LDBS Academies Trust

LDBS Academies Trust 2


Bishop of Kensington

London Diocesan Board for Schools

Rev. Charles Guy Pope

Board of Directors


Chair: Professor 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: Inigo Woolf

Former 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.

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.

Paula Kennedy 

Paula is a former school leader with over 30 years of experience in secondary schools, most recently in South London. After teaching, Paula co-founded the organisation Inspiration for All, a not-for-profit which aims to advance the social mobility of young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, mainly through a leadership programme connecting schools and businesses. 

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. 

Andrew Garwood-Watkins

Andy Hodgkinson



Richard Elms  




Directors’ Attendance and Term of Office

Register of Directors' Attendance 2022-23

Register of Directors' business interests 

Minutes and other documents on LAT 2 page