David has worked for over 35 years in the transport and logistics industry and has held senior leadership roles, Managing Director and CEO, within PLC, private equity backed and not for profit organisations. He has led several business turnarounds, managed large scale M&A integrations and has successfully developed businesses year on year. David is now focused on applying his experience in a more support and advisory capacity and brings with him extensive experience in strategic planning, commercial and change management. David has a Combined Honours degree from the University of Aston in Transport Planning & Operation and Political Studies and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) David is a member of the Board of Directors of the CILT and serves on their Audit, Risk and Finance committee and Nominations Committee. David is married with four grown-up daughters and his main leisure pursuits are archery and hill walking. David is Chairman of his local archery club and is a licensed archery coach. David is also a qualified Hill and Moorland walk leader.
Sybil Hanson achieved a Mathematics degree from Manchester University and went on to have a teaching career from 1961 and came to Coventry in 1972 where she spent 25 years at Blue Coat CE School, initially as Head of Mathematics and then appointed Deputy Head in 1977. Sybil retired from teaching in 1997 and became a Diocesan Board of Education member as well as being involved within school governance since 1997 in a variety of settings. Sybil represents the DBE on both Coventry and Warwickshire School Forums, and also Chairs Coventry Schools Forum. She also represents the DBE as a co-opted member on Coventry City Council’s Education & Children’s Services Scrutiny Board 2. Sybil is a member of the Cathedral Community and regularly worships there.
Joined the Education Department of Warwickshire County Council as Head of Education Planning. In 2006 he was appointed to lead on Schools and Education within the new Directorate of Children and Young People, a post he held until his retirement from the County Council in December 2012. Was for a short time Interim Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire. Was for a number of years a Governor and Chair of Governors of a non-maintained special school for the deaf, and is currently a Trustee of a Youth and Community Centre in Rugby
Dual qualified legal professional and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales as well as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. I am also an experienced corporate governance professional. Key skills in: ▪ Strategic and operational governance advice, relationship management and influencing. ▪ Compliance with relevant legal, regulatory requirements and group standards. ▪ Assessing and advising on the impact of legal and regulatory changes on business activities and/or the legal implications of proposed business activities and transactions. ▪ Implementing, monitoring and driving change through learning interventions relating to compliance and governance. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Chartered Institute of Housing ▪ Group Company Secretary and Head of Compliance: Governance, Legal, Risk, Internal Audit and HR Board Director, CIH Canada. ▪ Data Protection Officer. ▪ Responsible for Governance, In-House Legal, Risk, Internal Audit, Regulation and Compliance. Key achievements in: Governance Strategy, Corporate Governance Framework, Subsidiary Governance, creation of a corporate contract register, procurement and tenders register, Information Security Framework and Data Protection. ACADEMIC PROFILE 2014 Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales – Admission to the Roll of Solicitors. 2008 – 2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Paralegal Practice – National Association of Licensed Paralegals Level 7 Diplomas – Distinction. 2007 – 2009 Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law – University College London (LLM). 2006 Legal Secretaries & PA’s Diploma – Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s. 2001 – 2002 Barrister at Law (BL) – Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria. 1994 – 2000 Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) – Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS 2017 GDPR | Cyber Security Risk Management Governance in Charities. 2016 Various Enterprise Risk Management |Organizational Risk Culture| Risk Reporting. 2015 Central Law Training (Self -Funded) Board and Committee Servicing for Corporate Secretaries – In House Training| Charities in Financial Difficulties |Strategic Reporting |Contract Law Updates 2015 Annual General Meeting and Other Shareholder Meetings |Whistleblowing. 2015 The Pension Regulator Toolkit for Trustees 2014 (Central Law Training (Self -Funded)) Certificate in Commercial Contract Drafting Commercial Contracts Certificate in Company Law. Practice Certificate in Corporate Governance of Charities Annual General Meeting Update.
Chris is a qualified accountant. He worked for Ford Motor Company, Cable & Wireless and National Grid. His career included periods working overseas in South Africa, the Yemen Arab Republic and Australia. His final role was Managing Director of National Grid Australia where he oversaw the construction of a sub-sea electrical inter connector from Tasmania to Victoria. At the time, the worlds longest inter connector. After retirement Chris undertook a number of roles, including an elected member of Stratford-upon-Avon District Council, a mentor for the Princes Trust, a volunteer for Guide Dogs and Chair of George Eliot NHS Trust hospital. In addition to Inspire Education Trust, Chris is currently a Trustee of St Mary’s Hall Trust (a charity linked to St Mary’s Collegiate Church) and is a Director of Manx Cable Company, which owns and operates an electrical inter connector from the Isle of Man to England.
I have been involved in education for 28 years. The first 11 years of my career were in Warwickshire during which time I had experience of being subject lead in English, SENDCo and Assistant Head. The last 17 years of my career have been in Coventry – spending 2 years as a Deputy Headteacher and 15 years as Headteacher of a Junior School. It has always been important to me to be actively engaged with Coventry School’s Primary Partnership which resulted in my role as Chair for 5 years. I am very much looking forward to being part of Inspire Education Trust, using my experience to work alongside school leaders in their drive to provide children with the best possible opportunities leading to high quality outcomes for all.
Lisa Hayes is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management. As a HR professional, Lisa has a wealth of experience working in both the private and public sector and has held senior positions for Randstad, a global leader in HR services and recruitment. Lisa currently works in a HR position for a Russell Group University covering all aspects of operational HR and is a qualified Mediator. Lisa was a school governor for six years, prior to becoming a Director of Inspire Education Trust and is a mother to three children. She is passionate about helping to create a learning environment in which our children thrive and are able to reach their full potential.