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Structure of Cmat

CMAT Structure  Image September 2018b

The Board of Trustees/Directors hold 5 meetings each academic year in the CEO's office at Congleton High School, commencing at 10.00am. David Hermitt, who is the CEO, supports the Members. The Clerk and Company Secretary to Cmat is Mrs Claire Gritton. Information about governors who serve on Cmat's local governing bodies can be found on the individual Schools' websites.  

Dates for Cmat Board meetings 2018/19 are:

      22 October 2018      17 December 2018      1 April 2019      20 May 2019      15 July 2019

If you would like to view the Cmat Board Agendas and Minutes, and/or Board and Committee Terms of Reference please click here.

Cmat Members

Richard Hinckley

National Leader of Governance (NLG)  Cmat Trustee

Richard is a retired senior manager from ICL/Fujitsu, a major international ICT and Computer manufacturing company.

 

Peter Bowers

Local Business Leader

Peter is the Managing Director of Berisfords Ribbons.  He is a supporter of the local community and is also a Director of East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce.

 
Vic Croxson Chair of Cmat Trustees

Vic is a retired educator actively engaged in a number of mainly voluntary, charitable and leisure pursuits.  A Deputy Lieutenant in the Cheshire Lieutenancy

 

Steven Hodgkinson

Leader of the New Life Church, Congleton

Steven is a retired Bank Manager.  He served as a Governor at Sandbach School for 30 years.  He is a leader of the New Life Church and a founder member.

 

David Watson

Retired Business Leader

Peter ran his own business, employing in excess of 100 people.  Since retiring he has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Past Members

Term of Office

 

 
Richard Benson 22.2.14 to 18.12.17 An original signatory to the Memorandum  
Geoff Eardley 22.2.14 to 18.12.17 An original signatory to the Memorandum  
Raynor Kellett 28.11.16 to 18.12.17 Appointed by Members  
David Wood 28.11.16 to 18.12.17 Appointed by Members  
Fiona Hampton 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 An original signatory to the Memorandum  
Andrew Pear 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 An original signatory to the Memorandum  
David Whitewright 09.06.14 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members  
Gail Cumberlidge 09.03.15 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members  

 

Board of Trustees/Directors

Name Term of Office Declarations
Vic Croxson (Chair) 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee.
Sharon Dempsey 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee. Trustee of UCAT.
Ray Gavin 19.03.18 to 18.03.22  
David Hermitt Ex-Officio Dir: Congleton Educational Community Partnership.   Dir: Chimney House Alliance
Keith Hollins 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 Director K.T. Education Consultants.    Director Staffordshire University Academies Trust
Travis Latham 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee.
Jane Millward 19.12.16 to 18.12.20 E-Act Regional Education Director (Midlands)
Andrew Pear 22.02.14 to 21.02.18

Dir: Reliance Medical Ltd    Dir:  Pecks Restaurant Ltd   Dir: Wheatsheaf Sandbach Ltd      Dir: East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce       Dir: Reliance Medical Shanghai Ltd    Dir: Pear Property Developments Ltd.     Chair: British Healthcare Trades Ass. (First Aid medical Section)

David Wootton (Vice Chair) 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 Managing Director, Wootton Education.  Working in Schools, Colleges and Trusts across the country and with the DfE. Chair of Trustees of UCAT.
     
Past Trustees Term of Office Appointments and Declarations
Chris Brislen 16.10.17 to
30.08.18
Director St. Bart's Multi-Academy Trust. Director CECET
Dan Thomas 16.10.17 to
10.09.18
Director of the Learning for Life Partnership.  Director of East Cheshire Primary Headteachers
Richard Hinckley 22.02.14 to 21.02.18 Appointed by Members. None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee.
Rich Benson 22.02.14 to 16.10.17 Appointed by Members.   Son in-law a Director of Meadowside Development.
Gail Cumberlidge

09.03.15 to 16.10.17 

Appointed by Members.  None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee
Geoff Eardley 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members.   No declarations of interest that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee.
Fiona Hampton 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members.  No declarations of interest that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Trustee
Martin Casserley 09.06.14 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members.  Declarations:  CeCP Company Director; eCAPH Company Director; Wife is Head of Wybunbury Delves; Son is a teaching assistant at Black Firs Primary School.
David Whitewright 09.06.14 to 27.02.17 Appointed by Members.  Declarations: No declarations of interest that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director

Trustees' Attendance at  Board meetings 2016/17

Name Number of Possible Meetings Number of Meetings Attended
Mr R Benson 5 3
Mr G Eardley 1 1
Mrs F Hampton 1 1
Mr D Hermitt 5 5
Mr R Hinckley 5 5
Mr A Pear 5 4
Mr D Whitewright 2 1
Mrs G Cumberlidge 5 4

Trustees' Attendance at  Audit Committee Meetings 2016/17

Name Number of Possible Meetings Number of Meetings Attended
Mr G Hilditch  (Independent Chair) 4 4
Mr R Benson 4 4
Mrs G Cumberlidge 4 2