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.
Philip Harland
Philip HarlandMember
A local businessman with extensive experience of project management and service delivery. Nearly 20 years experience of school governance, most as board chair, including academy conversion and multi-academy collaboration.

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.
Fred Child
Fred ChildTrustee
Retired following 35 years with a nationwide financial organisation, management experience of central purchasing and R&D manager in property management. A Fellow of British Institute of Facilities Management, as a director and knowledge and strategy chair, past director Global FM. Past President of Thamesdown Rotary Club. Past chair of governors with primary school experience and academisation.
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 Edwards
Mark EdwardsTrustee
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Scott Robins
Scott RobinsTrustee
Scott is a trainee solicitor at a top 100 Law Firm and a former pupil of Lydiard Park Academy (formerly Greendown Community School) attending the school between 2003 – 2008. Scott is also a committee member of the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Law Society and Swindon Young Professionals and is passionate about supporting pupils enter the workforce and/or higher education.
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.