Construction Ltd, Coolmore Land Limited, Tolent Solutions Ltd, Tolent Living Ltd, Coolmore Estates Ltd, Tolent PLC, Tolent Corporation Ltd, Tolent Homes Ltd, Ravensworth Properties Ltd, T. Holdings Ltd, Tolent PLC

Other education establishments governed –  Also a Company Member for WISE Academies
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 4 out of 5 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 5 out of 5 meetings


Name : Mr Robert Symonds Jnr.
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 8th October 2012
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Nil                                                           (previously declared) February 2017 onwards –  Head of Finance Operations – Grainger PLC (Residential Landlord).            (Up to January 2017 – Employed by Technology Services Group – Supplier and Services to WISE Academies)
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None (father was previously a Director)
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 4 out of 5 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings


Name : Miss Nicola Sara Vokes
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 20th November 2012
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Chief Executive of Sunderland North Community Business Centre (SNCBC);   Managing Director of Community Opportunities;   Sunderland All Together Consortium CIO – Director/Trustee (non pecuniary);    Bowes Railway Company (BRC) 2015 to date Operational Adviser on behalf of SNBC/Community Opportunities who are paid to deliver the contract although Ms Vokes not paid directly by BRC;    Hylton Castle Trust (HCT) business planning adviser 2018 to January 2020 and from February 2020 Operations Manager on behalf of SNBC/Community Opportunities who are paid to deliver the contract however Ms Vokes is not paid directly by HCT.
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 1 out of 5 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 3 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mr Paul James Smith
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 9th December 2014
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Paul Smith Health & Safety Consultancy, Completes marking for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), complete training and competent person role for some small companies including Avenue Builders who does undertake some work for WISE Academies at times.   Wife also works in a leadership capacity at a different academy trust which WISE has a contractual relationship to provide governance services. 
Other education establishments governed –  None
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 4 out of 5 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 3 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mrs Christine Collins
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th December 2016
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Consultancy – Christine Collins Consultancy
Other education establishments governed –  Chair of Governors at Hetton-le-Hole Nursery School, Chair of Local Governing Body of Town End Academy and Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees :  Serves as part of WISE Regional Hub Board for Sunderland area
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 5 out of 5 meetings


Name : Mr Roger Michael Ward
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 14th February 2019
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed –  St Hild’s CE Primary School(Durham) and Wynyard CE Primary School.  Melrose Learning Trust
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year
Board of Directors – attended 3 out of 5 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings



Updated 8th June 2021

WISE Academies Legal Documentation (Articles of Association and Funding Agreements) can be found here  

The Governance Scheme of Delegation can be viewed here together with an additional explanation of where the core functions of governance are dealt with, which can be read here

Company No.  07521946

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Adderlane Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Bexhill Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Prudhoe West Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Shaftoe Trust Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Town End Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Welbeck Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Croftway Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Malvin’s Close Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Morpeth Road Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of Haltwhistle Academy can be found here

Information concerning the Local Governing Body of North View Academy can be found here

ARCHIVE

THE FOLLOWING ARE NO LONGER MEMBERS: –


Name : Mr Thomas Grieveson
Term of Office : 10/07/2015 – 19/06/2018
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Tom Grieveson Education Ltd.
Other education establishments governed –  Also Member of Northern Education Trust Board.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Mr Robert Symonds
Type of Trustee :  Appointed by Members
Term of office : 08/02/2011 – 31/08/2017
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None.
Other education establishments governed –  Previously also a Company Member of WISE Academies, Chair of Hasting Hill Academy LGB, Chair of Bexhill Academy LGB (all ceased 31/08/2017) and Chair of Interim Executive Board of Seaton Burn College (ceased June 2017)
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – Son is also a Trustee


Name : Rev Stephen Elstob
Term of office : 09/11/2011 – 10/10/2013
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None

THE FOLLOWING ARE NO LONGER DIRECTORS: –


Name : Miss Natalie Fountain
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Term of Office : 16/12/2013 – 31/08/2018
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None.
Other education establishments governed – previously Headteacher of St Paul’s CE Primary School, Director of Prince Bishops Teaching School Alliance
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Mr Robert Symonds
Type of Trustee :  Appointed by Members
Term of office : 08/02/2011 – 31/08/2017
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None.
Other education establishments governed –  Previously also a Company Member of WISE Academies, Chair of Hasting Hill Academy LGB, Chair of Bexhill Academy LGB (all ceased 31/08/2017) and Chair of Interim Executive Board of Seaton Burn College (ceased June 2017)
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – Son is also a Trustee


Name : Mr Glen Davies
Type of Trustee : Parent Director
Term of office : 18/6/2012 – 25/01/2015
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Mrs Ashley Humble
Type of Trustee : Parent Director
Term of office : 18/6/2012 – 25/01/2015
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Mrs Donna Marie Weiss
Type of Trustee : Parent Director
Term of office : 18/6/2012 – 25/01/2015
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Mrs Evonne Jean Hodgson
Type of Trustee : Parent Director
Term of office : 18/6/2012 – 23/04/2014
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Mrs Helen Linda Richardson
Type of Trustee : Chair of Local Governing Body
Term of office : 11/10/2012 – 25/04/2014
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Ms Jeanette Clennell
Type of Trustee : Chair of Local Governing Body
Term of office : 15/10/2012 – 17/08/2014
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Mrs Julie Southern
Type of Trustee : Chair of Local Governing Body
Term of office : 17/09/2012 – 18/07/2012
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None


Name : Rev Stephen Elstob
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Term of office : 09/11/2011 – 10/10/2013
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None