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Solent Academies Trust

Board of Trustees

Our trustees oversee the strategy and direction of the trust and ensure that the professional staff work in the best interests of the charity.

In addition to their scheduled meetings the trustees regularly meet on special projects and to provide advice and guidance to the Chief Executive Officer, Principals, and other senior staff.

The current Trustees are:

  • Mark Mitchell
    Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Sharon Burt
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Ray Mead
  • David Hunt
  • Julia Hughes
  • Gareth Morgan
  • Andrew Hill
  • Sue Banger
  • Philip Slaughter


Committee Structure

There are four committees of the Board that meet at least termly:

  • Risk and Audit Committee, chaired by Andrew Hill. 
  • Staffing and Pay Committee, chaired by Mark Mitchell. 
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee, chaired by Philip Slaughter
  • Standards Committee, chaired by Gareth Morgan.  

The terms of reference for each of the committees is available in the following PDF.

Appointment Details, Attendance Records and Register of Interests

The appointment details, attendance records and register of interest for our current trustees can be found in the PDF below as well as details about resignations and retirements in the last 12 months.

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes from meetings of the Board are available on request.