Trustees

Below is a list of our current trustees of the board.


CEO of the Healing Multi-Academy Trust
Name
Mark Knapton
Governor Experience
Fifteen years teaching and leadership experience in schools in North and North East Lincolnshire. This includes six years in Healing School - A Science Academy, during which time the school was judged outstanding by Ofsted in all categories. An experienced Specialist Leader in Education (SLE), supporting primary and secondary schools. Nine years of service as a Governor in a primary and secondary school.
Career
Before entering into teaching, I was a Commercial Insurance Broker for a local company in Grimsby.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
01/09/2014
Term EndsN/A
Appointed by
Virtue of office as CEO


Trustee / Chair of Trust Board
Name
Debbie Peers
Governor Experience
Governor / Director with over fifteen years' experience. Undertaken various roles including Vice Chair of full Governors, Chair of Personnel and Chair of Curriculum Committees. Current Chair of Personnel / Curriculum Committee. Served as a Governor / Director for over fifteen years, including roles as Vice Chair of LGB and Chair of Curriculum & Personnel Committee.
Career
Senior Manager for Department of Work and Pensions with over thirty two years' experience. Current position National Implementation Lead for Universal Credit.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
23/11/2018
Term Ends22/11/2022
Appointed by
Members


Trustee / Vice Chair of Trust Board
Name
Peter Kipling
Governor Experience
A wide range of experience as a school governor in both the primary and secondary phases. Acted as chair of two interim executive boards and a conventional governing body. Until comparatively recently was a member of the governing body at Great Coates Primary School.
Career
Spent whole career in education.  Was head teacher of two large primary schools before joining the Humberside Advisory Service where specific brief was to lead on assessment of the National Curriculum. In 1996 joined North East Lincolnshire Council as a senior adviser and later became Head of School Improvement for the primary phase. Retired from this post in 2008 and since then has been a self-employed educational consultant. Was a qualified Ofsted inspector and has led a significant number of inspections. Has also acted as a school improvement partner, a role which both challenged and supported schools' leadership teams.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
26/09/2016
Term Ends25/09/2020
Appointed by
Board


Trustee / Chair of Trust Finance & Audit Committee
Name
Graham Walker
Governor Experience
Served as a Governor / Director since July 2012, having undertaken various roles including Chair of Governors and Vice Chair of Finance, Health & Safety Committee. Previous Chair of the HMAT Board.
Career
Finance Director for Eimskip UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Eimskipafelag Islands hf, an Icelandic shipping and logistics company. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 whilst working for KPMG in Sheffield.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
01/09/2018
Term Ends31/08/2022
Appointed by
Members


Trustee
Name
Karina Ellis
Governor Experience
A wide range of experience of working with, and as a member of, boards at a local, regional and national level.
Career
Senior Manager with over seventeen years’ experience working in and across public services (Local Government and Health and Care Sector including time at NE Lincolnshire Council and in NHS England). Held a variety of key corporate roles focused on strategic leadership and operational delivery in partnership and organisational change; service transformation; programme and project management; planning and performance management.
Currently working across Health and Social Care Organisations in Northern Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding, York and Scarborough, to develop through partnership working, integrated care.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
12/12/2018
Term Ends11/12/2022
Appointed by
Members


Trustee
Name
Leoni Kitchin
Governor Experience
Involved with school governance since 2014 as a Governor, Vice Chair and Chair of Governors (twice).  Chaired School Improvement/Standards and Finance & Resources Committees as well as recruiting a new Headteacher and appraising
performance of Headteachers. Have been responsible for safeguarding, leadership and management, recruitment and development of governors, more able and pupil premium portfolios. Supported a number of schools across Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire to strengthen governance as a Leader of Governance.
Career
Career in People Development, as a HR Director, Facilitator, Trainer. Currently working as a Professional Coach and Mentor/Leadership Coach, often working with Headteachers and Deputy Heads.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
12/12/2018
Term Ends11/12/2022
Appointed by
Members


Trustee
Name
Jonathan Lovelle
Governor Experience
Involved with Further and Higher Education Governance since 2013 and held various posts from Vice Chair and Chair of committees and became Chair of Corporation in 2014 of TEC Partnership, which operated from 13 sites, including a nursey and secondary school. Appointed as a National Leader of Governance for the Association of Colleges in 2017 with focused on strategic leadership, organisational change; planning and performance management. Appointed as non-executive of Modal Training in 2016.
Career
Partner in regional property firm of Chartered Surveyors.
Pecuniary Interests
No
Start Date
15/09/2019
End Date
14/09/2023
Appointed by
Co-opted by Trustees

Trustees' Meeting Attendance for 2018-2019