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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
  • Lee Penford, BAE Systems
  • Tina Lovey, Governor
  • Mark Gilbey, Governor

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, Chair of Governors at Deanwood Primary, Governor at Temple Mill Primary, Daughter is Deputy Head at Temple Mill Primary, retired from Barclays Bank. 
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 Royal School of Military Engineering, WUTC Sponsor
Lee Penford (Governor) 01/04/2019 --
Declaration of Business Interest BAE Systems, Governor
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
Mark Gilbey (Parent Governor) 10/06/2019 --
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Tina Lovey (Governor) 10/06/2019 --
Declaration of Business Interest Rivermead Inclusive Trust, Education (no direct involvement). 

*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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