Testimonials

Delighted to have two highly experienced new directors working with us

Chris Seaton
Schoolsworks Academy Trust

"We had heard much about Academy Ambassadors and been encouraged to use them to help us to strengthen our trust board."

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."

Supporting the next generation of children

Carol Lees, Non-executive director
Lion Academy Trust

"I feel education is everybody's responsibility."

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"

Academy Ambassadors has helped Isle Education Trust to recruit Directors of an excellent calibre.

Karen Wild
Isle Education Trust

"With the help of Academy Ambassadors, we have built a Board that is ready for growth."

Strong governance is fundamental

Lord Nash
Department for Education

Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, on the need for strong governance and business engagement to support academy trusts as they grow.

Thank you Academy Ambassadors

Mark Mitchell, Chair
Solent Academies Trust

As the chair of a small academy trust that currently comprises of three special needs schools, I contacted Academy Ambassadors to ask for help in identifying potential new trustees with a business/finance background. Within two months Academy Ambassadors had identified two individuals who, as well as having the required skills, also had personal experience of working with people with special needs and disabilities. Both have now been appointed as trustees and this has undoubtedly strengthened our Trust Board.

Thank you Academy Ambassadors.

I was impressed with the way in which Academy Ambassadors matched trusts with applicants’ skills sets

Richard Conway
Parkside Federations Academies MAT

"I wanted to become a director to help trusts and their executive leadership teams improve their financial skills and knowledge of running businesses"

I wanted to use my experience to benefit the education of local children

Simon Williamson
River Tees Multi Academy Trust, Middlesbrough

"My experience with Academy Ambassadors has been excellent with everything explained really well and good communication throughout. The process has been handled very professionally.
 
I wanted to become a non-executive director as I now feel that I've reached the stage of my life where, having worked for myself and my own benefit up until now, I wanted to use my experience to benefit the education of local children. Education is really important to me – I believe it to be the catalyst for success, happiness and a fulfilling life."
 

Exceptional Education for all

Philip Hogan
Non-exec, The Collegiate Trust

Looking forward to bringing experience of guiding businesses through change to education