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Governance

For details of the Members and Directors of The Howard Academy Trust, please click here.

A copy of minutes, apart from confidential items, can be provided by emailing j.legge@waterfront-that.org.uk

Chair of Governors

Chair of Governors: Mr David Giles  

To contact Waterfront UTC’s Chair of Governors please email: j.legge@waterfront-that.org.uk 

Local Academy Board

Waterfront UTC's Local Academy Board comprises of the following: 

  • David Giles, Chair and Safeguarding Governor
  • Louise Brenlund, Brachers LLP
  • Spencer Bennett, Staff Governor
  • Paul Cottam, Principal 
  • James Nunn, Governor
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Robinson, Royal School of Military Engineering.
  • Stuart Ashenden, University of Greenwich

The Local Academy Board's Terms of Reference can be found here: Terms of Reference

Governors:

Name Appointed Attendance 2017/2018*
Louise Brenlund (Governor) 01/04/2019 FGB 3 of 3; POG 5 of 5
Declaration of business Interest N/A
David Giles (Chair) 01/04/2019 FGB 1 of 1; POG 5 of 5
Declaration of Business Interest Director of The Howard Academy Trust
James Nunn (Governor) 01/04/2019 FGB 2 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Stuart Ashenden (Governor) 01/04/2019 FGB 1 of 2; POG 5 of 5
Declaration of Business Interest Director of MEBP 
Lieutenant Colonel William Robinson (Governor) 01/04/2019 FGB 3 of 3; POG 5 of 5
Declaration of Business Interest Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Member of the City and Guilds Institute, Minstry of Defence
Paul Cottam (Principal) 01/04/2019 FGB 2 of 2; POG 5 of 5
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Spencer Bennett (Staff Governor) 01/04/2019 --
Declaration of Business Interest N/A

*2017/2018 Attendance record is in relation to Waterfront UTC's former governance structure (Full Governing Body & Post Ofsted Group). 

Left in the last 12 months:

Name Appointed Left
Nicholas Fowler (Governor) 01/07/2013 08/10/2017
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Chris Jones (Governor) 10/07/2013 08/10/2017
Declaration of Business Interest Employed by BAM Construction Ltd, Bam FM is an opperating division of BAM Construct.
Karon Buck, Principal 15/09/2014 31/12/2017
Declaration of Business Interest Relationship with member of staff -CHo
Alan Reed (Governor) 01/07/2013 26/03/2018
Declaration of Business Interest Member/Governor/Director/Trustee – Waterfront UTC Ltd – Nominated University of Greenwich representative. Governor (Trustee) The Leigh Academies Trust – Nominated University of Greenwich Representative. Trustee – The Sheppey Heritage Trust Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Registered Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council
Sallyann McLean (Governor) 27/03/2017 26/03/2018
Declaration of Business Interest Recently resigned from the board of the Medway Education and Business Partnership.
Rodney Sutton (Governor) 01/07/2013 02/07/2018
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Chris Lilley (Governor & POG Member) 09/10/2017 30/11/2018
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Andrew Brader (Governor & POG Member) 01/07/2013 10/12/2018
Declaration of Business Interest Managing Director – MidKent College Training Services
Paul Charman (Governor) 01/07/2013 01/04/2019
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Simon Cook (Governor & POG Member) 20/07/2015 01/04/2019
Declaration of Business Interest Principal – MidKent College, Rivermead Inclusive Trust, The Retreats Residents Association, MKC Aspire Ltd, MKC Training Services Ltd
Richard Judge (Governor) 09/10/2017 01/04/2019
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Les Wicks (Governor) 01/07/2013 01/04/2019
Declaration of Business Interest Elected member of Medway Council, Member of Kent and Medway superanuation committee, Trustee of Parkwood Youth Club
Lee Penfold (Governor) 26/03/2018 01/04/2019
Declaration of Business Interest Director of BAE Systems 
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