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Our Trustees and Members

Aspire Academies Trust is responsible for the overall strategic management of the Trust. 

All the Trustees take great pride in providing capable oversight and guidance across all areas of Aspire Academies Trust. Together we ensure all of our academies provide a safe and enriching environment in which every child can learn, grow and develop to reach their full potential. We also strive to offer a rewarding setting for all our staff to ensure we attract and retain the best people in their profession.

It is our aim to build a financially strong trust and support our Academies by providing the resources and assistance they require to succeed. We actively encourage individuality within each Academy to reflect the diversity and character of the local community.       

We're a Trust for the future, so put your trust in us.

Dave Stent, Chair of Trustees, Aspire Academies Trust

Our Members

Carol Connelly

Carol Connelly, Member
Appointed 21st April 2016
4 year term of office
Self employed education advisor

Louise Meilke, Member

Louise Meilke, Member
Appointed 21st April 2016
4 year term of office
Qualified solicitor and human resources professional

A Woodhams

Alison Woodhams
Appointed 21st April 2016
4 year term of office
Retired finance professional (CIMA) with qualifications in psychology and
business management

David Stent, Member

David Stent, Member
Appointed 9th September 2015
4 year term of office
Business operations and human resources professional


Our Trustees

Dave stent crop

David Stent, Chair of Trustees
Appointed by Members 12th June 2016
4 year term of office
A business operations and human resources professional
Managing Director of Stent Associates

Vicky Parsey, Executive Principal

Vicky Parsey, Executive Principal
Appointed by virtue of position 1st September 2014
An experienced teaching professional, National Leader of Education, Ofsted Inspector and a qualified coach

Ross Hayward

Ross Hayward, Vice Chair of Trustees
Appointed by Members 3rd June 2015
4 year term of office
A corporate and commercial lawyer, member of the Hertfordshire Law Society, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and St Albans District Chamber of Commerce

Carrie

Carrie Bennett, Vice Chair of Trustees
Appointed by Members 11th October 2013
4 year term of office
A business management professional within the telecommunications industry

Prasad pitale

Prasad Pitale, Trustee
Appointed by Members 3rd November 2016
4 year term of office
A qualified accountant with qualifications in a business & management, and business finance

 

Past Trustees and Members

Name

Role

Appointment Date

Termination Date

Declaration of Interests

Stuart Hawkes Trustee 21/4/16 6/10/16 Managing Partner at Synergy Construction & Property Consultants LLP
Jayne Bailey Trustee 4/5/16 12/9/16  
Dean McKenna

Chair of Trustees

Member

1/5/13

21/04/16

12/9/16  
Janet Aylward Trustee 21/8/12 31/8/16  
Robin Hilton Member 21/04/16 28/6/16