LDBS Academies Trust 2

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: 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.

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.

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.

Revd. Simon Grigg

Vicar of St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden and Vice-Chair of Governors at St Clement Danes Church of England Primary School.

Phil Wells

Phil has worked in the public sector for nearly 15 years. He was appointed as a parent governor before becoming a representative for the parish of St. Matthews.

In 2013, Phil was appointed Chair at Ashford Church of England Primary School. Phil brings his broad knowledge and understanding of governance and often supports schools within the Diocese of London by forming part of the Rapid Improvement Group, which consists of 4 experienced advisers.

Elizabeth Wolverson, OBE

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

Liz is the Former Director of School Support Services for the LDBS and GROW Education Partners. Being a lifelong educationalist, Liz brings her extensive experience as a teacher, a governor, an adviser and a teacher trainer to the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the LDBS Academies Trust and the LDBS Academies Trust 2.  

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

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Minutes and other documents on LAT 2 page