LDBS Academies Trust



ChairProfessor David Cumberland

Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Children’s Services, Chester University

David has over 20 years’ experience in schools as a teacher and as a Local Authority Adviser, developing teacher training and education programmes and school development guidelines.

Vice-Chair: Preb. Revd. Guy Pope

Member of London Borough of Camden's Scrutiny Committee

Revd. Guy Pope is a highly experienced Chair of Governors who has worked with schools in considerable difficulty and helped them on their journey to becoming 'Outstanding' schools.

Gillian Dale-Skey

Gillian is a National Expert on Payroll and an experienced Chair of Governors, who brings detailed knowledge of finance and human resources to our Boards.

Marion Hunter

Marion is a former Headteacher and an Ofsted Additional Inspector. Marion is a School Improvement Consultant who has worked with Church of England and Roman Catholic schools, as well as, community schools.

Janet Beal

Janet is a former Primary School Headteacher. Since her retirement, Janet has continued to serve her community through her roles with the School Home Liaison Charity and the Boshier Hinton Foundation. She has also served as a Trustee of the Friern Barnet Educational Trust in the past.


Fr. Simon Clark 

Fr Simon Clark is Vicar of St Mark's Noel Park, in Wood Green North London. He is an experienced School Governor for over 15 years in both Church and State Schools (including being Chair of Governors) . He previously served as a Trustee and on the Executive Board of the LDBS. 


Christalla Jamil

Chief Executive Officer of the LDBS Academies Trust and the LDBS Academies Trust 2

 Christalla Jamil, Chief Executive of the LDBS Academies Trust (LAT) and LDBS Academies Trust 2 ( LAT2) , is also the Executive Headteacher of St Paul's & All Hallows' Infant and Junior Schools. Christalla combines extensive system leadership and school improvement experience with a passion for transforming the lives of our young people. She is leading a growing family of schools with a shared vision and who support one another to deliver excellence in education for all our pupils.

Inigo Woolf

Chief Executive of London Diocesan Board for Schools 

Inigo has been involved in charity governance for over 40 years and brings risk and project management experience.


Directors’ Attendance and Term of Office

LAT Directors' Attendance 2020-2021

LAT Directors Register and Term of Office 

Minutes and other documents on LAT page