AboutMembers & Trustees
As the Trust expands, the aim is to incorporate an additional layer of governance in the form of Regional Academy Councils (RAC). Each RAC will be responsible for overseeing the performance of a number of local academies and their ACs in the form of a hub. As well as providing the necessary scrutiny and challenge, RACs will also be the conduit between the Trust Board and the ACs. Membership of RACs will include chairs of governors of each of the hub academies plus a Trustee and whosoever the Trustees choose to appoint in addition.
Ayo AjanakuAn academy governor and medical doctor practicing in Birmingham. Ayo is a university health researcher and Academic Clinical Fellow specialising in cardiovascular disease.
Ninder JohalA founding trustee and CEO of his own international media and events production company. Ninder is former president of the Black Country chamber of commerce and sits on the board of the University of Wolverhampton and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership.
Gurinder Singh JosanCurrently Chair of the Trust Board (see below). Gurinder provides an important link between Members and the work of the Board.
Amber MarshallA parent councillor at the sponsor academy (Victoria Park) and experienced NHS professional. Amber has a law degree and background in counselling as well as running a successful consultancy business.
Noel DunneA founding trustee and director of his own company Creative Alliance. Noel has unique experience of working within the creative, cultural, learning and skills and enterprise sectors. Noel is a board member of a theatre company and a fellow of the royal society of arts.
The trust board has full responsibility and control of the multi-academy trust as constituted by its Articles of Association. In short, all governance flows from the trust board and serves as the clearing house and ultimate decision-making authority on all matters. The trust board is responsible for ensuring that high standards of corporate governance are maintained. It will exercise its powers and functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic role in the running of its academies.