Philip Davis – Legal– 

Philip is a Law graduate and a qualified non-practicing barrister. He is an experienced chartered secretary with experience working in a number of listed companies and large professional services firms. Philip is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and in 2014 became an Apprentice of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Philip currently works for Marks & Clerk LLP. Philip’s current principal responsibilities are: working as Partnership Secretary to an international intellectual property firm, include drafting and reviewing legal agreements and minutes, monitoring risk and governance issues across the Firm, managing projects and ensuring Firm wide compliance with legal and regulatory rules (i.e. Data Protection).  This includes advocacy and drafting, impartiality and communicating with people at all business levels.

Philip also sits on the MAT Board as Legal Director and Vice Chair.


David Gadsby – Education -

David is a retired, experienced Deputy Head Teacher, with Secondary experience. He is an experienced Chair of governors of a local Primary School and a long term governor of Ashlawn School. David is also a trustee and board member of a number of local charity groups including the Scouts.


Stewart Jardine –

Stewart is an experienced company director. He has worked in a variety of learning and skills focussed organisations. Stewart has experience developing and implementing business strategy and policy and leading the development and quality assurance of new learning programmes. Stewart’s responsibilities have included budget setting and management, recruitment, project management, managing bid processes from government funding agencies and negotiating the resulting contracts with those agencies.

His most recent employment as Director of Operations for Pearson Education included the development, implementation and quality assurance of franchised international qualifications. This project involved significant change management and reduction in costs to ensure that a quality product was provided efficiently, whilst maintaining profitability.

Stewart is currently a self-employed Education Management Consultant and has a range of experience working with a variety of organisations with a focus on auditing business processes, particularly those relating to HR and CPD, and implementing process improvements to improve quality and reduce costs.

Stewart also sits on the MAT Board as Chair and Business Director.


Gift Matinyarare – Finance -

Gift is an experienced charted accountant. Gift is currently a senior financial analyst for the Aster Group, a social enterprises not for profit organisation. He has previously worked as a financial analyst in an international engineering company and an international bank. Gift also has experience training accountants and financial analysts in a further education college and has also worked as a financial administrator in Local Government.

Gift’s skills set includes: data mining and analytics, budget formulation management and control, cash management, month end processes, preparation of balance sheet, income statements and cash flows and maintenance review and control of business processes.

Alongside his paid employment Gift is an experienced Charity Trustee for a Faith based organisation. He has previously also acted as Secretary and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees.