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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.

Prasad Pitale, Chair of Trustees, Aspire Academies Trust

Our Members

Alison woodhams bw

Name:
Alison Woodhams
Appointed:
By Members on 21st April 2016
Business interests:
Retired finance professional (CIMA), with qualifications in psychology and business management

Dave stent bw

Name:
Dave Stent
Appointed:
By Members
on 9th September 2019
Business interests:
A business operations and human resources professional. Managing Director of Stent Associates

Gbola adeleke bw

Name:
Gbola Adeleke
Appointed:
By Members on
31st October 2017
Business interests:
Qualified Marketing and
PR professional. Dacorum Borough Councillor for Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield

Carrie bennett bw

Name:
Carrie Bennett
Appointed:
By Members on 9th October 2018
Interests:
A business management professional within the telecommunications industry

Graham barrett bw

Name:
Graham Barrett
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 31st October 2017
Term of office:
4 years
Business interests:
Managing Director of property development company, Lawford & Sons Ltd. Bovingdon Parish Councillor and Dacorum Borough Councillor for Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield
 
 

Our Trustees

Prasad pitale bw

Name:
Prasad Pitale
Role:
Chair of Trustees
Appointed:
By Members on 3rd November 2020
Term of office:
4 years
Business
Interests:

Qualified accountant with experience in business & management and business finance
Contact:
E-mail

 

Chris canfield bw

Name:
Chris Canfield
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 16th July 2018
Term of office:
4 years
Business
Interests:

Retired Royal Mail Manager. 26 years as primary school governor. Charity Trustee of James Marshall Foundation. Business Advisor and current Local Board Member. Harpenden Town Councillor

Vicky parsey bw

Name:
Vicky Parsey
Role:
Chief Executive Officer | Accounting Officer
Appointed:
By virtue of position 1st September 2014
Business
Interests:

An experienced teaching professional, National Leader of Education, Ofsted Inspector and a qualified coach

Paul mcqueen bw

Name:
Paul McQueen
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 12th May 2020
Term of office:
4 years
Business interests:
A Sales Professional who has worked within the Information Technology Sector for over 20 years. Has previously held positions within Governing Bodies and has also been a Chair of Governors

Elizabetta camilleri bw

Name:
Elizabetta Camilleri
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 14th July 2020
Term of office:
4 years
Business Interests:

 

Richard russell hogg

Name:
Richard Russell-Hogg
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 25th March 2021
Term of office:
4 years
Business interests:
Managing Director and Company Secretary at Prism Power Ltd, InTouch IS Ltd and SPKGS Ltd. Trustee for Peace Hospice Care and Company Secretary for GL Projects and Consulting Ltd.

Name:
Nameeta Biswas
Role:
Trustee
Appointed:
By Members 14th July 2020
Term of office:
4 years
Business interests:

 

 
 

Past Trustees and Members

Name

Role

Date of appointment

Date stepped down

Business & pecuniary interests

Ross Hayward

Trustee 03/06/2015 18/07/2019  

 

Trustee attendance records can be found within the Trustees Report on page 15 of our latest Financial Statement