To contact our Members please email Liz Bharj - Clerk to the Trustees via email@example.comMembers
Mr Matthew Cheesbrough
Time served engineer mainly within the Pharmaceutical industry, working at technician and engineer levels. Currently working on new product integration and process improvement projects meaning that I have to use skills, knowledge and experience to get existing equipment to run differently or design new processes to manufacture new products. Involved in meetings with all members of the Senior Leadership Team and project managing all parts of the project, including contractors, team members and financial aspects. I have mentored, worked alongside and trained new apprentices and employees, right through from interviewing through to completion of induction and apprentice qualifications. Sheppey Rugby club player for various teams and a youth coach for U7 and U8's, as well as a "guest" specialist coach for the older groups based on playing history and experiences.
Skills: Creative problem solving in an engineering and business process context, Business Process Improvement, Leadership, People Management, Communication. Good understanding of Finance/Accounts and Management Performance Information.
Mr Raymond Rousell
National sales manager UK and Ireland 30 years’ experience in the Plumbing and Heating sector last 15 years working for a manufacture. I also represent the company by sitting on the management group of BEAMA, within the heating and ventilation group working to help Government implement effective and proportionate policy and regulation for buildings, systems, and products. We also provide information on best practice and legislative compliance for homeowners, installers, and specifiers.
Skills: Leadership, Performance Management and Business Process Improvement, People Management, Communication. Good understanding of Finance/Accounts and budgeting.
Vic Goddard is proud to be a council estate boy from South London but suffers the curse of therefore being a Crystal Palace Fan.
Vic, from a young age, wanted to be a PE teacher and following his degree course in Chichester enjoyed two years working on the south coast at Angmering School, learning from two of the best PE teachers you could ever wish to meet. During this time Vic realised that he wanted to be a headteacher and set himself the target of being a Head by 40 and on the golf course by 50! This led to him moving on from jobs - sad to leave but determined to make the next career step. Four years in Cheam followed by a three year stint working in an international school in Cairo followed where he took on the role of Head of Faculty.
On returning to the UK, Vic was fortunate to work with a truly inspiring headteacher, Kevin Sadler in his first SLT role and in five years went from Assistant Head to Head at Passmores School (now Academy) in Harlow. Under his leadership, he has now turned Passmores into a multi-academy trust of four schools, all in Harlow.
Vic feels privileged to be a CEO and is humbled everyday that parents/carers are willing to trust him to educate their children.
He came into public view several years ago through Educating Essex, a fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed in the Harlow secondary school he leads and capturing the ups and downs, tears and laughter of typical school life. He also found time to write a book entitled The Best Job in the World, a title he only occasionally regrets as he goes about doing such an inspirational leadership role, despite the immense pressures of Ofsted, underfunding and the relentless pressure to achieve ever-better exam results.
I am a service development manager for a national charity – The Forward Trust – who support/help anyone impacted by addiction, crime, homelessness, or long-term unemployment to turn their lives around and achieve their full potential. I have worked in the substance misuse and criminal justice field for over 20 years mainly in custodial settings and am truly passionate about providing people with the support needed to reach their individual goals, using a trauma informed approach to both one to one and group recovery. Before leaving the prison environment I was the CQC registered manager for the clinical and psychosocial substance service in a local reception prison, leading a team of over 30 staff members. I now work in the business development function, tendering for new opportunities, building best practise portfolios and supporting our prisons and families and young people’s services offer tailored and personalised support to individuals accessing their services and driving service improvement.
Skills: people management and development, training, problem solving, solution focused thinking, understanding and application of strategies into operational delivery, quality assurance and improvement within regulatory frameworks.
A qualified accountant (FCA) and retired Chief Financial Officer, with many years’ experience in both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Spent 10 years as Head of Finance/Chief Financial Officer at two separate Multi Academy Trusts. Since retirement in 2020, volunteers as a member and/or Trustee of Multi Academy Trusts and a Hospice.
Skills: Accounting and Finance, specialising in MAT and Charity accounting; Governance; Audit and Risk Management.