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Barry Eldred
Appointed: June 2014

Company Director, Deputy Lieutenant for South Yorkshire. Former Non-Executive. Director of Barnsley Building Society (twice Chair). Northern Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity and trustee of various other bodies.

Hearl Lenton
Appointed: July 2014

FRICS, Senior Partner at Holroyd Miller Chartered Surveyors. Chair of Wellspring Trust Board.

Dianne Murray
Appointed: April 2019

BA, Cert Ed. Former Vice-Principal, Barnsley College. Currently a part-time consultant with Luminate Education Group


Gordon Beever
Appointed: July 2014

Board Appointed

Member of ICSA. Company Director. Former Trustee of Barnsley College.

Molly Beever
Appointed: September 2017

Board Appointed

B.Ed. Retired Work-related Learning Consultant & Assistant Director of Faculty.

Colin Booth OBE
Appointed: October 2015

Board Appointed

LSIS MBA Post Grad Diploma in Social Education. Group CEO of Luminate Education Group.

Neil Clephan OBE
Appointed: August 2018

Board Appointed

National Leader of Education. Education Consultant.

Jennifer FieldAppointed: March 2021

Board Appointed

Jenni is Deputy Director of Finance and Strategy for Health Education England (HEE). She was previously Associate Director – Finance in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), preceded by finance roles in the NHS and local authorities.

Stewart Harper
Appointed: December 2018

Board Appointed

AGC. Freelance Company Secretary & Non-Executive Director.

Cheryl Hobson
Appointed: December 2018

Board Appointed

CIPFA MBA. Financial & Business Consultant

Yiannis Koursis
Appointed: December 2018

Sponsor Appointed

BA BSc. Principal & CEO, Barnsley College.

Jayne Lawrence
Appointed: March 2021

Board Appointed

Jayne is Head of Operations in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. She previously held a similar position in the University of Warwick’s Centre for Teacher Education and former roles include a senior position in Sheffield City Council’s Children, Young People and Families Portfolio.

Hearl Lenton (Chair of the Board)
Appointed: December 2018

Board Appointed

FRICS, Senior Partner at Holroyd Miller Chartered Surveyors.

Mark Wilson
Appointed: December 2018


National Leader of Education. CEO of Wellspring Academy Trust.

Other Members / Trustees in 2020/21

John HallAppointed: July 2015Resigned: October 2020

Former Member

Joe WilkinsonAppointed: July 2019Resigned: November 2020

Former Member

Richard OwenAppointed: December 2018Resigned: December 2020

Former Trustee