Dr Cathryn Hickey Start of Service: October 2021 Cathryn is the Chief Executive of AMRICC, a wholely owned subsidiary of Lucideon, the materials development and commercialisation company based in the City. She works with companies to help them develop new materials for their products to meet future manufacturing challenges including the move to lower carbon…

Mark White OBE DL Start of Service: March 2017 Mark is a member of the Alpha Academies Trust. Originally from Stoke-on-Trent and with close links to the area, Mark is chair of governors of the Education Training Collective (a large college group in the Tees Valley). He is chair of Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport…

Paul Richards Start of Service: 7 October 2016 Paul is a member of the Alpha Academies Trust and was previously a member of the Stoke on Trent College Corporation and its Finance and Resources Committee. Before his retirement Paul held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University and was heavily involved in the partnership…

John Patino Start of Service: 14 December 2016 John is a member of the Alpha Academies Trust. Prior to his move to Spain,where he held the position of Deputy Headteacher at Laude Newton College for several years, he was Executive Principal at the Discovery Academy, as well as Headteacher at Holden Lane High School (now…

David Heywood Start of Service: July 2013 David is Member of the Alpha Academies Trustand a governor at Reach (AP) Academy. He is a former Vice-chair of Stoke on Trent College Corporation. He is a retired Chartered Surveyor and was previouslysenior partner in a North Staffordshire based firm of Independent Chartered Surveyors. Until retirement David…

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Carol Jones Start of Service: July 2013 Carol is the Chair of Members of the Alpha Academies Trust (AAT). She is the owner and director of a business consultancy company, working with education providers and charities to develop and improve strategic and operational management, raise quality and improve outcomes for their clients and beneficiaries. Carol…