Board of Directors


D Jenkins

R Loader

I am married with 2 children who are both now at secondary school.  My first involvement with school was as a parent governor, but now I am a governor appointed by the Academy Trust and have been a governor for 8 years.  I work in the insurance industry in the City as a Senior Casualty Underwriter.  Outside of work, I coach junior rugby and play cricket at the weekends.

A Medhurst

I have been a governor at Oak Lodge Primary School for many years, and have extensive experience in all areas of governorship. I am retired but my career was in education as a School Business Manager latterly in a large combined Primary and Secondary school in London. I believe passionately in the right of every child to a first class education, and have worked to achieve this for the children at Oak Lodge and Compass Academy Trust.

I Stedman


J Couch

J Couch

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer with an extensive background in construction, public service, procurement and project management. I have worked with a range of local authorities, consultancies and companies across the UK. My primary involvement within the Trust is maximising the effective use of resources.

K Cowley K Cowley
Since graduating from Manchester University in 1984 with a BSc in Geology, I have worked in the oil industry. I am a director of a company specialising in developing geophysical software for oil exploration. My responsibilities include general and financial management, software training and technical writing. I recently completed an MSc in Earth Science with the Open University.  I have been agovernor at the primary school my children attended for 15 years, where my responsibilities have included being the Chair of Governors, chairing the Teaching & Learning Committee and being the governor with SEN responsibilities.
N Jordan N Jordan
Nigel is a retired Whitehall senior civil servant.  He has a wide range of experience in terms of business delivery, strategic planning, risk & resource management and business improvement. Nigel also brings skills in policy, communication and marketing.

N Moore
I have over 4 decades' experience working highly successfully in education. My full time career concluded managing the largest adult continuing education college and I now work as a freelance adviser, mostly pro bono with educational charities. Being a school governor has taught me a great deal, as have the differing educational experiences of my 4 children.
S Newman
T Robin T Robin
Mr Jonathan Forsyth
Mr Gareth Walters
T Sheppard A Sheppard
I am a retired research scientist, previously working for a large Pharmaceutical company based in the UK.  I have been a governor for over 14 years and Chair for 8 years.  In addition to my obvious interest in science, I have a passion for music in schools.

 Chief Executive Officer

 Mr Stuart Ellis 

To view the Register of Business Interests for the Board of Compass Academy Trust click here.

The Register of Business Interests for the Trust's Schools are available from the Schools' websites:
Marian Vian Primary School
Oak Lodge Primary School
Unicorn Primary School
Wickham Common Primary School