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The Board

We are proud to work with 'Inspiring Governance' and 'Academy Ambassadors' to recruit out Board members. 

We are currently seeking a HR and Marketing professional to further strengthen the team.

Our current team are:-

Davina Mackay  - solicitor

Davina studied social and political sciences at Cambridge University and then trained as a solicitor at Speechly Bircham Solicitors in London. She has been working in the charity legal sector for the past 18 years. She is currently The Legacy Manager at the National Trust and has previously worked at The British Red Cross Society, RSPCA and Save the Children. Davina lives in Wantage and is married with two daughters. Her younger daughter has congenital heart disease and global development delay and attends Fitzwaryn School. Her daughter has thrived at the school. Davina aims to contribute her expertise to the Trust Board so that the Academy Trust can move forward and continue to help all the children that attend the schools achieve their full potential.

Tim Hodgson - IT specialist

Tim is an IT Professional with over 20 years experience, encompassing Product Development & Lifecycle (Hardware and Software), Project Management, Service Operations and Manager roles. For the last 15 years he has worked for a global company, planning, commissioning and supporting international locations from Spain to Russia and from Norway to Cape Town.

Gay Campbell - Risk Manager 

Gay has worked in the banking sector for 30 years, developing relationships with corporate clients in the UK and overseas and, for the past decade, leading a regulatory and operational risk management team. She has two grown up children and lives in rural Oxfordshire

Dylan Thomas – Programme Director

Dylan specialises in project management and has directed business and technology operations in the financial services industry for over 15 years.  He likes collaborating with stakeholders to enable strategic change or improve performance.  After spending his early career in Paris, he settled back in his home county of Buckinghamshire and enjoys vacations among the islands of his Caribbean heritage.

Bekkie Scales - HR Director

With 20 years experience in people leadership and development, across public sector, as well as global engineering businesses, Bekkie is passionate about creating high performance aspirational culture through engaged, agile and responsive teams. With 3 grown up children, and 2 young grandchildren, Bekkie recognises the huge importance of high quality education and learning opportunities for future generations.