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.
Philip is the Chair of the Board of Directors 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. Philip is one of two Directors who make up the Performance & Review Committee.
Fiona McSorley FCCT
Fiona is the Education & Standards Lead and Vice Chair for The Collegiate Trust. She is a former senior leader in secondary schools, a Specialist Leader in Education for teacher training and NQT development, and Director of Teaching School. Fiona has a particular passion for developing teaching and leadership and was a founding member of the Chartered College of Teaching in February 2017, and is now a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Keith is the 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.
Al is the ICT Lead for The Collegiate Trust and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. He joined The Collegiate Trust when Courtwood Primary joined the Trust in September 2018 and prior to this he had been a governor at Courtwood Primary School for eight years. Al is married with three children, who attend Trust academies, and is the Director of an ICT Consultancy providing strategic guidance to organisations on how to provide secure services to support their business objectives. Al is keen to ensure that all the academies in the Trust have an engaging curriculum that will prepare students for life in modern society and national assessments with robust process to track progress.
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.