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Trust Governance

SHARE Multi-Academy Trust has a Strategic Board of Directors whose combined skills offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure the Trust remains true to its aims and objectives, and complies with all statutory obligations as prescribed by the DfE, ESFA and The Charity Commission.

Welcome to our Board of Directors

Mark Day 

Mark works for an international liquid packaging and processing company and has been involved in operational, change and strategic roles. He is currently responsible for driving forward part of the business globally.

Mark lives together with his partner and their two children in Cleckheaton and was previously involved as a school governor for over six years.

Mike Dunkley

Michael has over 25 years’ experience working in treasury and financial risk at the head offices of three UK building societies and a bank. Michael has an MBA and is a Fellow of ACCA.

Michael is also a member of the SHARE MAT Audit & Risk Assurance Committee; bringing to the trust significant experience and expertise in this area.

 Marie Guest

Marie joins the team as a Director for SHARE Multi-Academy Trust in July 2017 and brings with her a wealth of Human Resources experience having worked as a senior generalist across a range of industries from education software development and manufacturing, to premium brands and creative design.  With a Masters in Personnel and Development from Westminster University, Marie has a passion for working with organisations to get the very best out of their people, from coaching individuals to realise their potential through to creating effective ways of working which drive clarity and accountability.

Originally from London, Marie has a school age son and enjoys music, running (though she's definitely no Paula Radcliffe) and as many camping trips as the Yorkshire weather will allow.

 Jeanne Keay

Jeanne has a wealth of experience in education, gained as a teacher in secondary schools and as a lecturer and senior leader in higher education. She has a PhD in Education and her research and publications have focused on continuing professional development. She is currently a Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University.

 Andrew Kent

Andrew has a background of working in government and public service organisations having been a National Director implementing service improvement and redesign programmes. He now supports multi-academy trusts, education, health and care organisations to develop, deliver and implement dynamic governance and inspirational leadership strategies that are fit for purpose and provide value for money. 

John McNally  

John is the CEO of SHARE Multi-Academy Trust. He has over 17 years of experience as a senior leader in schools, including two leaderships; he is a National Leader of Education and a registered OFSTED Inspector.

John has an MBA in Educational Management and has industry experience prior to starting his career in education. He has taught in secondary schools and has enjoyed learning from working with primary schools as the trust has developed.

John believes that great schools can help all pupils develop positive attitudes to the world around them that can last a lifetime.  This means providing a varied, rich curriculum, a willingness to work hard and the ability to build strong, supportive relationships.  In his view, “Our belief in ‘Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best’ encapsulates everything we try to achieve as schools.  If we remember that we are all about developing people (both staff and pupils) and encourage everybody to try their absolute best in the circumstances, we can be both successful and enjoy our work”.

In his spare time, John is a sports enthusiast, both supporting and participating and is always willing to give things a try.  This attitude has led him to complete marathons and triathlons, although the knees are starting to complain now!  He has four children, two of whom are still quite young and run rings around him!  When not spoiling his children, he also likes to travel.


Local Governing Bodies

The Strategic Board of Directors are supported by four local Governing Bodies operating under a Scheme of Delegation.  The work of the local Governing Bodies is of paramount importance and a clear scheme of delegation has been created within statutory regulations, to allow as much local decision making as possible.  All who support and work within the Trust are focused on its charitable objectives and Directors and local Governing Bodies make a commitment to uphold the objectives in undertaking their roles.  Details of local Governing Bodies can be found on each of the school’s websites.