NMAT Governing Body Pen Portaits


Name of MemberCurrent responsibilities – employment/ self-employment/other non-exec roles, and how these demonstrate expertise required for role as Member.Previous roles/posts with other organisations and how these demonstrate expertise/skills  required for role as Member(Exec or non-exec)Responsibility as Member of the Trust (i.e.school leadership, finance, business, HR) and the skills/experience they bring to the Trust.
Allan MansfieldAn Associate of ‘Partners in Excellence’ (PiXL), an organisation working alongside 150 secondary schools and almost 600 Sixth Forms across the UK. 


He is allocated to a group of schools, 28 at present, mainly in the North of England. The Associate role is supportive, but also offers advice, guidance and professional challenge.

An additional role is as a Maths Associate supporting Maths departments in PiXL schools.

He is a member of the Strategic Operations Panel for the organisation.
Spent 47 years working in the educations sector. In leadership and management roles. I have had responsibility for curriculum development; teaching and learning; pupil/student achievement; timetabling; budget and finance; staffing and all issues relating to the leadership and management of a school. At times there has been pastoral emphasis attached to the role and at other times an academic responsibility. 

Following retirement, Allan worked as a Senior Advisor for Stockton-On-Tees Local Authority as part of the 14-19 sector in the School Improvement team before starting work at PiXL.
Brings leadership and education experience 


Independent Member
Alan ShieldRetired Secondary Deputy Head Teacher with background in teaching MFL and translation. Experience as a consultant on ‘developing Middle Leadership Accountability’ in schools within the Tees Valley. Experience of working in a MAT. 


Brings leadership, safeguarding and education experience.
Consultant working in Northern Education Trust Schools under Bill Jordan CBE in Tees Valley area. 


Deputy Head Teacher, Assistant Head Teacher, Head of MFL and teacher of French and German – Dyke House School, Hartlepool. 1988 – 2012.

Various Governor roles throughout his career.
Educational expertise 


Independent Member
Iain FullerWorked on the development of the James Cook University Hospital PFI scheme, a £135 million capital development. Played a lead finance role in the 20 million redevelopment of the Friarage Hospital at Northallerton, the Trusts successful application to become a Foundation Trust, the £35 million expansion of cancer services at James Cook. Undertaking the financial due diligence for the Trusts acquisition of community services in the South of Tees and Hambleton and Richmondshire patches and adding an annual turnover of £50 million and taking the Trusts overall turnover to over £500 million. 


Retired from the NHS in April 2016.
Qualified as a Chartered public finance accountant (CPFA) in 1992. Held posts in both financial management and internal audit. Joined the Audit Commission in 1992 working on a range of local authority and health service audits across Teesside, Durham and Newcastle until 1998 when he joined Tees Health Authority as Chief Accountant.Financial experience and strategic risk management experience


Name of TrusteeCurrent responsibilities – employment/self-employment/other non-exec roles and how these demonstrate expertise/skills required for role.Previous roles/posts with other organisations and how these demonstrate expertise/skills required for role (Exec or non-exec).Role and responsibility on the board of trustees and the skills/experience they bring to the board.
Andrew TickleA qualified Environmental Health Officer and current local government officer. 


Health and Safety qualified with a NEBOSH General Certificate.

Member of CIEH.

Trade Union Steward and Health and Safety Workplace Steward.

Current Chair Local Governing Body at a local Primary School.
I am the current chair of my children’s schools Governing Body and have undertaken this role for 3 years prior to that I was a parent governor and have been on the LGB for 6 years now. I also am the governor who has oversight of Health and Safety. I was also a member of the Finance committee until we converted to a MAT. 


I have 18 years experience of working in local government predominantly in Environmental Health and Health and Safety and have been a Union Branch Secretary for over 9 years now that has given me a vast knowledge of Local Government and School matters. I have also recently been the chair of Pupil Disciplinary Committees.
Chair of Trustees 

Independent Trustee – Parent of Child at Nunthorpe Academy.

Experience of Schools and Local Government and their policies and procedures especially HR, Finance, SEND.

Health and Safety/Risk Management.

Governance and Leadership.
Paul ThwaitesHolds a senior managemnent position in the local authority with signifcant financial, staffing and service responsibilities. 


Has been a Governor for 28 years in various roles and is currently vice chair of a primary school.
A background of Facilities Management with 30 years of experience providing soft FM support service to schools across Cleveland. 


28 years Senior Management experience in cleaning, caretaking, mechanical and electrical engineering, pest control, security.
Brings expertise in leadership, staffing, strategic management, audit and investigations, tendering, contract management, quality assurance and Health and Safety.
Lee Brown 


Executive Principal. NMAT

Executive Principal NMAT. 


Principal of Nunthorpe Academy.
Former Deputy Head, Assistant Head, Head of Faculty and Teacher of History. 


Governor at a Nursery School and Secondary School
Executive Principal

Other Key Roles

NameCurrent responsibilities – employment/self employment/other non-exec roles and how these demonstrate expertise/skills required for role.Previous roles/posts withint other organisations and how these demonstrate expertise/skills required  for role (Exec or non-exec).Role and responsibiity
Anne HaywardStrategic Partner to DALP Multi-Academy Trust chain. 


SEN consultant for Redcar and Cleveland LA, Hartlepool LA and Tees Valley combined Authority.

Founder of the Anne Hayward Consortium which provides specialist consultancy, training and advisory work related to young children, young people and adults who are disabled and those with special educational needs and barriers to learning, along with their carer’s and the professionals and organisations who support them.
Former Ofsted lead inspector. 


Former DFE consultant for Excellence in cities and DFE consultant for special school coming into special status.

Lead consultant for the EU on inclusion. Working in Cambodia, Romania, Turkey, Mauritius and establishing an Autistic provision in Beijing.

Extensively working across the UK in a range of schools.
NMAT External Strategic Improvement Lead
Nunthorpe Academy
North East Schools Teaching Alliance