Meet the Team

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The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust is a very credible sponsor, having both the capacity and determination to continue to drive up standards, and oversee the future development of its provision for its stakeholders.

The Executive Group, working through the Academy Board, has accumulated a wealth of experience and a network of support from other professionals across the private, public and voluntary sectors. This includes the skills and expertise of those involved in local business and occupations within the corporate world.  The Academy Board of this multi-academy Trust is made up as follows:

Marie Ashley, Chairman of the Board [marieashley@hotmail.com]

Stewart Duguid, Director (Vice Chair)

Norman Deas, Director

Nicole Heard, Director

Jane Ellis, Executive Director

Heidi Faure, Executive Director

Clive Neathey, Chief Executive

Sarah Driscoll, Chief Operating Officer

Sonya Barlow, Business Community

Anthony Cohen, Business Community

Beverley Amos, Director

Ian O'Connor, Executive Director 


Thumbnail MASHLEY web-1 Marie Ashley

Having a great deal of previous experience as a governor for more than nine years, Marie Ashley has an excellent understanding of education with experience of ensuring children’s needs are met.  With two children attending College, she is passionate about learning and being part of supporting children in their journey.  With a background in Environmental Health and a senior manager with human resources experience, there can be no doubt that Marie is very well placed to be Chair and an extremely effective member of the group. 

[17.11.15 to 17.11.20] [No pecuniary interests declared]

 Thumbnail SDUGUID web-1 Stewart Duguid

As an IT Manager at BP, Stewart Duguid has first-hand experience of financial reporting requirements and risk management; he is qualified in both Business Continuity Management and also auditing management systems to ISO standards. With strong organisational skills, he has been highly successful in running his own business and also a diverse career with a number of multi-national organisations.  Using his project management skills, he has demonstrated his ability to deliver complex projects to budget and on time.  His business acumen will certainly benefit the work of the LAB as will his wider interest in rugby, both as a qualified referee and Level 2 coaching experience at Wasps.

[18.04.14 to 18.11.19] [No pecuniary interests delared]

Thumbnail NDEAS web-1 Norman Deas

Norman Deas has been closely associated with all aspects of the catering industry throughout his working life.  Having graduated from the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde, he gained practical hands on experience within various sectors of the industry and ultimately directorships of several large contract catering companies.  In 1997, he set up Goodfellows CMS Ltd which specialised purely in Education and sold the company to Compass in 2004 before setting up GSS Catering Management Services as a consultancy to the catering industry.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a member of the British Hospitality Association, a past Chairman and Director of the European Catering Association (GB), a past Chairman and Fellow of the Association of Catering Excellence and was a non-executive Director of Pride Catering from 2009 to 2015. He is also the Treasurer and a Trustee of his local Church.  His outside interests include running for various charities which included the London Marathon in 2011 and is a keen supporter of several football clubs

[17.11.15 to 17.11.20] [Register of Pecuniary Interest dated 21st June 2016:  Service Level Agreement between The Trust and Norman Deas Consultancy Services to provide consultancy services on all aspects of the catering services within the Trust to ensure operational efficiently and compliance with all food hygiene legislation and to the agreed standards as laid down by the Trust.]

Thumbnail NHEARD web-1 Nicole Heard

Nicole Heard is well rehearsed with the work of the Local Advisory Body at Parkside Studio College.   With this in mind, she stepped into the role of Interim Chair to provide the necessary support whilst the new De Salis LAB is formed and roles embedded.  As a former teacher herself, she is working to ensure effective and impactful governance through her participation in the Teach First ‘Governor Impact Programme’ – the organisation with whom she is now Strategy Manager.  Through her business links and previous role as a Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture, a broad range of expertise is readily accessible to the Board.

[12.11.13 to 12.11.18] [No pecuniary interests declared]

Thumbnail JELLIS web-1 Jane Ellis

Jane Ellis is an accomplished school leader with rich and varied experience, spanning both the primary and secondary phases of education.  Through her former links as a Mathematics Adviser within the School Improvement Service, she is actively involved in the work of the Local Authority at many levels. Since achieving the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, she continues to be associated with the training, coaching and mentoring of future leaders.  Her career profile means that she is well placed to lead the primary phase on behalf of the Academy Trust through her executive role.

[01.01.13 to 01.01.23] [No pecuniary interests declared]

Thumbnail HFAURE web-1 Heidi Faure

Heidi Faure is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success. As a former Mathematics Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management, Heidi quickly moved into the role of Vice Principal at Rosedale, before being appointed as College Principal in January 2013.  Heidi Faure now overseas four secondary schools in her role of Executive Principal. As an advocate of clear targets and monitoring of progress, Heidi and the leadership team have continually secured fantastic outcomes for the students. As a former governor of a local primary school, she has an absolute understanding of the needs of the community and is resolute that the students should fulfil their potential.

[01.01.18 to 01.01.28] [No pecuniary interests declared]

Thumbnail CLIVE web-1 Clive Neathey

Clive Neathey is a long-serving educational leader who has a proven track record of school improvement even in the most challenging circumstances.  He has a MA (Distinction) in School Improvement and Development from the University of Surrey together with a range of professional qualifications obtained in-service.  As Chief Executive of the Academy Trust, Clive continues to embrace new opportunities and respond to the changing demographics, demands and needs of the local community to secure the best possible outcomes for the learners in his care.

[27.06.11 to 27.06.21] [Register of Pecunary Interest dated 15th November 2015 (pro bono): Little Marvels Nursery Services Limited - Early Years]

Sarah Driscoll

Sarah Driscoll has over fifteen years’ experience in education leadership in both the primary and secondary phase, as well as experience in Studio Colleges and UTCs. Starting her career as an English teacher, Sarah has worked previously as a Principal, School Adviser and School Inspector. She is passionate about maximising opportunities in the Trust for cross collaborative working and in ensuring all children are supported to reach their potential from the moment they arrive in nursery through to Post 16.

Sonya Barlow

Sonya Barlow is a Campaign Analyst for Dunnhumby involved in marketing and development through effective promotion, personalised and relevant customer communication, and advertising to help transform business.  She has previous experience as a governor and is keen to help students achieve, enabling them to understand and be motivated towards opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise considered, such as studying abroad, for example.  She is passionate about helping others;  assisting to better the education system and committed to spending time in school to put forward positive messages so that students receive powerful messages  and believe in themselves.

Anthony Cohen

As Head of Network Operations, Tony Cohen is keen to add value using a wealth of experience in industry, leading organisations and employing large numbers of people.  Educated in technical college and university environments, he recognises some of the needs of students.  Working across London and the surrounding region, he is heavily involved in employing apprentices and graduates, and also sponsoring employees each year through higher education.  He brings an employer’s perspective to education along with his own personal understanding, as well as that of employees.  Through first-hand experience, his focus has been on ensuring young people remain in employment and continue their education.


 Thumbnail BAMOS web-1 Beverley Amos

Beverley Amos has been associated with governance since 2001.  As an experienced member of the team, she became Vice Chair of the Rosedale College Governing Body in 2004, later taking up the role as Chair in 2008.  As Chairman of the Academy Board until 2017, she is well placed to offer support and challenge particularly given her professional role as a Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager for a highly reputable construction company.  She is a Health and Safety expert to the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Diploma Level, Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and a qualified Environmental Officer to IEMA Certificate Level.  

[No pecuniary interests declared]

Thumbnail IOCONNOR web-1 Ian O'Connor

Ian O’Connor is passionate about standards and in his role as Executive Principal of the Secondary Phase, is ambitious for the students, recognising the importance of establishing a culture of excellence.  His MSc in Computer Science, together with his professional background and National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) means that he is well placed to oversee the delivery of the ICT strategy and manage on-going and sustained improvement across The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust.

[27.06.11 to 27.06.21] [No pecuniary interests declared]