Register of Interests

Members


Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson

Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Former employee of University of Sunderland
Other education establishments governed –  Also Trustee of WISE Academies (Chair) and serves as part of each Regional Hub Board for all areas where the Trust operates.  Local Governor of Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – Sister is Chair of Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy

Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson

Date of first appointment:

8th February 2011

Business/ Pecuniary Interests:

Former employee of University of Sunderland

Other education establishments governed:

Also Trustee of WISE Academies (Chair) and serves as part of each Regional Hub Board for all areas where the Trust operates.  Local Governor of Morpeth Road Academy.

Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:

Sister is Chair of Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy

Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson

Date of first appointment:

8th February 2011

Business/ Pecuniary Interests:

Former employee of University of Sunderland

Other education establishments governed:

Also Trustee of WISE Academies (Chair) and serves as part of each Regional Hub Board for all areas where the Trust operates.  Local Governor of Morpeth Road Academy.

Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives:

Sister is Chair of Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy

MEMBERS


Name : Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Former employee of University of Sunderland
Other education establishments governed –  Also Trustee of WISE Academies (Chair) and serves as part of each Regional Hub Board for all areas where the Trust operates.  Local Governor of Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – Sister is Chair of Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy


Name : Mr John Gibbon Wood C.B.E.
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Previous appointments – Director of Tolent Construction Ltd (RETIRED May 2019), Tolent Solutions Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Tolent Living Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Coolmore Estates Ltd (RETIRED August 2020), Tolent PLC (RETIRED December 2018), Tolent Corporation Ltd, Tolent Homes Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Ravensworth Properties Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), T. Holdings Ltd (RETIRED DECEMBER 2018), Tolent Corporation (RETIRED December 2018)

Other education establishments governed – Also Trustee of WISE Academies
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Rev Richard Gordon Edward Bradshaw
Date of first appointment : 10th July 2015
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Professor David Roy Sandbach O.B.E.  FRSC
Date of first appointment : 26th February 2018
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed – Trustee of The Beacon School, Sunderland
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


Name : Gordon Thomas Yarrow
Date of first appointment : 1st February 2021
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed – None
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None


TRUSTEES OF WISE ACADEMIES (DIRECTORS)

Membership, Register of Business Interests, Attendance Records and other statutory information.

Secretary to the Directors – Gary Robinson, c/o WISE Academies Head Office, Borodin Avenue, Sunderland SR5 4NX e-mail governance@wiseacademies.co.uk

CONSTITUTION =
Appointed by Members – Articles state up to 9
Chief Executive Officer – 1
Co-opted – up to 3


Name : Mrs Margaret Elise Wright-Stephenson (Chair of Board of Trustees)
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Former employee of University of Sunderland
Other education establishments governed –  Also Company Member of WISE Academies.  Vice-chair of Local Governing Body of Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – Sister is Chair of Local Governing Body of Hasting Hill Academy
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee, Regional Hub Boards for each area of the Trust’s operation
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 6 out of 6 meetings


Name : Mrs Zoe Elizabeth Carr O.B.E.
Type of Trustee : CEO (Ex-officio)
Date of first appointment : 1st September 2013
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Husband a Director of Capital UK Electric Ltd.  (not used by the Trust)
Other education establishments governed – Also Local Governor of all academies within WISE Academies.  Company Member of Melrose Learning Trust.  Director of Schools North East
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : May attend all committees and Regional Hub Boards
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mr David Pearson
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 1st September 2017
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Elliott Associates / Elliot Projects (Consultancy) Limited – retained Consultant, Constructing Excellence in the North East Limited
Other education establishments governed –  Chair of Local Governing Body of Bexhill Academy;     (June 2021) Appointed as co-opted member to the Board of Governors of Northumbria University (and serves on their Employment and Finance Committee)
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee, and serves on WISE Regional Hub Board for Sunderland area
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :

Board of Directors – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 6 out of 6 meetings


Name : Mr John Gibbon Wood C.B.E.
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th February 2011
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Previous appointments – Director of Tolent Construction Ltd (RETIRED May 2019), Tolent Solutions Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Tolent Living Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Coolmore Estates Ltd (RETIRED August 2020), Tolent PLC (RETIRED December 2018), Tolent Corporation Ltd, Tolent Homes Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), Ravensworth Properties Ltd (RETIRED December 2018), T. Holdings Ltd (RETIRED DECEMBER 2018), Tolent Corporation (RETIRED December 2018)

Other education establishments governed –  Also a Company Member for WISE Academies
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Finance & General Purposes Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
F&GP Committee – attended 6 out of 6 meetings


Name : Mr Robert Symonds Jnr.
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 8th October 2012
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Nil                                                           (previously declared) February 2017 onwards –  Head of Finance Operations – Grainger PLC (Residential Landlord).            (Up to January 2017 – Employed by Technology Services Group – Supplier and Services to WISE Academies)
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None (father was previously a Director)
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 5 out of 6 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings


Name : Miss Nicola Sara Vokes
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 20th November 2012
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Chief Executive of Sunderland North Community Business Centre (SNCBC);   Managing Director of Community Opportunities;   Sunderland All Together Consortium CIO – Director/Trustee (non pecuniary);    Bowes Railway Company (BRC) 2015 to date Operational Adviser on behalf of SNBC/Community Opportunities who are paid to deliver the contract although Ms Vokes not paid directly by BRC;    Hylton Castle Trust (HCT) business planning adviser 2018 to January 2020 and from February 2020 Operations Manager on behalf of SNBC/Community Opportunities who are paid to deliver the contract however Ms Vokes is not paid directly by HCT.
Other education establishments governed –  None.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 4 out of 6 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 3 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mr Paul James Smith
Type of Trustee : Co-opted (Appointed by Directors)
Date of first appointment : 9th December 2014
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Paul Smith Health & Safety Consultancy, completes training and competent person role for some small companies including occasionally Avenue Builders who does undertake some work for WISE Academies at times. Completes marking for a National Examination Board. Wife also works in a leadership capacity at a different academy trust which WISE has a contractual relationship to provide governance services.  
Other education establishments governed –  None
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 6 out of 6 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 3 out of 4 meetings


Name : Mrs Christine Collins
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 8th December 2016
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – Consultancy – Christine Collins Consultancy
Other education establishments governed – Chair of Local Governing Body of Town End Academy and Morpeth Road Academy.
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees :  Serves as part of WISE Regional Hub Board for Sunderland area
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year :
Board of Directors – attended 4 out of 6 meetings


Name : Mr Roger Michael Ward
Type of Trustee : Appointed by Members
Date of first appointment : 14th February 2019
Business/ Pecuniary Interests – None
Other education establishments governed –  St Hild’s CE Primary School(Durham) and Wynyard CE Primary School.  Melrose Learning Trust
Relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives – None
Member of the following committees : Audit Committee
Number of meetings attended during previous academic year : 
Board of Directors – attended 5 out of 6 meetings
Audit Committee – attended 4 out of 4 meetings