drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust

‘with children and young people at
the heart of all that we do’

Meet the Board


David Sheldon

David is presently working with a large regulatory directorate who are having to adapt significantly to changes in finance, legislation and the Read more


Viv Randall OBE

Viv has been a teacher for 40 years of which 21 years has been as a headteacher. She has recently retired from her post as Executive Headteacher Read more


Ian Swain

Ian is a Chartered Accountant having worked in practice and industry for over 30 years. I currently work for Ernst & Young and provide audit Read more


Catherine Julie Gallagher

Cathy, a town planner by profession, has over 17 years senior leadership experience in local government, managing planning Read more


Margaret James

Margaret has worked in education since 1988. She qualified as a Middle School teacher and has mainly worked in this and the primary Read more


Cheryl Millard

Cheryl has recently retired from her post as headteacher of Colmore Junior School where she served for over twenty years. Rated ‘outstanding,’ Read more


Kevin McCabe

Kevin is a survivor of 27 HMI / Ofsted inspections. Currently in his 4th Headship, he has led 3 schools out of special measures and has extensive Read more


Martin Jackson

Martin is a tax & payroll advisor and consultant – advising clients (including primarily accountancy practices, associations Read more


Linda Jane Jones

Linda is a partner and head of the Employment & Reward Group at international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. Her work involves advising Read more


John McDermott

John is the Finance Director of a Multi-Academy Trust in Birmingham. The purpose of the job is to be responsible for the financial Read more