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Structure of Cmat

New Cmat Structure - revised logo May 18

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 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.

 

Peter Bowers

A local businessman

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

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.

 

David Watson

A retired businessman

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
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.
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 mu duties as a Cmat Director.
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 Managing Director, Wootton Education.  Working in Schools, Colleges and Trusts across the country and with the DfE.
     
Past Trustees Term of Office Appointments and Declarations
Richard Hinckley 22.02.14 to 21.02.18 Appointed by Members. None that would conflict with my duties as a Cmat Director
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