( Pictured, Hélèna Parker-Clark. Alex Harris, Sue riley and Neil Dixon ) Our CDAT Central Team consists of:
Hélèna Parker-Clark, CDAT Operations Manager, who joined September 2019
Sue Riley, Education Effectiveness Officer, who joined August 2018;
Mel Aspinall, Business Support Officer, who joined Febuary 2020;
Neil Dixon, Trust CEO, who joined May 2019 ;
Maxine Green, Trust Finance Manager, who joined September 2019.
Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) is a company limited by guarantee in England (no. 8451787) and is also a charity.
The Members of the Company
The Members comprise Chester Diocesan Board of Education (DBE), two individual Members of the DBE, the chair of the Directors and additional Members may be appointed by current Members with the consent of the DBE. The Members set the vision and strategic direction of CDAT and they appoint the Directors, apart from the Chief Executive Officer and co-opted Directors who are appointed by the current Directors with the consent of the DBE.
The chair of the Directors is Canon Elizabeth (Betty) Renshaw MBE. The vice-chair is Joan Ryan.
|Business and Pecuniary Interest|
|Chester Diocesan Board of Education||19th March 2013||Diocesan Board of Education|
|Canon Elizabeth Renshaw MBE||23rd March 2016||Former Local Government Education Officer (incl 20 yr as School Business Manager); Worked with DfE to develop national training programme for School Business Managers; Coordinator for BSF £25m New School building project, Governor of Woodchurch High School.|
|Revd Lyndon Bannon||9th January 2017||Assistant Headteacher of Woodchurch High School Church of England Academy. Assistant Priest: Willaston-in-Wirral. Member (Trustee) and Director of the Chester Diocesan Board of Education|
|The Venerable Dr Michael Gilbertson||13th December 2018||Archdeacon of Chester & Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education.|
The Directors comprise those appointed by the Members, the Chief Executive Officer and co-opted Directors who are appointed by the current Directors with the consent of the DBE. Within the vision and strategic direction established by the Members, the Directors are responsible for the running of CDAT, although they can delegate functions to committees or individual Directors (including the Chief Executive Officer).
Directors are Trustees of the charity and must ensure CDAT complies with the requirements of charity law. They are also Directors of the company and must ensure CDAT complies with company law. The term of office of every Director (except the Chief Executive Officer) is four years. The Chief Executive Officer is always a Director.
The current Directors are:
- - Canon Elizabeth Renshaw MBE
- - Neil Dixon, CEO
- - Philip Eastwood
- - Revd Cannon David Felix
- - Michael Holland
- - Timothy Leslie
- - Marianne Mowatt
- - Edward Owen
- - Joan Ryan
Meeting Attendance and Register of Business Interests
For details on the number of meetings Directors have attended and the Register of Business Interests, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the relevant file under 'Files to Download'. This will open a pdf document in a separate browser window.
|Education Effectiveness Committee||Finance and General Purposes Committee|
Mike Holland (Chair)
Neil Dixon (in an advisory capacity)
Timothy Leslie (resigned 16/3/2020)
Dr Harry Ziman (resigned 12/12/2019)
Canon Elizabeth Renshaw (Chair)
Revd Cannon David Felix
Neil Dixon (in an advisory capacity)
Janet Carr (resigned 1/11/2019)
Andrew Morris (resigned 30/8/2019)
The Directors delegate to the Local Governing Body of each school various responsibilities which vary from school to school.
The term of office of every governor (except the Principal) is four years. The Principal is always a Governor. Details can be found on the school page.