About us

Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation set up to bring inspirational educationalists together with talented business leaders to build better multi-academy trust boards.

We believe that high-calibre sector leaders are well positioned to support CEOs and executive principals as their academy trust develops – using their business acumen to offer advice and support as well as independent challenge and scrutiny.

Academy Ambassadors recruits non-executive directors (also known as trustees) to a wide range of board roles - from large trusts with 30+ schools such as REAch2 and TKAT to smaller, growing organisations and single academy trusts such as Bradford Diocesan Academy Trust and Kings Cross Academy Trust.

We have partnerships with leading financial organisations including HSBC, Lloyds and KPMG; market leaders such as Rolls Royce and Dairy Crest; international legal firms including Slaughter and May as well as with regional accountancy and actuarial firms around the country. We also recruit outstanding individuals from business, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

For business leaders a non-executive directorship is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally as well as to give something back to the wider community. 

Academy Ambassadors has had significant success in its first three years, having placed over 200 senior business leaders on trust boards. In addition, we are delighted to count Sir Michael Rake, Chair of BT, and former-President of the CBI; Paul Marshall, Chairman of ARK Schools; and Sir Rod Aldridge, trust founder, among its supporters.

By putting outstanding business leaders and educationalists together we can make a real difference to education in England.