drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust

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

Meet the Board

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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

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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

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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

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Catherine Julie Gallagher

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

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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

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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

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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

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Martin Jackson

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

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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

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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