Our Members

Accounting Officer for Arden Multi Academy Trust is Martin Murphy

The following Members of Arden Multi Academy Trust served during the academic year 2021/22.  

Members Date of AppointmentDate of Re-election (if applicable)Date stepped down (if applicable)
Geoff Harley-Mason 1/4/2015 31/03/2019  
Celia O’Donovan 1/4/2015 31/03/2019  
Antony Stonehewer 9/10/2018    
Sue Ashton 11/7/2019    
Val Thomas 06/09/2021    

Members and Trustees are legally and ultimately accountable to the Secretary of State for Education for the performance and operation of AMAT.

MEMBERS have 3 key roles:

  • Decide the Memorandum and Articles of Association for the company which establishes the Multi-Academy Trust and subsequently approve any changes to them.
  • Appoint and remove Trustees
  • Hold Trustees to account for Trust Performance (including all academies within the MAT)

Members meet once a year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to receive audited accounts for the previous year, a report from the chair of the Trust and to consider any matters requiring member action.

Only two Members can also be a Trustee.

No employees can be Members.

Members form the group of ‘ultimate’ resort for the Secretary of State of Education to go to if the performance of the MAT is less than good and Trust Board is failing to bring about necessary improvements.

There is no set period for term of Office.

Pen Portraits of Members can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on Members photos below: