Central Team

Based in our central operational office in Eccles.

David Clayton

Chief Executive Officer

James Inman

Regional Director

Tracey Greenough

Regional Director

Marc Doyle

Regional Director

Nick Hurst

Trust Business Manager (Estates)

Michelle Duval

Chief Finance And Operating Officer

Vin Joseph

Head of Governance, Compliance And Risk

Ben Johnson

Finance Officer

Abigail Adkins

Administration Officer


Peter Wilson


Sue Beeley (Chair)

Training & Development Manager

Sheffield United Football Club

Neil Donkin

Former Headteacher & Educational Consultant

Alan Biggin


Bill Dennison MBE

Retired Dean of Education 


Jonathan Glazzard

Professor of Teacher Education

Leeds Beckett University 

Paul Woodmancy (Chair)

HR & Marketing Specialist

Denise Chong

Retired Senior HR at International level & Specialist

 in Organisational Change

Joan Pennington

Teaching School Director

Manchester Teaching School Alliance

Ben Peck

Marketing and communications specialist 

Giles Blessed

Property & Facilities Management Specialist

Chris Read

Learning Programme Manager, Ambition School Leadership

Joe Gordon

CEO First Direct Bank