Governance

The Trust has a board of Directors who have overall responsibility for the Governance of its academies. It has set up local governing bodies at academy level which hold the Principal or Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of its students and oversees the financial performance.

Trust Members and Directors

  • Mrs E Cook, Member – appointed on 28th January 2020
  • Ms S England, Member – appointed on 28th January 2020
  • Mr J Evans, Member – appointed on 19th December 2017
  • Mr Mac Hall, Member – appointed on 19th December 2018
  • Mr C P Martin, Member – appointed on 28th January 2020
  • Mr B Maugham, Member – resigned 28th January 2020
  • Mrs Elizabeth Cook, Director * appointed by Members 2015
  • Mr Roger Castle, appointed 31st March 2020
  • Mr Dominic Coburn, Director, appointed by Members on 19th December 2017, resigned 9th June 2020
  • Mr Keith Craze, Director, appointed by Members 19th December 2018
  • Ms Helena Dickens, appointed 31st March 2020
  • Mr Brian Maugham, Director and Member* –  resigned  18th July 2019
  • Mr Martyn McCarthy, appointed 14th July 2020
  • Mr Harry Nash, appointed 31st March 2020
  • Mr Daniel Parker, appointed 31st March 2020
  • Prof David Richards, Director (parent) * – appointed by Members Feb 2016
  • Mr Malcolm Walker, Director -resigned 2nd February 2020
  • Mr Roy Wilkins, Chair and Director * appointed by Members 2015
  • Mr Alan O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Accounting Officer*
Party Relationship Nature of transaction
K Craze – Director Councillor at New Milton Town Council & New Forest District Council None
R Wilkins – Director Director at Ashley Civil

Engineering Support Services Ltd

None
E Cook – Director, Member, Chair ALGB Owner of Elizabeth Court (New Milton) Ltd None
R Castle – Director Director at Positive Transition Limited

Director at Financial Development Consulting Limited

None
H Dickens – Director Owner of Helena Dickens Consulting None
M McCarthy – Director Director at Branksome Grange Management Company Limited None
H Nash – Director Director at The League of Friends of the Lymington New Forest Hospital

Director at LOF (Lymington) Ltd

Director at Autism Wessex

None
D Parker – Director Finance Director Diocese of Salisbury Academy trust None
D Richards – Director, Chair ELGB Professor at Southampton University None
A O’Sullivan – CEO Accounting Officer & CEO of The Gryphon Trust also a Councillor at New Milton Town Council & New Forest District Council None
S England – Member Solicitor at Gales Solicitors None
J Evans – Member Investment Adviser at Redmayne Bentley None
M Hall – Member Treasurer and Fundraiser for RNLI and also NSPCC None
C Martin – Member  Head of Robo & Automaton at Lorica Status None

* parents of past or present student

**Term of office is 4 years