Aquinas Trust            

Remit of Members and Trustees

Remit of Members and Trustees

Remit of Members and Trustees

The remit of the Trust’s Members and Trustees are as detailed in the Trust’s Articles of Association and Master Funding Agreement and the prevailing Academies Financial Handbook.

Members

Rt. Revd. Simon Burton-Jones

Rt. Revd. Simon Burton-Jones

Bishop of Tonbridge

The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright

The Ven. Dr. Paul Wright

Archdeacon – Bromley/Bexley

Rev. Canon Victoria Pask

Rev. Canon Victoria Pask

Area Dean for Bromley RDBE

Simon Parker

Simon Parker

Chair of the Trust Board

Rochester Diocesan Board of Education

Rochester Diocesan Board of Education

Trust Board

Simon Parker, Chair of the Trust Board

Simon Parker, Chair of the Trust Board

Simon ParkerSimon Parker is the Chair of the Trust Board. He has many years’ experience of school governance at primary and secondary schools in Bromley, where continuous school improvement has been the central focus. Simon has a background in Banking, Finance and Leasing where he has undertaken roles in Operational Strategy, Business Transformation and Sales. He has developed a number of small businesses and is currently Managing Director of a small management consultancy specialising in Programme Management and Business Transformation within the Emergency Services.

Vicky Cliff, Vice Chair

Vicky Cliff, Vice Chair

Vicky CliffVicky Cliff is Vice Chair of the Trust Board and a member of the Education Scrutiny Committee. She is an independent consultant with experience in coaching, career management and transition, organisational development and training gained within a wide range of corporate sectors, including financial services, energy, pharmaceutical and telecoms, as well as in local government and education. Her previous career encompassed 16 years as a senior manager in the telecoms industry, where she led a large training department, delivering management, engineering and IT training. She has extensive experience of working with executives on personal and leadership development and the delivery of organisational transformation. She has been involved in school governance for over 10 years and was previously Chair of Governors of Chislehurst C.E Primary School.

Sui-Te Wu

Sui-Te Wu

Sui-Te WuSui-Te Wu is a member of the Trust Board and the Finance and Audit Committee. She is a professional leader in architecture, with reputable track records in world class design with long-term bespoke benefits for the built environment. Through influencing, she consistently engages, integrates and works collaboratively to guide the organisations and stakeholders she engages with in complex circumstances. She is a strategic thinker, steers each challenge with an inquisitive mind, emphasises on human interaction and active listening, while focusing on the “big picture” in the context of organisational progresses. Consequently, she broadens organisations’ visions, maximises values, with emphasis on sustainability, creativity and integrity. Sui-Te ‘s previous experiences include the major project for the Jubilee Extension project, the advisory role as a CABE Enabler, the strategic Client Advisor on a number of major BSF programmes, as well as strategic advisor for Academy Trust and Local Authorities in the UK.

Sue Mordecai, Chair of Education Scrutiny Committee

Sue Mordecai, Chair of Education Scrutiny Committee

Sue MordecaiSue Mordecai is a member of the Trust Board and Chair of the Education Scrutiny Committee. She was the Head of School Improvement with a Local Authority and worked with primary, special and secondary schools. Sue is currently a trustee and former chair of the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) and in this capacity she continues to deliver keynote speeches and training nationally and internationally. Through NACE Sue has been involved in the research writing and production of national materials commissioned by both Welsh and English governments and has represented NACE on a number of government advisory bodies. She was an Associate Tutor with Oxford Brookes University and an adviser to the International Charles Darwin Trust. Sue is the author of a number of articles and resources related to highly able students and was an educational adviser to the publishers ‘Rising Stars’ and is on the editorial board of the academic journal Gifted Education International. Sue is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Terry Hyland

Terry Hyland

Mr. Terry Hyland

Terry is a member of the Trust Board and Finance & Audit Committee. Having worked in several financial institutions, Terry’s background is in banking in both the UK and Europe. His roles within Leveraged Finance, Corporate Finance and Investment Management include working closely with Management teams and Company Board members on financial and investment decisions. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Terry had been a member of the Bishop Justus Advisory Council for five years.

Revd. Canon Jeremy Blunden

Revd. Canon Jeremy Blunden

Mr. Terry Hyland

Revd. Canon Jeremy Blunden is a member of the Trust Board and the Education Scrutiny Committee. He is the Rector of the parish of St George and St Barnabas Beckenham. He is also Area Dean for Beckenham and the Bishop of Rochester’s Adviser for BAME Affairs. He has worked closely with Faith and non-Faith primary and secondary schools in all of the parishes where he has served in the Dioceses of Rochester and Southwark.

Seun Odeneye

Seun Odeneye

Mr. Seun Odeneye

Seun Odeneye is a member of the Trust Board and the Finance and Audit Committee. In his role, Seun focuses on enhancing Matterkind’s addressable data-driven marketing media offering and expanding the agency’s capabilities across new channels. With his team, he helps supercharge Matterkind’s strategic data and product offering on behalf of fellow IPG agencies – Initiative, UM, McCann, Mediahub and Reprise – as well as its clients. Seun came to IPG from Mindshare UK, where he was Digital Integration and Operations Director. There, he headed up both the programmatic and affiliate teams and was also in charge of driving digital integration across the wider digital department across all clients in the agency. Previous to his time at Mindshare, Seun started his career as an intern at AdLink Internet Media and then moved to Microsoft, where he worked for 8 years across various parts of their portfolio, eventually becoming the Head of Microsoft Performance Network & Mobile Strategy Lead in the UK.

Giles Lambert, Chair of Finance and Audit

Giles Lambert, Chair of Finance and Audit

Simon ParkerGiles Lambert is a member of the Trust Board and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Giles spent 24 years working for a major global bank, leading teams in both London and Hong Kong. During this time, Giles worked with private and listed companies across the world helping them to raise both debt and equity financing. He currently acts as a consultant, advising the boards of companies looking to list their shares on a stock exchange and/or raise equity capital.

Our Committees

Finance and Audit Committee

Finance and Audit Committee

This committee is responsible for financial review and monitoring, budget setting, external audit in terms of the year end accounts, effective financial control, risk management, internal audit of Trust’s processes and procedures and approval of financial policies and procedures.

Education Scrutiny Committee

Education Scrutiny Committee

This committee is responsible for monitoring standards of achievement and progress at all Trust academies, advising on priorities for improving educational outcomes, preparing educational policies and agreeing on appropriate action where an academy’s outcomes are of concern.

Aquinas Advisory Council (AAC)

Aquinas Advisory Council (AAC)

AAC are committees of the Trust Board but are advisory in nature save for delegation of specific functions as detailed in the AAC protocol. For further details please see the AAC section of the website.

Chief Executive Officer’s Performance Management Committee

Chief Executive Officer’s Performance Management Committee

Responsible for the performance management of the Chief Executive

Pay and Remuneration Committee

Pay and Remuneration Committee

Responsible for approving the remuneration for senior leaders and for considering pay appeals.