Trustees & Members - Anglian Learning

Trustees


Jon Culpin (CEO)

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Jon Culpin (CEO)

Jonathan began his teaching career at Ashmole School in North London in 1991, having graduated from the University of Surrey where he studied History and English, followed by teacher training in Sussex. In 1998 he moved to a secondary school in Stevenage where he became Head of History and then, simultaneously with this post, Head of Year and PSHE/Citizenship Co-ordinator. From here, Jonathan took up the post of Assistant Head Teacher, then Deputy Head Teacher at Sawston Village College before becoming Principal of the school in 2010. In 2018, Jonathan became CEO of Anglian Learning. Over the past eight years Jonathan has also been Chair of the East and South Cambridgeshire Inclusion Partnership; an Academy representative on Cambridgeshire Schools Forum and a strategic Board member for the Cambridge and Suffolk Schools Alliance. He is a NCTL- designated National Leader of Education and was also an Ofsted Inspector. Jonathan is passionate about the mission of Anglian Learning which is to promote innovation, creativity and individuality, underpinned by outstanding outcomes for all young people, and working in partnership with the community and the wider educational service to develop the citizens needed for the success, wellbeing and prosperity of our society.


Claire Lawton (Chair of Trustees)

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Claire Lawton (Chair of Trustees)

I have been an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, working locally for CPFT, for more than 20 years. I have considerable management experience at local, regional and national levels in the health service and was Associate Medical Director at NHS East of England for several years and Acting Medical Director in 2012. I have also worked in medical education as Associate Postgraduate Dean for 8 years. Throughout my career I have always worked clinically as well as holding other posts in the health service. I have a longstanding interest in education at all levels and am married with 3 grown up sons.


Sue Speller (VC of Trustees, Chair of HR Committee)

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Sue Speller (VC of Trustees, Chair of HR Committee)

Having recently retired from working in IT for 27 years delivering and supporting multimillion pound IT projects for a global pharmaceutical company I volunteered to become a director of Anglian Learning. I have previously held voluntary positions as a primary school governor, a parish councillor, a trustee of a local housing charity and a district councillor for South Cambs District Council. Currently I am a community governor for Bassingbourn Village College. In my spare time I like to travel, work in my garden and ride my horse.


Ken Murphy (Chair of Finance & Audit Committee)

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Ken Murphy (Chair of Finance & Audit Committee)

I spent most of my working life in the city of London, initially working for a large fund management group and then 25 years ago I set up a wealth management business with another partner. Having developed the business it merged with another firm in 2003, and then the merged business was sold to a large city bank in 2007. At the time of sale the business employed 150 people and managed over £4.5 billion in assets. Having been with the business from the start to the size when sold in 2007, I have been involved in most areas of business management, including HR, financial controls and compliance. I decided to retire after the sale, and now manage my own property company. I also occasionally help out with a local Riding for the Disabled group. I have been a governor at Bassingbourn Village College for 6 years and became Chair in 2014. I led the successful conversion process to an Academy in 2011 and was involved in the successful bidding process and implementation for two large building projects at the college for a total of £1.5 million. I am also the child protection and SEN governor. I am married and have 2 children at university.


Richard Cowling

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Richard Cowling

I was formerly Head of HR & Pensions for a UK company employing 2000+. My children benefited from the education and experiences they received in our local primary, secondary and sixth form schools. I served as a Governor of Sawston Village College for many years and was delighted to join the Board of Anglian Learning when it formed in 2016.


David Lamkin

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David Lamkin

After gaining a degree in Physics with Computing I have worked in computer software development for more than 40 years, specialising in Information Security and Messaging. Since 2000 I have been Managing Director of Metanate Ltd, a Software consultancy based in Great Shelford. After becoming involved in education as parent helper when my daughters attended the local primary school I have been a school governor at Sawston Village College for the last 15 years. As Chair of the Governing Body I steered the school through Academy Conversion. I am a member of the Anglian Learning board and I remain a member of the Sawston Village College local governing body.


John Morgan

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John Morgan

After spending 10 years in the IT industry as a software engineer, I spent most of my career with BP working in its oil, gas, refining and marketing and chemicals divisions and alternative energy initiating, negotiating and establishing and leading new businesses and optimising and improving existing businesses. I lived and worked in China for over 10 years for BP. I was a director and Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and a director and Vice Chair of the China Britain Business Council supporting British companies doing business in China. I was a school governor of Dulwich College Beijing which my children attended and am currently an Associate at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge seeking to support its initiative to strengthen the links between academia and industry. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to Anglian Learning in its mission to offer an outstanding education to all its students


Members


Christopher Walkinshaw

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Christopher Walkinshaw

I am Group Corporate Communications Director for the family-owned Marshall Group of Companies, where I work alongside the Group’s Chief Executive, Robert Marshall.
I joined Marshall in 1983 and have worked in each of the Group’s main operating companies, before joining the Head Office team at the end of 2011. My first 10 years with the Group was spent in Marshall Aerospace, most of this time in the Commercial Office. I then moved to Marshall Land Systems as Product Manager of its waste compactor business, responsible for taking the innovative new design out of development and into production. A longer spell in Marshall Motor Group followed, most of that time as Business Development Director.
I am now a Non-Executive Director of Marshall Motor Holdings plc. Additionally I am: Chairman of No.104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron of the Air Cadets; a Trustee of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust; a Board Director of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce; Vice President of the Automotive Fellowship International; a member of the National Employers’ Advisory Board for the Secretary of State for Defence; and Chairman of the Regional Employers Engagement Group for the MOD. I am a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of the Motor Industry.


Amanda Askham

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Amanda Askham

My children were lucky enough to be pupils at Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School and then at Bottisham Village College and I felt I wanted to give something back for the fantastic education they received. I joined Bottisham Village College as a parent Governor in 2009 and went on to become Chair of the Local Governing Body and then a Member of the Trust. I am Director of Transformation at Cambridgeshire County Council where I oversee the Council's Transformation Programme which includes strategies for health and wellbeing, social care, adults’ and children’s services, community development and commercialisation. Prior to this I worked in Children’s Services for 12 years and was responsible for leading and developing education services that work directly with children and for implementing a partnership strategy to support countywide achievement in schools and academies. My academic background is in innovation and business design and I am a board member of a number of national and international Innovation funds and a mentor for post graduate innovation students.


Albena Madej

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Albena Madej

I am a qualified Global Chartered Management Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. I work as a Group Head of Finance for a software development company, with headquarters in Cambridge and offices in the UK, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. I sit on the Executive Committee of the Group and am responsible for the leadership and management of the finance teams around the world. I was elected as parent governor at The Netherhall School and 6th Form Centre in November 2012. In September 2013 I was voted as Chair of the Finance Committee and became Chair of the Governing Body in December 2013. I successfully led the school through a very challenging period of exciting and sometimes difficult changes, including recruiting a new Principal, converting the school to an Academy and becoming part of the Anglian Learning Trust. I am also a Trust Member and sit on the Trust Finance and Audit Committee. In my little spare time I enjoy spending time with family, exploring new places and socialising with friends and colleagues.


Martyn Postle

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Martyn Postle

I am Director and Founder of Cambridge Healthcare & Biotech and its sister company DH&B, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. I have a research background and have worked in and for the life science industry for over 35 years. I held various management positions over a ten-year period with Eli Lilly in areas such as New Product Planning and Marketing, before leaving Lilly to join Rorer Healthcare where I was Strategic Planning Director and a member of their UK Executive Committee. I have been a Principal in both KPMG's and Coopers & Lybrand's consulting divisions, plus I spent three years as an Assistant Director with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where I was responsible for healthcare merger, acquisition and divestment projects based out of the bank's London, Frankfurt and New York offices. As well as being a Member of the Anglian Learning Trust, I am also a Feoffee (Trustee) of the Nicholas Swallow and Other Charities and a Manager of the Duxford Saturday Workshop.  My hobbies include playing and teaching guitar and ukulele, plus I am a keen wildlife photographer.


Philip Hodgson

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Philip Hodgson

I have been a school governor for over 30 years both in the primary and secondary sectors. I am currently Chair of Trustees. Both my son and daughter attended Bottisham V.C. After my grammar school education I trained at the London Hospital and qualified as a Dental Surgeon. After a brief period teaching conservative dentistry, I went into general dental practice in Cambridge from which I retired to join the Dental Reference Service which monitored the quality of NHS dentistry. I work closely with Cambridgeshire Local Authority to support education in the county. I am an advisory governor and work with primary school governing bodies which need support. I am chair of Cambridgeshire Schools Forum and a member of the county’s Governor Advisory Group. My hobbies are photography, woodwork, gardening and caravan touring


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