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Sidney Stringer MAT Board of Directors/Trustees/Members

(All Directors are appointed by The Trust Board)


Wendy Tomes (Executive Principal – Sidney Stringer MAT)
Wendy has been a teacher for 33 years and has taught in a number of different secondary schools...read more
Julie Sullivan (Chair Sidney Stringer MAT Board and Director)
I have been a school governor for many years, at both secondary and primary schools in the city...read more
John Brodie (Vice-Chair Sidney Stringer MAT Board, Chair of Governors – Radford Primary Academy, Chair of Governors Ernesford Grange and Director)
I am a retired secondary Head teacher and have lead two secondary schools in Warwickshire and Staffordshire...read more
Ian Dunn (Chair of Governors – Sidney Stringer Academy and Director)
Ian Dunn - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience
Ian’s success in the 2016 Guardian Higher Education Awards ‘Inspiring Leader’ category sums up the way he works with colleagues, students and the local community alike...read more
Graham Prebble (Governor Ernesford Grange IEB, Chair of MAT Audit Committee and Director)
I have been a school governor for 13 years. Initially 4 years at primary level and now secondary level for the past...read more
Barry Hastie (Chair of MAT Finance Committee and Director) 
I have worked at Coventry City Council for almost 20 years since completing my professional qualification...read more
Jos Parry (Chair of Governors – Sidney Stringer Primary School and Director)
I came to Coventry to attend Coventry University (Lanchester Polytechnic) in 1973 and fell in love with the city...read more
Rakesh Sharma (Chair of Governors Riverbank Academy and Director)
Rakesh Sharma, age 55, married with two children, started his career as an electronic design
engineer  at  Marconi in 1983....read more
Michelle Carson-Williams (Director)
Michelle is the Chief Executive of Holmes Noble. She Founded the company in 2005 and named the company in the memory her late....read more
Kiran Vithal (Governor Sidney Stringer Academy / Director)
Kiran works for the Department for Education as Education ICT Adviser delivering and supporting the Department's EdTech strategy. Prior to this...read more
Carrie Smith  (Governor Sidney Stringer Academy / Director)
My passion has always been organising amazing training to meet employment needs - intergrating employment and skills. My own first paid employment...read more
Denise Ryan (Administrator SS MAT/Clerk to Governors)
I joined the Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust in February 2014, having previously worked for Coventry City Council...read more
Sidney Stringer Independent Trust Board Members 
David Morris (Chief Executive Officer -  Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust)
David has been the Chief Executive of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust since September 2013 and has seen the Trust grow from two Academies...read more
Sheila Laurence (Former Accountant at Sidney Stringer Academy)
I have worked for numerous years in the Financial Sector including NHS, Private, Practise and manufacturing. Latterly I worked... read more