Our Members

Members protect the charitable and educational objectives, including the ethos of the Trust. Their key responsibilities include appointing the Trustees and holding them to account for the successful governance of the Trust.

Ruth Merton

Ruth Murton

Independent Member

 

 

I’ve been immersed in world of education throughout my working life. I have extensive school governing experience across all phases and settings and am a National Leader of Governance and Special Adviser on governance to the Department of Education. I operate a successful governance consultancy company delivering advice, support, and guidance as well as governor development to schools, academies and multi-academy trust across London, Surrey and the South East.

Martin Devitt

Martin Devitt

Independent Member

 

 

Martin is a Director at EY, within People Advisory Services - helping businesses to address their people needs for the future of work. He is an ex-Chair of Governors and helped establish the Kite Academy Trust as one of the founding Board Directors. He provides experience on business / trust growth and team integration.

Stuart Thomas

Canon Stuart Thomas

Independent Member

 

 

Stuart is an Anglican priest who has been a school governor for more than 25 years, most of those as either Chair or Vice-Chair of Governors at 4 different schools. He has also trained as a SIAS inspector and intact capacity inspected RE in over 40 schools. He loves working with young people and teachers to develop their potential, and to build bridges between schools and the wider local community. He is a 'founder-Member' of the KAT.

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Independent Member

 

 

Andy trained as Accountant and has worked for a number of predominantly US companies in a number of overseas locations. He has lived in Camberley since 1989, where both of his children were born and attended local schools. He was a Governor at Prior Heath for 3 or 4 terms starting 1996, at Ravenscote for 1 term and has been involved with Tomlinscote for about 15 years as a Governor and Chair of the Governing Body. Following Tomlinscote becoming an academy, he was both Chair of Surrey Heath Educational Trust and Chair of the Members. He stood down in September when Tomlinscote joined The Prospect Trust.

John Allan

John Allan

 

 

 

ROLE WITHIN THE KITE ACADEMY TRUST:

  • Board Trustee (currently Chair)
  • Trust Member
  • Governor at The Grove Primary School for 22 years
  • Chair of Governors at The Grove Primary School for 10 years


BUSINESS AND EDUCATION BACKGROUND:
An IT Consultant with managerial, technical and system analysis and design experience across many business areas including manufacturing, finance, human resources & payroll and sales.


OUTSIDE INTERESTS:
Reading, music and walking the dog.

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