Education Development Trust's board of trustees bring to bear their unique insight and experience to ensure that Education Development Trust delivers on its promises and to the best of its ability. Meet them here:
A former headteacher, Sir Jim Rose went on to be Director of Inspection for the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). Since retiring from the post in 1999, he has acted as a consultant and independent reviewer of government enquiries. At the request of the Secretary of State for Education, Jim has led several independent reviews including a Review of the Teaching of Early Reading (2006), a Review of the Primary Curriculum (2008) and a review of the Teaching of Dyslexia (2009). He is also president of the National Foundation for Education Research.
Sara has been involved with Education Development Trust from the organisation's early days and was appointed trustee in 2006; she was appointed Vice Chair in 2012 and Vice President when she retired from the board in 2014.
Sara’s main areas of expertise are in director, senior leader and manager personal development and effectiveness in the workplace as well as in governance, recruitment and selection of trustees, directors and senior appointments, succession planning and working with organisations and individuals through periods of growth and change.
Formerly a governor of the University for the Creative Arts and the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College, she was also a non-executive director of the Royal Berkshire Ambulance NHS Trust.
Formerly Chair of the Board of Trustees at Unicef UK, former Chief Executive at Freeview and lead of the BBC's public education programme about digital technology, Ilse passionately believes in the power of education to transform lives and in 2017 she fulfilled a lifelong ambition to teach, leading A-level World Development at Godalming Sixth Form College.
In her executive career, Ilse was Managing Director of Freeview Play at Digital UK. Prior to this she was Managing Director of Freeview, the UK's leading digital TV provider, following roles at the BBC where she led the corporation’s digital marketing.
Christine has spent most of her career in education. She was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector at Ofsted where she brought together three different inspectorates to create a new organisation. She has also been a teacher, a secondary headteacher, a director of education – first in Harrow and then Tower Hamlets – and a local authority chief executive in two London boroughs. A visiting professor at UCL institute of Education, Christine is involved in a range of education projects. She is the independent Chair of Camden Learning and the charity Future First. Christine received CBE in 2006 for services to education and local government.
Julia is Chief Executive of Pro Bono Economics – a charity which helps other charities understand their costs and improve their impact. She was also invoved in setting up the Education Endowment Foundation – a £135m fund to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged children. She holds a portfolio of non-executive roles including a ministerial appointment as Forestry Commissioner. Julia studied PPE at Oxford and has an MBA from London Business School.
David worked as a modern languages teacher before moving into management roles at local and national level. He was Head of Curriculum and Assessment for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority until 1999, when he was appointed Director of Education for Brighton and Hove City Council, later becoming its first Director of Children's Services. He was Director General for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills in the Welsh Assembly Government from 2008 and retired in 2011 to set up his own international education consultancy. He is a former professor of the College of Teachers and has held visiting professorships at Durham University and the UCL Institute of Education, London. He is also a trustee of CfBT Schools Trust and Educators International.
An HR professional, Yetunde is Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting, an international leadership and change consultancy that partners with leaders and organisation to facilitate strategy, change, diversity and inclusion. She is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Yetunde also sits on the Boards of Tomorrow’s Company, and the John Lewis/Waitrose Partnership Golden Jubilee Trust. Between 2014 and 2018 Yetunde was a Trustee of Compassion International UK and in 2018 she was named in the FTSE Cranfield University '100 Women to Watch' list.
Bob is a chartered accountant who was Head of Finance at Oxfam GB having been partner and Head of Charities at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bob served 7 years on the board of Prostate Cancer UK, stepping down as Treasurer in 2018. He is a member of the Charity Finance Group Large Charities Group Committee, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Corporate Governance Committee. He has previously served as a member of the FRC's CAPE Committee for Accounting by Public Entities, and has been deeply involved in the development of accounting standards for charities in the UK and internationally. He speaks frequently on issues related to charity finance and accounting, as well as accountability and risk.
A qualified secondary school science teacher, Angela went on to join and then lead a curriculum development and research unit within the Faculty of Education at Cambridge before joining the UK government agency for technology and education as director responsible for evaluation and research.
She has held professorial title in four leading universities; Bristol, Bath, King's College London and Oslo. Throughout her research career, she has worked with teachers and learners in a range of schools and is an experienced designer and deliverer of CPD for teachers. Most recently, as CEO, she has led the transformation of the College of Teachers into the Chartered College of Teaching working with practising headteachers and teachers across the country. Angela is also trustee for CfBT Schools Trust.
With a degree in electronic and electrical engineering and a PhD in business management, Peter's career was in international business in computing, electronics and telecoms where he had more than 30 years at board and senior executive level covering profit and loss management, marketing mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution and in organisation and culture change.
Since 2007, Peter has held a wide portfolio of non-executive director and trustee roles, having been Chair of the Stroke Association, Non-Executive Director of three NHS Trusts, Independent Board Member at Bournemouth University and Academies Development Director for Woodard Schools. Peter is also a former Chair of CfBT Schools Trust.
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