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Peter Nicholson retired after thirty years as Headmaster of Loyola Preparatory School in Essex in August 2018. For the previous 27 years, he was a Governor and Chair of Governors of St John's CE Primary School in Buckhurst Hill as well as being Chair of Governors of an independent prep school in Ilford. He is currently Chair of Governors at both a Suffolk Primary academy and an independent convent school as well as a Governor of a local secondary academy. He has served as a team inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and has contributed to the sacramental preparation programme of his local Roman Catholic Parish. Peter is married with three daughters and two grandchildren.
Lynne is no stranger to collaborative working in the primary education sector. After 23 years, she retired from her role as Consortium Finance Support Manager to a range of primary schools across West Essex in December 2016. She was responsible for advising Headteachers, Governors and support staff in schools on all financial matters, including budget setting and monitoring, funding, as well as producing monthly and annual financial returns. She is the Chair of Governors at Westlands Primary School in Chelmsford.
Since 2018, David has been Chief Executive Officer of The Hoddesdon School Trust. He has numerous interests in education including a non-executive directorship of Herts Catering Limited and he is a Governor of the London Institute of Finance, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee. David has had a long-term interest in finance education for young people and has also been heavily involved in the promotion of the teaching of Modern Languages having made regular speeches in support of that at numerous conferences. He has appeared at the All Party Parliamentary Group both for finance and for Modern Languages. He is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and he has also worked extensively with the Princes Teaching Institute and served as Governor to other secondary schools.
Revd. Tim ElbourneMember
Revd. Tim Elbourne
This role involves leading the team that supports 139 Church of England schools and academies from Newham to Harwich and from Southend to the Cambridgeshire border. For more information and regular news bulletins see www.cdbe.org.uk.
Tim was previously Director of Education in Ely Diocese, covering Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk and parts of Peterborough. He left his hometown of Salford as a teenager for Cambridge where he took his degree and trained as an English teacher. He was ordained in 1986 to a curacy in Tottenham. Tim has also worked in Yorkshire as clergy training officer, university chaplain and parish priest, chairing several Education trusts along the way. He established the best selling Grove Education series of booklets on Christian education which has sold 40,000 copies to date.