Our Trustees, Members and Executive Leadership TeamUniversity of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust Members
|Name||Date Appointed||Date Stepped Down|
|Professor Ian Campbell||1st January 2022|
|Professor Julia Clarke||28th March 2022|
|Professor Damien Page||5th April 2022|
|Mr. Geoffrey Layer||16th October 2012||31st December 2021|
|Professor Nazira Karodia||25th November 2019||31st August 2021|
|Dr. Alexandra Hopkins||6th December 2017||31st October 2021|
University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust Trustees
Mr G Butler (as a representative of the University of Wolverhampton Social Enterprise board)
Mrs D Cooper (Resigned 28 March 2022)
Mr A Edwards (Chair of the Trust Board)
Mrs E Gaffney (Resigned 14 February 2022)
Mrs M R Kidd (Resigned 1 November 2021)
Mrs G Lahiri (Resigned 1 November 2021)
Mr R Lockwood (Resigned 8th July 2021)
Mr M Rickhuss (Resigned 31st August 2021)
Professor M Shaw (CEO and Accounting Officer)
Mrs S Wedgwood (Resigned 25th February 2021)
Ms Laura Martin (Appointed 1st November 2021)
Mr Simon Farrant (Appointed 1st November 2021)
Mr Mark Jones (Appointed 1st November 2021)
Sean Starr (Appointed 28 March 2022)
Denise Dalton (Appointed 28 March 2022)
Please click here to see the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust Trustee Board attendance for Academic Year 2020 to 2021.
University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust Executive Leadership Team
CEO and Accounting Officer Professor M Shaw
Chief Finance and Operations Officer Mr P Scott
Executive Head Teacher Mr C Chambers
Executive Head Teacher Ms C Nock
Executive Head Teacher Mr P Higgins
Director of Training and Development Mrs C Jenkins
To view details on the number of employees whose benefits exceed £100k please click here.
University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust - Organisational Structure
Governance during & post COVID-19
To ensure accountability remained robust and communication channels between Trustees and the Executive Leadership Team were maintained, the Board approved an addendum to the Scheme of Delegation: Under Articles 100 - 104 of the Trust’s Articles of Association, the Board had set up Trust Committees that reported directly to the Board. Article 105 allows for this delegation to be revoked and given the COVID-19 situation; all separate Trust Committees were suspended.
It was agreed that a Key Group of the Board of Trustees would meet once a month until the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year, assuming no significant changes to the situation, when the arrangement would be reviewed.
The Key Group was made up of the Chair Elect, Vice Chair, Chairs of each of the Committees and the CEO, therefore retaining the individual expertise of each Committee.
The Key Group was supported and informed by the Executive Leadership Team as per usual procedures.
The Key Group meeting arrangements were reviewed at a meeting of the same name in September 2021. It was agreed at this meeting to revert to full Trust Board for subsequent meetings. A strategic decision was made to re-instate 2 sub-committees, that of Audit, Risk and Compliance and Remuneration. Academic and Finance and Resource Committee were not re-instated at this time. This will be reviewed during the academic year 2021/2022.
Trust Board - Chair Mr. Alan Edwards
As trustees we have overall responsibility for ensuring that UWMAT has an effective and appropriate system of control, financial and otherwise.
Finance and Resources Committee
Finance and Resources Committee are a sub-committee to Trust Board and support them in their responsibilities for issues of financial monitoring, HR, control and governance by reviewing the comprehensiveness of assurances in meeting the Board and Accounting Officer's assurance needs and reviewing the reliability and integrity of these assurances.
Academic Committee are a sub-committee to Trust Board and advises on matters relating to the academic standards achieved by academies within the Trust, individually and collectively. The Committee will focus on the main contributory factors to academic standards; the quality of provision, leadership and management within each academy in the Trust
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee are a sub-committee to Trust Board and ensures a framework is established and maintained for the identification and management of risk. The committee monitors and assesses the internal controls of the Trust to ensure that the organisation as a whole is operating at appropriate levels of risk and in compliance with relevant audit standards. The committee also has responsibility for external and internal audit matters, and oversees the work programme and performance quality of the internal and external audit services
Remuneration Committee are a sub-committee to Trust Board and considers all matters in relation to employees of the Trust: the committee review strategic issues relating to staff salaries, benefit packages. The committee oversees the process of appraisal of the performance of the Executive Team and Head teachers of academies within the Trust as well as overseeing the processes for the recruitment, induction, appraisal and training of all trustees, governors and individuals of any committees established by the Board of Trustees.
Trust Local Advisory Committees
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