Mr R Doidge

Chief Financial Officer

Ritchie’s role within the Trust is as Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the academies budgets, management accounts and ensures the trust achieves best value. Ritchie is charged with leading and directing financial strategy and operations ensuring compliance with the Financial Handbook and EFA regulations.


Mr R Nicholls

Head of IT

Richard’s role within the trust is to oversee the running of the Trust’s ICT systems, Manage ICT Strategies and procurement of trust wide ICT hardware/software.


Mrs L Doidge

Human Resources & Payroll

Lesley leads the Trusts HR and payroll function. Overseeing the Central HR Team, she provides a people focused service, where the values of customer service, continuous improvement and collaboration are included whilst also offering alternative perspectives to help drive improvement in every aspect of the service.


Mr C Berry

Facilities Manager

Chris’ role is to oversee the trusts estate and construction projects, health and safety, extended service operations and contracts. Chris also acts as Company Secretary and ensures the smooth transition of commercial aspects of all incoming academies to the trust ensuring compliance with DfE, EFA and Companies House regulations.

Y Willis

Ms Y Willis

Primary Leadership Consultant

J Newsome

Ms J Newsome

Secondary Leadership Consultant

Since qualifying as a science teacher Jacqueline has taught in urban, multicultural secondary schools across the West Midlands. An experienced senior leader she has been a Head teacher, Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), and Specialist Leader in Education (SLE). Jacqueline is a serving practitioner working as an inspector for Ofsted and is currently employed as a leadership consultant for the Matrix Academy Trust.