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Effective from July 2019 the governing body remit has been transferred to the Board of Trustees. The Outcomes Board will subsume the governing body responsibilities and duties, Chair is Annette Hall. Please direct any governor queries to the Clerk of Trustees Emily Morris at or Great Academies Education Trust Cavendish 249 Cavendish Street Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AT.


Register of business and pecuniary interests 2020/21
Name of Member / Director Office Held at GAET Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of register entry
Trust Board
Paul Jones* Chair and Director Cabinet Office - Crown Commercial Service Government Administration Employment - Category Lead 23.09.2020
Michael Blakey Director Outcomes First Group   Employment - Group Director 23.09.2020
Kal Kay* Director Great Places Housing Group Housing Employment - Finance Director 23.09.2020
    Association of Camerados Community Interest Company  CIC Director 23.09.2020
Barbara Daykin Director Olive Tree Primary School Education  Trustee 23.09.2020
Annette Hall  Director Stockport MBC Appeals  Education Panel Member 23.09.2020
    Mill Green (Marple) Management Limited Property Director 23.09.2020
    The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust  Education Chair and Trustee 23.09.2020
Catherine Sullivan-Williams Director No business interest declared     23.09.2020
Chris Bowes Director CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Law LLP Member and employee 23.09.2020
Greg Suligowski Director Head of Customer Experience - Merseyrail Rail Employment 23.09.2020
Frank Norris* Director Director of Philredom Ltd   Director 23.09.2020
    Trustee at Paperworks (North)  charity for  young people with learning needs Director 23.09.2020
    Liverpool Education Board Education Volunteer 23.09.2020
    Blackpool School Improvement Board Education Chair 23.09.2020
    Department for Education Education Advisor 23.09.2020
    Education Consultancy Advisor to Co-op Academies Education Employee 23.09.2020
Executive Officers
Brendan Loughran* CEO and Accounting Officer Great Academies Education Trust Education Chief Executive 23.09.2020
Khalil Mohammed* Director of Finance and Estates Great Academies Education Trust   Employed 23.09.2020
    ICAEW   Membership 23.09.2020
* Member of the Finance and Audit Committee        
Copley designate Governors          
Name of Governor Office Held at GAET Name of Business Nature of Business Nature of interest Date of register entry
Emma Lark LGC Chair No business interest declared     12/10/2020
Josh Prithchard Governor No business interest declared     12/10/2020
Kiran Patel Governor No business interest declared     12/10/2020
Claire Cope Governor No business interest declared     12/10/2020



Director Appointed by Trust Board Term of Office  
Chris Bowes 10/07/2017 4 Years  
Annette Hall 27/09/2017 4 Years  
Catherine Williams 04/07/2018 4 Years  
Greg Suligowski 04/07/2018 4 Years  
Frank Norris 06/01/2020 4 Years  
Paul Jones 23/04/2020 4 Years  
Michael Blakey 23/04/2020 4 Years  
Kal Kay 20/04/2020 4 Years  
Barbara Daykin 20/04/2020 4 Years  
Resigned Director Appointment Date Retirement Date  
Sue Hutchinson 27/09/2017 16/10/2019  
Helen Curran 14/03/2018 14/05/2020  
Copley Governor  Appointment Date Retirement Date Appointed by
Claire Cope 15/10/2019 15/10/2023 Trust Board
Kiran Patel 14/07/2020 14/07/2024 Trust Board
Josh Pritchard 15/10/2019 15/10/2023 Trust Board
Emma Lark 15/10/2019 15/10/2023 Trust Board
Resigned Governor      
Maxwell Muchenje 15/10/2019 14/10/2020  


Governance Attendance Record 19.20 Outcomes Committee / Copley LGC

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