FCAT Board of Directors


Chair: John Boyle OBE
JP CAifs DiPFS NLG:

John’s initial career was in a Clearing Bank, coming to the Fylde Coast 28 years ago as an Area Manager. John has much experience in Finance, Accounting and Commercial Legal matters and of Corporate Governance. John has been a governor of Blackpool Sixth Form College for 12 years, latterly acting as Chair. He is a Chartered Associate of the Institute of Financial Services, a Justice of the Peace and a National Leader of Governance (“NLG”).

 

 

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Director: Peter Orr

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Director: Mark Gutteridge

Currently Business Director of Community Futures, a Third Sector infrastructure organisation, and with over 15 years of experience as a Governor covering Early Years, Primary and Secondary Education, Mark is now Chair of the Academy Council for Unity Academy Blackpool and the Chair of Armfield Academy Council.

Director: Jill Gray

Currently Principal of The Blackpool Sixth Form College having been in post-16 education for over 20 years, Jill originally trained in hospitality management, having visions of managing hotels worldwide. 

In 1994 her career took an unexpected turn when she entered the world of education initially as a teacher of tourism and hospitality before moving into middle management in 1998 and senior management in 2008.

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Director: Sarah Chapman

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Director: Wendy Middlemas

Wendy taught in schools in Blackpool and Lancashire for over 20 years, before taking up posts in Education and Children’s Services in local authorities.  As a project manager, she has worked on the Building Schools for the Future programmes in Knowsley and Manchester and the development of a number of free schools.

She was previously Chair of the Academy Council at Aspire Academy, Blackpool and is currently Chair of Directors at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.   Wendy originally hails from Merseyside but has lived in Blackpool with husband Andy for over 47 years. They have 4 children and are besotted by their 2 small grandchildren!

 

Director: Lisa Knowles

Chair of Hambleton Primary Academy. Lisa has lived in Hambleton for 30 years. She has two children and runs a local business in the community. She is passionate about local children's education and improving access to education for children of all abilities.

Director: Joel Arber

 

Joel is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) at the University of Central Lancashire, an organization he joined as Director of Marketing and Communications in 2010. A passionate strategic marketer, communications expert and senior leader, Joel has spent his career working in marketing roles and at advertising agencies across a wide range of clients, including Marks and Spencer, Rolls-Royce, the Open University and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Joel has been a governor at Cockerham Parochial CE Primary School since 2012, taking up the Chair in 2014. He is also a director of Marketing Lancashire.

 

 

 

Director: Pete Murphy

Pete spent 30 years as a Police Officer and when he retired he was selected to stand as a Borough Councillor for Brock Ward. He is currently the Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Planning and Economic Development on Wyre Council.

He has served on the governing body at Garstang Academy for over twenty years, nearly all as Vice Chairman. He took over as Chairman when Garstang joined FCAT, perfect timing to oversee the new partnership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fylde Coast Academy Trust Directors - Register of Business Interests 2018-19

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