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Structure of Cmat

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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 Linda Morley.  Information about governors who serve on Cmat's local governing bodies can be found on the individual Schools' websites.  

Dates for Cmat Board meetings 2017/18 are:

      6 November 2017      18 December 2017      26 March 2018      21 May 2018      16 July 2018

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 (Chair)

Chair
National Leader of Governance (NLG)  Cmat Trustee

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

 

Richard Benson (Vice-Chair)

Vice-Chair
Chair of CHS Local Governing Body

Richard is a retired senior manager from AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

 

Geoff Eardley

Chair of CHS Finance & Premises Sub-Committee

Geoff is a retired local businessman.  He has been a governor for over 30 years including serving as Chair for 21 years.

 

Steven Hodgkinson

A 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.

 

Raynor Kellett

Vice-Chair of Castle Primary School Local Governing Body

Raynor is a Clinical Coding Professional for the NHS.

 

David Wood

Local Governor Black Firs Primary School Local Governing body

David recently retired from teaching having taught for over 25 years in Congleton at Westlands, Heathfield and Congleton High Schools.  Before teaching he did research in molecular biology and he now works, voluntarily, with a number of Congleton Groups catering for the needs of local elderly people.

 

Past Members

Term of Office

Declarations of Interest

 
Fiona Hampton 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 (An original signatory to the Memorandum): No interests that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director  
Andrew Pear 22.02.14 to 28.11.16 (An original signatory to the Memorandum):  Director of Reliance Medical Ltd: Director of Pecks Restaurant Ltd  
David Whitewright 09.06.14 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members. None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director  
Gail Cumberlidge 09.03.15 to 28.11.16 Appointed by Members. None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director  

 

Board of Trustees/Directors

Name Term of Office Declarations
Chris Brislen 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 Director St. Bart's Multi Academy Trust.     Director CECET.
Vic Croxson (Chair) 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director.
Sharon Dempsey 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director.
David Hermitt Ex-Officio Dir: Congleton Educational Community Partnership.   Dir: Chimney House Alliance
Richard Hinckley 22.02.14 to 21.02.18 None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director
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  
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)

Dan Thomas 16.10.17 to 15.10.21 Director of the Learning for Life Partnership.  Director of East Cheshire Primary Headteachers
David Wootton (Vice Chair) 16.10.17 to 15.10.21  
     
Past Trustees Term of Office Appointments and Declarations
Rich Benson 22.02.14 to 16.10.17 Appointed by Members.   Son in-law a Director of Meadowside Development. Daughter a Cmat employee
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 Director
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 Director
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