Members, Directors and Governors


Members are custodians of the vision; 'they need to assure themselves that the governance of the trust is effective and that trustees are acting in accordance with the trust’s charitable objects'. (Academy Trust Governance Guide, March 2024)


Ezra Carlson, Chair of Members

Darron Cox, Vice Chair of Members

Alan Armstrong representative of Bishop Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham

Gordon Joyner, Deputy Director of Education, Oxford Diocese

Roy Evans

Tom Arbuthnott, Eton College Representative

Directors (also known as Trustees)

The Board of Directors have 'collective accountability and responsibility for the academy trust and assuring itself that there is compliance with regulatory, contractual, and statutory requirements'. (Academy Trust Handbook 2021). They hold the CEO to account and set the tone for ambition, high level performance and excellence.  


Chris Tomes, Chair of Directors 

Seema Goyal

Mike Miller

Paul Nye, Diocesan representative

Jon Reekie, Chair of Finance Committee

Revantha Sinnetamby

Andrew Saunders, Eton College Representative

Vishal Mehta

Christine Bamigbola



Each school has a local governing body. The governors meet as a group 4-6  times a year to offer schools challenge and support and work with SEBMAT to help improve schools. They are critical friends. The Chair of Governors steer the local governing bodies. They are:


Jimmy Scragg, Chair of Governors, Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College and Grove Academy

Blair Murray Cusati, Chair of Governors, Colnbrook C of E Primary School

Maggie Waller, Chair of Governors, Eton Porny C of E First School

Elaine O'Brien, Chair of Governors, Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

Denise Fletcher, Chair of Governors, Lynch Hill School Primary Academy

Maxine Woods, Chair of Governors, Woodlands Park Primary School