Academy Governance Summit: Delivering resilient governance in academy trusts

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Leora Cruddas, CEO, Confederation of School Trusts

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Tracey Goodsell, Clerk to the Board, Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust

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Anna Machin, Governance Professional, Kensington Aldridge Academy and Reach Academy Feltham and Director, Trust Governance Professionals

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Lizzie Oliver, Governance Professional & Executive Clerk, Northern Star Academies Trust

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Claire Robson, Head of Governance, Great Ormond Street

Claire has worked for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity since February 2016. Claire acts as the Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer and is their appointed Head of Governance, Legal and Compliance. Prior to that, she spent 11 years in the health sector specialising in Information Governance. Initially starting her career as a Chartered Secretary, qualifying with the The Chartered Governance Institute in 2003, Claire first started specialising in Data Protection around 2000, implementing the Data Protection Act 1998.

She completed a specialist Masters Degree in Information Rights Law and Practice in 2008 and has qualifications in Computer Forensics and Information Security. In December 2010, Claire had a Case Study Article published called “FOI Requests at an NHS Trust” in PDP’s Freedom of Information Journal. In June 2017, Claire completed the Institute’s Certificate in Charity Law and Governance and joined the Chartered Secretaries Charitable Trust as a Trustee in May 2019. Claire has wide and extensive knowledge within the field of governance and is leading GOSH Charity in their Governance, Legal and Data Protection Programme.

Samira Sadeghi, Academies Governance Manager & Clerk to Trustees, Academies Enterprise Trust

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Louise Thomson FCIS, Head of Policy (Not-for-Profit), The Chartered Governance Institute

Louise has extensive knowledge of governance issues garnered from her 20-year career in the not-for-profit and public sectors, including education and the NHS, complemented by her experience as a school governor, pension and charity trustee.

Her work has covered the development of the code of governance for charities and voluntary organisations, board training, reviews and development, research into sector governance and the production of over 100 guidance notes aimed at the sector.


Monday 25 January 2021


8.30am - 3.45pm GMT



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