Trustees and Directors
Fred Child, Chair of Trustees and ex-officio member
Retired following 35 years with a nationwide financial organisation, management experience of central purchasing and R&D manager in property management. A Fellow of British Institute of Facilities Management, as a director and knowledge and strategy chair, past director Global FM. Past President of Thamesdown Rotary Club. Past chair of governors with primary school experience and academisation.
Mark Edwards, Trustee (Vice Chair of Trustees)
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Mark is now Head of Packaging for a large corporation, with extensive knowledge of procurement and technical development globally. He has over 18 years’ experience of school governance at both primary and secondary level. A former councillor within Swindon, he has many links with the community including scouts and several other charitable organisations.
Anthony Purser, Trustee
Commissioned Army Officer. Extensive experience in Leadership, Management and Strategic planning. Two years’ experience as a Governor. Understanding of the conversion process to an Academy as a Governor. Breadth of skills and experience within Risk Management and Resource Planning.
Matthew Dixon, Trustee (Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee)
A Chartered Global Management Accountant by profession. Matt is an experienced finance professional and is currently Head of Finance for a large Telecommunications organisation. He has experience across a number of industries and has a passion for developing high performing teams. He is looking forward to putting these skills and experience to good use, to help enable young people to reach their potential.
Catherine Dampney, Trustee
Catherine has over 20 years' experience in data and technology in both the Financial sector and NHS. Over her career she has been involved in the development of regional and national data and digital transformation programmes for the NHS as a CIO and Director of IT. Catherine is also a founding member of the National Digital Health CIO Network, and current Member of the National CIO Advisory Panel and sits on the Health Data Research workstream of The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute at the University of Bristol. Catherine started her career as a Primary School Teacher with an interest in using technology in the classroom and her current role focuses on reducing health inequalities.