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Trust Directors

Ian Connon:
Ian has been a School Governor for many years. He also has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant and auditor and is currently Technical Director with a major firm of accountants. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s Technical and Practical Auditing Committee. Ian is a current Member and Chair of Trustees of the Poppy Academy Trust.

Steve Bowbrick:
Steve is a Digital Editor for BBC Radio including the Proms and the BBC Orchestras where he is responsible for online content and the development of web sites and social media. He has a background of leadership in digital businesses, having founded one of Britain’s first web design firms. He is an experienced digital practitioner with expertise in web site design, social media, online marketing and content creation. Steve is one of three subscribing Members of the Trust and has was Fair Field Junior School’s LGB Chair from 2008 to 2019. Steve is a current Member of the Poppy Academy Trust.

Andrew Gardiner:
Andrew is an Associate Director at Arup, an international design and engineering consultancy, and is a Chartered Fire Safety Engineer. In addition to his project work, he is responsible for resourcing projects, for implementation of the firm’s Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Management System and he holds an IOSH Managing Safety in Construction certificate. Andrew is a current Member of the Poppy Academy Trust.

Jane Williams:                                                                                                                                                     Jane's career in law was mostly spent as a Welfare Rights Lawyer with the CAB.  She has been a governor at St John's School since 2009 and either Chair or Vice Chair for most of that time.  She is also Chair of Fair Field Junior School Local Governing Body. Having lived in Radlett for almost 40 years, she has always been involved in local community work often through the Church.

Andy Harvell:
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector and currently consults on index design, quantitative research and technical analysis. He was previously Managing Director, Quantitative Research, FTSE Group and prior to that was a Quantitative Strategist at HSBC. He has also been a past chairman and president of Radlett and District Round Table. He is an Associate Member of both the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, and The Society of Technical Analysts.

Nicola Mullett: 
Nicola is a company director with 20 years’ experience in commercial, technical and operational roles in the media industry. She has lead the strategic planning, finance and HR functions in her current role as Deputy Managing Director, as well as having Non-Executive Director roles in a number of businesses. Nicola has six years experience in school governance, she is Chair of Governors at St. John's Infant and Nursery School as well as attending the HfL Strategic Leaders of Governance group.

Lara Ashley:

Fair Field Junior School

Watford Road, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD78LU

Tel: 01923856341