Our governance

Our governance

Education Development Trust is a UK-registered charity and is governed by a board of trustees who direct the organisation's work. The trustees oversee the leadership team led by Chief Executive Patrick Brazier who, in turn, manage Education Development Trust staff across the globe.

    

One of Education Development Trust's four core values is accountability and our governance structure allows this to be continuously evidenced and demonstrated. Together, multiple boards and committees ensure transparency and accountability throughout the organisation.

Board of trustees



The trustees carry full financial and legal responsibility for Education Development Trust. Our trustees bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the organisation and ensure that everything that Education Development Trust does is in line with its objectives. Our president is Sir Jim Rose, vice president Sara Hodson and our chair of trustees is Philip Graf. Our full board of trustees is: Christine Gilbert, David Hawker, Bob Humphreys, Alison Macleod, Jo Owen, Dr Peter Rawlinson, Dr Tim Walsh, and Philip Wood.

Leadership team

The board of trustees delegates the day-to-day running of Education Development Trust to the leadership team. Their job is to deliver according to our values and mission statement and manage staff across the globe. As chief executive, Patrick Brazier is supported by research and consultancy director Tony McAleavy, finance and corporate services director Bob Miles, independent schools director Darren Coxon and chief executive of CfBT Schools Trust, Andy Yarrow.

Members

Education Development Trust has a council of some 35 members. The members take an active role in Education Development Trust's work and share their education experience and expertise for the benefit of the trust. The membership elects the elected trustees and is responsible for reviewing Education Development Trust's work, principally at the annual general meeting.

Education committee

Education Development Trust reinvests up to £1 million of its surpluses into research and the education committee decides on the funding for Education Development Trust's research and development projects. The committee is made up of a mix of trustees and members of the leadership team.

For our full annual report and accounts for the year 2015-16, please click here (this will open the report in a new window).

For our full annual report and accounts for the year 2014-15, please click here (this will open the report in a new window).

For our full annual report and accounts for the year 2013-14, please click here (this will open the report in a new window).