I would like to thank Academy Ambassadors in facilitating my contact with the trusts

Nick Gill
The Sovereign Trust/Upton Heath MAT

"I would recommend joining a MAT to anyone looking to share their experience gained in the world of business/industry."

Making a difference

Adelle Martin, Non-executive director
Primary First Trust

"I wanted to combine my focus for learning and growth with my passion for developing others and making a difference - the Non-Executive Director is the perfect role to do both with added benefit of working with my own community."

A real privilege

Andy Collings, non-executive director
Orchard Academy Trust

I have always been keen to get more involved in our education sector and be able to put something back from my experience in the corporate world. To have the chance to be involved in the education of our children and support the great work that goes on in our schools is a real privilege. 

A good opportunity to bring some of my experience into the world of education.

Colin Bidewell
REAch2 East Anglia

" I wanted to get an increased insight into the delivery of education."

Play a part in the creation of the future

Roy Cooper, Managing Director at RPCM Management Consultants
NED at Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust

I took the opportunity for a non-exec role with a local trust as it’s not only a great opportunity to bring valued experience and skills to an organisation but knowing that input may play a part in the creation of the future, especially for those children whom the trust prepares for it, provides a great sense of satisfaction.

To lead by example

Kabir Khan
Birmingham Diocesan Academies Trust

"There is simply nothing more rewarding than being a part of helping people succeed!  I felt I understood the challenges well from different perspectives to education in order to approach situations with a balanced, reasoned yet questioning attitude. My personal agenda was not only to offer the experience I bring to the board, but to develop myself as part of the board extracting as much knowledge as possible. This was my small way I could lead by example outside of the organisation, encouraging cohesion, integration and diversity in the process."

Swale Academies Trust

John Fassenfelt
Chair, Swale Academies Trust

"The trust was able to select two excellent and experienced individuals."

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.”

Giving children the best chances to succeed

Nathan Elstub, Chief Investment Officer, Nesta,
Non-executive director, Engage, Excel, Enrich Trust

"Enabling children to make the most of their years in full time education."  

The recruitment process was very well managed

Anna Sketchley, Executive Headteacher
Bournemouth Primary Multi-Academy Trust

"Academy Ambassadors undertook all the advertising and the initial processes and we were put in touch with the people they selected. Those selected were of an exceptionally high calibre"