We know that effective governance and a clearly defined structure is crucial to our trust’s success.
North West Academies is focused on delivering the best outcomes for pupils, alongside accountability. We are proud to have a team who bring with them a wide range of professional and personal experience to support and challenge both our trust and its schools.
Our Members sign The Memorandum and Articles of Association. They are responsible for establishing The Trust and appointing Trustees.
Our Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction of The Trust. They are accountable for the performance of our schools and ensue financial probity.
Member And Chair Of Trustees
Sir John Timpson
Reverend Elaine Ollman
- Terms of Office and Register of Interests
Name of Trustee Date Appointed Expiry Date Register of Interests Brendan Wignall (Chair) 01/10/17 01/10/21 Brendan is headteacher at Ellesmere College, Shropshire Michael Forber (Vice Chair) 01/10/17 01/10/21 Michael is Headteacher at Somerville Primary School, Wallasey. Iain Colledge 01/10/17 01/10/21 Iain is director and owner of World Academies and a project director for the British Council. He is a registered Ofsted school inspector and provides services in the Midlands. Adrian Walmsley 01/10/17 01/10/21 Adrian is a governor of St Martin’s Academy, Chester and Upton-by-Chester High School. Steve Docking (CEO) 01/10/17 N/A Steve is Principal at Delamere CE Academy and CEO of NWAT. He is also a director of ACT Education. He lives with Wenda Smith, Head of School at st Martin's, and they have two children. Kay Cook 01/10/17 01/10/21 Kay is a Director at Oliver and Co Solicitors and governor at St Martin's Academy. Reverend Elaine Ollman 01/10/17 01/10/21 Revd Elaine Ollman BTh is Rector of St Peter’s Church, Delamere, and a governor at Delamere Academy. Kirsty Cobb 01/10/17 01/10/21 Kirsty is Executive Head of the Manchester Office at law firm DWF and Chair of Governors at Delamere Academy. Julie Roberts-Joyce 01/10/17 01/10/21 Julie Roberts-Joyce is a parent governor at Delamere Academy. David Jones 01/10/17 01/10/21 David retired from his position as a Commercial Manager with Lloyds Bank in April this year after 40 years service.