"I wanted to give something back"

Roderic Rennison
Wembley High Multi Academy Trust

"I have already learnt a lot and am now beginning to make a contribution."

Education for the next generations

Roy Sanders, Non-exec
Burnt Mill Academy Trust

"State education throughout got me where I am."

Academy Ambassadors ran a very smooth and professional search

Peter Baines
The Kemnal Academies Trust

"Sarah Pittam, in particular, has a deep understanding of the education sector"

Selection process was an interesting and rewarding experience

Ian Brown
King's Group Academies

"Following my appointment as trustee, I am now looking forward to my first board meeting with my new colleagues.”

So far we are delighted with the results

Paul Tranter, Chair
Otley Prince Henry's Academy Trust

"Working with Academy Ambassadors gave us the opportunity to cast our net wider than our immediate community, giving us exposure to new people with different skill sets and expertise."

Senior experience and passion

Paul Dunning
Exec Officer, Diocese of Norwich Trust

"A wealth of senior business experience and a passion to see leaders effectively coached to do an outstanding job"

Naivety is good in this situation

Ian Hancocks, non-executive
LEAD Academy Trust

 "I am able to offer a degree of challenge with a fresh pair of eyes"

Creating a strong society

Sir Michael Rake
Academy Ambassador

"Business engagement in education is essential for a strong society, to help young people gain the skills they need for work."

Academy Ambassadors were instrumental

David Wilde, non-executive director
Eastern Multi-Academy Trust

I have a wealth of experience and training as a senior leader and member of teams that have  succeeded in challenging circumstances across public services and wanted to share that as a NED and give back to communities. The Academy Ambassadors were instrumental in helping me fulfil that wish with one of the new Multi-Academy Trusts, a great opportunity to make a difference

Experience and development in a different sector

Sarah Cooper, BAE Systems and Non-executive director
Wimborne Academy Trust

I applied for a Non Exec Director position with a Multi-Academy Trust because I saw it as an opportunity to contribute the skills and experience I have gained in my career to support the work of the Academy and at the same time, giving me experience and development in a different sector. I was delighted to be appointed recently and look forward to working with the Trust Board.