Our Board

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Paul Lincoln

Paul founded EdisonLearning in the UK as a wholly owned subsidiary of EdisonLearning, Inc in 2003, and served as Managing Director for several years. Read more
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    Tim Nash

    Tim’s career in education started more than 25 years ago as a Physics and Technology teacher. Read more

      Robin Imms

      Trustee & Chair
      Robin is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of business management experience, predominately working in the defence industry for major national and international companies. Read more
        Sami Abouzahr

        Sami Abouzahr

        Sami Abouzahr is Global Head of Wealth Solutions for Wealth Management at HSBC, responsible for delivering customer and technology initiatives across the bank’s wealth management business. Read more
          Miranda Abraham

          Miranda Abraham

          Miranda Abraham has over 20 years experience working in Investment Banking arranging large financings for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 size companies. Read more
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            Matthew Emerson

            Matthew is a self-employed management consultant and business psychologist, working with small and medium sized organisations to ensure effective organisation and engagement of the people they employ. Read more

              Natasha Pope

              Natasha is a corporate lawyer whose career path has led her to diversify; as a result, she has become a passionate advocate for the quality of education... Read more

                Board Information

                Name Member or Trustee Appointment made by Appointment Date Date stepped down Business and pecuniary interests 2016/2017 % attendance whilst in office 2017/2018 % attendance whilst in office
                Sami Abouzahr Trustee Members 01/03/2016   HSBC employee and shareholder 83% 75%
                Miranda Abraham Trustee Members 08/10/2015   Employee of FCA, trustee of children’s charity Dreams Come True, Executive Board Member of Women in Banking and Finance 83% 50%
                Matthew Emerson Trustee Co-opted by Directors 11/05/2017   Employee of University of Hertfordshire; Director of Blackmore Four 100% 75%
                Robin Imms Chair/EX-officio Member/Trustee Members 08/10/2015   None 100% 100%
                Natasha Pope Trustee Members 30/09/2014   None 66% 75%
                Tim Nash Member Principal Sponsor 03/08/2012   Governor of Samuel Ward Academy N/A N/A
                Allan Sigston Member Principal Sponsor 03/08/2012 04/10/2017 Employee of EdisonLearning N/A N/A
                Paul Lincoln Member Principal Sponsor 03/11/2016   Trustee of Learning Pathways Trust N/A N/A
                Lee Phillips Chair/Ex-officio Member/
                Members 08/10/2015 07/11/2017  Employee of EdisonLearning, related to employee of Colchester Borough Council and governor of Willow Brook Primary School 66% 50%
                Simon Peck Director/Chair/
                Ex-officio Member
                Members 21/01/2014 10/07/2017 Sole proprietor of Simon Peck Governance Consultancy and Governors at Countess Gytha Primary School 100% N/A
                Howard Lay Trustee Members 09/01/2013 06/04/2017 CEO of Samuel Ward Academy Trust 0% N/A

                Finance and Audit Committee

                Name Role Appointment Date Date stepped down Business and pecuniary interests 2016/2017 % attendance whilst in office 2017/2018 % attendance whilst in office
                Miranda Abraham
                Trustee 08/10/2015   None 83% 100%
                Sami Abouzahr Trustee 07/11/2017   Business and pecuniary interests – HSBC employee and shareholder N/A 100%
                Natasha Pope Trustee 30/09/2014   None 66% 50%
                Simon Peck Accounting Officer 17/07/2017   Simon Peck Governance Consultancy
                Vice Chair of Governors at Countess Gytha Primary School
                N/A 100%
                Jo Olley Chief Financial Officer 21/11/2013   Employee of CAT; Trustee at The Learning Pathways Trust 100% 100%
                Robin Imms Trustee 08/10/2015 07/11/2017 None 100% 100%
                Kevin Crossley Accounting Officer 21/11/2013 30/04/2017 Employee of CAT   100% N/A
                Steve McShane Accounting Officer 01/05/2017 16/07/2017 Employee of CAT   0% N/A