Our People

Suzanne Cooper MBA, FISBL

Trust Governance and Compliance Manager

Suzanne’s career has been in Finance, HR and Leadership and for over 25 years she has been working in the education sector, both private and state. For 17 years she was the School Business Manager at Stamford Welland Academy and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team. In June 2016 she retired from the...

Jonathan Emery

IT Customer Service Manager

Jonathan is responsible for the Customer experience within IT across CMAT. His team ensures the smooth running of IT within these schools. Working within IT for over 10 years, starting out in the Food sector and then moving into the world of Luxury Yachts, Jonathan spent 7 years working in private education before joining CMAT....

Alwyn Owen

Trust Network Manager

Alwyn has been working at Swavesey Village College since 2007 and at the Trust since its inception.  Rising up through the ranks, he now works as an IT Manager within the Trust. Working in the IT industry for over 15 years, previously heading the Configurations department of the region’s largest computer reseller where he was responsible for...

Sue Tolomeo

Financial Accountant

Sue has worked in Education finance since 2001 following a career in the private sector. Sue joined Orton Longueville School in 2007, and has been with the trust since its inception in 2011. Alongside her teams, Sue ensures the smooth running of the Finance function at both Nene Park Academy and Stamford Welland Academy.

Michael Horspole

Senior Trust Accountant

Michael has spent the last 17 years in senior finance roles in the charity sector. Initially as Regional Finance Manager for the British Red Cross Society covering the Eastern Region, then as Finance Director for Family Service Units (now part of FWA) and recently moved from YoungMinds a young person’s mental health charity. In all...

Debra Bolton

Senior Finance Officer

Debra joined CMAT in August 2016 following 11 years in further education finance. She began her career at the Trust as Finance Officer at Sawtry Village Academy, progressing to Senior Trust Finance Officer in August 2017. Debra is AAT qualified and currently applying for her full AAT membership.

Fiona Sanders-Hewett

Trust Accountant

Fiona Sanders-Hewett MA (Cantab) ACA Fiona joined CMAT in March 2018, as Trust Accountant looking after Ely College, Downham Feofees Primary and The Lantern School. Prior to joining the Trust, Fiona qualified in 2007 as a Chartered Accountant during her time with PwC; and then spent ten years as Financial Controller, then Project Accountant,  for...

Sue Turnbull

HR Manager

Sue joined the Trust in 2014, bringing with her 20 years of HR experience.  Sue’s career has spanned Civil Service and Local Government; holding a variety of positions including Senior HR Management and Strategic Business Partnering. Whist providing HR services to the Assistant Director of Education for a local authority, Sue felt inspired to pursue...

Derick King

Premises Manager

Derick has been responsible for the Academy buildings, sites and services within the Trust since 2011, although he is no stranger to our Academies as he has worked and lived at Swavesey Village College as the Site Manager for many years.