Board of Directors & Register of Interests
Paul is the Chair of The Collegiate Trust. He currently holds a middle-management role in the public sector and has been involved in school governance for the last fourteen years both at primary and secondary level. Whilst Vice-Chair at a local primary school he was part of a team which received an overall OFSTED grade of outstanding - the first for the school. Prior to joining the Trust Board, Paul was Chair of Riddlesdown Collegiate for four years. Paul has completed the Chair of Governors' Leadership Development Programme delivered by the NCTL.
Sylvia is the Governance Lead for The Collegiate Trust. Her career with International Maritime in the City at senior level included 10 years in charge of technical staff transfers for all nationalities to all parts of the world giving her multinational knowledge. She is widely travelled both with her employers and as a Member of the International Council of ICSA - the Governance Institute, which means she moves easily across a wide global and cultural spectrum. Since 1998 Sylvia has, as a Governor, first-hand experience across the entire age range 2 - 19 in the State and Independent sectors. She is delighted her current role in the City gives her flexibility to participate fully in the life and work of educational establishments, whilst ensuring she keeps updated in all relevant fields, including technology. Sylvia is passionate about education of young people.
Mike is the Finance Lead for The Collegiate Trust. Mike has spent his career in media and technology roles and is Director of Operations & Technology for a major sports production and data provider, with responsibility for the operational delivery of services, products and technology strategy across the company. Mike has had global experience across the broadcast and technology sectors in senior leadership roles. In addition to his operational responsibilities Mike has experience in the management of major capital and business transformation projects. Mike holds a MBA and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Between 2002 and 2005 Mike was a Governor of Selsdon High School. Mike joined Riddlesdown Collegiate as a Governor in 2011.
Philip is one of two Growth & Development Leads for The Collegiate Trust. He became a Director of The Collegiate Trust in January 2016. He has held senior executive and Board level positions within the global business services industry for over 30 years and has lead businesses of up to 4,000 people operating in the financial services, government and IT sectors. His experience of managing and overseeing transformation change, acquisition integration and new business growth will ensure The Collegiate Trust grows in a thoughtful and risk managed manner.
Keith is the second Growth & Development Lead for The Collegiate Trust. He has over 15 years experience advising senior management and taking interim C-suite roles in businesses and organisations facing major periods of transformation. He is currently a Partner in a major global advisory firm where he focuses on leading and implementing significant transformation programmes. His work covers a range of industry sectors and spans from distressed to growth situations. He is married with two children and lives in SW London.
David is the Chief Operating Officer of the The Collegiate Trust, having started as Business Manager of Riddlesdown Collegiate in 2009 and prior to this role worked in schools and a Local Authority Education Department for 10 years. He oversees all aspects of support services and has successfully overseen several large capital projects including successfully bidding for £3.2m from the Education Funding Agency.
Gordon is the CEO of The Collegiate Trust, having been Principal of Riddlesdown Collegiate from 2006-2015. He has held leadership roles in London schools for 25 years, including 14 as a Principal / Head. His successful experience spans the development of teaching and learning, raising standards, complex financial management and significant restructuring projects.