Our Members



Academy trusts do not have shareholders; they have members. The role and rights of members is comparable in certain respects to that of shareholders.

Members of a multi-academy trust do not have rights of ownership in the company like shareholders because the profits of the company cannot be distributed to them. However, the members can control changes in the constitution (subject to DfE approval) and other fundamental decisions relating to the academy trust.

Members also have the right to remove a Director by ordinary resolution (a vote passed by a simple majority of members). Generally, the members of a company limited by guarantee have few obligations other than their obligations towards the company and the other members, as set out in the constitution and other constitutional documents. This reflects the fact that it is the directors of a company that are responsible for its operation. The role of member is likely to therefore be a largely “hands-off role”.  Refer to the DfE: The Academies Financial Handbook 2018 1.4 Members

From 1 September 2018 CMAT have 5 Members.

Meeting Dates:

Monday 21 January 2019 (Members meeting at the Trust Away Day, Venue: Nene Park Academy)

Monday 15 July 2019 (Members meeting at the Trust Away Day, Venue: tba)

Governance and Compliance Manager for the trust is Suzanne Cooper MBA, FISBL.

Membership Pecuniary Interests & Attendance

Shirley Jamieson

Chair, Trust Board of Directors

Shirley was appointed Head of International Relations and Outreach Programmes in January 2018. Prior to this, she was Head of Marketing and Communications for over ten years. In 1999 Shirley co-authored the successful bid on behalf of the University of Cambridge to create the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre. Shirley was Head of External Relations at the...

David Ruddy

Vice Chair, Trust Board of Directors

David worked in the motor industry for over 35 years, starting as an apprentice mechanical engineer and then holding various other roles with both private and blue chip companies – culminating in a number of senior executive positions within the Jardine motor group. Seeking new challenges and passionate about education he has worked in the...

Lynn Tranter

Trust Member

Lynn has worked in education for 40 years as a teacher, lecturer, freelance consultant and assessor. She has also been a member of Governing Bodies at Over Primary School and Swavesey Village College.

Mike Fox

Trust Member

Mike had an initial career in business and industry, gaining a Management Diploma, and working in HR and Organisational Management. He then retrained as a social worker, and for several years managed a busy social work team in London, dealing with all care groups, inclusive of child care, adults and mental health. He went on...

Jacki Parris

Trust Member

Jacki has been a member of Swavesey Village College and subsequently CMAT for 31 years. She has 35 years of teaching tutoring and Leadership experience behind her. She was until recently local Lead for Cambridge and Peterborough,Cambridge Teaching School Network Lead for School-to-School Support and SLE Deployment She has been Deputy Principal for Continuing Professional...