FCAT Members

Mr Anthony Nicholson

Anthony is now retired after a highly rewarding career in education. Previous roles included Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of Hodgson Academy, followed by Deputy CEO and subsequently CEO of FCAT.

Anthony has also worked as an Ofsted Inspector and has supported numerous schools in the North West through his deployment as a National Leader of Education.


Mr Jim Corry

Jim has been a chartered accountant since 1973, holding a variety of financial positions within local government since 1968.

He was appointed as Chief Executive for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council in 1999, moving to Wyre Borough Council in 2004, where he remained as Chief Executive until retirement in 2010 

Mr Dawood Fard

Dawood has a master’s degree in Business Management and is a successful entrepreneur. He has been the Managing Director of Centurus Limited since 2011, a technology company specialising in the education sector. Dawood is also the treasurer of the local Air Cadet Youth Group.

Mr David Williamson

Mr. Williamson is a retired finance professional. He was a governor at St Georges School from 2015 to 2020. He is Secretary /Treasurer of the Gerry Richardson Trust and is the Treasurer of DAT. Mr. Williamson is CIMA qualified and was managing director of his own accountancy practice until retirement in 2015.
































Fylde Coast Academy Trust - Members' Register of Business Interests 2020-21