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 Â a Trustee 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.
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.
Brenda trained as a Social Worker and for over 15 years held Senior Management positions in Social Care with both a County Council and London Borough. In these roles, she provided strategic leadership, direction and vision to teams of staff, managed performance, staff development and dealt with a range of HR issues. Brenda also has experience of managing budgets, grants, commissioning services and extensive experience of investigating safeguarding concerns. Â
In her retirement, Brenda has been a Governor at Hereward Primary School and was, until March 2022, one of our founding Trustees. She feels passionate about the rights Â of all children to have access to high-quality education and has herself recently completed a BA Honours degree Â with the Open University.
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Chris qualified as an accountant in 1990 and has spent his career in large global businesses. These include Honeywell Inc, World Fuel Services Inc and currently the Sumitomo Corporation of Japan.
He has held several Board positions for highly successful international divisions of those businesses for the last 20 years, serving as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer. He brings considerable experience in Finance, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Risk and Compliance.
Chris has lived in the Epping Forest area since 1996.