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OUR GOVERNANCE

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

SARAH WALKER

For all correspondences to the chair of GMAT please send to Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8nt

TRUSTEES

JOHN ROWLANDS, EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

DANIELLE BARROW,

HENRY NGAWOOFAH, LGB CHAIR - MCPA

CANDICE BRETT, CHAIR - FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

TASNEEM SAID.

SARAH GREEN,

DAVID LEA.

CHAIR OF MEMBERS

JOHN FALDER, CEO HMG PAINTS

MEMBERS

ROBIN LAWLER, DIRECTOR, ROBIN LAWLER CONSULTING

KIRSTIN KERR, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

LOCAL GOVERNING BODY CHAIRS

CLIVE PALMER, MANCHESTER COMMUNICATION ACADEMY

ACCOUNTING OFFICER

JOHN ROWLANDS, EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

SADIA RULAL

To view the current Board of Trustees’ Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests and Attendance Records click here

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TRUSTEE INFORMATION 

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SARAH WALKER

Sarah is employed by Cisco UK as the Managing Director for the Enterprise Business.  Sarah is also a Non-Executive Director at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust where she Chairs their Quality Committee,  and is a member of The Institute of Sales Management with a specific focus on their Mental Health and Wellbeing Thought Leadership initiative.

 

Sarah is an experienced Executive Leader with a track record for creating and executing strategic change and transformation programmes to improve operational performance of business units; focused on improving customer advocacy and employee engagement within the major business, public sector and corporate environments.

 

Sarah joined the Trust in 2018 as a Trustee and was appointed as the Chair of the Board of Trustees in September 2021.  Sarah is the Lead Trustee for Safeguarding.

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HENRY NAGWOOFAH

Henry currently works as a Grant/Development Officer at Young Manchester. Henry is also a Director at Making Education a Priority (MEaP) with his background in law, He leads on their legal and statutory governance to ensure the consortium of supplementary schools, achieve their strategic aims to raise education aspirations for a diverse range of young people across Greater Manchester. He is also the co-founder for Grace Incorporation Faith Trust (GIFT) a network of social enterprises that came together in order to build strategic partnerships to support local people into education and employment.

Henry has been involved with Voluntary Community Social sector for the past 15 years developing a range of community led initiatives supporting young people to achieve their goals and leadership skills.   Henry has extensive experience in capacity building, project development and fundraising, specifically within small and niche organisations that support young people to get involved in making a difference in their community as active citizens.  

As a Legal Officer at Manchester City Council assisted the Local Authority Legal Team, to provide defence in litigation as a result of alleged negligence in housing disrepair and personal injuries cases.

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DANIELLE BARROW

Danielle is an experienced Human Resources professional currently working as a HR Business Partner for Manchester City Council.

 

After completing a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management, Danielle started her career at ITV. Following on from this, in 2009 she obtained a place on the graduate scheme at Manchester City Council. Danielle has worked for the Council in a variety of corporate and operation roles including Employee Relations Manager and as a Policy Officer in Neighbourhood Services. Her currently role as HR Business Partner for Schools has given her a deep understanding of the education sector and the challenges faced by Manchester schools.

 

Danielle joined the Academy as a Trustee in 2018 and sits on the Finance and Audit Committee and also the Board of Trustees.

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TASNEEM SAID

Tasneem is employed as a Senior Commercial Lead at Serco and is a member of the Law Society.

 

Tasneem is an experienced Solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the outsourcing / offshoring industry.  Tasneem is skilled in legal writing, management, corporate governance, transactions, outsourcing and government contracting.  Tasneem is a strong legal professional who qualified as a solicitor over 16 years ago.

 

Tasneem joined the Trust as a Trustee in 2021 and has worked closely with the Trust on their Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.