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Members

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

Russell Gill
Appointed: April 2021

MBA. Russell is Head of Community Delivery at the Co-operative Group. He is Chair of the Co-op Academies Trust. Russell is also a trustee of the People’s History Museum and is Chair of the Co-op’s Northern Pension Fund.

Prof Rachel Lofthouse
Appointed: October 2021

PhD BSc & Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett University. Member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Trustees

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 Field
Appointed: March 2021

Board Appointed

MBA CIPFA - Independent Consultant. Previous Deputy Director of Finance & Strategy, Health Education England.

Amarron Frederick
Appointed: October 2021

Board Appointed

LIBF. Vice President – Relationship Director – SME Business Banking at Barclays Bank’

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

MBA. Head of Operations, Department of Computer Science, University of York.

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

Board Appointed

FRICS, Senior Partner at Holroyd Miller Chartered Surveyors.

Mark Wilson
Appointed: December 2018

Ex-officio

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