Governance Structure: Members

Dave Davison
Dave DavisonChair of Trustees and ex-officio member
A retired Senior NCO in the RAF and currently Youth Pastor at a local church. Has strong links in the community with exceptional experience of community relations. Works with the borough localities team and with local primary schools and youth groups. Works across Swindon area delivering relationship education programmes to young people and provides strong leadership to the governing body.
Chris Shepherd
Chris ShepherdMember
Chartered Electronics Engineer (CEng MIET) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Manufacturing: Management and Technology. Ten years experience as a Governor. Experience of the conversion process to an Academy as a Governor. Strong data analysis and ICT skills/knowledge and excellent local links.
Crispin Hawes
Crispin HawesMember
Technical Manager for a chemical company, which operates on a global platform . His current role includes executive level negotiation and communication internationally bringing a strong commercial perspective to governance.

Governance Structure: Trustees/ Directors

Dave Davison
Dave DavisonChair of Trustees and ex-officio member
A retired Senior NCO in the RAF and currently Youth Pastor at a local church. Has strong links in the community with exceptional experience of community relations. Works with the borough localities team and with local primary schools and youth groups. Works across Swindon area delivering relationship education programmes to young people and provides strong leadership to the governing body.
Dr. Matt Lodge
Dr. Matt LodgeTrustee
A Senior Manager in the public sector responsible for business engagement and strategy. Involved in voluntary youth work in the Swindon area including scouting and the RAF Air Cadets. Has extensive Governance experience across all age ranges and in various locations. Experience of Academy and Multi Academy Trust conversion process as a Governor in other schools both at primary and secondary level.
Current role includes high level strategic planning, communication and leadership.
Dave Allen
Dave AllenTrustee
Local businessman running his own group of locally based companies. Excellent experience of negotiation, staff recruitment and business focused finance
Toni Gillespie
Toni GillespieTrustee
UK HR Manager for a large multi-national company and Ex Senior Royal Air Force Officer working in Personnel. Has a depth of experience in HR, recruitment and Staffing issues. Strong leadership and communication skills.
Corinna Mazzotta
Corinna MazzottaTrustee
A chartered certified accountant (ACCA) by training. Engaged with the local community volunteering with church and scout groups Strong financial skills and experience of safeguarding.
Louise Bouteiller
Louise BouteillerTrustee
Local business woman. Experience of the conversion process to an Academy as a Governor and chair of the student and curriculum committee. Has a breadth of skills from her business role focused around; recruitment and staffing, data analysis, service delivery and as a leader running her own business.
Mark Godley
Mark GodleyTrustee
Business Studies Teacher, Teaching Staff Governor. Executive in fashion retail before choosing a career in teaching. Has strong Pastoral expertise as a head of house and teaches across the age groups, successfully delivering the new sixth form programme.
Clive Zimmerman
Clive Zimmermanex-officio Trustee. Executive Principal.
Academy Principal. A career teacher who has senior experience in two schools. As Headteacher of Greendown Community School he oversaw the conversion to Lydiard Park Academy and the complete overhaul of every aspect of the school. Has led the change from an undersubscribed and underperforming 11-16 community school to a high performing 11-18 academy that is now considerably oversubscribed.
Alastair Dixon-Patterson
Alastair Dixon-Pattersonex-officio Trustee. Director of Finance & Operations
Academy Business Manager represents the Support Staff. A varied career in facilities management for a multi national facilities management company with experience of education, contract negotiation, area management, TUPE, staff recruitment and team leadership.