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

  • Cllr K Craze, Member – resigned on 19th December 2018
  • Mr L Daniels, Member – resigned on 19th December 2017
  • Mr J Evans, Member
  • Mr B Farmer, Member* – resigned on 13th July 2017
  • Mr Mac Hall, Member – appointed on 19th December 2018
  • Mr B Maugham, Director and Member *
  • Mr M Walker, Member – resigned on 19th December 2018
  • Mrs Elizabeth Cook, Chair and Director * appointed by Members 2015
  • Mr M Byrne, Director – resigned 26th March 2019
  • Mr D Coburn, Director, appointed by members on 19th December 2017
  • Mr K Craze, Director, appointed on 19th December 2018 by the Members
  • Mrs S England, Director – resigned 5th July 2017
  • Dr M Horswell, Director – resigned 1st May 2018 and Principal of Eaglewood School
  • Mr B Maugham, Director and Member* – appointed by Members 2015 – resigned as director 18th July 2019
  • Prof D Richards, Director (parent) * – appointed by Board of Directors Feb 2016
  • Mr M Walker, Director – appointed on 19th December 2018 by the Members
  • Mr R Wilkins, Director *
  • Mr A O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Accounting Officer*
  • Mr J Evans
  • Mr M Hall
  • Mr B Maugham
Name Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date of appointment/Acquisition Date of Cessation of Interest Date of Entry
Jo Ankers Marketing Consultancy

New Forest Volleyball

Consulting Service

Volleyball Club


Marketing Manager

Sept 2016

May 2016

Mark Byrne Assemble 4 Ltd Consultancy Director 28.04.16 20.09.18
Elizabeth Cook Elizabeth Cook 9New Milton) Ltd Property rental Owner of flat June 1973 20.09.18
Keith Craze New Milton Town Council Parish Council Councillor May 2015 03.10.18
Alan O’Sullivan The Gryphon Trust










Roy Wilkins Ashley Civil Engineering Support Services Ltd Consultancy Director 23.10.12 20.09.18

* parents of past or present student

**Term of office is 4 years